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Analysis and Commentary

Andrew McAfee On More From Less

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 14, 2019

Andrew McAfee of MIT's Sloan School of Management talks about his book, More from Less, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. McAfee argues that technology is helping developed nations use fewer resources in producing higher levels of economic output. The improvement is not just a reduction in energy per dollar of GDP but less energy in total as economic growth progresses. This "dematerialization" portends a future that was unimaginable to the economists and pundits of the past. McAfee discusses the potential for dealing with climate change in a dematerialized world, the non-material aspects of economic progress, and the political repercussions of the current distribution of economic progress.

Interviews

Silicon Valley Q&A: Ex-Facebook Exec Alex Stamos Warns Of 2020 Election Security Threats

interview with Alex Stamosvia CBS San Francisco
Sunday, October 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Alex Stamos talks about the 2020 election security threats.

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2 Of 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, October 12, 2019

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "A Climate Change Emergency?"

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1 Of 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, October 12, 2019

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "A Climate Change Emergency?"

In the News

Activist Investor And ‘Skeptical Environmentalist’ Face Off On Climate Change

featuring Bjorn Lomborgvia Energy Voice
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre and author of The Skeptical Environmentalist, was making the case that climate change “is not the end of the world”.

Featured

Victor Davis Hanson: Members Of Previous Generations Now Seem Like Giants — When Did We Become So Small?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Many of the stories about the gods and heroes of Greek mythology were compiled during Greek Dark Ages. Impoverished tribes passed down oral traditions that originated after the fall of the lost palatial civilizations of the Mycenaean Greeks.

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New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 10, 2019

The fall issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts. 

Policy BriefsFeatured

James Ellis On The Energy Density Advantage Of Nuclear Power

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr.via PolicyEd
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Nuclear power has an energy density advantage over every other method of generating electricity.

In the News

Is The Climate Change Debate Over?

mentioning Bjorn Lomborgvia JD Supra
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

It depends on which “debate” you’re talking about. What if there were an honest debate about all aspects of climate change?

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Polluters and Scapegoats

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Banning plastic bags won’t save the planet. Real progress will have to extend well beyond empty gestures.

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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.