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The political scene

by Douglas Riversvia NewYorker.com
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Douglas Rivers, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of political science at Stanford University, discusses politics, political history, political parties, and the outlook for the midterm elections.

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Genetically Engineered Salmon

via KQED
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Henry I. Miller, M.S., M.D., is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he focuses on public policy associated with science and technology. For the past few days, the Food and Drug Administration has been holding hearings about the environmental and nutritional safety of salmon that have been genetically modified to grow faster. Miller debates the pros and cons of these supersalmon on KQED’s Forum with Michael Krasny.

David R. Henderson is a research fellow with the Hoover Institution.

David Henderson on income tax and other aspects of the economy

via WGN News
Thursday, September 16, 2010

David R. Henderson, a research fellow with the Hoover Institution and an associate professor of economics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, discusses tax rates, taxes, Social Security, employment, monetary policy, and the economy.

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Richard Epstein on regulation

via EconTalk
Monday, September 20, 2010

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses with Richard A. Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New York University, and the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, the current state of the economy, particularly the regulatory climate.

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Constitution day: An annual checkup

via townhall.com
Friday, September 17, 2010

David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, notes that on Friday we celebrated Constitution Day, the 223rd birthday of our founding document. An annual checkup shows that, although it is still the longest-lasting constitution in the world, certain provisions are under attack and vulnerable.

Kori Schake is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution

Hoover fellow discusses defense spending and the deficit on the Diane Rehm Show

via Diane Rehm Show (NPR)
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Kori Schake, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and an associate professor of international security studies at the United States Military Academy, discusses the cost of the U.S. presence in Afghanistan and Iraq, which now tops $1 trillion. As the nation’s debt tops $13 trillion, there are new pressures to rein in the Pentagon’s budget without compromising national security.

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Time to get serious

via Townhall
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, tells Townhall that “I am surprised to say this, but if we want to tame big government and tackle our economic woes, maybe we should start paying attention to places like Canada and Germany.”

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Proposition 19

via KQED
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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. McNamara discusses Proposition 19 on KQED’s Forum with Michael Krasny. Prop 19, known as the “Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010,” is on the November ballot; if it passes it would make California the first state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.

Russell D. Roberts

de Botton on the pleasures and sorrows of work

via EconTalk
Monday, September 13, 2010

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses with Alain de Botton, author of The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, how the nature of work has changed with the increase in specialization.

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Kling on knowledge, power, and Unchecked and Unbalanced

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Arnold Kling of EconLog and author of Unchecked and Unbalanced, the relationship between knowledge and power.

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