So far, it seems that the rise of the digital economy has already contributed to a broad pattern of income and job polarization in the developed world. Yet digital technology can play a powerful role in fostering inclusive growth patterns, especially in developing economies.
In the Supreme Court, precedents loom large—and so do predecessors. In the court’s august hallways and rooms can be seen portraits of eminent justices from the past. Chief Justice John Roberts is particularly mindful of their watchful eyes, as he observed in a 2007 speech. “In the places of honor,” he said, referring to one of the court’s conference rooms, “are John Jay, the first chief justice, and John Marshall, the greatest.” He added: “As they are looking down upon me, I am looking up to them.”
After A few decades of engagement and openness with the West, China under President Xi Jinping has shifted to a strategy of defending and promoting its authoritarian regime, including through an influence campaign inside the United States. It seeks to “penetrate and sway” the Chinese American community, Chinese students in the United States, U.S. civil society organizations, universities, think tanks, media and businesses. That is the conclusion of a new report by an impressive group of U.S. scholars, who warn that China’s political operations in the United States cannot be ignored.
One of the more curious post-election commentaries came last week from the opinion page of the Orange County Register and the supposition, by a Republican consultant, that John Cox’s gubernatorial campaign deserves praise, not burial.
The Hoover Institution will host a public panel discussion "Revisiting the 2008 Financial Crisis: the Causes, the Panic, the Recession and the Lessons" on Friday,December 7, 2018 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST.
We’re both fans of Ramesh Ponnuru. But we think he’s wrong in a recent post here on the Corner. There he argues that we are advocating an un-originalist position for the Free Exercise Clause: requiring the government accommodate religious dissenters from laws, except under certain conditions. He contends that our position is the one ushered in by the Supreme Court in 1963 in Sherbert v. Verner, which was replaced by Justice Scalia’s views for the court in 1990’s Smith. And Ramesh muses that Scalia was probably right.
Nicaragua is a political stage where a real-life “House of Cards” is now in its second season. President Daniel Ortega and his wife and partner in crime, Vice President Rosario Murillo, have together run the country as an increasingly violent family business for the last couple of years. Ortega has been continuously in power for the past decade and, all in all, for four long terms with no term limits. The next elections are scheduled for 2021.
The world of information security has always had reference points – or ground truths – that, like physical features in a landscape, served as navigational features for practitioners and policymakers alike. As time has passed and the state of information security has become more uncertain, these features have eroded. As reference points, they are now either unhelpful (at best) or disinformative (at worst). A deep state of disorientation is now upon us - in privacy, in security, and beyond. This paper explains how we arrived at this point, and suggests what to do next.
In cleaning out old files recently, I came across some correspondence with Robert Lekachman in January 1987. For those who don’t know, Lekachman was kind of a big deal in those days: a left-wing economist who often wrote op/eds in the New York Times. Lekachman was one of the early public intellectual economists, in the 1970s and 1980s, when there weren’t nearly as many of them as there are now.
Some friends on Facebook and elsewhere have recently been discussing historian Quinn Slobodan’s Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism. Many of them have found fault with it. San Jose State University economics professor Jeff Hummel, who is not on Facebook, has listened to the whole book and sent me his reactions. I found them interesting because they are a critical review: critical, not just in the sense that Jeff criticizes, but also in the more general sense: Jeff also finds virtues in the book.
Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and John Yoo discuss whether the courts can halt the president’s plan to keep out asylum seekers; who won the Trump-John Roberts showdown; whether the appointment of Jeff Sessions’ interim replacement is unconstitutional; and why a New York judge giving an elephant his day in court.
Hoover Institution fellow Martin Feldstein discusses the stock market's reaction to Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's speech. Feldstein thinks the market may be overreacting to Powell's suggestion of more gradual future interest rate hikes.
A new study by longtime China experts in the U.S. has concluded that Beijing is engaging in an increasingly aggressive campaign to influence and shape perceptions about China held by American politicians, university scholars and students, as well as executives at major corporations.
China’s annual tech conference WISE concluded the 2-day event with a speech by prominent American economist Thomas Sargent. The Nobel Laureate winner, who has revolutionized the field of macroeconomics with the ‘rational expectations theory’, offered an interesting perspective of China’s decade-long tech advancements, in addition to sharing his thoughts about the current challenges faced by the Chinese tech community.
A former National Security Affairs Fellow from the Hoover Institution is now the commander of the USS Stockdale. Commander Leonard “Leo” Leos assumed command of the USS Stockdale on November 1 while at sea in the Pacific Ocean. At Hoover, Leos represented the US Navy as a Robert and Marion Oster National Security Affairs Fellow from 2016 to 2017.
In a brilliant recent piece, historian Victor Davis Hanson dissects Macron's European army crackpot idea and points to the real reason aggressive militarism led to WWII: craven appeasement of international bullies by the democracies until it was too late.
“Big Brother is Watching You.” —George Orwell, 1984 Privacy is dead. It’s death is best described as a homicide committed by tech titans, whose power and wealth are unprecedented, and millions of American accomplices whose insatiable quest to be noticed and validated — epitomized by the now-ubiquitous “like” button — has overcome any sense of foreboding.
From the beginning of Chief Justice Roberts’s tenure in 2005 through the most recent Supreme Court term, Justice Kennedy almost always provided the decisive vote in sharply divided cases. For that reason, I did not think that the convention of referring to the Court by the name of the Chief Justice was fair to Roberts. But with the replacement of Justice Kennedy by Justice Kavanaugh, the Chief Justice is far more likely to have a working conservative majority that is broadly aligned with his jurisprudential vision.
Air Force Col. Matteo G. Martemucci been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Martemucci is currently serving as the commander, 70th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing, 25th Air Force, Air Combat Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.