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The Libertarian: “Understanding the Dormant Commerce Clause”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, May 28, 2015

An esoteric legal concept comes before the Supreme Court.

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Strategika – “NATO: The Once and Future Alliance” with Peter Mansoor

interview with Peter R. Mansoorvia Strategika
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

How NATO has survived—and will continue to prosper—in the post–Cold War era.

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Strategika – “Will the West Still Fight?” with Josef Joffe

interview with Josef Joffevia Strategika
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Have the United States and Europe simply run out of steam?

Terry Anderson

Terry Anderson On The John Batchelor Show (29:03)

interview with Terry Andersonvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Hoover fellow Terry Anderson discusses his (and Hoover fellow Henry Miller's) National Review article "How Taxing Organic Products Could Solve California’s Water Shortage." Anderson notes that California’s thirst for water won’t be significantly reduced until consumers are faced with a more realistic price for the “clear gold.” In that spirit, we propose a revenue-neutral tax on all organic products — food, linens, clothing, pillows, tobacco, etc. Taxation would reduce the demand for water-wasting organic products relative to non-organic alternatives, and thereby reduce some of the pressure on California’s dwindling water supplies.

John H. Cochrane

John Cochrane On Bloomberg Media Update (1:55)

interview with John H. Cochrane via Bloomberg
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Hoover fellow John Cochrane discusses Janet Yellen's, the Federal Reserve Chairman, speech. Cochrane notes that the Fed is waiting for labor markets to get stronger and Yellen is not going to fight inflation when there is not any inflation.

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Bent Flyvbjerg On Megaprojects

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, May 25, 2015

Bent Flyvbjerg of Oxford University speaks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the political economy of megaprojects--massive investments of a billion dollars or more in infrastructure or technology. Flyvbjerg argues that such projects consistently end up costing more with smaller benefits than projected and almost always end up with costs that exceed the benefits. Flyvbjerg explores the reasons for the poor predictions and poor performance of giant investment projects and what might be done to improve their effectiveness.

Paul Gregory

Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, May 22, 2015

Hoover fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Forbes piece, “A Russian Crisis With No End In Sight, Thanks To Low Oil Prices And Sanctions.” Gregory notes that Russia’s fate depends on economic factors beyond its control (energy prices and gas markets) and on Putin’s continued international adventurism, which he is loath to abandon for fear of regime change. Putin can no longer keep his promise to the Russian people of prosperity and stability.

Henry I. Miller

Henry I. Miller On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Henry I. Millervia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, May 22, 2015

Hoover fellow Henry Miller discusses his Defining Ideas piece, “Bureaucrats Battle Science.” Miller notes that regulatory incentives and disincentives are potent. The vastly inflated development costs caused by over-regulation are the primary reason that more than 99 percent of genetically engineered crops that are being cultivated are commodity crops grown at huge scale—corn, cotton, canola, soy, alfalfa, and sugar beets.

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Hoover fellow Abbas Milani on ISIS, Iran, and the future of the Middle East

by Abbas Milanivia Fellow Talks
Friday, May 8, 2015

ISIS, Iran, and the future of the Middle East.