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Eureka Issue 1902: Can You Dig It?

via Eureka
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

In this edition of Eureka, we look at the future of California infrastructure from three perspectives: what do with funds earmarked for high-speed rail; how to develop more sensible, integrated surface-transportation systems; and how one state lawmaker has proposed improvements to the dreaded drive up and down California’s Interstate 5, from the “Grapevine” to Sacramento.

IntroductionEurekaAnalysis and Commentary

The Road (And Rail And Reservoirs) Ahead: Can California Be Innovative—And Sensible?

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

A quick look around the nation shows states making clever, necessary transportation improvements—even if the progress doesn’t occur overnight.

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A Better Use For California High-Speed Rail Funds: Repurposing Federal Money To Water Storage

by Kevin McCarthy via Eureka
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

California has a long history of expanding access to water, Earth’s most precious resource.

Featured CommentaryEurekaAnalysis and Commentary

It’s Time For California To Create A Safer, More Reliable, And More Resilient Surface Transportation System

by Karen Philbrickvia Eureka
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

With California’s population expected to reach 50 million by 2050, incremental improvements will not be enough to sufficiently expand mobility. Smart solutions are needed—innovative approaches to mobility that combine new technologies with nontraditional tools to address transportation challenges that are becoming increasingly complex.

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California’s Grapevine to Sacramento in Three Hours . . . in Your Car?

by John Moorlachvia Eureka
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

One of the great things about California is that we build the future. From Bill Hewlett and David Packard at the tail end of the 1930s, through Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the 1970s, to all our great tech companies today, the Golden State has blazed a path of innovation. All of that was built first on imagination.

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Apple’s Plan To Buy $75 Billion Of Its Stock Fuels Spending Debate

quoting Laurie Simon Hodrickvia The New York Times
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Shortly after Apple used a new tax law last year to bring back most of the $252 billion it had held abroad, the company said it would buy back $100 billion of its stock.


Big Tech And The Future Of The Free & Open Internet: Keynote Address From Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), Senate Judiciary Committee

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Big Tech and the Future of the Free & Open Internet with a Keynote Address from Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), Senate Judiciary Committee" on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT.

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Hoover Symposium Revisits The Principles Of The Network Economy

mentioning Niall Ferguson, Nicolas Petitvia Hoover IP2
Thursday, April 25, 2019

In 1999, Carl Shapiro and Hal Varian published Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy. In their book, they acknowledged that the global economy was changing dramatically and posited that relatively minor forces in the industrial economy would play a critical role in the network economy. These changes invited their careful reassessment of existing legal, policy, and regulatory institutions, anchored by serious formal theoretical economic reasoning and empirical analysis.

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Hoover In The Media

via The Hoover Centennial
Friday, April 26, 2019

The Hoover Institution's scholars' work in an array of video programs allow Hoover fellows to maintain a commanding presence in the marketplace of ideas.

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Los Angeles County Uses Technology To Locate Missing Seniors

quoting John Villasenorvia CTPost
Thursday, April 25, 2019
A new Los Angeles County program that uses electronic bracelets to find missing people with dementia or autism was launched partly in response to the death of Nancy Paulikas, a 55-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease who wandered away from her husband during a visit to a museum.


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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.