Hoover Daily Report
Featured
Featured

Environmental Law Without Property Rights

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, October 22, 2018

No government agency should be able to acquire lands critical for habitat at no cost.

Featured

The Outrage Epidemic-II

by Russell Robertsvia Medium
Monday, October 22, 2018

Suppose you’re running for office and you have one opponent — an extremist on the right. How should you position yourself if all you care about is winning? The standard answer in political science is to get close to the center or even a little bit to the right of center. Everyone on the left prefers you to the extremist. Even some of the people on the right prefer you to the extremist. So the centrist wins easily.

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The Week Identity Politics Ate Itself

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, October 22, 2018

It was the week identity politics ate itself. It was the week we learned that US Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is between 1/1,024th and 1/64th Native American Indian. It was also the week that Harvard University — universally acknowledged as a bastion of American liberalism — was taken to court for discriminating against Asian-American applicants.

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The White-Privilege Tedium

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Why are current monotonous slogans like “white privilege” and “old white men” finally losing their currency? Who exactly is “white” in a multiracial, intermarried, and integrated society? How do we determine who is a purported victim of racial bias — relative degrees of nonwhite skin color, DNA badges, an ethnicized last name, or nomenclature with two or three accent marks?

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Economic Freedom, Part 1

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

In October 1986, with support from the Liberty Fund in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Fraser Institute convened the first of four conferences in Napa Valley, California. The Fraser Institute published the proceedings in 1988, Economic Freedom, Democracy and Welfare. Edited by Michael A. Walker, Director of The Fraser Institute, and co-chaired with Milton and Rose Friedman, the conference was organized as a counterpart to do for economic freedom what Freedom House did for political freedom: to calculate the amount of economic freedom that exists in various nations of the world.

Analysis and Commentary

Are Cars Much Better Than 50 Years Ago?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, October 22, 2018

Short answer: Yes. My reason for asking is a paragraph from a recent Tyler Cowen post.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On Fox News

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Monday, October 22, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses California's political scene as well as the midterm elections and much more.

Interviews

Richard Epstein On First Mondays

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia SCOTUSblog
Monday, October 22, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses the frogs of Weyerhaeuser Company v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service and a very mysterious brief in opposition for United States v. Haymond.

Interviews

Eric Hanushek and Paul Peterson On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, October 22, 2018

Hoover Institution fellows Eric Hanushek and Paul Peterson discuss what matters most for student achievement.

Interviews

Eric Hanushek and Paul Peterson On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, October 22, 2018

Hoover Institution fellows Eric Hanushek and Paul Peterson discuss what matters most for student achievement.

Interviews

Michael Auslin On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, October 22, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses China's president Xi Jinping.
Interviews

Nicolas Petit At The FTC Hearing 3: Competition And Consumer Protection In The 21st Century: Part Two

interview with Nicolas Petitvia Federal Trade Commission
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Nicolas Petit joins a panel discussion concerning competition and consumer protection in the 21st century.

Interviews

Nicolas Petit At The FTC Hearing 3: Competition And Consumer Protection In The 21st Century: Part Four

interview with Nicolas Petitvia Federal Trade Commission
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Nicolas Petit joins a panel discussion concerning competition and consumer protection in the 21st century.

In the News
In the News

Twitterlaw And The Khashoggi Killing

quoting Jamil Jaffervia Reason
Monday, October 22, 2018

In this week's interview we ask whether the midterm elections are likely to suffer as much foreign hacking and interference as we saw in 2016. The answer, from Christopher Krebs, Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs Directorate (soon to be the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency), is surprisingly comforting, though hardly guaranteed. Briefly, it's beginning to look as though the Russians (and maybe the Iranians) are holding their fire for the main event in 2020.