Peter Berkowitz of Stanford University's Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the origins of liberalism and the importance of John Locke. Berkowitz defends the liberal project of individual rights and liberty and argues that critics of Locke mischaracterize his thought.
While Gov. Jerry Brown blames the horrific death toll from California’s late-season wildfires, he and the state’s lawmakers have done little to discourage people from building homes in high-risk wildfire zones known as the wildland-urban interface (WUI). By shifting the cost of wildfire prevention and protection to general taxpayers, they send the wrong signals about risk to WUI homeowners.
The stated goals of Obamacare when it was signed into law in 2010 were to lower health care costs (and insurance premiums in particular), expand access to care and install consumer protections such as prohibiting rate differences based on pre-existing health conditions.
Researchers and policymakers are often puzzled when a policy like high quality preschool or class size reduction is found to have no impact on student test scores but a positive impact on longer-term outcomes like college graduation or future earnings.
Donald Trump’s former consiglieri Michael Cohen, along with being charged with tax avoidance and improper business deals, allegedly is guilty also of trying to leverage money and attention by exaggerating his influence with candidate and later President Trump.
Branko Milonavic is one of the most prominent writers on economic inequality. So when he wrote a recent article on why he cares about inequality, I looked forward to reading it so that I would understand better why he cares. Disclosure: As long as pretty much everyone is doing better economically, I don’t care about inequality.
French President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to break nearly a month’s silence in the face of increasingly agitated and violent protests spurred by populist anger at what’s seen as a government that’s cast the working people aside.
On Oct. 20, President Donald Trump announced his intention to unilaterally withdraw the United States from the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. For peace activists and others around the world, this was explosive and terrible news.
As India does well in its Ease of Doing Business rankings, a comparison with the evolving business environment in Asia, China in particular, must propel it to promote reforms across the country rather than confine it to commercial hubs.
Thomas Sowell, American economist and social theorist, who is currently senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, said: “Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.” I agree.
The revolving door at the Securities and Exchange Commission is making it difficult for an already embattled regulator to fight the excesses of Corporate America, a leading scholar on the subject says.
After the United States delivered an ultimatum to Russia last week that it was preparing to abandon a landmark weapons treaty, drawing a combative response from President Vladimir Putin, the specter of a rekindled nuclear arms race was widely seen as a rewind of the Cold War.
Germany's Christian Democrats elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Friday to replace Angela Merkel as party leader, a decision that moves her into pole position to succeed Europe's most influential leader as chancellor.
Rudy Giuliani says Team Mueller doesn’t believe President Trump’s claim that he was unaware in advance of the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Russian-connected lawyer. Giuliani concludes this from his understanding of the way Mueller’s team interrogated Paul Manafort.
On December 3, 2018, CNN.com published an article about the personal account of a former Chairman and CEO of Baxter International who shared a 3-hour plan ride with former U.S. President George H.W. Bush in March of 2000.
Germany’s Christian Democrats elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Friday to replace Angela Merkel as party leader, a decision that moves her into pole position to succeed Europe’s most influential leader as chancellor.