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Raghuram Rajan: Higher Oil Pricing Is An Emerging Issue

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia NDTV
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan says that when oil prices came down, because India imports oil, it showed up as an addition to GDP. Now that oil prices are going up it will show up as a subtraction from GDP, and that certainly is an area for concern going forward.


High-Profile Guests, Informative Talks, And A Milestone-Building Dedication: Hoover Hosts Friends And Supporters At The 2017 Fall Retreat

Friday, January 26, 2018
David and Joan Traitel Building, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Hoover’s 2017 Fall Retreat—featuring one of the institution’s most distinguished guest speakers ever, the milestone dedication of the David and Joan Traitel Building, and a multi-day series of talks on restoring economic prosperity—was an extraordinary cap on a year of major accomplishments.

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California’s Green Governor: A Climate Hero With A Wrinkled Cape

by Dan Jacobsonvia Eureka
Thursday, January 25, 2018

When Californians look back a generation from now on the environmental legacy of Governor Jerry Brown, what will they see?


Niall Ferguson: Politics, Power And Networks

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Commonwealth Club
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson talks about is new book, The Square and the Tower, and Ferguson notes that networks of people, not individuals, are responsible for producing and promoting the great political, economic and philosophic ideas that have guided Western society from its humble origins to its present greatness.


Will Unfinished Train Overpasses Become California’s Stonehenge?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, January 25, 2018

The misbegotten project, now stalling, should never have been started.


Niall Ferguson Explores History Through The Lens Of Networks

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his new book The Square and the Tower, which lays out the rich history of networks from ancient Roman cults to alliances among the Renaissance Medicis to our current network of connectivity. Ferguson notes that social networks tout their ability to expose corruption and topple the powerful, but according to Ferguson social networks are disrupting democracy itself. 

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Chain Reactions

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr. , George P. Shultzvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Before we jettison nuclear energy, let's count the costs: to the economy, to the environment, and to national security.

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Keeping the Lights On

by Jeremy Carlvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Nuclear power has to remain part of our energy mix. 

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Cyber Invaders

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

We still don’t know how deeply Russia interfered in US elections, but we do know how to make it harder for the Russians to interfere next time.

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Once More unto the Breach

by Herbert Linvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Recent thefts of credit data show how little power consumers have over their own information. This has to change. 


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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.