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The Economic Realities Of A Gavin Newsom Governorship

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

“Guaranteed health care for all. A ‘Marshall Plan’ for affordable housing. A master plan for aging with dignity. A middle-class workforce strategy. A cradle-to-college promise for the next generation. An all-hands approach to ending child poverty. Put California on a path for 100% renewable energy. Double down on the production of organic and sustainable food.” These are some of gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom’s proposals for California.

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Among So Many Killings Of Journalists, Why Does The Fate Of Jamal Khashoggi Stand Out?

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, October 15, 2018

There are autocrats. Look around. According to Freedom House, a quarter of the world’s states are “not free.” More than a third of the world’s population live in those states. “Undemocratic regime kills journalist” is a headline that, most of the time, vies with “Dog Bites Man” for the bottom right column of page 5.

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Our Latest Global Warming Scare

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The new alarmist UN report features bad science and worse economics.

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Why Grizzly Bear Hunting Season Isn’t Happening

by Terry Andersonvia The Hill
Saturday, October 13, 2018

Just days before the first grizzly bear hunting seasons in decades were set to open in Idaho and Wyoming in early September, U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen put the seasons on hold and then stopped them altogether on Sept. 24 by returning grizzlies to the endangered species list. Environmentalists heralded the decision saying it was necessary to protect the bears while politicians, such as Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, proclaimed, “the grizzly is recovered in Wyoming. Period."

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The Market For Regulation In The Internet Of Things

via Hoover IP2
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

As the 4th Industrial Revolution progresses, the Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity (Hoover IP²) is looking towards a new horizon of patent policy that is tied to a crucial component of this technological revolution: the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT will be the focus of Hoover IP²’s upcoming conference, the “Market for Regulation in the Internet of Things,” to take place January 10–11, 2019.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Origins Of Progressive Agony

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

What has transformed the Democratic party into an anguished progressive movement that incorporates the tactics of the street, embraces maenadism, reverts to Sixties carnival barking, and is radicalized by a new young socialist movement? Even party chairman Tom Perez concedes that there are “no moderate Democrats left,” and lately the rantings of Cory Booker, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez confirm that diagnosis.

Analysis and Commentary

A New Space Service! Hurrah!!

by Williamson Murrayvia Strategika
Monday, October 15, 2018

The talk among some commentators on America’s defense, furthered by the comments of the president of the United States, is that America needs a new military service, entirely devoted to wartime and peaceful operations in space. It is a brilliant idea which possesses all sorts of possibilities. What a wonderful opportunity this would present in a time in which entitlements are increasingly siphoning funds away from other federal expenditures. A whole new service, my goodness, the opportunities seem extraordinary!

Analysis and Commentary

Fixing Social Media’s Grand Bargain

by Jack M. Balkinvia Aegis Paper Series
Monday, October 15, 2018

To regulate social media, we should focus on its political economy: the nature of digital capitalism and how we pay for the digital public sphere. This political economy creates perverse incentives for social media companies—encouraging them to surveil, addict, and manipulate their end users and strike deals with third parties who will further manipulate them. Treating social media companies as public forums or public utilities is not the proper cure, but social media companies, whether they like it or not, do have public obligations. This essay focuses on one approach to dealing with the problems of social media: new fiduciary obligations that protect end user privacy and counteract social media companies’ bad incentives.

Analysis and Commentary

Niskanen Center Ignores William Nordhaus

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, October 15, 2018

Decades ago, Nordhaus’s work provided a set of tools that should have appealed to market-minded politicians as a way to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Yet American conservatives chose denial instead. And because the right ignored Nordhaus (and those who picked up on his work), it seems unlikely that this country will take the “unprecedented” actions that the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said this week are necessary to hold global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Analysis and Commentary

U.S. Foreign Policy Faces Grave Danger, Part 5

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

This post wraps up my series on U.S. Foreign Policy Faces Grave Danger. In March 2005, Bush adviser Karen Hughes was named to a State Department post, Deputy Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy. In late September 2005 she traveled to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey to open a dialogue with important Muslim countries. Her task was to persuade them that Bush’s War on Terror was not a War against Islam.

Interviews
Interviews

Eric Hanushek: Open Innovations Forum: Educational Tech 'Really An Evolving Area' - Scholar

interview with Eric Hanushekvia Sputnik News
Monday, October 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Eric Hanushek discusses technology in education, life long learning, and the economic benefits of an educated society.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: The Battle Over Health Care Leading Up To The Midterms

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Yahoo
Monday, October 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses health care reform and how it might influence the midterm elections.

Interviews

Annelise Anderson: Richard Nixon's 1968 Victory

interview with Annelise Andersonvia CSPAN
Friday, September 21, 2018

Annelise Anderson joins a panel discussion on Richard Nixon’s victorious 1968 presidential election.

In the News
In the News

NSF Grant Funds Study Of What Americans Think About U.S. Politics

featuring Shanto Iyengarvia Stanford News
Monday, October 15, 2018

As the 2020 presidential election approaches, what the American electorate is thinking is top of mind for many. That’s especially true for political scientist Shanto Iyengar, who will spend the next two years asking Americans what they think about U.S. politics.

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Asia’s 2008 Seer Is Worried All Over Again

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia South China Morning Post
Sunday, October 14, 2018

Indian economist Raghuram Rajan, who correctly called the subprime crisis, is worried about growing imbalances and the possibility of another global shakeout.

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What Hillsdale Can Teach Harvard

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 15, 2018

On Monday in federal court, Harvard denied charges that it discriminates against Asian-Americans in the same way it once discriminated against Jews. Race, its lawyer insisted, was just one of many factors considered, and it could only help an applicant’s chances of admission, not hurt them.