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Analysis and Commentary

Climate Change, And California's Failed Solution

by Carson Brunovia Real Clear Markets
Thursday, May 5, 2016

AB 32, California's signature anti-climate change legislation, was praised by environmentalists across the world when it passed in 2006. But as it has been implemented, its hue has gone from green to grey. And so too has its future dimmed.

In the News

Bill Gross – Culture Clash: Robots Are Stealing Our Jobs!

quoting Michael Spencevia ValueWalk
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A respected reporter recently asked me what were a few important things I had learned from all this and all of that during the past decade and I surprised myself and perhaps him by answering that I now realized that younger generations – the Xers and Millenials – were far different generations from my own.

Analysis and Commentary

Deadly Dysfunction: Bureaucratic Snafus Delay A Novel Approach To Zika

by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssenvia Forbes
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Abandoning earlier caution about the relationship between the Zika virus and various serious possible sequelae, including microcephaly (a devastating condition in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and brains), CDC scientists have confirmed cause and effect.

Analysis and Commentary

The End Of British Coal

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

I was going through my pile of unread Wall Street Journals over the weekend and found this news story: Scott Patterson, "End of an Era: England Closes Its Last Deep Coal Mine," December 11, 2015.

Analysis and Commentary

Random Thoughts

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Random thoughts on the passing scene: One of the problems with being a pessimist is that you can never celebrate when you are proven right.

Analysis and Commentary

Drones And The “Internet Of Things-Style Surveillance Network”

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, May 2, 2016

Nextgov reports that the State Department has put out a request for information for a wireless intrustion detection system that the story describes as an “Internet of Things-style surveillance network.”

Analysis and Commentary

Using Data To Secure Networks: Optimizing Individual Privacy While Achieving Strong Security

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, May 2, 2016

On April 14, in partnership with the Center For Democracy and Technology, Intel Security, and the Hoover Institution, we held a lunch event entitled, “Using Data To Secure Networks: Optimizing Individual Privacy While Achieving Strong Security."

In the News

Nunn’s Nuclear Nightmare Scenario

featuring Sam Nunn, William J. Perryvia Ledger-Enquirer
Monday, May 2, 2016

Some moments in the “Cold” War of the latter half of the 20th century were far more chilling than all but a few Americans ever knew.

Analysis and Commentary

Wireless Networks Should Provide Cell Records To Officers After An Accident

by John Villasenorvia The New York Times
Monday, May 2, 2016

In the long term, driverless cars will provide an important component of the solution to the pressing and dangerous problem of distracted driving. But when human drivers are behind the wheel, law enforcement officers should have the ability to find out whether texting may have been a contributing factor to an accident. 

Analysis and Commentary

The Lawfare Podcast: Intel Security's Chris Young On Cybersecurity And A Debate On Using Data To Protect Data

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Earlier this month, Lawfare held a lunch event in partnership with Intel Security, the Hoover Institution, and the Center for Democracy and Technology on whether Big Data analytics are merely a privacy threat or whether data can also be used to protect data.

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