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What My Younger Self Never Expected

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Friday, January 3, 2020

At the start of a new year and a new decade, it is both humbling and illuminating to reflect on major global developments that no one saw coming just a few decades ago. For those who grew up during the Cold War or in the ensuing period of American primacy, the economic and geopolitical rise of the developing world must rank high on the list.

AI-controlled Nuclear Weapons, Smallpox Labs, And Nuclear Disinformation: The Best Of 2019 In Disruptive Tech Coverage

quoting Herbert Lin
Friday, December 27, 2019

Since the Bulletin’s first issue in 1945, the publication started by scientists hoping to focus the world’s attention on the dangers of nuclear weapons has been expanding its scope. These days you’re just as likely to find exclusive climate change coverage as you are to read about new and ill-conceived ventures in the nuclear weapons space. A relatively new focus at the Bulletin involves what we call disruptive technologies.

In the News

Where Is Thy Freedom On The Internet?

quoting Larry Diamondvia The Daily Star
Friday, December 27, 2019

Since the Indian Parliament approved the Citizenship Amendment Bill on December 11, hundreds of thousands of Indians are protesting against the controversial amendment, which critics claim marginalizes Muslim minorities of the country.


Herb Lin: Our Best Video And Audio And 2019 In Multimedia

interview with Herbert Linvia The Bulletin
Monday, December 23, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Herb Lin notes that the Doomsday Clock remained set at two minutes to midnight in 2019, reflecting unassuaged fears of a reignited nuclear arms race and accelerating climate change—as well as fresh concerns that those threats are amplified by new kinds of information warfare and the loss of shared reality.

Analysis and Commentary

Empty Gestures On Climate Change

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Project Syndicate
Friday, December 20, 2019

When climate campaigners urge people to change their everyday behavior, they trivialize the challenge of global warming. The one individual action that citizens could take that would make a real difference would be to demand a vast increase in spending on green-energy research and development.

In the News

Vistra Energy Joins The Climate Leadership Council And Americans For Carbon Dividends, Advocating For A Market-Based Solution To Climate Change

cited Martin Feldstein, George P. Shultzvia PR Newswire
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST) today announced it has joined the Climate Leadership Council ("CLC") as a founding member. The CLC is an international policy institute created in collaboration with prominent business, opinion, and environmental leaders to promote a carbon dividends framework as the most cost-effective, equitable, and politically viable climate solution. 

In the News

Text-Reading Machines Can Predict Share Prices

cited Steven J. Davisvia Chicago Booth Review
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

A single word in a news report—a well-placed “undervalue,” for example—can drive a company’s stock price up or down. Investors can benefit if they can figure out which words matter within a few days, research suggests.

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Policy Briefs

via PolicyEd
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

This series animates succinct policy explanations from various talks, podcasts, and presentations given by policy experts. These videos explain first principles and real world examples in a way that are easy to understand and share with your friends.

In the News

Guest Opinion: Tired Of All The Virtue Signaling?

quoting General Jim Mattisvia Palo Alto Online
Friday, December 13, 2019

Phrase popularized by James Bartholomew disparages environmental actions.


Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: On Online Curriculum Materials

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia The Education Gadfly Show Podcast
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli talks about Fordham’s new report, "The Supplemental Curriculum Bazaar."


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