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“Online Free Speech and Section 230 with Jamie Susskind” (Two Think Minimum)

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Two Think Minimum · Online Free Speech and Section 230 with Jamie Susskind Welcome back to TPI’s podcast, Two Think Minimum. I’m Sarah Oh, Senior Fellow at TPI, and I’m joined by Scott Wallsten, President and Senior Fellow at TPI. On this episode, we are pleased to host Jamie Susskind. Jamie is the Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs for the Consumer Technology Association. In that role, she coordinates CTA advocacy strategy and represents the association before federal agencies and the administration for policies to encourage the growth of innovative […]

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“Michael Shellenberger – Apocalypse Never: A New Approach to Environmentalism” (Two Think Minimum)

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Two Think Minimum · Michael Shellenberger – Apocalypse Never: A New Approach to Environmentalism Bob Hahn: Hello, and welcome to the Technology Policy Institute’s podcast, Two Think Minimum. I’m your host, Robert Hahn. And today we’re very excited, and I feel privileged to talk with Michael Shellenberger as part of our podcast series on energy talks. Michael Shellenberger is a Time Magazine “Hero of the Environment” and the Founder and President of Environmental Progress. He’s been a climate and environmental activist for over 30 years. He’s helped save nuclear reactors around the world, […]

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Research Roundup for September 2020

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Welcome back to TPI’s Research Roundup, our semi-regular compilation of recent outside research of interest to tech policy nerds. The leaves are going to start to fall soon, the perfect time to read some economic research. If you’ve read a paper you think might be interesting to include in the next roundup, feel free to send it to nlovin@techpolicyinstitute.org DISCLAIMER: The papers and authors are not affiliated with TPI. We do not necessarily agree with everything, or even anything, in these papers, but find them interesting and informative. Virus Shook the Streaming […]

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“Protecting Privacy and Moving the Evidence Ball Down the Field with Nancy Potok” (Two Think Minimum)

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Two Think Minimum · Protecting Privacy and Moving the Evidence Ball Down the Field with Nancy Potok Robert Hahn: Hello, and welcome to the Technology Policy Institute’s podcast, Two Think Minimum. I’m your host, Robert Hahn. Today, we’re excited to talk with Nancy Potok as part of our podcast series on evidence-based policy. Dr. Nancy Potok served as the Chief Statistician of the United States until January of this year, 2020. She has over 30 years of leadership experience in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Nancy also served as a […]

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“Digital Payments, Crypto, and Libra with Christian Catalini, Dante Disparte, and Matthew Davie” (Two Think Minimum)

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Two Think Minimum · Digital Payments, Crypto, and Libra with Christian Catalini, Dante Disparte, and Matthew Davie Recording Date: Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 Christian Catalini is Chief Economist of the Libra Association, on leave from MIT, and a Faculty Research Fellow at NBER. Dante Disparte is vice chairman and Head of Policy and Communications at the Libra Association, and currently serves as an appointee on the FEMA National Advisory Counsel. Matthew Davie is the Chief Strategy Officer at Kiva, a non-profit organization dedicated to financial inclusion for the world’s most […]

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Research Roundup for August 2020

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Welcome back to TPI’s Research Roundup, our semi-regular compilation of recent outside research of interest to tech policy nerds.  Papers this month include studies on internet adoption, machine learning, Uber Eats, e-commerce, and cryptocurrencies. If you’ve read a paper you think might be interesting to include in the next roundup, feel free to send it to nlovin@techpolicyinstitute.org DISCLAIMER: The papers and authors are not affiliated with TPI. We do not necessarily agree with everything, or even anything, in these papers, but find them interesting and informative. Predicting Cell Phone Adoption Metrics Using Satellite […]

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“Google Cloud Developer Advocate Felipe Hoffa” (Two Think Minimum)

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Sarah Oh: Hello. Welcome back to the Technology Policy Institute’s podcast, Two Think Minimum. It’s Thursday, July 30th, 2020. I’m Sarah Oh, senior fellow at TPI, and I’m joined by Scott Wallsten and Nathaniel Lovin. Today, we’re delighted to talk to Felipe Hoffa, developer advocate, and software engineer at Google. Felipe is originally from Chile and is now based in San Francisco and around the world. If you’re involved in big data and data science, you may recognize him as a familiar name and face answering thousands of developer questions […]

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President Trump vs. Integrity and Independence

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Presidents often interfere in the workings of supposedly “independent” agencies. President Obama publicly expressed his preference for how the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should regulate broadband. President Reagan reportedly met secretly with then FCC Chairman Mark Fowler about the Commission’s “Financial Interest and Syndication Rules.” And chairs are frequently personal friends of the president who appointed them. But those examples are all “tan suit scandals” compared to President Trump’s abrupt withdrawal of FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly’s (re)nomination. While the president provided no reason, it is widely understood that the president […]

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“TikTok Public Policy’s Michael Beckerman” (Two Think Minimum)

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This interview with Michael Beckerman was recorded on Monday, July 27th. A lot has changed for TikTok since, with the President’s threat to ban the app if TikTok doesn’t divest it’s US opererations from it’s parent company before September 15th. The contents of the interview are still release and so we’re bringing it to you now on August 5th. Tom Lenard: Hello, and welcome back to TPI’s podcast, Two Think Minimum. It’s Monday, July 27th, and I’m Tom Lenard, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute. And […]

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“Jay Bhattacharya on Health Economics and Coronavirus” (Two Think Minimum)

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Scott: Hello and welcome to the Technology Policy Institute’s podcast: Two Think Minimum. Today is July 23rd, 2020, and I’m Scott Wallsten, president and senior fellow at TPI here with my cohost, TPI Senior Fellow and President Emeritus, Tom Lenard. Today, we’re excited to be talking with Jay Bhattacharya. Jay is a professor of medicine at Stanford university. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research, a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and at the Stanford Freeman Spogli Institute. He holds […]

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