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Breaking Up (Big Tech) Is Hard To Do

with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia GoodFellows: Conversations From The Hoover Institution
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

This week’s antitrust lawsuit against Google poses a pertinent question at the intersection of Big Tech and free speech: from rewriting statutes to dismantling market giants such as Amazon and Facebook, what actions is the federal government willing to take to ensure the interests of Americans? Hoover Senior Fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane weigh the latest salvo in the ongoing hostilities between Washington and Silicon Valley.

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Is There An Antitrust Crisis In Big Tech?"

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Is There An Antitrust Crisis In Big Tech?"

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Economic Interdependence: Dangers And Opportunities Ahead | 2020 Conference | Panel 3

via Hoover Podcasts
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Economic Interdependence: Dangers And Opportunities Ahead | 2020 Conference On Taiwan In The Indo-Pacific Region.

Cyber and Information Technology

Articles On: WeChat, Hackers, RedDelta, Data Grab, and Digital Surveillance

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, September 27, 2020

The Chinese Communist Party seeks to control information technology as a means to shape and censor the communications and opinions of its own people, as well as the communications of individuals beyond China's borders.

Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Articles On: Foreign Technology, Economics Risk, Japanese Companies, Trade, EU Envoy, and Hackers

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, September 27, 2020

This section highlights articles and reports on the harmful impacts of the commercial and economic policies employed by the Chinese Communist Party.

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Sharp Power, Natural Resources And Sustainable Development | 2020 Conference | Panel 2

via Hoover Podcasts
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Sharp Power, Natural Resources And Sustainable Development.

“Looking in the Wrong Direction”

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Matt Ridley, author of How Innovation Works, explains that all innovation involves an element of surprise—as do challenges, such as Covid-19, that we can only meet by innovating. “We should have been worrying about pandemics all along.”

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The ‘Good Censors’

by Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Sunday, October 18, 2020

The main problem with social media isn’t political bias or market share, it’s that Big Tech is still coddled by legal protections from the dawn of the internet era.

Interviews

John Yoo: Senate Judiciary Committee To Vote On Subpoena For Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Saturday, October 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses censoring by social media companies and notes the government may start regulating them.

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