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Charles L. Hooper

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Charles L. Hooper is president of Objective Insights, a company that consults for pharmaceutical and biotech companies. He was a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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Flawed Climate Models

by David R. Henderson, Charles L. Hoopervia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The relationship between CO2 and temperature is more complicated than the polemics suggest.

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Want Cheaper Drugs? Increase Competition

by David R. Henderson, Charles L. Hoopervia Washington Post
Friday, December 9, 2016

Why are pharmaceutical prices so high while the prices of so many other items we buy are low and even falling? The difference is competition. Drug companies typically have a monopoly on the drugs they sell, and monopolists charge high prices. So to get lower drug prices, we need more competition.

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The FDA’s Power Grab

by David R. Henderson, Charles L. Hoopervia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, September 8, 2016

The agency has changed its own rules and now seeks to regulate drugs that pre-date its founding.

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Did Global Warming Cause California’s Drought?

by David R. Henderson, Charles L. Hoopervia Defining Ideas
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Climate change alarmists claim the “science is settled”—but that is far from the truth. 

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The Ebola Scare

by Charles L. Hoopervia Hoover Daily Report
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Why is the FDA preventing an important drug from going to market? 
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Analysis and Commentary

The NSA’s Witch Hunt

by Charles L. Hoopervia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Should the government spy on its citizens? The numbers say no.

Analysis and Commentary

It’s the Government, Stupid

by Charles L. Hoopervia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Friday, September 20, 2013
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It’s the Government, Stupid

by Charles L. Hoopervia Defining Ideas
Friday, September 20, 2013

When personal incomes increase for Americans, taxes can increase even faster. What does this mean for growth?

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All You Need Is Love

by Charles L. Hoopervia Defining Ideas
Thursday, March 7, 2013

Steve Jobs' entrepreneurial wisdom helps explain the Apple success story.

Analysis and Commentary

Time to Chill Out on Global Warming

by Charles L. Hoopervia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, January 17, 2013

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