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Laboring In Vain: How Regulation Affects Unemployment

by Lee Ohanianvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Many in the United States are proposing regulations that would make American labor markets more like Europe’s. But a comparison of European and US labor markets shows that the United States has delivered far better outcomes. Government regulations that increase the cost of working lead to higher unemployment and decreased prosperity.

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The Lockdowns Definitely Suppressed Economic Activity

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, July 12, 2020

Pryce Boeye’s Hungry Hobo sandwich shops’ sales on the Iowa side of the Mississippi River have been booming since the state reopened dining rooms in mid-May, while those he owns in still-closed Illinois languish.

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Henderson On Lockdowns And Deficits

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, July 5, 2020

Gerry Baker of the Wall Street Journal interviewed me last week and it showed on the Fox Business channel on Friday.

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Ensuring America’s Innovation In Artificial Intelligence

featuring Fei-Fei Livia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Listen to the discussion with Condoleezza Rice of the Hoover Institution and Fei-Fei Li of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) sharing their ideas on  Ensuring America’s Innovation in Artificial Intelligence.

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The Case against Revolution with Ayaan Hirsi Ali

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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As the United States and the world embark on fraught conversations about race, history, law enforcement, and the underpinnings of our very civilization, Ayaan Hirsi Ali joins Peter Robinson for an enlightening conversation.

Analysis and Commentary

Lester Grinspoon RIP

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, June 29, 2020

On Thursday, June 25, Lester Grinspoon, M.D. died, one day after his 92nd birthday. This afternoon, I looked at my markups of two of his books, Marihuana Reconsidered, 2nd ed. 1977 and Cocaine: A Drug and Its Social Evolution, co-authored with James B. Bakalar.

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Escape from Pandemics: Triumph of Delusion?

interview with Kyle Harpervia Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, June 11, 2020

A History Working Group seminar with Kyle Harper.

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GoodFellows: Condoleezza Rice On COVID, Russia, And Putin

interview with Condoleezza Rice, John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

This week on GoodFellows, we tackle a very complex geopolitical topic: Russia and the effects the COVID-19 crisis has had on that country’s economy, internal politics, international relations and aspirations, and ability to influence other countries and regions. To help us, we are fortunate to have one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject, someone who has years of direct experience in dealing with Russia and with Vladimir Putin himself: Hoover fellow (and soon to be director of the Hoover Institution) Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state and national security director under George W. Bush.

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The Doctor Is In: Scott Atlas and the Efficacy of Lockdowns, Social Distancing, and Closings

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 22, 2020

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Dr. Scott Atlas’s prescription includes more protection for people in nursing homes, two weeks of strict self-isolation for those with mild symptoms, and most importantly, the opening of all K–12 schools.

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Caroline Hoxby: Should We Defund The Police? A New Capitalisn’t Reading List

interview with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia ProMarket
Sunday, June 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Caroline Hoxby joins a panel discussion concerning the relationship between Black Americans and the police, and what can be done to improve those relationships.

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