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Carmel Valley Conference 2016 Podcasts Available Online

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Carmel Valley

The Hoover Institution’s recent Carmel Valley Conference offered an intimate forum where Hoover fellows could address current policy challenges from a candid perspective. We are pleased to share two of the most popular talks from the conference by Hoover fellows Victor Davis Hanson and Kori Schake, adapted below as audio podcasts.

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My Response To Scott Sumner

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, May 26, 2016

I'm still scratching my head at co-blogger Scott Sumner's recent post titled "You're not special." It seems like a combination of extreme subjectivism, denial of subjectivism, putting his thumb on the obvious, and argument from authority. 

Interviews

Niall Ferguson - Leaders Of Our Time

interview with Niall Fergusonvia YouTube
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his Google Zeitgeist lecture on the fatal recipe for populism and the lessons for our time. Ferguson notes that populism is fundamentally influencing politics in the US and around the world.

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Lessons From The European Welfare State

by Allan H. Meltzervia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sluggish growth will continue until governments adopt policies that reduce regulation and encourage private investment.

Analysis and Commentary

Commencement Season

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

This is the season of college Commencement speeches — an art form that has seldom been memorable, but has increasingly become toxic in recent times

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China's New Cultural Revolution

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, May 23, 2016

Some weeks it is hard to know what to worry about most. Terrorist attacks by Islamic extremists? Mass migration triggered by war and misery across the Muslim world? Or how about the political reactions to these threats, from Donald Trump to Brexit?

Analysis and Commentary

Must A Business Serve The Whole Public?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, May 23, 2016

Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, running for the Presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party, wrote on Facebook: In a nationally-televised debate among three of the Libertarian candidates for President (A debate that should, by the way, have been more inclusive of all the candidates.), a highly unlikely hypothetical question was raised about whether a Jewish baker has the right to refuse to serve a Nazi sympathizer asking for a "Nazi cake".

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Condoleezza Rice To Deliver Keynote Address At Press Ganey's 2016 National Client Conference

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Business Wire
Monday, May 23, 2016

Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. today announced that 66th Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will deliver the keynote address at its 2016 National Client Conference, November 2-4 in Orlando, Florida. The annual three-day event draws nearly 3,000 health care professionals from across the continuum of care to share best practices, network with peers and discuss strategies to help reduce patient suffering and improve the overall safety, quality and experience of care.

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This Week In Women's Sports: Condoleezza Rice Headlines Summit, Michelle Obama Talks Equal Access

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Forbes
Sunday, May 22, 2016

This week, KPMG announced that 66th U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and LPGA legend Annika Sorenstam will keynote the 2016 KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit being held on June 8, 2016.

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Timothy Garton Ash Puts Forth A Free-Speech Manifesto

featuring Timothy Garton Ashvia The New York Times
Sunday, May 22, 2016

After the murders at Charlie Hebdo last year, the public intellectual Timothy Garton Ash — once a dashing foreign correspondent, long since a scholar amid the spires of Oxford — issued an appeal to news organizations: Publish the offending cartoons, all of you together, and in that way proclaim the vitality of free speech.

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