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In uncertain times what’s needed is not just clarity about today’s pandemic, but insight into the challenges that lie ahead as America recovers and returns to normal. GoodFellows, a weekly Hoover Institution broadcast, features senior fellows John Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, and H.R. McMaster discussing the social, economic, and geostrategic ramifications of this changed world.
 
The 21st century may be the Pacific Century, and China appears poised to become America’s greatest rival for global power and influence. Hosts John Yoo and Michael Auslin broadly address developments in China and Asia. They discuss the latest politics, economics, law, and cultural news, with a focus on US policy in the region.
 
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Thursday, November 18, 2021Hoover Institution, Stanford University Senator Joni Ernst in conversation with Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET. ABOUT THE SPEAKERSSenator Joni Ernst is the first woman to serve in federal elected office from the State of Iowa and is also the first female combat veteran elected to serve in the…
 
Cryptocurrency’s future, fossil fuels and alternate energy sources, the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia, a new university devoted to academic freedom emerging deep in the heart of Texas, plus ethnic food as the gateway to a better understanding of economics and immigration: all are part of a multicourse intellectual feast featuring Hoover senior fe…
 
Just as we can build muscle, so we can build moral character—and we must if we want to flourish. Jon discusses morality and flourishing with Lawrence Reed, president emeritus of the Foundation for Economic Education. Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Tw…
 
As a celebrated historian and prolific columnist, Niall Ferguson has plenty for which to be grateful. Ferguson, the Hoover Institution’s Milbank Family Senior Fellow, explains why Americans should be giving thanks this holiday season. Note: this was first broadcast a few years ago, before the pandemic disrupted our lives and complicated our holiday…
 
Professor Glenn Loury is in social sciences and economics at Brown University and a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. Prior to that, he became a tenured professor of economics at Harvard at the age of 33. How he got from there to here is an inspiring and fascinating story of hard work and accomplishment that is explored in gr…
 
“Diversity math,” the changing fortunes of Gavin Newsom and Kamala Harris, a record revenue surplus in Sacramento, plus dubious outlooks for public pensions and high-speed rail. Hoover senior fellow Lee Ohanian and distinguished policy fellow Bill Whalen, both contributors to Hoover’s “California on Your Mind” web channel, join Hoover senior writer…
 
Thursday, November 18, 2021Hoover Institution, Stanford University Join the Hoover Book Club for engaging discussions with leading authors on the hottest policy issues of the day. Hoover scholars explore the latest books that delve into some of the most vexing policy issues facing the United States and the world. Find out what makes these authors t…
 
In a few days, the Congressional Budget Office will either back or buck President Biden’s claim that the Build Back Better plan – aka, “human infrastructure” – “costs zero dollars”. Michael Boskin, the Hoover Institution’s Wohlford Family Senior Fellow and the Tully M. Friedman Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the measure’s …
 
The artist’s job is to determine what is worthy of contemplation, and then to convey it via appropriate means. How can we adopt and apply the skill of prospecting for value, even if we’re not artists? Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://t…
 
Thursday, October 7, 2021Hoover Institution, Stanford University Join the Hoover Book Club for engaging discussions with leading authors on the hottest policy issues of the day. Hoover scholars explore the latest books that delve into some of the most vexing policy issues facing the United States and the world. Find out what makes these authors tic…
 
Friday, November 12, 2021Hoover Institution, Stanford University Not one inch. With these words, Secretary of State James Baker proposed a hypothetical bargain to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev after the fall of the Berlin Wall: if you give up your part of Germany, NATO will “not shift one inch eastward.” Controversy erupted almost immediately ove…
 
Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie began his political career as a teenager watching Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford joust for control of the Republican Party at the 1976 GOP convention. From there, he soon entered the University of Delaware and then received his JD degree from the Seton Hall University School of Law. He served as US attorney …
 
Jon speaks with entrepreneur and business history chronicler Gary Hoover about the history and morality of business, and what makes people and their businesses thrive. Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute Linked…
 
Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss the lawsuit challenging OSHA’s vaccine mandate, and the Fifth Circuit’s initial order against the administration. Then they turn to the Supreme Court, which just heard oral arguments on New York’s near-prohibition against keeping and bearing concealed handguns outside the home.…
 
The latest on the pandemic front: kids ages 5–12 receiving vaccines and a federal deadline for private employers to comply with new vaccine rules set for January. Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a Stanford University School of Medicine professor, joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane for a wide-ranging conversation on …
 
Tom Tugendhat was elected to Parliament in 2015, after military service in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee. In August he delivered a widely reported speech critical of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, insisting on the need for long-term patience of the sort America has displayed with great success in S…
 
Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution. His new book is The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America. As is typical whenever Dr. Hanson joins us, this interview covers a wide spectrum of topics and references, including the Acts of the Apostles, immig…
 
Jon speaks with art expert Luc Travers about how to “read” paintings and extract meaningful experiences from them. Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandar…
 
The faculty lounge is open for visitors as Professors Richard Epstein and John Yoo tackle the latest legal controversies: will the Supreme Court open the door to challenges to the controversial Texas abortion law? Can Donald Trump use executive privilege to keep the January 6 commission away from his White House records? Will Steve Bannon’s defianc…
 
Never mind Virginia’s gubernatorial vote: California has its own education-related controversy in the form of a new diversity math curriculum. Hoover senior fellow Lee Ohanian and distinguished policy fellow Bill Whalen discuss whether a parental backlash will occur in the Golden State, needed updates to California's water policy and government tec…
 
Live from the Hoover Institution’s Fall Retreat: Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane discussing think tanks’ role in today’s world, Washington’s absurdist tax proposals, Facebook’s rebrand, and China’s hypersonic missile test as a Sputnik-like wake-up call—plus one GoodFellow’s affinity for the B-52’s (the band, …
 
Jon speaks with Dr. Andrew Bernstein about literature and how great stories enhance our lives. Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/ Email Jo…
 
Monday, October 25, 2021Hoover Institution, Stanford University In The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton, Andrew Porwancher debunks a string of myths about the origins of this founding father to arrive at a startling conclusion: Hamilton, in all likelihood, was born and raised Jewish. For more than two centuries, his youth in the Caribbean has rem…
 
Misha and John are joined by Alexander Downer, Australia’s longest serving foreign minister and former high commissioner to Great Britain, to discuss Beijing’s economic war against Australia, the new AUKUS agreement, how AUKUS differs from the Quad, why Australia has some of the world’s most stringent COVID policies, and more.…
 
As a younger generation of veterans transition from military service, how will they impact America’s communities? Jacquelyn Schneider, a Hoover fellow studying the intersection of technology, national security, and political psychology with a special interest in cybersecurity, discusses the Hoover Institution’s newly announced Veterans Fellowship P…
 
Jon and his wife Rosalee demonstrate John Gottman’s “state of our union” exercise and explain how it can help to improve romantic relationships. Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedi…
 
From the very beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya has been on the front lines of analyzing, studying, and even personally fighting the pandemic. In this wide-ranging interview, Dr. Bhattacharya takes us through how it started, how it spread throughout the world, the efficacy of lockdowns, the development and distribution of the v…
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021Hoover Institution, Stanford University One of the earliest casualties of the COVID-related school closures was school accountability for academic results, and many education leaders want it to stay that way. How do we assure families, students and communities that their schools are fully serving their role? What options …
 
Does an off-year gubernatorial race in the Old Dominion constitute a preview of next year’s midterm election? David Brady and Douglas Rivers, Hoover Institution senior fellows and Stanford University political scientists, discuss whether Virginia is a bellwether, President Biden’s declining poll numbers, and why some progressive columnists are fore…
 
Recorded October 19, 2021 interview with John H. Cochrane, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalen, Caroline M. Hoxby The late Colin Powell’s story is one of an immigrant’s son who rose to prominence based on a quality public-school education and enrollment in college ROTC. Hoover senior fellows H. R. McMaster, John Cochrane, and guest Caroline Hoxby discuss w…
 
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Sir Nick Clegg joined Facebook in October 2018 as Vice President of Global Affairs and Communications after almost two decades in British and European public life. Prior to being elected to the UK Parliament in 2005 he worked in the European Commission and served for five years as a Member of the European Parliament. He be…
 
The 60th episode of the series includes a first: the three “Good Fellows” mixing it up in person, in the same room, on the grounds of the Hoover Institution. Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane discuss Congress’s handling of the Afghanistan debacle, pushback against COVID vaccine mandates, the present supply-chai…
 
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