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How Not To Prevent The Next Financial Meltdown

by Edward Paul Lazear quoting Allan H. Meltzervia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, October 2, 2015

Dodd-Frank’s safeguards against chaos are based on a misdiagnosis of what led to the 2008 crisis.

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Legal Order: Lessons From Ancient Athens

by Barry R. Weingast, Gillian K. Hadfield, Federica Carugativia Oxford University Press (Blog)
Monday, October 5, 2015

How do large-scale societies achieve cooperation? Since Thomas Hobbes’ famous work, Leviathan (1651), social scientific treatments of the problem of cooperation have assumed that living together without killing one another requires an act of depersonalization in the form of a transfer of individual powers to an all-powerful central government.

Featured

Maneuvering The China-U.S. Relationship In Cyberspace

by Herbert Linvia Forbes
Friday, October 2, 2015

In the wake of the Xi-Obama summit, it is fair to ask what is different now regarding the China-U.S. relationship in cyberspace.

Thomas Sowell
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The March Of Foolish Things

featuring Thomas Sowellvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, September 4, 2015

The conservative sage on the decline of intellectual debate, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and what the welfare state has done to black America.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Tim O'Reilly On Technology And Work

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 5, 2015

Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his career in technology and media and the challenges facing low-wage workers as technology advances.

Analysis and Commentary

Obama: Nihilist Or Just Incompetent?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, October 4, 2015

Who knows; the only mystery left is how much damage will the last gasp of 2016 bring?

Analysis and Commentary

Syria's Homeric Struggle

by Tod Lindbergvia Real Clear Politics
Saturday, October 3, 2015

In far too much of the world today, conflict consists of the same kind of heroic struggle at arms that Homer depicted 2,800 years ago in the Iliad, modified only by the longer-range lethality of modern weaponry.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Did President Obama Appoint John King as “Acting” Education Secretary Rather Than Put Him Through the Senate Confirmation Process?

by Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Monday, October 5, 2015

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan deserves the many plaudits he received on Friday from President Obama and his friends in the reform community, and even his sometime-foes in the teachers unions.

Analysis and Commentary

Fridge Of Death: We’re Still A Benighted Land Mired In The Muck Of Bigotry

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Indian Express
Sunday, October 4, 2015

The murder of Mohammad Akhlaq shows up India in all its ugliness.

Analysis and Commentary

U.N., Underwater Gas Reserves Help Solve Cyprus Split

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Saturday, October 3, 2015

New York was buzzing last week with global deal making and policy baking at the United Nations General Assembly.

Analysis and Commentary

Henderson On Thaler's Misbehaving

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, October 4, 2015

University of Chicago economist Richard H. Thaler, probably the most important founder of "behavioral economics," is a fantastic storyteller.

Analysis and Commentary

Mr Lee, A Leader Of High Sensitivity Who Imparted Lessons To The World — Henry Kissinger

by Henry A. Kissingervia Malay Mail Online
Monday, October 5, 2015

I met Lee Kuan Yew when he came to Harvard (University) in 1967.

Analysis and Commentary

Don't Blame The Test-Score Messenger, Oregon

by Michael J. Petrilli, Robert Pondisciovia Oregonian
Saturday, October 3, 2015

Five long years ago, Oregon and more than 40 other states adopted tough new standards in reading and math, setting dramatically higher expectations for students in elementary and secondary schools.

Analysis and Commentary

Saturday Morning Video: Love Gov On Government Spying

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, October 3, 2015

This morning I watched the final short video in the 5-part Love Gov series. Now that I've seen them all, I would rank them, from top to bottom, 1, 2, 5, 3, 4.

Analysis and Commentary

Rational Security: The "It's Putin's World And We Just Live In It" Edition

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, October 2, 2015

I missed this week's Rational Security taping, as an unfortunate result of a taekwondo sparring accident (the other guy is, alas, fine). But Shane and Tamara soldiered on without me.

Interviews
Interviews

Ed Lazear: Probably Should Have Raised Rates

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Friday, October 2, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the latest jobs report.

Interviews

Michael McFaul: What Is Russia's Plan In Syria?

interview with Michael McFaulvia NBC News
Monday, October 5, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul gives his insights on Putin's master plans.

Interviews

Book Review Podcast: Niall Ferguson’s ‘Kissinger’

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The New York Times
Friday, October 2, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the new biography of Henry Kissinger.

Interviews

Ed Lazear On The Larry Kudlow Show (53:56)

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Larry Kudlow Show
Saturday, October 3, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the jobs report on the nationally syndicated Larry Kudlow Show.

Interviews

Bill Whalen On The Larry Kudlow Show (1:36:30)

interview with Bill Whalenvia Larry Kudlow Show
Saturday, October 3, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses GOP leadership in congress on the nationally syndicated Larry Kudlow Show.

Interviews

Carson Bruno On The John Batchelor Show (31:21)

interview with Carson Brunovia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, October 2, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Carson Bruno discusses the Golden State Poll: Californians Open To Sacrifice When It Comes To Addressing The Drought on the John Batchelor Show.

In the News
In the News

The Heroes Hidden Among Us

by Tod Lindbergvia The Weekly Standard
Monday, October 5, 2015

Nothing can redeem the harrowing massacre that unfolded last week at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.

In the News

Behaviorists Show The U.S. How To Improve Government Operations

quoting John H. Cochrane via The New York Times
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The federal government found a clever way to make a little extra money last summer.

In the News

How I Found My Inner Warrior At A 'Man Camp' Retreat

quoting Harvey C. Mansfieldvia The Telegraph
Monday, October 5, 2015

James Innes-Smith toughs it out at a 'man improvement' camp to see if he can rediscover his masculinity and navigate a new way forward for his gender.

In the News

Sidamon-Eristoff Family Presents A Valuable Gift To Hoover Library

Friday, October 2, 2015

Hoover Library & Archives has recently received the Sidamon-Eristoff Library, a rich resource on the history of Georgia, the Caucasus and the Russian Empire, with extraordinary, rare and unique titles covering all aspects of Georgian culture, including pamphlets and periodicals published by Georgian émigrés.

News
In the News

Still The Slowest Recovery

quoting John H. Cochrane via Cato Institute
Monday, October 5, 2015

Friday’s disappointing jobs report reminds us that we are still in a very slow recovery from the 2007 recession.

In the News

Heroes And Villains

featuring Tod Lindbergvia Real Clear Books
Friday, October 2, 2015

Stretchers bearing the bodies of three soldiers and a military working dog were tied down to the deck of a C-130 transport aircraft.

In the News

California Lawmakers, Activists Anxiously Await Gov. Jerry Brown Action On Legislation

quoting Bill Whalenvia San Jose Mercury News
Monday, October 5, 2015

With less than a week to go before Sunday's deadline for Gov. Jerry Brown to act on a bevy of bills, lawmakers and activists are anxiously awaiting word about the fate of some of the year's highest profile legislation.

In the News

If El Nino Arrives; Then What?

quoting Bill Whalenvia Daily Democrat
Saturday, October 3, 2015

We had an interesting conversation the other day with a reader who was hoping there would be a “return to normal” when it comes to rain and having green lawns.

In the News

Eight Faculty Announced As Bass Fellows

mentioning Larry Diamondvia Stanford Daily
Sunday, October 4, 2015

Eight faculty members with diverse academic backgrounds have been announced as Bass Fellows, an honor awarding remarkable commitment and devotion to undergraduate students.

Stanford Oval
In the News

Military Historian To Deliver The 2015 Tanner Lectures At Stanford

mentioning Dr. Joseph Felter via Stanford News
Friday, October 2, 2015

This year's Tanner Lectures on Human Values will be headlined by Andrew J. Bacevich, who will discuss the origins, conduct and consequences of U.S. military involvement in the Greater Middle East.