Peterson Interviews Henderson on the Lockdown Loss to Youth
By David Henderson
Last month, one of my favorite Hoover colleagues, Harvard professor Paul E. Peterson, interviewed me about Charley Hooper’s and my Wall Street Journal article on the lockdown-induced losses to young people.
This is part of his Education Exchange series.
Here are the approximate times and topics:
1:20 to 9:00: The elderly.
9:10: Young people.
10:05: Young people and schools; Bryan Caplan’s research on signaling; WWII data.
18:00: Asian flu.
20:30: CDC as a political animal.
22:20: Why Florida governor Ron DeSantis deserves at most 2 cheers.
24:00: My proposed $50 offer to potential vaccination recipients (which, admittedly, I have done nothing about in the intervening 2 weeks).
24:30: Why I don’t cheer Biden.
26:00: What to do next time.
By the way, at the end of the recording, I told his technician, who hadn’t heard the story, about how Paul, as a teenager in a Minnesota government school, got totally into history because a teacher used the whole class period to leave the classroom to smoke. Paul was impressed that I remembered that story. I tend to remember people’s stories about incidents that made a huge impact, especially a positive one, in their lives.