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Analysis and Commentary

Humans Can Survive Underwater

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Project Syndicate
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Alarming media stories that twist the facts about rising sea levels are dangerous because they scare people unnecessarily and push policymakers toward excessively expensive measures to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The real solution is to lift the world’s poorest out of poverty and protect them with simple infrastructure.

In the News

Fault Lines Of PH Economy

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia The Manila Times
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

We greet with more than a sigh of relief the news that the economy, in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 6.2 percent in the third quarter of 2019, surprising experts who earlier braced for something less rosy after a relatively anemic 5.5 percent growth rate was recorded for the preceding quarter. Economic managers were quick to point out that a faster pace of government spending made the turnaround possible. 

Policy BriefsAnalysis and Commentary

Larry Diamond On Countering Chinese Propaganda With Truth

by Larry Diamondvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

America must rebuff China’s covert, coercive, and corrupting efforts to gain cultural and informational influence in the United States.


Conversations With John Anderson: Featuring Niall Ferguson (Part III)

interview with Niall Fergusonvia John Anderson
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson shares his insights on the rivalry between China and the USA, Trump, Brexit, and more.


Climate Clarity

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Saturday, November 16, 2019

China uses half again more energy than the US, to produce  $13.6 trillion vs. $20.5 trillion of GDP. That energy is strikingly weighted to coal (90 vs. 14  QBTU).

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The Libertarian: DACA In The Dock

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Will the Supreme Court allow the Trump Administration to undo Obama’s immigration program?


Elizabeth Economy: Why It Matters: China Doesn't Want Your Trash

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Council on Foreign Relations
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy talks about how for years, industrialized nations across the world shipped enormous quantities of recyclable material to China. Then, in 2018, China banned most waste imports. The reversal sent shock waves through the global recycling system, and forced many towns and cities to start burning and dumping material that they used to recycle.

Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives

Niall Ferguson: Taiwan Watching Hong Kong Protests Closely As Elections Approach

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Closing Bell (CNBC)
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson talks about the Hong Kong protests that have escalated over the past six months and the uncertainty the protests have caused in international relations.

In the News

Engage China, Or Confront It? What’s The Right Approach Now?

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia The New York Times
Monday, November 11, 2019

Stephen K. Bannon, the former White House adviser, calls the United States’ relationship with China’s Communist Party an economic and information “war,” while Eric Schmidt, a Google founder, says American interests are entangled with China, our biggest competitor in the race for global technological dominance.

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Pacific Century: At The Barricades In Hong Kong

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Jillian Melchior of the Wall Street Journal reports from the front lines of the protests.