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A Closer Look At The Left’s Agenda: Scientific, Economic, And Numerical Illiteracy On The Campaign Trail

by Michael J. Boskinvia Analysis
Monday, July 8, 2019

Many of the Left’s recent policy proposals are not only quite radical, but scientifically, economically, and numerically illiterate. They are crowding out discussion of serious proposals to deal with the legitimate issues raised. A closer look reveals, for example, that Medicare for All and the Green New Deal wildly violate the laws of supply and demand, physics, and arithmetic.

Cutting The Fat Tail Of Climate Risk: Carbon Backstop Technologies As A Climate Insurance Policy

by Jeremy Carl, David Fedorvia Analysis
Monday, May 20, 2019

A variety of promising technologies that might be considered “carbon backstops” are now emerging. Such technologies would be impactful in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, scalable, and available for rapid deployment—but too expensive to justify broad deployment today. 

Mind the Productivity Gap to Reduce Inequality: What's Behind the Numbers?

via Analysis
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

This is the statistical backup for the statements Edward P. Lazear made in the May 6, 2019 The Wall Street Journal op-ed Mind the Productivity Gap to Reduce Inequality." Click here to see What's Behind the Numbers?.

Ready For Tomorrow: Seven Strategies For Climate-Resilient Infrastructure

by Alice Hill, Douglas Mason, Joanne R. Potter, Molly Hellmuth, Bilal Ayyub, Jack W. Bakervia Analysis
Friday, April 19, 2019

As the impacts of climate change are felt more forcefully around the globe, decision makers are asking, with increasing urgency, how they can make their communities and businesses more resilient. One obvious place to start is infrastructure. To address this, the Hoover Institution convened a yearlong collaboration with leading experts and practitioners in development banks, government agencies, universities, private firms, non-governmental organizations, and professional associations. It drew on diverse perspectives to the challenges of resilience, including physical and social science, engineering, policy, finance, and education. The resulting paper lays out seven strategies for developing more climate-resilient infrastructure. 

Why the Fed Should Heed the Market: What's Behind the Numbers?

via Analysis
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

This is the statistical backup for the statements Edward P. Lazear made in the January 10, 2019 The Wall Street Journal op-ed Why the Fed Should Heed the Market." Click here to see What's Behind the Numbers?.

What Is At Stake In Yemen

by Fahad Nazervia Analysis
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Contrary to the prevailing perception that the conflict in Yemen has been forgotten by the international community, the war has garnered a fair amount of attention. However, what is being overlooked is what is at stake in Yemen, how the conflict started, and why it has continued. Instead of focusing exclusively on the Saudi-led coalition’s involvement in the conflict, those seeking to understand the war and the ensuing humanitarian crisis should examine Yemen’s turbulent history, fragile state, the Houthi rebels’ record of militancy, and Iran’s designs to create yet another proxy force in an Arab country. 

China's Influence & American Interests: Technology and Research

via Analysis
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Section 8: Technology and Research

China is engaged in multi-faceted efforts to misappropriate foreign technologies it deems critical to its economic and military success. This chapter focuses on how China leverages the other aspects of its influence strategy, including efforts to co-opt universities, the Chinese American community, and corporations to further these aims.

China's Influence & American Interests: Corporations

via Analysis
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Section 7: Corporations

China uses its companies to advance strategic objectives abroad, gaining political influence and access to critical infrastructure and technology. China has also made access to its domestic market for foreign corporations conditional on their compliance with various state objectives. This chapter also documents the growth of groups in the United States purporting to be local Chinese chambers of commerce that may have ties to the Chinese government.

China's Influence & American Interests: Media

via Analysis
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Section 6: Media

China has all but eliminated the independent Chinese-language media outlets that once served communities in the United States, through a mix of co-option and aggressive expansion of its own competitors. As China also seeks to grow its global reach in media, it has severely limited the ability of US and other media outlets to operate in its country.

China's Influence & American Interests: Think Tanks

via Analysis
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Section 5: Think Tanks

Think-tank researchers, scholars, and other staffers report regular attempts by Chinese diplomats and other intermediaries to influence their public events and work. This chapter documents these efforts while also providing an overview of the role think tanks play in US society, Chinese efforts to establish its own network of think tanks in the United States, and the non-reciprocal restrictions faced by American think tanks in China.