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Henry I. Miller

Miller on the John Batchelor Show: “there’s a difference between plausibility and provability”

by Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 9, 2014

Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller discusses his recent Forbes article entitled “The Trouble with Scientific Research Today: A Lot That’s Published is Junk” on the John Batchelor Show. Topics include the limitations of observational studies, the low rate of successful replication of studies, and predatory publishing.

Russell D. Roberts

Gill on religion

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, January 6, 2014

Anthony Gill of the University of Washington and host of the podcast Research on Religion discusses, with EconTalk host Russell Roberts, the economics of religion. Topics include the study of religion in the social sciences; the relationship between religion and the state, especially regarding monopolization; the origins of religious freedom; and the interaction between property rights and religious freedom.

Russell D. Roberts

Thurman on bees, beekeeping, and Coase

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, December 16, 2013

Wally Thurman of North Carolina State University and the Property and Environmental Research Center discusses bees with EconTalk host Russell Roberts. Topics include the biological basics of bees; the history of bees in America; the role of commercial beekeeping in agriculture, especially almond cultivation in California; colony collapse disorder and policy and market responses; and how pollination is an example of reciprocal externality and subsidies and how those relate to Coase’s theories.

Is our NATO ally Turkey emerging as a regional power that is hostile, neutral, o

“Turkey at the Crossroads”

by Barry Strauss via Strategika
Monday, December 16, 2013

Barry Strauss discusses recent events in Turkey and what they mean for the country’s future and for its standing in international affairs.

Is our NATO ally Turkey emerging as a regional power that is hostile, neutral, o

The Case for Optimism in Turkey

by Williamson Murrayvia Strategika
Thursday, December 12, 2013

Williamson Murray on why Turkey’s prominent role in the Middle East will actually redound to America’s benefit.

Kori Schake is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution

Schake on Secure Freedom Radio: “it tells both our friends and our enemies that we are less interested in winning than we are in leaving”

by Kori Schakevia Secure Freedom Radio
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hoover research fellow Kori Schake discusses Obama’s foreign policy on Secure Freedom Radio. Topics include Syria, Iran, the nature of the American public, the war in Afghanistan, and the Obama administration’s international reputation.

Russell D. Roberts

Lemov on teaching

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, December 9, 2013

Dough Lemov of Uncommon Schools and author of Teach Like a Champion discusses teaching, schools, and education with EconTalk host Russell Roberts. Topics include considering teaching as if it were a performance profession; relationships between teachers and administration; education assessments; techniques and characteristics of a good teacher; and school choice in America.

Eric A. Hanushek

Hanushek on the Lars Larson Show: “we are importing people educated elsewhere . . . this is a harbinger for what’s to come if we don’t improve our schools”

by Eric Hanushekvia Lars Larson Show
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Hoover senior fellow Eric Hanushek discusses the state of US education on the Lars Larson Show. Topics include the US ranking in the world, importing talent for desirable jobs, education in Canada, and economic growth.

Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow

Hanson on Heartland Radio: “I don’t think the answer to our historical illiteracy will be found in a university”

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Heartland Institute
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Hoover senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his new project, the Freedom Academy, on Heartland Radio. Topics include his inspiration for the project, how the Freedom Academy differs from other online classes, and the potential for online education.

Russell D. Roberts

Pritchett on education in poor countries

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, December 2, 2013

Lant Pritchett of Harvard University discusses, with EconTalk host Russell Roberts, his new book The Rebirth of Education: Schooling Ain’t Learning. Topics include “spider systems” versus “star fish systems”; Pritchett’s experience with education systems in the developing world; how education in the developing world compares to Europe, the United States, and East Asia; and corruption and accountability.


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