The Hoover Institution launched a new initiative, The Human Prosperity Project on Socialism and Free-Market Capitalism on Socialism, a discussion with leading scholars was hosted, on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST.
Despite the fundamental distinction between the two, misunderstandings of capitalism and socialism — and their implications for freedom — abound, and usually in favor socialism. In these circumstances, a return to the basics is warranted. The 17th-century writings of John Locke in defense of political and economic freedom and the 19th- century critique by Karl Marx of political and economic freedom represent classics of the genre.
In culinary terms, February’s limited tasting menu of Democratic presidential votes – Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina award 155 delegates, roughly 1/13th the 1,991 needed to secure the party’s nomination – soon becomes a March smorgasbord of main courses.
The organizers of the Munich Security Conference this year gave everyone a prompt: “Westlessness. Discuss.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took the challenge seriously by forcefully rebutting the hypothesis of Western decline. In his speech at this annual gathering of foreign policy professionals from around the world, Pompeo argued that “the West is winning.”
Hoover Institution fellow Michael McConnell discusses how we elect a president as well as the caucuses, primaries, and convention systems. McConnell also talks about why we have an electoral college and whether there is a good system for resolving disputed elections.
Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul questions the intelligence community for evidence to back up their conclusion that Russians prefer President Trump as the Republican nominee and Bernie Sanders as the Democratic nominee for president. McFaul also criticized the Obama administration for the lack of action after receiving intelligence in October 2016 about Russian interference on behalf of Trump.
I met up with the Federalist’s Ben Weingarten in Minneapolis this past fall when he was in the process of finishing American Ingrate: Ilhan Omar and the Progressive Islamist Takeover of the Democratic Party. With a foreword by Andrew McCarthy, the book is published in paperback today by Bombardier Books; it is available on Amazon at the link.
It seems every day the news provides stark testimony that our climate is warming, threatening our communities and environment. There are various opinions on the cause. However, within the community that expanded our understanding of our world and created the many technical advancements to improve our life in it, there is little doubt.