Hoover research fellow Abbas Milani and Stanford professor Siegfried Hecker discuss with the Stanford News the possibilities of Iran’s nuclear energy program being truly peaceful. Topics include Iran’s potential domestic opposition to a peaceful program, comparing Iran’s program to that of South Korea, Iran’s current enrichment capabilities, and the 2013 Iranian elections.
Paul Sabin, a professor at Yale University, discusses his book The Bet and the evolution of the environmental movement with EconTalk host Russell Roberts. Topics include brief biographies and the personalities of Paul Ehrlich and Julian Simon; Ehrlich’s and Simon’s contrasting perspectives on the scarcity of natural resources; Malthus and his population growth theory known as the Malthusian Trap; and the very different environmental ideals of Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.
Does the US patent system frustrate or facilitate inventive activities, innovation, and economic growth? That is one of the questions a new Hoover Institution working group on intellectual property, innovation, and prosperity (Hoover IP2) is tackling.
Hoover senior fellow Edward Lazear discusses recent job numbers on CNBC’s The Kudlow Report. Topics include last month’s job report, job growth and demographics, and how the newest jobs report will impact the markets.
Not long ago the Hoover Archives received the papers and memorabilia of the US musician and military intelligence officer Ernest Schelling. Found during initial sorting of the materials was a tattered manila envelope containing two unsigned typewritten copies of a text in English ending with “Riond Bosson, Morges, Switzerland, May 29, 1920.”
Hoover research fellow Bill Whalen discusses a recent humorous ad on Wall Street Journal Live. Topics include topics include the logistics of health insurance, and other ambassadors for the Affordable Care Act.
Hoover fellow Henry Miller discusses the California drought on the Lars Larson Show. Topics include GMO crops in California and the Great Plains that would allow plants to be watered with lower quality and quantities of water; California disincentives to engineer better plants; and past examples of GMO wheat in Egypt.