Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian Podcast--“Terrorism and Free Speech”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

How should the West react to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack?

Analysis and Commentary

Asset Pricing Mooc

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The new and improved online version of my PhD class "Asset Pricing Part 1" will open for business January 18.

Analysis and Commentary

Barack Obama’s Love Affair With Universality

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The President may have stiffed the French at the big solidarity rally that many other world leaders attended over the weekend, but when it comes to domestic policy, he is in love with the universe—and universality.

Analysis and Commentary

Where In America Is Charlie Hebdo?

by Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

America’s culture and politics is at once more permissive and reserved.

Analysis and Commentary

Thumbs Up for "The Interview"

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Over the holiday, I rented the Seth Rogen movie "The Interview" on On Demand. I liked it. I didn't love it and I could have done without most of the bathroom humor, but there were some serious messages in it.

Analysis and Commentary

Notes on the Erosion of Norms of Armed Conflict

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I spent the last two days at a terrific conference in at Columbia Law School on asymmetric warfare and the laws of armed conflict, organized by Matthew Waxman and the great Stanford international relations scholar, Steve Krasner.

Analysis and Commentary

Regulators Put the Brakes On Biotech

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Thanks to EPA, hopes have evaporated for genetically engineered microorganisms to clean up toxic wastes.

Analysis and Commentary

Dems Pull the Race Card on Education, Again

by Frederick M. Hess, Michael J. Petrillivia National Review Online
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Liberals deploy the same old tactics to shoot down any attempts to curtail bad federal laws.

Golden State Poll
Analysis and Commentary

Golden State Poll: Where Brown Should Lead and Where He Should Follow

by Carson Brunovia Fox and Hounds Daily (CA)
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

In the public policy arena, elected officials don’t want to be too far ahead nor too far behind public opinion. The trick is finding that balance of leading versus following.

Pills
Analysis and Commentary

New Drugs For Hepatitis C Show Value Of Choices For Treatment

by Josh Bloom, Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The development of pharmaceuticals is among the riskiest of businesses. It now takes 10-15 years for a pharmaceutical company to get a new drug approved, and on average the cost exceeds $2.5 billion.

Interviews
Hoover senior fellow Thomas Sowell
Interviews

Do No Harm: An Interview With Thomas Sowell

interview with Thomas Sowellvia The Federalist
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Thomas Sowell recently released the fifth edition of his classic book, Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy. Along with Free To Choose, Economics in One Lesson, and The Road Serfdom, it offers perhaps the best distillation of free-market economic ideas.

Interviews

Scott Atlas on the John Batchelor Show (3:55)

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Senior Fellow Scott Atlas discusses health care reform and his recent Defining Ideas article on the John Batchelor Show.

Housing
Interviews

Stephen Haber on the John Batchelor Show (30:59)

interview with Stephen Habervia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Senior Fellow Stephen Haber discusses the housing bubble on the John Batchelor Show.

In the News
Stanford Oval
In the News

Stanford To Host White House Summit On Cybersecurity And Consumer Protection

quoting Amy Zegartvia Stanford News
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The White House announced Tuesday that it will host a Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford on Feb. 13, convening major stakeholders to help shape public and private sector efforts to protect consumers and companies from growing network threats.

Golden State Poll
In the News

Hoover Institution Golden State Poll: In Their Governor Californians Trust?

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia The Business Journal
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown delivered a second-term inaugural address that doubled as a State of the State message to reveal his public policy intentions both for this year and for his final four years as the Golden State’s chief executive.