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Analysis and Commentary

The Chemistry Of Ethanol

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, March 24, 2019

As you know if you’ve followed ethanol in the last decade, the federal government requires a certain amount of ethanol in gasoline. Glen Whitman, a friend on Facebook, posted the following and gave me permission to post on EconLog.

Interviews

John Yoo: The iPhone, The Fourth Amendment And The Roberts Court (Part 01)

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses how the Fourth Amendment applies to our smart phones.

Interviews

John Yoo: The iPhone, The Fourth Amendment And The Roberts Court (Part 02)

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses how the Fourth Amendment applies to our smart phones.
In the News

Trump's Top Economic Adviser Still Supports Carbon Tax

quoting Casey B. Mulliganvia E&E News
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
President Trump's top economic adviser is not backing away from his belief that a carbon tax would be an effective way to address greenhouse gas emissions.
Interviews

Secretary George P. Shultz: Is The Mueller Report Going To Have The Impact The Left Is Hoping For?

interview with George P. Shultzvia Lars Larson National Podcast
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow George Shultz discusses the threat of nuclear weapons and climate change, and what can be done to reduce those threats.

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Area 45: The Trillion-Dollar Storm With Alice Hill

interview with Alice Hillvia Area 45
Monday, March 25, 2019

How can the US plan for and build resilience for catastrophic natural disasters?

Analysis and Commentary

Henderson On Unintended Consequences Of Grounding The Boeing 737 Max

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The two recent crashes of Boeing 737 Max airplanes with the deaths of all aboard were tragic. It’s understandable that government agencies around the world, with the U.S. Federal Aviation Agency being the last, have grounded all 737 Max airplanes until they know more.

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Turbulence At Boeing

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The 737 Max, Auto Seat-belts, and Unintended Consequences

Analysis and Commentary

Technology And The Fourth Amendment

by John Yoo, James C. Phillipsvia National Review
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

We close our series on the new Roberts Court and restoration of the Constitution’s original understanding with the issue most distant from the Framing: the rise of a new high-tech world. We now hold the equivalent of yesterday’s supercomputers in our pockets. Communications occur instantly, from encrypted messages to Twitter blasts that reach millions. Entrepreneurs make fortunes by analyzing and harvesting the 2.5 quintillion bytes of data produced each day.

Partial map of the Internet based on the January 15, 2005 data found on opte.org
Analysis and Commentary

Sovereign Difference And Sovereign Deference On The Internet

by Jack Goldsmithvia Yale Law Journal
Monday, March 18, 2019

A theory of global internet governance underlies Andrew Woods’s analysis of how judicial comity doctrines should apply to cross-border data disputes. First is the principle of sovereignty. Nations are sovereign in the sense that they wield legitimate and usually effective authority within a territory, including authority over data and data infrastructure in the territory, and over the people and firms in the territory that use the data and infrastructure. Second, national boundaries roughly reflect differences in the histories, commitments, cultures, norms, and individual and aggregate preferences that governments roughly want to preserve. 

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