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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Las Vegas Review-Journal article "Forced migration to wind and solar could hamper Nevada economy."

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Area 45: Michael Boskin Discusses The Left’s Agenda

interview with Michael J. Boskinvia Area 45
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Are Democratic hopefuls offering sound ideas (Green New Deal, Universal Basic Income, Medicare-For-All) or economic illiteracy?

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A Carbon Tax Is Not A Slam Dunk

by David R. Henderson mentioning John H. Cochrane, George P. Shultzvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

On Pigou, Pinatubo, cow farts and geo-engineering


Forced Migration To Wind And Solar Could Hamper Nevada Economy

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Las Vegas Review Journal
Saturday, August 17, 2019

Last year, Nevada voters, by a 59 percent majority, endorsed Question 6, the Renewable Energy Promotion Initiative. If adopted again in 2020, it would amend the state constitution to require that 50 percent of the state’s energy portfolio come from renewables —wind and solar — by 2030. The consequences of this could be tragic for Nevada.

Analysis and Commentary

The Danger Of Climate Doomsayers

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Project Syndicate
Monday, August 19, 2019

We need to solve climate change, but we also need to make sure that the cure isn’t more painful than the disease. Abandoning fossil fuels as quickly as possible, as many environmental activists demand, would slow the growth that has lifted billions of people out of poverty.

In the News

Deepfake Videos May Have Unwitting Ally In US Media

quoting Amy Zegartvia The Hill
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Deepfake videos are likely to pose a grave threat to the 2020 election, unless the media adopts stringent policies to distinguish real videos from sophisticated forgeries, experts say.

Analysis and Commentary

Geoengineering Fun

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Eli Dourado writes of four intriguing geoengineering schemes: (HT Marginal Revolution's incomparable links.) 


In A World Where Hillary’s In Charge, Does Hate Still Trump Governance?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

With the news cycle on fire – protests in Hong Kong, mass shootings in America, a dead Manhattan billionaire whose suicide is the stuff of conspiratorial fantasies – the temptation is to wonder how our political daily discourse might differ had the 2016 election turned out otherwise.


Vegetarianism As Climate Virtue Signaling

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, August 8, 2019

‘Eat Less Meat” is the typical headline used to present a new United Nations report on climate change released Thursday. The report correctly points to the need to improve global food systems, but pundits are fixating on the supposed need for people in rich countries to change their dining habits radically. This is an ineffective and unachievable policy response.


EconTalk Host Russ Roberts On Key Economic Concepts For Founders

interview with Russell Robertsvia Y Combinator
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts discusses key concepts and ideas for startups.


Research Teams

The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.

The Arctic Security Initiative addresses the strategic and security implications of increased Arctic activity and identifies opportunities for shaping a safe, secure, and prosperous Arctic.