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Analysis and Commentary

Artificial Intelligence And The Future Of Geopolitics

by John Villasenorvia Brookings Institution
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
On September 1, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed a nationwide group of Russian students on their first day of school. “Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind,” he said. “Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.”
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Debating The Potential Of Blockchain

quoting John Villasenorvia UCLA
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Recently, Blockchain at UCLA partnered with law firm BakerHostetler and accounting firm Ernst & Young for the Genesis Blockchain Summit. The sold-out event featured experts debating the benefits and challenges of blockchain use in business, law and academia and offered a deep dive on the nascent technology.

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Solutions To Wildfires In Time Of Climate Change Are Costly, Unpopular

quoting Alice Hillvia Insurance Journal
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

California’s deadly wildfires have a straightforward solution, experts say: stop building homes in places that are likely to burn — and make homes that already exist in those areas a whole lot tougher.

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Ferguson, Nye Discuss Modern Challenges To Democracy

featuring Niall Ferguson, Condoleezza Ricevia The Stanford Daily
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

On Tuesday, the Hoover Institution held a panel discussion on the challenges that technological change and the communications revolution pose to democracies. Moderated by former U.S. Secretary of State and Hoover senior fellow Condoleezza Rice, the panel was the third in Hoover’s “Governance in an Emerging New World” series, led by former Secretary of State George P. Shultz.


Jamil Jaffer: Microsoft, Google Back Paris Cyber Pledge On Hacks

interview with Jamil Jaffervia Bloomberg
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Jamil Jaffer discusses the pact that Microsoft Corp., Google and Samsung Electronics Co. are backing, which is a cybersecurity pledge coming out of Paris that promises to unite tech giants and governments in battling election tampering, compromised electronic components, and software hacks.

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California'a Fire Dilemma: Rebuild Knowing Same Homes Will Burn Again?

quoting Alice Hillvia King 5
Monday, November 12, 2018

California faces dilemma: Rebuild after fires?

Analysis and Commentary

Julia Belluz On Epidemiology, Nutrition, And Metabolism

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, November 12, 2018

Science writer Julia Belluz of talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the state of epidemiology, nutrition, and the relationship between obesity and metabolism.

Analysis and Commentary

Taking The Law Into Your Own Handheld

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, November 11, 2018

Joshua Browder is an ambitious young man. A 21-year-old computer-science senior at Stanford, he aims to make lawyers obsolete, at least for humdrum troubles such as parking tickets, disputes with landlords, and small claims for which legal fees would wipe out much of the compensation.


Carbon Tax

by John H. Cochrane mentioning George P. Shultzvia Grumpy Economist
Friday, November 9, 2018

"The carbon tax is dead; long live the carbon tax" is the headline of Tyler Cowen's Bloomberg column on the failed (again) Washington State carbon tax. And rather decisively, per the picture on the left. "Maybe its failure on the ballot in Washington state will inspire economists to come up with better arguments" challenges the subhead. I can't resist.

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Democrats Eye Total Supermajority + Xavier Becerra: Phone Addict?

quoting Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Monday, November 5, 2018

We’ve all been there. We’re talking to someone when our phone buzzes. We don’t want to be rude, but we’ve got to respond. Such appeared to be the case for Attorney General Xavier Becerra during a Friday news conference with Secretary of State Alex Padilla. Less than a minute in, with Padilla discussing record-high voter registration, Becerra pulled out his phone, shook his head, and began typing.


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