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Interviews

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.

Lessons From The Hoover Policy Boot CampFeatured

Environmental Markets: A Property Rights Approach With Terry Anderson

by Terry Andersonvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Free market environmentalism is a property rights-oriented approach that improves environmental quality and achieves more conservation than traditional regulation.

In the News

Trump And The Paris Climate Accord–Another Promise Kept

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia Breitbart
Monday, November 11, 2019

On November 4, 2019, President Trump made good on yet another promise to the American people.

In the News

5 Lessons We Learned From The California Wildfires

quoting Bill Whalenvia The New York Times
Monday, November 4, 2019

This year’s fire season in California has been affected by blackouts, climate change and a destructive fire two years ago.

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A Conversation With Former Secretary Of State George Shultz

interview with George P. Shultzvia C-SPAN's The Weekly
Friday, October 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow George Shultz talks about climate change, diplomacy, and his life in public service.

Analysis and Commentary

Venkatesh Rao On Waldenponding

by Russ Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, November 4, 2019

Writer and management consultant Venkatesh Rao talks about Waldenponding with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Rao coined the term Waldenponding to describe various levels of retreating from technology akin to how Thoreau extolled the virtues of retreating from social contact and leading a quieter life at Walden Pond. Rao argues that the value of Waldenponding is overrated and that extreme Waldenponding is even somewhat immoral. Rao sees online intellectual life as a form of supercomputer, an intellectual ecosystem that produces new knowledge and intellectual discourse. He encourages all of us to contribute to that intellectual ecosystem even when it can mean losing credit for some of our ideas and potentially some of our uniqueness.

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The Libertarian: Moving Left On Energy

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Green energy policies at the state and federal level are starting to have an impact — in all the wrong ways.

Perspectives on PolicyFeatured

Reducing Carbon Emissions With Nuclear Power

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr.via PolicyEd
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

If we’re going to move to a low-carbon future in a way that makes fiscal and environmental sense, nuclear power needs to play a continuing, critical role.

In the News

HAI 2019 Fall Conference: Conversation, With Reid Hoffman And DJ Patil

mentioning Amy Zegartvia The Stanford Daily
Monday, October 28, 2019

The two technologists, in conversation with Hoover Institution fellow Amy Zegart, shared visions for ethical education, concerns for data privacy and the need for integrating technology in policy-making — bridging “the suits and the hoodies,” as Hoffman jokingly said — while acknowledging that the misuse of technology could lead to unintended harm.

Analysis and Commentary

The Public Choice Problems With Carbon Taxes

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Adrian College political science professor James Hanley, responding to this editorial in the Washington Post, wrote the following on Facebook and gave me permission to use it as a post.

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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.