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Addressing Nuclear Proliferation Needs International Leadership, Cooperation, Stanford’s George Shultz Says

interview with George P. Shultzvia Stanford News
Monday, November 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow George Shultz shares his thoughts about how to address nuclear proliferation today.

Analysis and Commentary

Venkatesh Rao On Waldenponding

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, November 4, 2019

Writer and management consultant Venkatesh Rao talks about Waldenponding with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Rao coined the term Waldenponding to describe various levels of retreating from technology akin to how Thoreau extolled the virtues of retreating from social contact and leading a quieter life at Walden Pond. Rao argues that the value of Waldenponding is overrated and that extreme Waldenponding is even somewhat immoral. Rao sees online intellectual life as a form of supercomputer, an intellectual ecosystem that produces new knowledge and intellectual discourse. He encourages all of us to contribute to that intellectual ecosystem even when it can mean losing credit for some of our ideas and potentially some of our uniqueness.


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show: Cuomo Bans Pipelines

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, November 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "New York’s Pipeline Fiasco."

In the News

Who’s To Blame For California’s Planned Power Outages? Some Say PG&E, Others Say Politicians

quoting Bill Whalenvia Mercury News
Thursday, October 31, 2019

The repeated power shutoffs imposed to avoid sparking wildfires around the state have left many Californians furious and looking for someone — or something — to blame. Some critics join Gov. Gavin Newsom in pointing to a warming climate that scientists say is increasing the likelihood of wildfires and at PG&E for failing adequately to plan for that increase, while at the same time enriching its executives and shareholders.

Analysis and Commentary

The World In 50 Years: Amy Zegart

featuring Amy Zegartvia Quartz
Thursday, October 31, 2019

We asked some of the boldest thinkers what the world will be like in 50 years. Here’s what their answers tell us about the future.

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The Libertarian: Moving Left On Energy

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Green energy policies at the state and federal level are starting to have an impact — in all the wrong ways.

In the News

Announcing 'Huawei, 5G And National Security: A Lawfare Compilation,' A New Lawfare E-Book

mentioning Herbert Linvia Lawfare Blog
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A new Lawfare Institute e-book, "Huawei, 5G and National Security: A Lawfare Compilation," is now available on Kindle.

In the News

U.S. Technology Control Policy Not Likely To Stop China's Hi-Tech Development: Scholar

quoting Andrew Grottovia Xinhua (China)
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

U.S. government policy on controlling technology exports to China won't likely halt the Asian country's pace of hi-tech development, a Stanford scholar said Tuesday.

Perspectives on PolicyFeatured

Reducing Carbon Emissions With Nuclear Power

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr.via PolicyEd
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

If we’re going to move to a low-carbon future in a way that makes fiscal and environmental sense, nuclear power needs to play a continuing, critical role.

In the News

HAI 2019 Fall Conference: Conversation, With Reid Hoffman And DJ Patil

mentioning Amy Zegartvia The Stanford Daily
Monday, October 28, 2019

The two technologists, in conversation with Hoover Institution fellow Amy Zegart, shared visions for ethical education, concerns for data privacy and the need for integrating technology in policy-making — bridging “the suits and the hoodies,” as Hoffman jokingly said — while acknowledging that the misuse of technology could lead to unintended harm.


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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.