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Analysis and Commentary

Could Driverless Trucks Create More Trucking Jobs?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, February 3, 2018

Answer: Maybe and even if they don't, it doesn't matter much.


The Facts On Climate Change On "World Class With Michael McFaul"

interview with Michael McFaulvia World Class
Friday, February 2, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses climate change.

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A Rubicon

by Dan Geervia Aegis Paper Series
Friday, February 2, 2018

Optimality and efficiency work counter to robustness and resilience. Complexity hides interdependence, and interdependence is the source of black swan events.  The benefits of digitalization are not
transitive, but the risks are.  Because single points of failure
require militarization wherever they underlie gross societal
dependencies, frank minimization of the number of such single points
of failure is a national security obligation.  Because cascade
failure ignited by random faults is quenched by redundancy, whereas
cascade failure ignited by sentient opponents is exacerbated by
redundancy, (preservation of) uncorrelated operational mechanisms
is likewise a national security obligation.

Analysis and Commentary

Cowering For Profits: US Firms In China Sell Out America By Bending To Beijing

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, February 1, 2018

American technology companies operating in China had a secret weakness, one that is not so concealed anymore. Not after an apparently bad miscalculation in which Intel gave the Chinese government an incredible security advantage that the tech giant withheld from the U.S. government. Oops.

In the News

Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman Talk Political Progressiveness, Inequality In Silicon Valley

featuring Hoover Institution, Niall Fergusonvia Stanford Daily
Thursday, February 1, 2018

“Silicon Valley is a one-party state,” Palantir founder Peter Thiel ’89 said from the stage of Hauck Auditorium. “The other side doesn’t care for you, and your side doesn’t care for you because they don’t need to.” Thiel spoke alongside LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman ’90 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. yesterday in the first event of the Cardinal Conversations series.

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At Stanford, First Cardinal 'Conversation' Spotlights Technology, Politics

Thursday, February 1, 2018
David and Joan Traitel Building, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The new Stanford initiative Cardinal Conversations examined the intersections of politics and technology with entrepreneurs and Stanford alumni Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel. Historian Niall Ferguson of the Hoover Institution moderated a discussion that included questions from the largely student audience.

In the News

Priorities Magazine Winter 2018

mentioning Henry I. Millervia Priorities Magazine
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Winter 2018 issue of Priorities magazine is now available from the American Council on Science and Health.

In the News

With Nuclear Weapons, We’re Getting Too Comfortable Thinking The Unthinkable

quoting George P. Shultzvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A dangerous disconnect is emerging between the horrific impacts of even the limited use of nuclear weapons, and leaders and policymakers who seem intent on threatening nuclear use in an ever-expanding range of scenarios. If this continues, the risk that a nuclear weapon will be used for the first time in more than 70 years — deliberately or otherwise — will grow. We must return to a more sober dialogue and approach to policy.


Niall Ferguson Maps The World’s History Of Networks And Power

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Federalist
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses  his new book, The Square and the Tower, and he puts the last 20 years of Silicon Valley into perspective by explaining the importance of networks throughout history. 


Niall Ferguson On Yahoo Finance Live (21:15)

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Yahoo News
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his new book The Square And The Tower as well as President Trump's presidency.


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.