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Russell D. Roberts

Munger on exchange, exploitation, and euvoluntary transactions

via EconTalk
Monday, June 20, 2011

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Mike Munger of Duke University, the psychology, sociology, and economics of buying and selling. Munger lists the attributes of a truly voluntary transaction, what he calls a euvoluntary transaction and argues that when transactions are not euvoluntary, they may be outlawed or seen as immoral.

Michael A. Spence

Spence is on the John Batchelor Show

via John Batchelor Show
Saturday, June 18, 2011

Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, discusses his new book, The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World. Spence also talks about the global changes and emerging economies.

Abraham D. Sofaer

Sofaer discusses Libya and the War Powers Resolution on KQED

via Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)
Friday, June 17, 2011

Abraham Sofaer, the George P. Shultz Distinguished Scholar and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, who served as legal adviser to the US Department of State from 1985 to 1990, discusses the lawsuit that ten members of the House of Representatives filed claiming that President Obama’s actions in Libya violate the War Powers Resolution.

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Ajami discusses why Syria's regime lost its 'mask of moderation'

via Talk of the Nation (NPR)
Monday, June 13, 2011

Fouad Ajami, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and cochair of the Working Group on Islamism and the International Order, notes that the brutal crackdown and deaths at the hands of Syria's regime has caused it to lose its false mask of moderation.

Laura E. Huggins is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Huggins discusses why California may not have to close its parks

via ABC Online (Australia)
Monday, June 13, 2011

Laura Huggins, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and director of development at PERC—the Property and Environment Research Center, a think tank in Bozeman, Montana, that focuses on market solutions to environmental problems—discusses the seventy state parks that are scheduled to close later this year, noting that private enterprise could come to the rescue and manage, operate, and even pay a dividend to the cash-strapped state.

Russell D. Roberts

Buchholz on competition, stress, and the rat race

via EconTalk
Monday, June 13, 2011

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Todd Buchholz, author of Rush: Why You Need and Love the Rat Race, why competition and striving for excellence are part of our evolutionary inheritance.

William Damon

Damon on GrokTALK

via GraniteGrok
Saturday, June 11, 2011

William Damon, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, the director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence, and a professor of education at Stanford University, discusses how our new citizens, our youth, are failing to learn about their heritage of American exceptionalism and what it truly means to be American citizens.

Williamson M. Evers

Evers discusses closing the door on innovation

via School Reform News
Friday, June 10, 2011

In this podcast Williamson Evers, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, notes that he opposes common core standards because they close the door on innovation by locking in a national, uniform bureaucratic system.

Williamson M. Evers

Evers discusses whether all US students should learn the same thing

via Voice of America
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

In this podcast Williamson Evers, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, discusses his opposition to common core standards because they close the door on innovation by locking in a national, uniform bureaucratic system.

Williamson M. Evers

Evers discusses putting the brakes on national curriculum and testing

via Education Policy Center
Monday, June 6, 2011

In this podcast Williamson Evers, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, discusses an organized effort he is helping lead to put a stop to a national curriculum and national tests for America’s public K–12 schools. He explains the dangers in the current common core standards process and how concerned citizens can join the cause by signing an online manifesto.

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