Stanford’s Hoover Institution Library and Archives is helping to protect the legacy of William F. Buckley Jr.’s political talk show Firing Line by preserving approximately 700 of the 1,505 episodes, with priority to the most vulnerable formats.
Chuck Klosterman, author of But What If We're Wrong, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the possibility that things we hold to be undeniably true may turn out to be totally false in the future. This wide-ranging conversation covers music and literary reputations, fundamentals of science, and issues of self-deception and illusion.
At 8:46 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Egyptian terrorist Mohammed Atta and four Saudi accomplices flew hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, killing all 92 passengers and crew on board as well as hundreds more inside the building.
The media have largely ignored the alternative estimates of Chinese growth of the Conference Board. These calculations (discussed below) claim that China’s growth has been overstated by some thirty percent over the reform era, that it has averaged around five percent for the past five years, and is little different or lower than the two large Asian Tigers (Taiwan and South Korea) during their thirty years of rapid growth starting in 1960.
Paul Krugman recently posted about Donald Trump's proposal for eliminating the death tax, aka the estate tax. But Paul really only scratched the surface. The death tax has a number of perverse effects, none of which Paul discusses.
Any discussion of trailer parks should start with the fact that most forms of low-income housing have been criminalized in nearly every major US city. Beginning in the 1920s, urban policymakers and planners started banning what they deemed as low-quality housing, including boarding houses, residential hotels, and low-quality apartments.
Hoover Institution fellow Herb Lin discusses the potential that the November presidential election could be hacked as well as what the cyber criminals might already have on the presidential candidates.
Hillary Clinton is suggesting that there should be a new infrastructure spending program in order to boost the American economy. The American Association of Civil Engineers, the people who would be employed to go spend that money, tell us that there’s $3 trillion or more that could usefully be spent fixing bridges and the like.
In the spring and summer of 2001, behind the closed doors of the U.S. intelligence community, there was a crush of intelligence reporting indicating that al-Qaida was planning some sort of attack. We know this from the extensive review and report compiled by the 9/11 Commission, published in 2004.
According to a provocative new amicus brief filed by the Hoover Institution’s Adam White and UVA Law Professor Aditya Bamzai in opposition to certiorari in Akbar v. United States, a case challenging the constitutionality of the military death penalty (about which I blogged at length in May), the answer is yes.