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The Conservative Case For A Carbon Tax: Q&A With Jerry Taylor

mentioning George P. Shultzvia Huffington Post
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Why should libertarians and conservatives support a carbon tax? Three reasons. First, it is a less expensive, more efficient and more effective policy than the status quo: EPA regulation via the Clean Air Act and a host of green energy subsidies and mandates. And there is no plausible political scenario in which those regulations and subsidies can be rolled back by raw conservative political force.

Herbert Lin and John Villasenor
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Emerging Challenges in Cybersecurity

by Herbert Lin, John Villasenorvia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Herbert Lin, a senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, both at Stanford University; and John Villasenor, a national fellow at Hoover and a professor of electrical engineering and public policy at the University of California at Los Angeles, discuss emerging technologies and the challenges of cybersecurity. 

Admiral Gary Roughead, USN (Ret.), is the Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fello

Admiral Gary Roughead On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Admiral Gary Rougheadvia John Batchelor Show
Monday, May 4, 2015

Admiral Gary Roughead, USN (Ret.), an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses his Harvard International Review piece, “Getting Serious About the Arctic: US Interests in the North.” Roughead notes no longer are we at a point where we can just talk about climate change or the dramatic physical changes taking place, the United States must begin to make informed investments that best position it for a fruitful Arctic and Antarctic future.

Hoover senior fellow Richard Epstein

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (19:18)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Monday, May 4, 2015

Hoover fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas piece, “The EPA’s Clean Coal Dust-Up.” Epstein notes that the issues are complex and their resolution depends in large measure on understanding the ways in which the EPA’s CPP exercises its power. "We need pollution regulation, but not the kind the federal government is offering."

Victor Davis Hanson
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A Tale of Four California Droughts

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fellow Talks
Monday, April 20, 2015

Victor Davis Hanson, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at Hoover, presents a brief history and geography of California before launching into his talk about California droughts. Hanson notes that people in California  live where there is no precipitation and that droughts are not unusual. 

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Free Market Environmentalism For The Next Generation

by Terry Andersonvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Free Market Environmentalism for the Next Generation provides an optimistic way of thinking about how to link dynamic environments to dynamic economies.

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An Ironic Drought In California

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, California droughts are both age-old and common. Predictable California dry spells -- like those of 1929-34, 1976-77 and 1987-92 -- more likely result from poorly understood but temporary changes in atmospheric pressures and ocean temperatures.

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How Does The Government Decide What Is - And What Is Not - ‘Toxic’?

by Henry I. Miller, Angela Logomasinivia National Review
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

An increasingly frequent and worrisome phenomenon that unnecessarily threatens human health and the natural environment is “regrettable substitutions,” which refers to bans or limitations on certain products, even though the alternatives might pose risks that are uncertain or greater. It calls to mind the old saying “out of the frying pan and into the fire.”


Tiny Robots Pull Huge Loads

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, April 27, 2015

A group at Stanford has produced tiny robots that can lift, while climbing up walls, more than 100 times their own weight—and one that can drag a weight 2,000 times heavier than itself. As one of the engineers involved put it, that’s “the same as you pulling around a blue whale.”

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Chipotle: The Strangest Restaurant Menu Ever

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Monday, April 27, 2015

Chipotle Mexican grill announced that beginning today (April 27), none of the offerings at its more than 1,800 restaurants will contain ingredients from “genetically modified organisms.” According to Steve Ells, founder and co-chief executive, “This is another step toward the visions we have of changing the way people think about and eat fast food.”


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