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From Orwell, Huxley, And 'We' To WeWork

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, September 23, 2019

[Subscription Required] Orwell and Huxley were not the first to fear an age of mass surveillance.

In the News

How To Cut Emissions Without Wrecking The Economy

mentioning George P. Shultzvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, September 22, 2019

[Subscription Required] In a major shift, the Business Roundtable recently embraced the idea that the purpose of a corporation should go beyond serving shareholders and include responsibility to the environment and the broader community. On no issue is this more true than climate policy—which affects all sectors of society, but where market prices do not internalize environmental costs. So what exactly would a pro-business, pro-environment and pro-consumer climate solution look like?


Michael Spence 'Not A Fan' Of Low Interest-Rate Environment

interview with Michael Spencevia Bloomberg
Friday, September 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Spence comments on zero interest rates and propping up economies.

In the News

The Left Trots Out Kids To Lecture Americans On Climate Change

quoting Niall Fergusonvia World Tribune
Thursday, September 19, 2019
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs and Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on Sept. 18 held a hearing billed as “Voices Leading the Next Generation on the Global Climate Crisis”.

Elizabeth Economy: Great Powers Clash in the Arctic: The Struggle for the Northern Frontier

featuring Elizabeth Economyvia Aspen Institute
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Elizabeth Economy speaks at the July 2019 Aspen Security Forum.


Governance In An Emerging New World: Emerging Technology And Nuclear Non-Proliferation

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The existential threat posed by nuclear weapons is unique, and states have continuously managed that risk across decades of profound global change. How might changing global demographics and emerging 21st-century technologies redefine the nature of nuclear weapons proliferation and their use? Leaders from the Nuclear Threat Initiative will explore potential impacts on nuclear proliferation challenges and on counter-proliferation strategies, and panelists will consider the particular risks in the India-Pakistan nuclear standoff.

The Hoover Institution hosts a public panel discussion "Emerging Technology and Nuclear Non-Proliferation" on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 4:00pm - 5:15pm PST. The event will be livestreamed and can be viewed below.

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Verified Accountability

by Evelyn Douekvia Aegis Paper Series
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The way platforms currently conduct content moderation has been delegitimized, and new forms of governance will need to emerge to meet the demands of the moment. Semi-independent and transparent self-regulatory oversight mechanisms offer significant advantages. As the actors closest to the front line, platforms will always need to play a significant role in drawing lines for online speech, given the high-volume, fast-moving and context-dependent nature of the decisions involved.


The Ascent Of Digital Money

by Niall Fergusonvia The Boston Globe
Monday, September 16, 2019

“How would you like to pay for that, sir?” For most of my lifetime, there have been three possible answers to that question: cash, a check, or a plastic card. Go to Beijing, however, and you will see very few payments in those forms. People pay with their phones, using digital payment systems created by the two biggest Chinese tech companies, Alibaba and Tencent.

Analysis and Commentary

Some Basic Arithmetic On Carbon Dioxide Emissions

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, September 16, 2019

A number of people in the United States argue for increasing the number of electric vehicles as a percent of the automobile stock.

In the News

Snapchat And "The Vanishing American Adult"

mentioning Peter M. Robinsonvia Media Village
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Sitting for an interview with Peter Robinson on Uncommon Knowledge in 2017, the junior United States Senator from Nebraska, Ben Sasse, discussed his book The Vanishing American Adult.


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.