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Analysis and Commentary

Viewpoint: Examining The Science Denial Behind IFOAM—Organics International

by Henry I. Miller, Drew L. Kershenvia Genetic Literacy Project
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The true-believers in organic agriculture, such as the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM—Organics International), are as deluded as those who deny the value of vaccines and, like them, have the potential to inflict tremendous harm.


The Future Of Tech Policy

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The far-reaching social, political, and economic risks posed by Big Tech have finally prompted a more concerted response from policymakers and regulators. As they consider how to manage disruption without stifling innovation, five issues will loom large.

Analysis and Commentary

The Internet Is The New Wheel Of Fortune

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, April 23, 2018

I am not prone to anxiety. I inherited from my parents a relatively robust mental constitution. I am rarely introspective and have never sought psychological or psychiatric help. Last week, however, I experienced an uncontrollable panic attack.

In the News

Speaking To The people

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Otago Daily Times
Friday, April 20, 2018

In his recent book, The Square and the Tower, Niall Ferguson makes the connection between this post-Reformation polarisation and the social media of our own day that has, similarly, opened up new ways of speaking to one another and past one another.

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Networks and Netizens

by Peter M. Robinsoninterview with Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Not too many years ago, we were still dreaming sweet dreams of a high-tech utopia. Now computer users have been awakened, rather rudely. Hoover fellow Niall Ferguson guides us through the new and often menacing reality.

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Unscientific American

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

If we’re to withstand a torrent of unsound and biased research, we need to understand—and respect—scientific principles.

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Cybersecurity League, Assemble!

by Toomas Hendrik Ilvesvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Unlike the Cold War, today’s asymmetrical “code war” makes open nations uniquely vulnerable. The free world must form a united front against cyberattacks.

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Unleashing the High-tech Dogs of War

by Herbert Linvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Artificial intelligence will bring deadlier, smarter weapons. And the command structures that deploy them are likely to possess fewer scruples about harming civilians.

In the News

Trump’s Tweets Are Ridiculous, But Perilous To Ignore

quoting Jack Goldsmith, Niall Fergusonvia New Yorker
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

For those seeking consolation in a crazy time, two views about Donald Trump have emerged, which intersect even as they oppose.


George Shultz On The Lars Larson National Podcast (1:20:57)

interview with George P. Shultzvia Lars Larson National Podcast
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow George Shultz discusses the state of the world, climate change, nuclear deterrence, and foreign policy.


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.