In a market economy, employee compensation inevitably depends on employee performance and productivity. But there is one incredibly important occupation in which compensation depends very little on performance—public school teaching.
Until 2017, there were certain political assumptions that most people no longer really believed but also preferred not to question — given the likely animus from the so-called bipartisan establishment, a naked entity which, by convention, we all agreed was splendidly clothed.
In his famous 1947 “Long Telegram” and subsequent Foreign Affairs article, George Kennan described what he thought was the “political personality of Soviet power.” It was an effort at what he called a “task of psychological analysis” to discern a “pattern of thought” and the “nature of the mental world of the Soviet leaders.”
And what it shows us about the many ways to a belief in liberty. Reason, on its Hit and Run site, posted an excellent 8-minute interview with Joshua Childress, who resigned as a Border Patrol agent because he no longer believed in the mission.
Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen participates in a roundtable discussion about the week in politics, including the op-ed by an alleged senior administration official published anonymously in The New York Times.
Hoover Institution fellow Marko Kounalakis discusses the upcoming summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean leader Moon Jae-in, where they are expected to discuss economic collaboration and ways to tighten their relationship.
The opposition to Kavanaugh is actually not about him, but about the man who nominated him, Donald Trump. Democratic senators — especially those running for president or for re-election in liberal states — want to show their political base that they are part of the resistance to everything Trump stands for.
Are patriotism and corporate multinationalism mutually exclusive concepts? In an age where socialism, despite its disastrous historical track record, is more popular than capitalism among Millennials, that question can no longer be ignored.
Virtually no idea is too ridiculous to be accepted, even by very intelligent and highly educated people, if it provides a way for them to feel special and important. Some confuse that feeling with idealism. – Thomas Sowell
With Niall Ferguson, one of today's most renowned and prestigious British historians and author of The Square and the Tower. Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power (Penguin Random House), an essay exploring the interaction between hierarchical institutions (States, typically) and horizontal structures (social networks) throughout history.