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Analysis and Commentary

Leif Wenar On Blood Oil

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, May 16, 2016

Should the United States allow its citizens to buy oil from countries run by bad men? Is this a case where morality trumps the usual case for free trade?

Analysis and Commentary

The End Of British Coal

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

I was going through my pile of unread Wall Street Journals over the weekend and found this news story: Scott Patterson, "End of an Era: England Closes Its Last Deep Coal Mine," December 11, 2015.


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Climate Wars Get Ugly."

George P. Shultz
In the News

Former Secretary Of State George Shultz Visits Purdue

featuring George P. Shultzvia
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Foreign policy, climate change and the presidential election — just a few of the topics former U.S. Secretary of State, Labor and Treasury George Shultz discussed while he was on Purdue University’s campus Tuesday night.


Be It On The Coast, In The Web, Or In The State Capitol: The Question Of California Rising To The Challenge

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Drive into the Central Valley city of Modesto and, at the intersection of 9th and I Streets, you’ll pass underneath the fabled centennial arch that dates back to the early years of the 20th Century. 

In the News

Pouring Bullet Train Money Into Water Development Could Backfire

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, March 10, 2016

At first glance, the idea is appealing: Scrap Gov. Jerry Brown’s troubled bullet train project and pour the money into water development.

Analysis and Commentary

Oil Prices Are Complicated

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, February 19, 2016

Earlier this week I did a post on oil prices in which I failed to take account of futures markets. That's a no-no. I stated in a comment that I would likely do another post. This is it.

In the News

Scott Wilk: A Rational Repurpose: Train Or Water?

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia The Santa Clarita Valley Signal
Friday, February 19, 2016

If I had an opportunity to travel in time, I wouldn’t mind going back to 2008 and voting twice against Proposition 1A, the High Speed Rail Project. Luckily for me — and you — another bite at the apple is still a possibility.

Green Energy
Analysis and Commentary

Supreme Court Puts The Clean Power Plan On Hold

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Ricochet
Thursday, February 11, 2016

On February 8, the United States Supreme Court issued a terse order that by a five-to-four vote enjoined the Environmental Protection Agency from taking any steps to implement its Clean Power Plan. That most ambitious plan sought to impose a comprehensive long-term set of limitations on the use of coal, and indeed all energy sources, inside the United States.

Analysis and Commentary

Oil Economics

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

I had been meaning to write a post about oil prices and the economy. Now this article in the New Yorker by James Surowiecki has beat me to it--and done it well. It's not that long and so I recommend reading it. I'll hit one highlight and then add a couple of my own thoughts.


Energy Policy Task Force

The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.