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Free Trade

featuring Milton Friedman, John B. Taylor, John H. Cochrane , Edward Paul Lazear, Michael J. Boskin, Richard A. Epstein, Russell Roberts, Tom Churchvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

After a generation of trade liberalizations, many Americans—on the left and the right—are having second thoughts.

In the News

An Original Hard Rock Valentine's Day Story

featuring Herbert Hoover, Lou Henry Hoover, Hoover Institutionvia Mining Journal
Thursday, February 14, 2019

This week 120 years ago, two young honeymooners were on their way from California to China and a lifetime of adventure.

Analysis and Commentary

Diversity, Part 8. Summing It Up

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Demography is Diversity. Diversity is being driven by demography. The dramatic change in the U.S. population from 88.3% White in 1940 to a projected 42.6% White in 2060 (Whites will cease being a majority sometime around 2042-45) must necessarily change the composition and leadership of nearly every American organization and institution.

Analysis and Commentary

Controlling The Risks Of The Cyber Society. A Task For State And Policy

by Martin Schallbruchvia Germany and the World 2030
Thursday, February 14, 2019

The years of digital euphoria are over. The controllability of digitalisation is the major challenge of the coming de­cade. The risks are manifold, and state and policy have yet to find lasting answers. The law fails in face of the complexity of the digital world, cyber insecurity is spreading, digital platforms are competing with states, state authorities are failing to digitalise themselves. A new, holistic approach is needed to control the digitalisation process.


Where’s The Love—For Pelosi, AOC, And California Aerospace?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, February 14, 2019

This being Valentine’s Day, I’m guessing that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn’t sending much affection Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s way—even if Pelosi did applaud in her direction (at President Trump’s expense) during last week’s State of the Union Address.

In the News

Lawsuit Means Chicago Obama Library Plan No Sure Thing

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia The Washington Times
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Odds may still favor the eventual construction of former President Barack Obama’s $500 million museum and library in a public park along Chicago’s lakeshore, but it’s no longer a sure thing in the face of a formidable legal challenge by a parks-advocacy group.


William Barr’s Remarkable Non-Commitments About The Mueller Report

by Jack Goldsmith, Maddie McMahonvia Lawfare
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

“I don’t think there’ll be a report,” President Trump’s former attorney, John Dowd, recently told ABC News. “I will be shocked if anything regarding the president is made public, other than ‘We’re done.’” Referring to a possible report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Dowd suggested Mueller won’t release a detailed public accounting of the results of the investigation because he has nothing on Trump.

In the News

British Financial Historian Niall Ferguson Says Bitcoin Is “An Option On Digital Gold”

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Cryptosumer
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Niall Ferguson, British economic and financial historian, believes that Bitcoin (BTC) is “an option on digital gold,” as he said in an interview with a blockchain magazine Breaker Mag on Feb. 13.

Analysis and Commentary

The Mythologies Of ‘Joe Being Joe’ Biden

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Some polls put 76-year-old Joe Biden as the Democratic front-runner for the 2020 presidential election. There is certainly some logic to that reckoning.


Big Ideas: “The Greatest Threat To Society Is The Loss Of People’s Confidence In The Capacity Of Their Governments To Act In Cyberspace” With Martin Schallbruch

interview with Martin Schallbruchvia Authority Magazine
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Martin Schallbruch discusses personal trust in technology with the protection of our digitized society and global stability in cyberspace. He notes that the greatest threat to society is the loss of people’s confidence in the capacity of their governments to act in cyberspace.