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Niall Ferguson: Covid-19 Is China’s Chernobyl Moment

interview with Niall Fergusonvia UnHerd
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the politics of Covid-19 and lockdowns, the Asian century, Donald Trump’s re-election prospects, and the dangers ahead for Boris Johnson.

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Timothy Garton Ash: Europe, China And The World After COVID-19 | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Podcasts
Tuesday, May 19, 2020


Timothy Garton Ash discusses Europe, China And The World After COVID-19.


Dim Lights, Big City

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, May 18, 2020

Nothing illustrates with shocking clarity the perils of big city life than the coronavirus pandemic.

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How Innovation Works, With Matt Ridley

interview with Matt Ridleyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, May 18, 2020

Matt Ridley discusses his new book is How Innovation Works, as well as the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the world’s economies, the real story of Thomas Edison and why he was one of the greatest innovators in human history, why China may not be the threat it appears to be (at least not technologically), and some predictions as to what the world may look like in 2050. 


Timothy Garton Ash — Second Wave — War On Leaks

interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Politico's EU Confidential
Monday, May 18, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash discusses the challenges — and opportunities — facing the European Union as it tries to navigate its way out of the coronavirus crisis.

Analysis and Commentary

No, We Can’t Just Get Along

by Jakub Grygielvia The American Interest
Friday, May 15, 2020

To partner with a predator is to surrender. Some European diplomats are playing a dangerous game.


Niall Ferguson: China And The Pandemic

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Briefing Room (BBC)
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses how China's relations with other countries changed since the arrival of Covid-19.

Analysis and Commentary

Sweden's Economy: Predicting Is Not Showing

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, May 15, 2020

Sweden has attracted global attention for not imposing a full lockdown, as seen in most of Europe, to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

In the News

Green Transport Agenda Is Built On Wishful Thinking

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia TransportXtra
Friday, May 15, 2020

Liverpool’s claims for the success of 20mph limits (‘Liverpool hails results from 20mph limits’ LTT 01 May) are a further demonstration of why councils should not be allowed to mark their own exam papers and objective analysis by the likes of DfT 20mph report co-author Professor Mike Maher is essential.

The British patent system during the Industrial Revolution, 1700-1852

by Sean Bottomleyvia IP2 Working Paper Series
Thursday, April 21, 2016

It is commonly agreed that until c.1830 English courts routinely ignored patent rights and that as a consequence, there was little precedential development at common law concerning patents. In the absence of any legislative authority besides the ancient Statute of Monopolies, English patents existed in a state of limbo, undermining their pecuniary value and so the incentive to invent.