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Podcasts From Hoover's March 2015 Desert Conference Now Available Online

Monday, March 30, 2015
Indian Wells, California

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.

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How to Think about Energy and the Climate

with George P. Shultzvia Fellow Talks
Monday, March 16, 2015

Hoover fellow George Shultz discusses energy and issues that threaten our existence.

In the News

Learning How To Practice Medicine—Virtually

quoting Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Atlantic
Friday, March 20, 2015

Yale is poised to join the list of top-tier universities now offering online master’s programs. Will these initiatives work?

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The Eureka Podcast – “Jerry Brown, Environmental Visionary?”

interview with Carson Bruno, Jeremy Carl, Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Monday, March 9, 2015

California’s governor sets ambitious new goals for the state’s energy future.

In the News

The Hard Questions

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, March 16, 2015

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.

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Strategika: “Understanding Putin” With Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Strategika
Friday, March 13, 2015

What are the ultimate goals of Russian aggression?


Herb Lin On Bloomberg Radio (4:39)

interview with Herbert Linvia Bloomberg Radio
Friday, March 13, 2015

Hoover fellow Herb Lin discusses cybersecurity and whether the CIA's reorganization particularly the hiring of a director of digital innovation will do a better job of protecting us from cyberthreats.


Herb Lin On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Herbert Linvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 12, 2015

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.

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The Revolution That Could Change The Way Your Child Is Taught

mentioning Eric Hanushekvia Guardian
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The video does not seem remarkable on first viewing. A title informs us that we are watching Ashley Hinton, a teacher at Vailsburg Elementary, a school in Newark, New Jersey.

Analysis and Commentary

The Mischief Of 'Regrettable Substitutions'

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

“Regrettable substitutions” occur when, capitulating to the demands of activists, manufacturers substitute ingredients or processes that prove to be inferior or actually harmful. 


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