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Analysis and Commentary

Insecticides, Raw Milk, Coal — Sometimes Good Intentions Turn Bad

by Henry I. Millervia San Jose Mercury News
Friday, September 15, 2017

With phrases like “better safe than sorry” and “look before you leap,” it’s clear that concerns about risk are a part of our psyche. Unfortunately, when we take those clichés to heart, we often end up plagued by another: “Out of the frying pan and into the fire.”

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Area 45: A Better Strategy For The Next Natural Disaster In Light Of Hurricanes Harvey And Irma

interview with Alice Hillvia Area 45
Friday, September 15, 2017

Everybody Talks about the Weather... 

Foreign PolicyAnalysis and Commentary

Chinese Attitudes Toward The U.S. Withdrawal From The Paris Climate Accords

by Michael D. Swainevia China Leadership Monitor
Monday, September 11, 2017

China’s leaders strongly oppose President Donald J. Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accords.

Analysis and Commentary

On Climate Change 2

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Climate change is often misunderstood as a package deal: If global warming is “real,” both sides of the debate seem to assume, the climate lobby’s policy agenda follows inexorably.


Automation: History Tells A Reassuring Tale

by John H. Cochrane via Live Mint
Thursday, August 31, 2017

I am often asked to opine about whether automation will destroy all jobs. Yes, we talk about tractors, which brought farm employment from something like 70% in the US at the beginning of the 20th century to about 3% today... about cars, which put horse drivers out of business. And about trains, which put the canal boats out of business.

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Area 45: A View From Across The Aisle

interview with Ro Khannavia Area 45
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Representative Ro Khanna on re-creating, with bipartisan support, the technology economy across America.

In the News

Keeping The Lights On At America’S Nuclear Power Plants: The Cornerstone Of America’s Central Position In The Global Nuclear Enterprise

Thursday, August 3, 2017

As President Trump recently announced efforts to revive nuclear energy, the Hoover Institution Press released Keeping the Lights on at America’s Nuclear Power Plants, which examines nuclear power plant closures in America during a period of economic instability and fundamental policy challenges.

Press Releases

Climate Change Isn’t The End Of The World

by David R. Henderson, John H. Cochrane via Wall Street Journal
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Even if world temperatures rise, the appropriate policy response is still an open question.

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At Fukushima, Still More Heat than Light

by Toshio Nishivia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 7, 2017

Six years after a tsunami struck the Honshu coast, the ruins of the nuclear power plant seethe and the Japanese still await honest answers. 

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A Tax with a Twist

by George P. Shultz, Ted Halsteadvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 7, 2017

A novel idea to distribute carbon dividends that’s both fair and workable. 


Energy Policy Task Force

The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.