Even as they rush headlong into their unavoidable constitutional crash, President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) may yet agree on the procedures for the impeachment inquiry. Contrary to Trump’s claims, the Constitution does not require the House to be “fair” in its probe. But House leaders should still furnish the president with due process, because the Senate will not hold a serious trial that can reveal the truth.
When Ronald Reagan got behind the effort to save the ozone layer, there was much less scientific consensus than there is now on climate change. “I had two private meetings a week with President Reagan,” said George P. Shultz, the former president’s secretary of state. “We talked about it. He became convinced that it was a real big problem.” But not all scientists were convinced, and their uncertainty was holding up action.
Andrew McAfee of MIT's Sloan School of Management talks about his book, More from Less, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. McAfee argues that technology is helping developed nations use fewer resources in producing higher levels of economic output. The improvement is not just a reduction in energy per dollar of GDP but less energy in total as economic growth progresses. This "dematerialization" portends a future that was unimaginable to the economists and pundits of the past. McAfee discusses the potential for dealing with climate change in a dematerialized world, the non-material aspects of economic progress, and the political repercussions of the current distribution of economic progress.
Who will build the roads? Every libertarian I know who has been one for 5 years or more has been asked this question. Our answer is typically that for-profit firms will build roads and that sometimes neighborhood associations will do so.
Aaron Director had an enormous impact on antitrust law, first through the activities of the Free Market Study (1946-1952) and the Antitrust Project (1953-1957), and through his subsequent work and teaching at the University of Chicago Law School.
Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis warned that the president's decision to pull troops from Syria's border in advance of a Turkish incursion could have dire consequences and lead to ISIS's resurgence.
Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses his book From Cold War to Hot Peace, which combines history and memoir to tell the story of US-Russia relations from the fall of the Soviet Union to the new rise of the Russian President Putin.
An extra $24 a month. That’s how much the average Social Security recipient will get in 2020. That’s according to the Social Security Administration, which said Thursday that the cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) is being bumped up 1.6%.
Historian Frank Dikötter is one of the most respected chroniclers of modern China, winning acclaim for books including Mao’s Great Famine (2010), The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution (2013) and The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History (2016).
Camera apps have become increasingly sophisticated. Users can elongate legs, remove pimples, add on animal ears and now, some can even create false videos that look very real. The technology used to create such digital content has quickly become accessible to the masses, and they are called “deepfakes.”
India's fiscal deficit 'conceals' a lot and is probably pushing Asia's third-largest economy to the brink of a 'worrisome' situation, former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has warned. Delivering the OP Jindal lecture at Brown University, Rajan said the uncertainty about the overall economic vision at the top rungs is causing deep distress in the Indian economy.
[Subscription Required] Small steps toward a trade truce between China and the U.S. last week likely aren’t enough to diminish uncertainties that are holding back global economic growth. Negotiators agreed to put off a round of U.S. tariff increases set for this week but left undecided what will come of an additional round of tariffs scheduled for December or the tariffs on about $360 billion of imported Chinese goods already in place.
The United States is poised to move about 1,000 U.S. troops from northern Syria amid an ongoing Turkish incursion into the region, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday, calling the situation “untenable” for U.S. forces.
Corporate stewardship is easy to execute when the stakes are low. It's easy when there isn't a loser, when the platitudes handed down from the C-suite are feel-good and vague, when foreign officials who control one of the most commercially significant markets on the planet aren't demanding some sort of action or apology, despite their regime's documented history of human rights abuses and trepidation for free speech.
Almost 70 million retirees will see a 1.6% cost-of-living increase from Social Security in 2020, an uptick with potential political consequences in an election year when Democrats are pushing for more protection from inflation.
Private-equity deals result in worse pay for workers, and, depending on whether the buyout target was public or not, fewer jobs, according to a newly published study. The study of some 6,000 private-equity deals between 1980 and 2013 finds that the average pay per worker falls 1.7% after buyouts.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul will will be the keynote speaker at the 36th annual Frank Church Conference on Public Affairs on Oct. 14 at Boise State University, delivering an address titled “From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American in Putin's Russia.” The speech will start at 7 p.m. in the Jordan Ballroom of the Student Union Building; the conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the same day in the Simplot Ballroom.
A spectacular evening of interactive Museum activities, fabulous food and drink, and exciting live and silent auctions. Featuring keynote by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr., USN (Ret.), Annenberg Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, and Chair of the National Space Council Users’ Advisory Group.