The world is about to witness a demonstration of whether an authoritarian state can take over a free society and keep it economically flourishing while individual rights are increasingly extinguished. If that sounds like a paradox, it is, given that the historical record includes no examples of such a transition to authoritarianism where, ultimately, economic growth and development continued while freedom languished.
The Hoover Institution hosts "Preparing for the Next Pandemic: Mobilizing and Integrating Responses Across the Government and the Private Sector" on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 9:00 AM PST/12:00 PM EST.
With President Trump out of quarantine and the debates resuming (maybe), abortion will return to center stage. Democrats will seek to turn this week's Senate hearings on Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court into a morality play. Expect to watch senators imply that her devout Catholic religious beliefs portend the judicial imposition of a patriarchal society.
by David Altig, Jose Maria Barrero, Nick Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Brent Meyer, Emil Mihaylov, Nick Parkervia Chicago Booth Review
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
In the months (and years) following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, airline travel was fundamentally altered. Despite a host of new measures to increase safety, not until April 2004 did airlines see passenger loads reach pre-9/11 levels. The COVID-19 pandemic is having an even more dramatic impact on plane travel, according to current and former airline executives.
(31:55) Hoover Institution fellow Michael Spence shares insights into the award-winning work of Paul Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson, whose discoveries were recognized today with the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics.