Discussing both her time at Stanford and her recent book “Drift,” Rachel Maddow told a packed Memorial Auditorium that “my Stanford advice is to…get good at making good arguments…There will be a role in your life for assessing facts well and putting them in a structure that makes sense.”
Critics of a study published last December by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) — which concluded that the state of California has underfunded pensions for government employees anywhere between $142.6 billion and $498 billion — have recently questioned the academic integrity of SIEPR, accusing the nonpartisan economic research organization of being partial to corporate sponsors.
In a well-lit office on the fourth floor of Encina Hall, Jeremy Weinstein makes his home among papers stacked tall across the room. During a recent afternoon, at a wooden table placed squarely in front of the door, he sat with his legs crossed and spoke passionately about his time at the White House.
Although he might look innocuous with his white button-down shirt, blue jeans and clean-cut hair, no one would expect that Cameron Percy ’07, who recently began master’s studies in Stanford’s Public Policy Program, has sparked a controversy in the California government.
Recent publications by Hoover scholars have lent support to Raisian’s words and raise the question: how much of an impact does Hoover’s scholarly work have in Washington?