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GoodFellows: Breaking Up (Big Tech) Is Hard To Do

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Thursday, October 22, 2020

This week’s antitrust lawsuit against Google poses a pertinent question at the intersection of Big Tech and free speech: from rewriting statutes to dismantling market giants such as Amazon and Facebook, what actions is the federal government willing to take to ensure the interests of Americans? Hoover Senior Fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane weigh the latest salvo in the ongoing hostilities between Washington and Silicon Valley.

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New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The fall issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts. 

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Sharp Power, Natural Resources And Sustainable Development | 2020 Conference | Panel 2

via Hoover Podcasts
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Sharp Power, Natural Resources And Sustainable Development.

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Free Speech

by Peter Berkowitz, Richard A. Epstein, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, David Davenport, Daniel Heilvia Policy Insights | A Guide to Important Policy Questions
Monday, August 24, 2020

While many Americans take free speech for granted, the tradition is far from universal. Many developed nations restrict speech that is deemed hurtful or offensive. And in the United States, there is increasing sentiment that some speech is not worth protecting. Is it time to reconsider the nation’s free-speech orthodoxy?

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Reasonable Disagreements: Truth And Justice

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Monday, October 19, 2020

In their last pre-election episode, Richard and Adam discuss Judge Barrett’s Senate confirmation hearings; the Supreme Court’s next Obamacare case; and social media companies’ power over information itself.

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Security And Defense Cooperation In The Indo-Pacific | 2020 Conference On Taiwan In The Indo-Pacific Region | Panel 1

via Hoover Podcasts
Monday, October 19, 2020

Security and Defense Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.

Fear Is Not Our Master

by Clint Bolickvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
The Constitution is clear: even during emergencies, government powers remain limited.
Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Settlement Is Reached In Lawsuit Over Whether Delaware’s Schools Are So Bad They Are Unconstitutional

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, October 19, 2020

The co-leader of the Eversheds Sutherland Business and Commercial Litigation team, Rocco E. Testani, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a recently settled adequacy lawsuit in Delaware. The plaintiffs originally alleged that students in Delaware, particularly disadvantaged students defined as low income, English learners and students with disabilities, were not receiving an adequate education in that state under its constitution. Testani was the lead attorney in the case, defending the state.

Genuine Hope and Change

by John Yoo, Horace Coopervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

“Defunding the police” is just a new way for cities to throw good money after bad—bad social programs, that is. There are better ways to tackle crime and promote opportunity.

Analysis and Commentary

Dwayne Betts On Reading, Prison, And The Million Book Project

by Russ Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 19, 2020

Author, lawyer, and poet Dwayne Betts talks about his time in prison and the power of reading with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Betts is the founder of the Million Book Project, which aims to put a small library of great books in 1,000 U.S. prisons. Betts discusses his plans for the project and how reading helped him transform himself.


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