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The World Doesn’t Care About Groupthink

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The National Review
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Conventional wisdom may change in a flash (remember ‘peak oil’?), but elites remain elites, united by common interests.

Interviews

Alex Stamos: Trust, Safety And Privacy In An Era Of Cyber Threats

interview with Alex Stamosvia Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Alex Stamos discusses digital privacy at the 2019 SIEPR Economic Summit.

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Hoover IP2 To Convene Conference On Fourth Industrial Revolution In Brussels

quoting Stephen Haber, Richard Sousa, Nicolas Petit, Alexander Galetovicvia Hoover IP2
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Fourth Industrial Revolution—the fusion of digital technologies, characterized by big data, artificial intelligence, robotics, smartphones, and autonomous vehicles—will affect how people work, communicate, and travel. Hoover IP² has organized a conference, “Institutions and Regulation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” that addresses a core public policy question: What institutions, policies, rules, and regulations will maximize individual benefits and economic surplus as the Fourth Industrial Revolution takes root?

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Elizabeth Warren's Big Tech Plan Is A Solution In Search Of A Problem

mentioning John H. Cochranevia The Washington Examiner
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

That Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., doesn't know much about DNA testing or Cherokee heritage is well known. But then that's fine, she's not in the running to be leader of that nation, but of this one, which is where her lack of accurate information becomes more troubling. She is famously trying to break up Big Tech as that's a part and a sign of the increasing concentration of the economy.

 
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Digital Gangster' Facebook To Appoint Content Reviewers

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia IT Web
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Facebook is working on appointing an independent global oversight board, which will have the authority to review the social network's content decisions.

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How Many Of California’s 1.5 Million Food-Service Jobs Will Be Lost To The Minimum Wage?

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

In 2022, California’s minimum wage will rise to $15 per hour (by 2023 for businesses with fewer than 25 employees), including restaurant workers. As one California food wholesaler, who services a number of restaurants, told me, “Get ready for the $25 lunch burger at your favorite decent, non–fast food restaurant.” 

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Nuclear Power: The Clean Energy Everyone Overlooks

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr.via PolicyEd
Monday, March 25, 2019

As the world continues to shift toward low-carbon energy sources, a closer look makes it clear that nuclear power has to be included in order to reduce carbon emissions. Until the problem of long-term power storage is solved, nuclear will remain the only zero carbon base load power source. Given how clean and reliable it is compared to its alternatives, it is far too early to take nuclear power off the table.

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John Yoo: The iPhone, The Fourth Amendment And The Roberts Court (Part 01)

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses how the Fourth Amendment applies to our smart phones.

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John Yoo: The iPhone, The Fourth Amendment And The Roberts Court (Part 02)

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses how the Fourth Amendment applies to our smart phones.
Analysis and Commentary

Henderson On Unintended Consequences Of Grounding The Boeing 737 Max

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The two recent crashes of Boeing 737 Max airplanes with the deaths of all aboard were tragic. It’s understandable that government agencies around the world, with the U.S. Federal Aviation Agency being the last, have grounded all 737 Max airplanes until they know more.

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