The Hoover Institution held its Desert Conference in Indian Wells on Monday, March 16, 2015. The conference offered presentations by Hoover fellows on a wide range of public policy issues, from the economy to health care to energy to Europe, Russia, and China. Below is a selection of podcasts from the conference.
New technologies are always a mixed blessing, their potential for good carrying with it the risk of evil. The deep challenge for a democracy is to develop legal rules, social practices and institutional arrangements that, at some reasonable cost, separate good from bad behavior.
Hoover fellow Herb Lin discusses cyber arms control or cyber weapons that are used to harm computers in numerous ways. There is a trade off between security and its inefficiencies and the potential efficiencies and thus vulnerabilities of working in cyberspace.