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Best Hoover Institution podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best Hoover Institution podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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EconTalk is an award-winning weekly talk show about economics in daily life. Featured guests include renowned economics professors, Nobel Prize winners, and exciting speakers on all kinds of topical matters related to economic thought. Host Russ Roberts, of the Library of Economics and Liberty and the Hoover Institution, draws you in with lively guests and creative repartee. Topics include health care, business cycles, economic growth, free trade, education, finance, politics, sports, book r ...
 
The 21st century may be the Pacific Century, and China appears poised to become America’s greatest rival for global power and influence. Hosts John Yoo and Michael Auslin broadly address developments in China and Asia. They discuss the latest politics, economics, law, and cultural news, with a focus on US policy in the region.
 
The American Monetary Association is a non-profit venture funded by The Jason Hartman Foundation that is dedicated to educating people about the practical effects of monetary policy and government actions on inflation, deflation and freedom. Our goal is to help people prosper in the midst of uncertain economic times. The American Monetary Association believes that a new and innovative understanding of wealth, value, business and investment is necessary to thrive in the new reality of big gov ...
 
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The Hoover Institution and the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) hosted Ensuring America’s Innovation in Artificial Intelligence with Condoleezza Rice and Dr. Fei-Fei Li on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to radically transform every industry and every society. Such profound ch…
 
We often hear that a human life is priceless, which may sound virtuous as a political statement but, in economic terms, it’s simply not true. Economists have long attached price tags to human life, which like everything else on the market is susceptible to fluctuations. But is there a cost to putting human lives above everything else? To discuss th…
 
US national security has turned into a racket. Enemies and bogeymen are invented with monotonous regularity to justify massive budgets and kickbacks to insiders. But with so much domestic US turmoil how long can this swindle go on?Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by investigative historian and journalist Gareth Porter to discuss the state of national s…
 
We speak to legendary filmmaker and actor Werner Herzog. He discusses his own experience under coronavirus lockdown in Los Angeles, California, the Covid-19 situation in the US, his film ‘Family Romance’, how his German nationality influences his views on capital punishment, the Black Lives Matter protests that have swept the nation following the m…
 
The US claim of exceptionalism, even supremacy, has long been a strong irritant for the Russians, especially coupled with the hardship and humiliation brought about by the collapse of the Soviet Union. Fast-forward 30 years, how does Moscow see the tearing down of statues and the revision of not just history books but national identity currently un…
 
Sixty years have elapsed since the Congo ceased to be the Belgium Congo and became an independent African state – and an extremely wealthy one at that. But just seven months after winning independence from Belgium in 1960, its first prime minister, Patrice Lumumba, was murdered. Many people believe that Lumumba was one of the greatest leaders Afric…
 
On this episode of Going Underground, we firstly speak to the co-creator of ‘Yes Minister’ and ‘Yes Prime Minister,’ Jonathan Lynn. He discusses Sir Mark Sedwill’s intention to quit as the head of the civil service and cabinet secretary, how politicians view civil servants and vice versa, the similarities between ‘Yes Minister’ and ‘Yes Prime Minis…
 
The story of Jeffrey Epstein is filled with mysteries connected to powerful people in the US. After his alleged suicide last year, the stories of a powerful international pedophile ring started to slow down but the story that was never picked up was that Epstein was working for Israeli intelligence. This story is still being covered up and we’ll se…
 
While scores of businesses across the country continue to shutter due to the pandemic, Professor of Economics Richard Wolff explains how Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has multiplied his riches during the retail blackout. With Covid-19 completely reshaping the economic landscape, how can companies adapt to remain not just accessible to consumers, but relevant…
 
While economic upheaval continues to ravage the globe, the USMCA trade agreement has officially taken effect. Will this change the uncertainty plaguing global finance markets? Plus, hyper-sanitation is part of life, but will this attitude extend into cash? We explore the idea of a cashless society, and what the prospects of a digital future could l…
 
Jason Hartman with guest, Harry Dent, for the rant of the year! “This is a bubble that is waiting to pop,” says Dent as he opens up about the Coronavirus just being a cover for some underlying economic issues. “This is much worse than a debt-bubble; it’s a financial asset bubble.” Harry speaks on his thoughts about gold, cryptocurrency, and inflati…
 
Employment numbers received a boost in the United States this week, but could we see a resurgence in jobless claims as more states begin re-shuttering businesses? Plus, as with most sectors, Covid-19 has sent a shock through the real estate market. We break down how housing numbers match up around the globe, and whether anyone is looking to invest …
 
The day before this show was recorded, Dr. Thomas Sowell began his 10th decade of life. Remarkably on one hand and yet completely expected on the other, he remains as engaged, analytical, and thoughtful as ever. In this interview (one of roughly a dozen or so we’ve conducted with Dr. Sowell over the years), we delve into his new book Charter School…
 
To celebrate the 4th of July holiday, we dipped into the Area 45 vault (June 26, 2018) for this conversation with Thomas Gilligan, the Hoover Institution’s Tad and Dianne Taube Director. He discusses the individual, economic, and political freedoms that are quintessentially American – and are at the core of the Hoover Institution’s mission of “idea…
 
Scott Eastwood joins Dennis Miller to talk about his new movie "The Outpost." The film tells the true story of the deadliest battle in Afghanistan. Eastwood says one unique part of this film is not only that it is based on a true story but real life soldiers, some from the battle, are starring in the movie.…
 
President Trump is just one judge shy of 200 confirmations, which could cement his legacy in the federal courts for the foreseeable future. Also, a reported ‘shortage’ of fresh meat in the US has since been debunked as an effort to lure meat workers back to their jobs while remaining competitive with Chinese farmers. Plus, a Supreme Court ruling ha…
 
Professor Sir Geoff Palmer OBE came from Jamaica as part of the “Windrush generation.” As an academic, he developed a revolutionary process for the brewing industry and is now achieving further distinction as a human rights activist. Alex Salmond interviews him about his extraordinary life and career – and his personal take on the resurgence of the…
 
In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the canceling of Woodrow Wilson, former president of the United States and founder of the League of Nations, for his racist ideas. Wilson also created the Federal Reserve, an institution racist due to the nature of the Cantillon Effect. In the second half, Max talks to Aleks Svetski of Amb…
 
The US Federal Communications Commission has officially designated Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE as national security threats amid the nation’s rising tension with India. What geopolitical ramifications could this ruling have? And what does it mean for the future of 5G? Plus, Boeing is facing heat after an analysis from an inspector general…
 
Not a cryptocurrency, but a COVID-Currency. Jason Hartman shares news of a small town in Washington that has created their own local currency, something that hasn’t been used since the Great Depression. And as always, it’s good to ask, “compared to what?” This letter home from a college student couldn’t illustrate this principle more clearly when i…
 
We speak to Dan Diker, the former secretary general of the World Jewish Congress. He discusses Israel’s annexation of areas of Palestine’s West Bank, his opinion on the UN calling Israel’s settlements illegal, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and why he believes it’s fundamentally anti-Semitic, the Syrian civil war in which Pres…
 
Markets continue their overall rally in Q2, hitting recent record highs, despite the US economy being ravaged by the coronavirus outbreak. Plus, as millions around the world have moved their job operations to their homes, the threat of cybersecurity has become a front-and-center issue. We take a look at the state of online safety and the latest mov…
 
A black man in Detroit was wrongfully arrested after facial recognition software incorrectly identified him, forcing developers to acknowledge the ways that racial bias is present in artificial intelligence. Essence Magazine is coming under fire for a number of abuses. With so much focus on government spending and defunding, we look at how the Vete…
 
As the United States and the world embark on fraught conversations about race, history, law enforcement, and the underpinnings of our very civilization, Ayaan Hirsi Ali joins Peter Robinson for an enlightening conversation. A refugee from Africa, Hirsi Ali fled to Europe to escape an arranged marriage, becoming an activist, (now former) member of t…
 
Hundreds of protesters have occupied New York City Hall demanding huge budget cuts to the NYPD. The St. Louis mayor has apologized after giving out the names and addresses of several protesters. And President Trump says he was not made aware of an intelligence report related to Russia and the killing of US troops in Afghanistan.…
 
In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the data showing that during the pandemic 68 percent of Americans are earning more on benefits than at work, thus getting to live like the free money banksters on Wall Street. Can it ever return to how it was? They also look at the protesters around the world turning to bitcoin. In the sec…
 
Physician and author Vivian Lee talks about her book The Long Fix with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Lee argues that we can transform health care in the United States, though it may take a while. She argues that the current fee-for-service system incentivizes doctors to provide services rather than keep patients healthy and that these are not the sam…
 
We speak to Shannon O’Loughlin, the executive director of the Association on American Indian Affairs. She discusses how Native Americans have been badly hit by coronavirus, why they have been excluded from US demographic data on coronavirus, the Trump administration’s record of arguably trying to suppress the Native American community, the delay in…
 
The governor of the bank of England is a public servant. He recently claimed that the UK almost went bankrupt at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. But how does a country that issues its own currency go bust? Or are we in danger of propping up sectors that in the medium term just don’t have a future? Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by economis…
 
What is the meaning and worth of history? Why are there those so determined to destroy cultural artefacts and rewrite history? The understanding of history – a true and dispassionate understanding of history – is really about two things: reverence and warning. The ‘culturecide’ that we are witnessing rejects both ideas.CrossTalking with Andranik Mi…
 
On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the extradition hearing of Julian Assange with lawyer, author and professor, Marjorie Cohn.Marjorie Cohn is professor emerita at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she taught from 1991 to 2016, and a former president of the National Lawyers Guild.Professor Cohn is the editor of and a contributor …
 
Markets are slumping after the Federal Reserve put a halt to buybacks and imposed new restrictions on the US banking system in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. While the airline industry has struggled in recent months, some big changes could be coming to the sector. Labor unions representing thousands of airline employees have asked US lawmakers…
 
In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy speak about the impending repeat of the 2008 crisis, according to an article in The Atlantic, as 15 percent of companies with poor leveraged loans are on the cusp of default. In the second half, Max interviews Michelle Renee on the bitcoin community. They discuss why bitcoin is the solution for Af…
 
Just a few weeks ago, Las Vegas residents witnessed a scene they’d never imagined seeing in their lifetimes: an empty Vegas Strip. John Shaffer discusses how the pandemic has re-shaped Sin City, and how critical it is that Vegas gets its socially-distant re-opening RIGHT.Also, new findings report e-cigarettes have a higher potential for addiction a…
 
On this episode of Going Underground, we firstly speak to Oscar Award-winning actor Sir Mark Rylance. He discusses the idea of a National Nature Service, which is gaining traction, how Coronavirus joblessness and homelessness can be solved together, comparisons between today’s situation and FDR’s America, the link between nutrition and pandemic fat…
 
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