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Policy Stories

The Policy Stories series features Hoover Institution scholars in 4-5 minute "mini-documentaries" discussing the real-life implications of public policy throughout the world. These segments offer insights into why these policies are relevant and important for today's public policy discussion.

Targeted household debt relief can effectively support the economy and accelerate economic recovery.

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Tax rate increases in California led many high earners to move, bringing in less revenue than expected.
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Niall Ferguson puts the 2020 pandemic into perspective and explains why we are getting worse, not better, at handling disasters.

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There is an important distinction between good and bad income inequality.

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China is systematically destroying Hong Kong’s autonomy, democracy, and rule of law.
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The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the learning loss that typically occurs over summer vacation, and the impact has been more severe for disadvantaged children.

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The history of federal health care programs tells us that the public option would quickly become a costly program.
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Improving public education requires significantly enhancing teacher salaries, but also tilting compensation toward the most effective teachers.
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Limiting the growth in federal spending is difficult, but history tells us it is not impossible.

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The failure of California’s high-speed rail project demonstrates that everyone loses when politicians make promises they can’t keep.

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In the New Orleans school system after Hurricane Katrina, we get the rare opportunity to observe what happens when vested interest power is removed from the equation, and decision makers are free to do whatever seems to work in seeking real reform.

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