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The Trump Economy and the Cost of the Lockdown

interview with Tyler Goodspeedvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 14, 2021

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Tyler Goodspeed, the former director of the White House Council of Economic Advisers and currently the Kleinheinz Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, explains why he pursued a job in the Trump administration, gives his thoughts on the economic policies of the Biden administration, and describes what it was like to watch one of the strongest economies in the history of the world implode over the course of several weeks in the spring of 2020. 

The Trump Economy And The Cost Of The Lockdown

interview with Tyler Goodspeedvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 14, 2021

Tyler Goodspeed, the former director of the White House Council of Economic Advisers and currently the Kleinheinz Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, explains why he pursued a job in the Trump administration, gives his thoughts on the economic policies of the Biden administration, and describes what it was like to watch one of the strongest economies in the history of the world implode over the course of several weeks in the spring of 2020. 

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Maverick: Jason Riley On The Life And Times Of Thomas Sowell

interview with Jason Rileyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley has just published Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell, the definitive account of the life of Hoover senior fellow Thomas Sowell. In this wide-ranging interview, Peter Robinson and Riley discuss the events and people that helped Sowell become one of the most important American voices on cultural, economic, and racial matters of the last 50 years.

Maverick: Jason Riley On The Life And Times Of Thomas Sowell

interview with Jason Rileyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley has just published Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell, the definitive account of the life of Hoover senior fellow Thomas Sowell. In this wide-ranging interview, Peter Robinson and Riley discuss the events and people that helped Sowell become one of the most important American voices on cultural, economic, and racial matters of the last 50 years.

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Doom: Niall Ferguson On The Politics And Policies Of The Pandemic

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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Niall Ferguson is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the author of Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe, his new book on the decisions made by governments and public health officials around the world during the COVID pandemic. In this wide-ranging discussion, Ferguson describes what governments and leaders got right and got wrong—very wrong—over the 15 months since the coronavirus spread from China.

Doom: Niall Ferguson On The Politics And Policies Of The Pandemic

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Niall Ferguson is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the author of Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe, his new book on the decisions made by governments and public health officials around the world during the COVID pandemic. In this wide-ranging discussion, Ferguson describes what governments and leaders got right and got wrong—very wrong—over the 15 months since the coronavirus spread from China.

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Cold War II—Just How Dangerous Is China?

interview with H. R. McMaster, Matt Pottingervia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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What are China’s ambitions toward Taiwan? And if they are ominous, what should the US response to Chinese aggression be? To answer these questions, we’re joined by two experts: former national security advisor (and current Hoover Institution senior fellow) H. R. McMaster and former US deputy national security advisor (and current Hoover distinguished visiting fellow) Matthew Pottinger. They also discuss the Biden administration’s recent diplomatic encounters with China, and which countries might be allies in a conflict with China—and which ones would not be. 

Cold War II—Just How Dangerous Is China?

interview with H. R. McMaster, Matt Pottingervia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

What are China’s ambitions toward Taiwan? And if they are ominous, what should the US response to Chinese aggression be? To answer these questions, we’re joined by two experts: former national security advisor (and current Hoover Institution senior fellow) H. R. McMaster and former US deputy national security advisor (and current Hoover distinguished visiting fellow) Matthew Pottinger. They also discuss the Biden administration’s recent diplomatic encounters with China, and which countries might be allies in a conflict with China—and which ones would not be. 

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Stephen Meyer on Intelligent Design and The Return of the God Hypothesis

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

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Dr. Stephen Meyer directs the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle. He returns to Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson to discuss his newest book,  Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe.

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