For many decades, defenders of liberal education — not only conservatives — have been warning the public about colleges’ and universities’ hostility to free speech. If the warnings are unsound, why has controversy persisted? If they are sound, why hasn’t the problem been corrected?
Presidential candidates from both parties usually sound hard-core in the primaries to appeal to their progressive or conservative bases. But for the general election, the nominees move to the center to pick off swing voters and centrist independents.
Any revolution that brings about benefits for a large sector of the population faces serious free-rider problems. Revolutionary activity is extremely risky and, once the revolution succeeds, excluding from any general benefits those who did not participate is difficult if not impossible. This explains why revolutions are always so messy and produce mixed results.
Hoover Institution fellow Amit Seru talks about the growth of shadow banks, the increased regulatory burden faced by traditional banks, and the financial technology adopted by shadow banks. He argues that these factors explain changes in credit markets around the globe.
Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about President Donald Trump's tweet that China and Europe are playing a big currency manipulation game, and that the the US should match their efforts rather than just watch as other countries manipulate their currencies. Chen also discusses the trade disputes between the US and China.
Public sector banks might perform better if they are freed from some of the constraints they operate under but such freedom typically requires distance from the government, says former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan.
Condoleezza Rice, who the New York Times called "one of the country’s most distinguished and widely respected diplomats," will come to DePauw University on Tuesday, October 8, to deliver a Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture.
Back in 2004, the university-biotech complex and its camp followers in the media and Hollywood convinced California voters to borrow $3 Billion to establish the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Its purpose was to pay for embryonic stem-cell and human-cloning research over which the federal-government imposed funding restrictions.
We are learning that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are not enough to maintain liberty. Freedom is maintained when a critical mass of the public acts in adherence to the timeless principles of individual liberty bequeathed to us.
Condoleezza Rice is an American political scientist, diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State in the administration of President George W. Bush. Rice was the first female African-American Secretary of State. Rice was President Bush’s National Security Advisor during his first term, and the first woman to serve in that position.