The Hoover Institution has established a new initiative aimed at educating Americans about the arguments and consequences of the modern world’s dominant, conflicting, and most fiercely debated economic systems: socialism and free-market capitalism.
Austin Frakt at the New York Times covered an interesting survey of health economists, revealing their interesting support for the status quo Mike Cannon at CATO has an interesting tweet storm in reaction, and Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution also comments.
In 2020 if Sanders is the Democratic nominee, the NeverSanders movement will be far larger, far wealthier, far more influential—even as it is likely far quieter—than were the vociferous but anemic NeverTrumpers of 2016.
The Republican tent has historically been big enough to hold several varieties of foreign policy conservatives. It was a little easier in the days of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, with anti-communism as the center holding things together, though even isolationists found a home in the party.
In the years after A Nation at Risk, conservative ideas for reforming America’s lagging education system gained much traction. Key items like school choice, rigorous academic standards, and results-based school accountability drew bipartisan support and were put into practice across the country.
Tempting though it is to mock Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for his ideals and mannerisms – a task made harder when one’s writing on a Sunday night and Curb Your Enthusiasm is about to air – maybe it’s time for Republicans to cool it with the dreams of a Trump cakewalk and down-ballot mayhem in November and think of the self-styled “Democratic socialist” in more formidable terms.
Economist, author, and investor Richard Robb talks about his book Willful with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Robb is interested in what motivates and explains the choices we make. He explores alternatives to the optimizing model of economics including what he calls "for-itself" behavior--behavior that isn't purposive.
A professor of education policy at the University of Arkansas, Patrick Wolf, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Wolf’s latest findings from Milwaukee’s Parental Choice Program. Wolf’s research explores whether voucher students are more likely to attain higher levels of education than their peers outside of the program.
In my recent critique of Paul Romer’s attack on Joan Robinson, I pointed out that Romer was wrong. Even Paul Samuelson admitted that Robinson had won the Cambridge-Cambridge debate. One of the big issues is whether you can aggregate capital. You can’t.
Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo notes that we should not be surprised that Russia is trying to interfere in our elections considering that Russia caused the chaos that lead to a special investigation, etc.
When he was young, Thomas Jefferson carefully copied those words — a quote from the great political philosopher Montesquieu — into his “commonplace book,” the private journal he kept as a student for future inspiration.
America is broken. The middle class, once the largest and most robust American cohort, now struggles for economic survival. Employment is rising, in terms of jobs growth, but salaries are not keeping up with cost of living and federal benefits that Americans pay into and count on, such as Social Security and Medicare.
Since the New York Times introduced its 1619 Project last summer, the paper has touched off a series of debates about the role of slavery in American history. Although the exchanges that followed haven’t revealed much about our nation’s past, they have told us a lot about state of modern U.S. journalism.