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Richard Epstein discusses Design for Liberty on NRO’s Between the Covers

via Between the Covers (National Review Online)
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New York University Law School, and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago, discusses his latest book Design for Liberty: Private Property, Public Administration, and the Rule of Law.

Russell D. Roberts

Russell Roberts on the Mike McConnell Show

via Mike McConnell (WGN)
Monday, November 28, 2011

Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of economics and the J. Fish and Lillian F. Smith Distinguished Scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, discusses his novel The Price of Everything, and uses it to help explain some confusing aspects of today's complicated economy.

Russell D. Roberts

Simon Johnson on the financial crisis

via EconTalk
Monday, November 28, 2011

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Simon Johnson of MIT and the author (with James Kwak) of 13 Bankers, the origins of the financial crisis and how the next one might be prevented.

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Davenport: Public prayer does not “Establish Religion”

via townhall.com
Monday, November 28, 2011

David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, notes that, the point of the establishment clause was to prevent the government from establishing state religions not to remove God from the public square entirely.

Joseph McNamara

McNamara discusses the UC Davis pepper spray incident on KQED’s Forum

via Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)
Monday, November 21, 2011

Joseph McNamara is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and was chief of police for the City of San Jose, California, for fifteen years. He joins a panel discussion concerning the use of pepper spray to move seated Occupy UC Davis protesters on Friday. The incident, which has gained international media attention, also led the campus faculty association to call for the resignation of Chancellor Linda Katehi.

Russell D. Roberts

Taubes on fat, sugar, and scientific discovery

via EconTalk
Monday, November 21, 2011

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Gary Taubes, author of Good Calories, Bad Calories, what we know about the relationship between diet and disease. Taubes argues that, for decades, doctors, the medical establishment, and government agencies encouraged Americans to reduce fat in their diet and increase carbohydrates to reduce heart disease. Taubes argues that the evidence for the connection between fat in the diet and heart disease was weak but that the consensus in favor of low-fat diets remained strong.

Russell D. Roberts

Baumeister on gender differences and culture

via EconTalk
Monday, November 14, 2011

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Roy Baumeister of Florida State University and the author of Is There Anything Good about Men, the differences between men and women in cultural and economic areas. Baumeister argues that men aren't superior to women or women superior to men. Rather, men are better some things, and women are better at others; these trade-offs are a product of evolution and cultural pressure.

Morris P. Fiorina

Fiorina discusses finding the cure for pendulum politics on NPR

via All Things Considered (NPR)
Sunday, November 13, 2011

Morris Fiorina, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Wendt Family Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, discusses the cycle of overreach and backlash in our politics.

jim huffman, property rights task force member

Huffman on the John Batchelor Show

via John Batchelor Show
Friday, November 11, 2011

James Huffman, a member of the Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force, discusses judicial activism and how a disengaged judiciary is failing to protect the liberties of Americans.

Russell D. Roberts

Kaplan on the inequality and the top 1%

via EconTalk
Monday, November 7, 2011

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Steven Kaplan of the University of Chicago, the richest Americans and income inequality. Drawing on his work with Joshua Rauh, Kaplan talks about the composition of the richest 1 percent and one-tenth of 1 percent—what proportions come from the financial sector, CEOs from nonfinancial corporations, athletes, lawyers, and so on.

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