I’ve been reading Voltaire’s Bastards by John Ralston Saul in preparation for an upcoming episode of EconTalk. It’s a fascinating book–bombastic, thought-provoking, wide-ranging. It’s thesis is that our worship of reason has spawned some very unhealthy cultural results. He condemns
If a body other than the Congress of the United States were actively contemplating a step that would, by the accounts of virtually all economists, tank the U.S. economy, cause interest rates to shoot up, and trigger a financial crisis, we would talk about
This summer, I worked with a committee of experts – including former military commanders, senior civilian leaders in national security agencies, defense contractors and academics – to develop recommendations for an appropriate force for protecting the United States, even at lower budget levels.