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Ratliff discusses whether Chinese culture is the secret ingredient for economic success on Friends and Foes of Liberty

via Blog Talk Radio
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

William Ratliff, a research fellow and former curator of the Americas Collection at the Hoover Institution and a research fellow at the Independent Institute, contends that culture in general and Chinese culture in particular matter a great deal to that nation’s economic and political development. He spoke with Ying Ma about the role of culture, the resounding success of the Asian Tigers–Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan–in the latter half of the twentieth century, and the unfulfilled expectations of the Arab Spring.

Russell D. Roberts

Chris Anderson on makers and manufacturing

via EconTalk
Monday, December 10, 2012

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Chris Anderson his book Makers: The New Industrial Revolution. In the book, Anderson tells how technology is transforming the manufacturing business, arguing that the plummeting prices of 3D printers and other tabletop design and manufacturing tools allows individuals to enter manufacturing and manufacturing to become customized in a way that was unimaginable until recently.

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Davenport: Palestinian statehood violates international law

via Townhall
Friday, December 7, 2012

David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, notes, on Townhall.com, that the when the UN General Assembly voted to make Palestine a nonmember observer state it demonstrated that there are a lot of politics at the UN but not much law. There are four criteria for recognizing a state under international law; the Palestinian Authority does not meet them, and those criteria were not even reviewed. Maybe there is no such thing as international law, only international politics.

Williamson M. Evers

Evers discusses K–12 education on KFKA’s Amy Oliver Program

via Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, December 6, 2012

Bill Evers, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education who specializes in research on education policy, especially as it pertains to curriculum, teaching, testing, accountability, and school finance from kindergarten through high school, discusses the issues surrounding the Common Core standards.

Russell D. Roberts

Mulligan on redistribution, unemployment, and the labor market

via EconTalk
Monday, December 3, 2012

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Casey Mulligan of the University of Chicago and the author of The Redistribution Recession, the ideas in his book. Mulligan argues that increasing the benefits to unemployed workers explains the depth of the Great Recession that began in 2007 and the slowness of the recovery, particularly in the labor market.

Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow

Hanson discusses the 2012 presidential election on the Jack Riccardi Show

via KTSA San Antonio Radio
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Victor Davis Hanson, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, weighs in on why Romney lost and explains why he thinks Republicans may win the presidential race in 2016. Hanson then evaluates some of the issues affecting the election, including immigration, welfare, and the Latino vote.

Russell D. Roberts

Angell on big pharma

via EconTalk
Monday, November 26, 2012

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Marcia Angell of Harvard Medical School and the author of The Truth about the Drug Companies, the impact of pharmaceutical companies on academic research, clinical trials, and the political process. Angell argues that the large pharmaceutical companies produce little or no innovation and use their political power to exploit consumers and taxpayers.

Abraham D. Sofaer

Sofaer discusses the impact of Israel's success with the Iron Dome system on KPCC’s Take Two

via KPCC 89.3 (Southern California)
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Abraham Sofaer, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution whose work focuses on issues related to international law, terrorism, diplomacy, and national security, describes the Iron Dome missile defense system in Israel. Sofaer notes that Israel has been able protect its civilian population with the Iron Dome, which had more than four hundred interceptions and a success rate of approximately 80 percent. This first major test of the system is getting high marks for effectiveness.

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Epstein discusses flat taxes and the fiscal cliff on the John Batchelor Show

via John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the John and Jean De Nault Task Force on Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity, notes that to step back from the fiscal cliff, we need to simplify our tax policy.

John H. Cochrane is a senior fellow (adjunct) at the Hoover Institution.

Cochrane on health care

via EconTalk
Monday, November 19, 2012

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with John Cochrane, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the AQR Capital Management Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, how existing regulations distort the market for health care. Cochrane argues that many of the problems in the health care market would go away if these distortions were removed.

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