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Andrew McAfee On More From Less

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 14, 2019

Andrew McAfee of MIT's Sloan School of Management talks about his book, More from Less, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. McAfee argues that technology is helping developed nations use fewer resources in producing higher levels of economic output. The improvement is not just a reduction in energy per dollar of GDP but less energy in total as economic growth progresses. This "dematerialization" portends a future that was unimaginable to the economists and pundits of the past. McAfee discusses the potential for dealing with climate change in a dematerialized world, the non-material aspects of economic progress, and the political repercussions of the current distribution of economic progress.

Interviews

Silicon Valley Q&A: Ex-Facebook Exec Alex Stamos Warns Of 2020 Election Security Threats

interview with Alex Stamosvia CBS San Francisco
Sunday, October 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Alex Stamos talks about the 2020 election security threats.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Members Of Previous Generations Now Seem Like Giants — When Did We Become So Small?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Many of the stories about the gods and heroes of Greek mythology were compiled during Greek Dark Ages. Impoverished tribes passed down oral traditions that originated after the fall of the lost palatial civilizations of the Mycenaean Greeks.

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Polluters and Scapegoats

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Banning plastic bags won’t save the planet. Real progress will have to extend well beyond empty gestures.

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Brave New Automated World

by Michael Spencevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The digital revolution holds great promise for human well-being—if that revolution can be managed.

Interviews

National Security Intelligence And American Threats With Guest Amy Zegart

interview with Amy Zegartvia Stanford Radio
Monday, October 7, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Amy Zegart discusses national security, intelligence, and threats against the US including cyber-security, drone warfare, and political risks.

Interviews

Niall Ferguson: “One Should Never Decouple Ideas From The Network Structures That Propagate Them.”

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Conditiohumana.io
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his book The Square and the Tower, which traces the influence of non-hierarchical networks as well as how they have taken on a new life in the 21st century.

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From Orwell, Huxley, And 'We' To WeWork

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, September 23, 2019

[Subscription Required] Orwell and Huxley were not the first to fear an age of mass surveillance.

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The Ascent Of Digital Money

by Niall Fergusonvia The Boston Globe
Monday, September 16, 2019

“How would you like to pay for that, sir?” For most of my lifetime, there have been three possible answers to that question: cash, a check, or a plastic card. Go to Beijing, however, and you will see very few payments in those forms. People pay with their phones, using digital payment systems created by the two biggest Chinese tech companies, Alibaba and Tencent.

In the News

Snapchat And "The Vanishing American Adult"

mentioning Peter M. Robinsonvia Media Village
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Sitting for an interview with Peter Robinson on Uncommon Knowledge in 2017, the junior United States Senator from Nebraska, Ben Sasse, discussed his book The Vanishing American Adult.

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