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by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Marginal Revolution and the Wall Street Journal both pass on a great quote from Warren Buffett: It’s understandable that the sponsor of the proxy proposal believes Berkshire is especially threatened by climate change because we are a huge insurer, covering all sorts of risks

Analysis and Commentary

Dirty Secrets Of Fraudulent ‘Advocacy Research’

by Henry I. Miller, Robert Wagervia National Review
Friday, February 26, 2016

Scientific publishing is in crisis. A number of empirical studies have shown that 80 to 90 percent of the claims coming from scientific studies in major journals fail to replicate.

In the News

FDA Approves Second Generation GMO Potato

quoting Henry I. Millervia Heartland Institute
Friday, February 19, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given J.R. Simplot Co. (Simplot), one of the world’s largest agribusiness companies, the green light to sell a potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish Potato Famine.

William J. Perry

William J. Perry Discusses His 'Journey At The Nuclear Brink'

interview with William J. Perryvia Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)
Thursday, February 18, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow William Perry discusses his new memoir My Journey at the Nuclear Brink and he shares his insights on preventing nuclear proliferation.

Analysis and Commentary

When Food Labels Mislead

by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssenvia Washington Times
Sunday, February 14, 2016

The USDA ‘organic’ label is both meaningless and unconstitutional.

Global Image

Energy Innovation Needs New Private-Sector Push

by Arun Majumdar, John Deutch, Norman Augustine, George P. Shultzvia Bloomberg
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Two months after the end of the Paris climate summit, it seems natural to ask: What are the next steps? Do we need to do more?

Analysis and Commentary

Bitten By The Unresponsive, Irresponsible FDA

by Henry I. Miller, Drew L. Kershenvia National Review
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Regulators are blocking innovative approaches to protecting us from Zika and other viruses.


Modification Of Embryos Will Someday Treat Hideous Diseases

by Henry I. Millervia National Review
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

On Monday a story in the British newspaper The Independent had this breathless lede: “Scientists in the UK will be allowed to genetically modify human embryos for the first time in history, after they received a licence to go ahead with groundbreaking research into the early stages of human life.” Few in the scientific community would find this earth-shattering.


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, February 1, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Other Drug War."


Henry Miller On The John Batchelor Show (19:21)

interview with Henry I. Millervia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, January 29, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses his Forbes article "We Can Beat Zika And Malaria—If The FDA Allows."


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