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Blueprint for America

The American ability to inspire--which we call exceptionalism--is not automatic. It takes continued efforts to be realized in a changing world. In this series, scholars at the Hoover Institution--professors, thinkers, and practitioners of global renown in their respective fields--offer a series of accessible policy ideas for civic, economic, and security architecture that would shore up the long-term foundations of American strengths.


By giving consumers the incentive to seek value with their money and facilitating competition among doctors and hospitals, the cost of care will go down while quality, access, and choice will improve.


The primary goal of America’s tax code should be to raise the revenue to finance the necessary functions of government in the least distortionary manner possible.

Free trade allows Americans to buy better goods at lower prices and more immigration leads to economic growth, more employment, and improvements in our standard of living.
The United States faces a fiscal challenge unlike any in its history, driven entirely by spending on federal entitlement programs.

Equity-financed banking would make the financial system innovative, competitive, and immune from bank runs that cause financial crises.