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Why Grizzly Bear Hunting Season Isn’t Happening

by Terry Andersonvia The Hill
Saturday, October 13, 2018

Just days before the first grizzly bear hunting seasons in decades were set to open in Idaho and Wyoming in early September, U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen put the seasons on hold and then stopped them altogether on Sept. 24 by returning grizzlies to the endangered species list. Environmentalists heralded the decision saying it was necessary to protect the bears while politicians, such as Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, proclaimed, “the grizzly is recovered in Wyoming. Period."

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The Market For Regulation In The Internet Of Things

via Hoover IP2
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

As the 4th Industrial Revolution progresses, the Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity (Hoover IP²) is looking towards a new horizon of patent policy that is tied to a crucial component of this technological revolution: the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT will be the focus of Hoover IP²’s upcoming conference, the “Market for Regulation in the Internet of Things,” to take place January 10–11, 2019.

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Fixing Social Media’s Grand Bargain

by Jack M. Balkinvia Aegis Paper Series
Monday, October 15, 2018

To regulate social media, we should focus on its political economy: the nature of digital capitalism and how we pay for the digital public sphere. This political economy creates perverse incentives for social media companies—encouraging them to surveil, addict, and manipulate their end users and strike deals with third parties who will further manipulate them. Treating social media companies as public forums or public utilities is not the proper cure, but social media companies, whether they like it or not, do have public obligations. This essay focuses on one approach to dealing with the problems of social media: new fiduciary obligations that protect end user privacy and counteract social media companies’ bad incentives.

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To Curb Climate Change, Tax Carbon—Then Give Americans The Money

by George P. Shultz, Ted Halsteadvia Wired
Friday, October 12, 2018

Most voters want the government to limit carbon emissions, but at a time when half of all Americans own less than $500 in savings, climate ranks low on their priority list. Through our proposal, the Baker-Schultz Carbon Dividends Plan, the United States can address economic insecurity and climate risk at the same time. In essence, the plan divvies out cash to Americans in support of a low-carbon future. And it has the backing of Big Oil.

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Henderson On Romer And Nordhaus In WSJ

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Robert P. Murphy, an economist at Texas Tech, used Mr. Nordhaus’s work to show that setting too high a carbon tax can be worse than setting no carbon tax at all.

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AeroVironment Partners With General Dynamics To Build ‘Air Squadron’ Drones

quoting Amy Zegartvia Pasadena Star-News
Monday, October 8, 2018

In the field of combat, knowing what’s over the next hill and striking first can mean the difference between life and death. That reality prompted AeroVironment Inc. to partner with General Dynamics Land Systems to produce tactical drones and “loitering” missile systems that can be automatically launched from armored ground vehicles.

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Security By The Book With John J. Mearsheimer

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Security by the Book with John J. Mearsheimer" on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm EST.

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Bloomberg's Groundbreaking Report On A Chinese Supply-Chain Attack

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Thursday, October 4, 2018

As many readers know, supply chain security has been an increasing concern for those who use information technology for critical functions—that is, it affects everyone.

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1 Big Thing: Foiling North Korea's Bank-Robbing Hackers

quoting Andrew Grottovia Axios
Thursday, October 4, 2018
For several years, North Korea has been conducting a spree of bank robberies online. A new report from FireEye makes clear that a recent attempt to "name and shame" a North Korean government-affiliated hacker did nothing to curtail the digital heists, and sanctions have only made Pyongyang more eager to steal money. But experts think the U.S. still has other levers it can pull.
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Gas Tax Repeal Proves Why California Needs This Election Reform

by Bill Whalenvia The Sacramento Bee
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Imagine my surprise when, while reading California’s official voter information guide, I discovered that Proposition 6, which seeks to repeal last year’s gasoline tax increase, doesn’t run on petrol.

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