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Rick Santorum

Uncommon Knowledge special audio edition: Senator Rick Santorum

with Rick Santorumvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, March 30, 2012

A short audio interview with Senator Rick Santorum on the campaign trail in Wisconsin.

Edwin Meese III is a  Hoover distinguished visiting fellow.

Meese discusses defending the identity of the voting process on Secure Freedom Radio

via Secure Freedom Radio
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Edwin Meese, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution who served as the seventy-fifth attorney general of the United States, talks about the initiative he is directing to defend the identity of the voting process. He reminds us why voting is the most important liberty we have as citizens and one of our biggest duties and thus must be protected from fraud and other illegal acts.

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Ajami discusses the Arab League, Iraq, and stopping violence in Syria on KCRW radio

via To The Point (KCRW)
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fouad Ajami, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and cochair of the Working Group on Islamism and the International Order, discusses the Arab League and whether it can reach a consensus on how to prevent more civilian bloodshed in Syria.

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Epstein discusses Florida v. Department of Health and Human Services and National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius

via Federalist Society
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force, discusses whether Congress can lawfully withhold federal Medicaid funds from states that do not comply with the requirements of the Affordable Care Act or whether this amounts to unlawful coercion.

Russell D. Roberts

Boudreaux on public debt

via EconTalk
Monday, March 26, 2012

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Don Boudreaux of George Mason University, the nature of public debt. One view is that there is no public debt burden if the purchasers of US debt are our fellow Americans.

Jack Goldsmith

Goldsmith and Meltzer on the John Batchelor Show

via John Batchelor Show
Sunday, March 18, 2012

Jack Goldsmith, a member of the Task Force on National Security and Law, and Allan Meltzer, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, discuss the threats, decisions, and pressures that are part of being commander in chief. Goldsmith notes there tends to be a persistence of outlook, persistence of threats, and limited options for handling the issues.

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Acemoglu on why nations fail

via EconTalk
Monday, March 19, 2012

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Daron Acemoglu of MIT and author (with James Robinson) of Why Nations Fail, the ideas in the book: why some nations fail and others succeed, why some nations grow over time and sustain that growth and others grow and then stagnate. Acemoglu draws on an exceptionally rich set of examples over space and time to argue that differences in institutions—political governance and the inclusiveness of the political and economic system—explain the differences in economic success across nations and over time.

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Davenport: How free is your state?

via townhall.com
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, notes, on Townhall.com, that according to a recent study large states use novel social and economic experiments to limit freedom.

Russell D. Roberts

Derman on theories, models, and science

via EconTalk
Monday, March 12, 2012

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Emanuel Derman of Columbia University and author of Models Behaving Badly, theories and models, and the elusive nature of truth in the sciences and social sciences. Derman, a former physicist and Goldman Sachs quant [quantitative analyst], contrasts the search for truth in the sciences with the search for truth in finance and economics.

Peter Berkowitz

Berkowitz on America Now radio

via America Now with Andy Dean
Thursday, March 8, 2012

Peter Berkowitz, the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, notes that Israel has the right to defend itself against the threat posed by Iran. He also discusses whether Obama should delay an attack on Iran.

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