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Bruce Thornton

Bruce Thornton On The John Bachelor Show

interview with Bruce Thorntonvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Bruce Thornton discusses his Front Page Magazine article "Here Comes The Dems’ Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown."


Episode 192: Niall Ferguson On Networks

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The American Interest
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his new book The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook.


Physician: We Need A Universal Flu Vaccine -- No More Excuses

by Henry I. Millervia Fox News
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

My late father could recall as a child the horrendous flu pandemic of 1918-19. Horse-drawn wagons piled with corpses rolled through the streets of Philadelphia, where the death toll that winter was 15,556. In total, more than 500,000 Americans died. Worldwide, the pandemic was the worst in history, claiming between 50 million and 100 million lives.

In the News

The Square And The Tower

by Niall Fergusonvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Most history is hierarchical: it's about emperors, presidents, prime ministers and field marshals. It's about states, armies and corporations. It's about orders from on high. Even history "from below" is often about trade unions and workers' parties. But what if that's simply because hierarchical institutions create the archives that historians rely on? What if we are missing the informal, less well documented social networks that are the true sources of power and drivers of change?

Analysis and Commentary

It's Time We Ask: What Do We Do When The Lights Go Out?

by Lt Col James Coughlinvia The Hill
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

One day it could happen and how will you respond? If you are at home, will you be ready? If you are away from home, how will you get back? What will you do when the lights go out?

Analysis and Commentary

Smarter Regs Can Be A ‘Force Multiplier’ For U.S. Research

by Henry I. Millerquoting Robert E. Hallvia American Greatness
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Several years ago, I participated in a colloquium with a title along the lines of “Advancing Technology: Thinking Outside the Box.” My lecture probably was the most mundane: I proposed that smarter and more risk-based government regulation of products, processes, and technologies would act as what the military call a “force multiplier”—a capability, tool, or weapon that increases the effectiveness of your force and its ability to perform a mission.


The Right Way To Manage Nuclear Competition With Russia

by Michael McFaul, Jon Wolfsthalvia The Washington Post
Monday, February 5, 2018

Vladimir Putin is no friend of the United States. The Russian president seeks to undermine many core interests of the United States, our allies, and our partners. In 2014, Putin annexed territory in Europe, seizing control of Crimea, and then intervened in eastern Ukraine, sparking a war during which more than 10,000 people have died.

In the News

Review: The Square And The Tower

featuring Niall Fergusonvia E-nvironmentalist
Sunday, February 4, 2018

The year 2017 was a turning point for how the world saw Facebook. Last year the social media giant was accused of spreading fake news, rigging the U.S. Election and Brexit vote, and gluing people to their screens. It was a tough year for Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. It leads you to wonder what his New Year’s resolution was. Be a better global citizen?

Analysis and Commentary

The Organic Industry Is A Case Study In Rent-Seeking.

by Henry I. Millervia Learn Liberty
Monday, February 5, 2018

Adam Smith, the 18th century economist and philosopher, offered good insights into human nature as well as economics.  “People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices,” he wrote in The Wealth of Nations.

Analysis and Commentary

Truck Automation

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Sunday, February 4, 2018

Two bits from Marginal Revolution on truck automation are so good they merit passing on here. Dan Hanson writes this amazing comment: I wonder how many of the people making predictions about the future of truck drivers have ever ridden with one to see what they do?


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.