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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Don't Strangle Uber!

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, August 3, 2015
Consumers love the sharing economy, so why are regulators trying to ruin it? 
Analysis and Commentary

Other Economic Lessons The US Can Learn From Greece

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Sunday, August 2, 2015

Last week the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation held a hearing for which I was asked to address the lessons that the United States can learn from the Greek financial crisis.

Analysis and Commentary

Iran, The Munich Comparison, And The Abuse Of History

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Iran Deal is not Munich, but the same foolishness of Western leaders is close enough to warn us what happens next. And it will not be good.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
Analysis and Commentary

The Classicist, With Victor Davis Hanson: “The Four Horsemen Of World Politics”

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Friday, July 31, 2015

The four great national security challenges facing the United States.

Analysis and Commentary

Rule Of Law In The Regulatory State

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Saturday, August 1, 2015

About a month ago, I participated in a conference at Hoover, inspired by the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. There were lots of interesting papers.

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Analysis and Commentary

The Iran Deal And The ‘Problem Of Conjecture’

by Niall Fergusonvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, July 24, 2015

Obama is hoping that the nuclear pact will lead to equilibrium in the Middle East. All the evidence points the other way.

Analysis and Commentary

‘Crazy’ Candidates Help Start Important Policy Debates

by Lanhee J. Chenvia The New York Times
Monday, August 3, 2015

There can often be some overlap between a “crazy” candidate and one who happens to be highly effective at gaining both media attention and popularity in the polls.This should teach us, as well as the candidates in the 2016 presidential campaign, a few things.

Analysis and Commentary

The United States’ Feckless Cyber Deterrence Policy

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Saturday, August 1, 2015

David Sanger has a very damning story on the USG’s struggles to figure out how to respond to the OPM hack. It has decided it has to do something, Sanger tells us, but it cannot decide what to do, or whether to do it publicly or privately, and it worries about sparking escalation that would worsen the situation.

Analysis and Commentary

What 2012's First Big GOP Debate Tells Us About Thursday's Showdown

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, August 2, 2015

It’s time to admit that we’re all stumped by Trump. Maybe he decides to play nice during Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate – a frontrunner acting . . . well, presidential.

Analysis and Commentary

Three 2016 What-If’s

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Friday, July 31, 2015

What does it say about America’s two major political parties when their two hottest summertime commodities (which I’d define as presidential candidates drawing unexpectedly large crowds or defying polling gravity) are: 1) A guy atop the GOP field who calls himself a Republican, but has held plenty of Democratic positions over the years (at the same time, giving to prominent Democrats).

Analysis and Commentary

Reverse Swing: Rahul Dravid For President

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Indian Express
Monday, August 3, 2015

Why do I pick Dravid? For starters, he is the embodiment of world-class excellence in a land of irrepressible mediocrity.

Analysis and Commentary

Did the Intercept Just Admit It Makes Up Facts?

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, July 31, 2015

It isn't every day you have an exchange with a journalist who just comes out and admits—twice, actually—that a story in his publication contains made up facts.

Analysis and Commentary

Is The Friedrichs Case An ‘Existential Threat’ To The Teachers’ Unions?

by Michael J. Petrilli, Dara Zeehandelaarvia EducationNext
Monday, August 3, 2015

As you’ve probably heard by now, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Friedrichs vs. California case next year, giving it a chance to strike down union “agency fees” as unconstitutional abridgements of teachers’ First Amendment rights.

Analysis and Commentary

Tunnels Here, There, Bad And Good

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Saturday, August 1, 2015

Drive around drought-devastated Northern California and you will invariably see cars with “Stop the Tunnels” bumper stickers. “Stop the tunnels” has also become a rallying cry in the United Kingdom, where politicians in London are scrambling to halt the sudden free-flow of immigrants using the Channel Tunnel to pour into England from Calais, France.

Interviews
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Interviews

The Next Debate: Josef Joffe

interview with Josef Joffevia The Globe and Mail
Friday, July 31, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Josef Joffe discusses the controversial bailout terms imposed on Greece.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Trump's Ability To Spend Sets Him Apart

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia CNBC
Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen explains why Donald Trump is leading a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll with 19 percent of the Republican primary vote.

Interviews

Henry Miller On The Lars Larson Podcast (51:05)

interview with Henry I. Millervia Lars Larson Show
Friday, July 31, 2015
Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller gives his opinion on the Ebola vaccine.
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Interviews

Lanhee Chen On The John Batchelor Show (31:36)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, July 31, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the importance of tax policy and health insurance.

In the News
In the News

Roger Berkowitz On Fish, Food, And Legal Sea Foods

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, August 3, 2015

Seafood is highly perishable and supply is often uncertain. Roger Berkowitz, CEO of Legal Sea Foods talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the challenges of running 34 seafood restaurants up and down the east coast.

In the News

The New Slow-Growth Normal And Where It Leads

mentioning Russell Roberts, John H. Cochrane, Lee Ohanian, Hoover Institutionvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, July 31, 2015

On the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, an unhinged regulatory state is our doomsday machine.

In the News

Google Has Own Idea Of What 'Right To Be Forgotten' Means

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia EUobserver
Friday, July 31, 2015

Since a landmark ruling on the so-called 'right to be forgotten' by the Court of Justice of the European Union, Google has received requests to remove over a million website links from its search results in Europe.

In the News

Policies That Promote Environmental Results, Not Regulations, Could Be Attractive To Millennial Voters

quoting Terry Andersonvia Heartland Institute
Friday, July 31, 2015

A science and the environment policy brief in the Hoover Institution’s summer 2015 digest indicates that millennial voters are interested in real environmental results, rather than regulations. The author of the piece suggests that this fact should shape GOP policies for the 2016 election, and beyond, and could refashion electoral politics in the U.S.

In the News

The Trump Card — Ace Of Anger Affirmation

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Enter Stage Right
Monday, August 3, 2015

Given that his celebrity name recognition and contentious remarks have landed billionaire Donald Trump at the top of pop-presidential polls, I'm now being asked by some grassroots leaders across the nation, "What about Trump?"

In the News

German-US Tensions Intensify Following Turkish Attack On Kurdish Minority

quoting Josef Joffevia World Socialist Web Site
Monday, August 3, 2015

The military offensive launched a week ago by Turkey against the Kurdish PKK in northern Iraq and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (PYD/YPG) in Syria has led to increasing tension between Germany and the US.

In the News

Deeper Mideast Aspirations Seen In Nuclear Deal With Iran

quoting Abbas Milanivia The New York Times
Friday, July 31, 2015

As he struggles to sell his nuclear deal with Iran to resistant Republicans and Democrats in Congress, President Obama describes it in the narrowest possible terms, as a limited transaction in which Tehran gives up the bomb in return for sanction relief.

In the News

Is GOP Resurrecting Its ‘War On Women’ Image?

quoting Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, August 2, 2015

Republicans across the country winced three years ago when the term “war on women” entered the lexicon — the result of gaffes that included use of the phrase “legitimate rape” by Missouri GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin and Rush Limbaugh’s attack on feminist Sandra Fluke as a “slut” after she lobbied legislators for health insurance coverage for contraceptives.

In the News

Reparations For The Raj? You Must Be Joking!

quoting Tunku Varadarajanvia Politico
Monday, August 3, 2015

An Oxford Union debate in which a senior Indian legislator, Shashi Tharoor, made a very funny speech last week calling for Britain to make reparations to India for the sins of the Raj, ignited a social media firestorm that culminated in Prime Minister Modi echoing the call as if it were serious.

In the News

The Irony Of Seeking Success

mentioning Michael Spencevia Forbes
Sunday, August 2, 2015

Oh, the places you’ll go. – Dr. Seuss. Millennials have heard it before. College is often called “the best four years of your life.” After having experienced college for myself, I would liken it more to the Hunger Games, a soul-sucking experience I have no desire to return to.

In the News

The Fed Series: Scott Minerd On Fed Bail Outs...Fact Or Fiction? On Internet TV

mentioning Allan H. Meltzervia PR Newswire
Monday, August 3, 2015

Full Disclosure Network (FDN) presents Guggenheim Partners Global Chief Investment Officer Scott Minerd who serves on the Market Advisory Committee to the New York Federal Reserve Bank.

In the News

Retaliating Against China’s Great Firewall

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Council on Foreign Relations
Monday, August 3, 2015

David Sanger has a very interesting article in Saturday’s New York Times, reporting that the United States has decided to retaliate against China for the hacking of the Office of Personnel Management. According to Sanger, how the United States will respond is still a matter of debate.