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Analysis and Commentary

A Federal Land Grab Shows How No Fences Make Bad Neighbors

by Terry Anderson, Roger Meinersvia Washington Examiner
Friday, August 10, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court shocked property owners in 2005 when it allowed the City of New London, Connecticut, to take the property of Suzette Kelo for a private development project. At least Ms. Kelo received some compensation.

Analysis and Commentary

Junk Science And Leftist Folklore Have Set California Ablaze

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, August 17, 2018

The Left Coast is burning. Oregon is fighting 13 wildfires encompassing 185,000 acres. California is battling 19 fires, including tornados of fire called "fire whirls," which have gobbled up 577,000 acres and left eight dead. A good progressive who never lets a crisis go to waste, Governor Jerry Brown told Californians, “With climate change, some scientists are saying that Southern California is literally burning up.”

Policy BriefsFeatured

Terry Anderson Asks Who Washes A Rental Car?

by Terry Andersonvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Environmental problems result from the tragedy of the commons. In order to solve those problems, free market environmentalists look toward the one place where the tragedy of the commons doesn’t happen – in markets with clearly defined, enforced, and tradeable property rights. Property rights give people the incentive to protect their assets, and environmental problems often come down to the fact no one has an incentive to conserve the environment.

In the News

Peter Thiel And Reid Hoffman: Crypto Is Libertarian And AI Is Communist

quoting Niall Fergusonvia BTC Manager
Monday, August 13, 2018

Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman, the two original members of the PayPal Mafia, engaged in a rigorous debate at Stanford University in early 2018 concerning the relationship between technology and politics.


Henry Miller Discusses The Organic Industry On The Andrea Kaye Show (39:45)

interview with Henry I. Millervia The Andrea Kaye Show
Friday, August 10, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses his Wall Street Journal article "The Organic Industry Is Lying to You."

In the News

How Jeff Bezos Hires Great People

quoting Michael Spencevia Forbes
Sunday, August 12, 2018

Amazon’s hiring practices recently had a spotlight moment after a partner at the startup incubator, Y Combinator, tweeted about it. Their guiding principles for hiring are pulled from Amazon’s 1998 shareholder letter, in which Bezos argues that “setting the bar high in our approach to hiring has been, and will continue to be, the single most important element of’s success.”

Analysis and Commentary

Tech Giants At The Crossroads: A Modest Proposal

by Jon D. Michaelsvia Aegis
Friday, August 10, 2018

Major technology and social-media companies— think Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and Google— wield tremendous power. Given their reach, their financial heft, their importance to vast swaths of customers dependent on their goods, services, and platforms, and their ability to influence (if not altogether dictate) transnational public policy, these firms often look and act the part of proprietors, stewards, and even governors of digital public squares.


Mandatory Mislabeling

by Drew L. Kershen, Henry I. Millervia City-Journal
Friday, August 10, 2018

Bioengineered foods need not be labeled as such unless there are compelling health and safety reasons for doing so.

In the News

Did The Obama-Xi Cyber Agreement Work?

quoting Herbert Linvia The Diplomat
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Experts generally agree that the Obama administration’s cyber-security policies were a mixed bag. Managing cyber-security was an extraordinarily difficult task, given the novel nature of the technology and the escalating degree of threat. The United States certainly conducted successful offensive operations under Obama, including the Stuxnet attack and possibly certain “left of launch” attacks on North Korean missile programs. 


An Alternative To Net Neutrality

by Richard A. Epsteinvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Many people worry without explicit prohibitions, internet service providers would prioritize traffic from big businesses in a way that would harm innovation and stifle competition. But the internet has operated for decades without needing explicit regulations, and remedies already exist for the types of abuses many are concerned about. Promoting competition among internet service providers offers consumers far greater protection than heavy handed regulation tomorrow.


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