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Land of Many Uses?

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Public lands should be public—not private playgrounds. The administration’s scrutiny of national monuments could restore this principle. 


Historian Niall Ferguson Discusses The Evolution Of Social Networks

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Fox News
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses technology in the era of President Trump.


The Low Tech Revolution That's Transforming Medicine

by Henry I. Millervia Newsweek
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Much of the progress in medicine since I was a medical student has involved expensive, high-tech diagnostic tests and therapies – a trend that has accelerated recently and worries health economists and politicians alike because it boosts healthcare costs.

Silicon Valley And The Threat To Democracy

by Niall Ferguson
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Forget Russian hacking—the real threat to democracies around the globe is social media’s inexorable and unavoidable destruction of common ground and shared perspective.


Niall Ferguson: A Shutdown Looms, Again

interview with Niall Fergusonvia KCRW
Friday, January 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson talks about the swings of power between hierarchies and networks through the centuries, and which of the two has more power today.


Niall Ferguson: The Square And The Tower (32:38)

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Center for Strategic & International Studies
Friday, January 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson contends in his new book The Square and the Tower that power is as old as human civilization itself. While emperors and presidents may have claimed to rule society from their high towers, real power has often resided in the constantly-adapting networks of people in the town square below.


Social Networks Are Creating A Global Crisis Of Democracy

by Niall Fergusonvia The Globe and Mail
Friday, January 19, 2018

Silicon Valley once promised its digital revolution would topple dictators – but now it's disrupting the free world instead. Niall Ferguson asks: What have we done?

Analysis and Commentary

New York’s Uphill Climb Vs. Big Oil: Winning In Court Will Be A Tough Task Indeed

by Alice Hillvia NY Daily News
Saturday, January 20, 2018

New York City just filed suit in federal court against five multinational oil companies: ExxonMobil, Chevron, Conoco Phillips, BP, and Royal Dutch Shell. The goal? To get monetary damages for the harm New York has already suffered from climate change impacts — coastal erosion, increased flooding and higher temperatures — and help with paying for the necessary investments to protect against future harm.

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The Libertarian: Climate Change, The Law, And Economics

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Friday, January 19, 2018

Suing oil companies isn't a serious way to address climate change.


Richard Epstein: Don Deblasio Tilts With The Windmills Of Exxon And Shell

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Is Global Warming A Public Nuisance?"


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.