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Peter Berkowitz On Locke, Liberty, And Liberalism

by Russell Roberts interview with Peter Berkowitzvia EconTalk
Monday, December 10, 2018

Peter Berkowitz of Stanford University's Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the origins of liberalism and the importance of John Locke. Berkowitz defends the liberal project of individual rights and liberty and argues that critics of Locke mischaracterize his thought. 

In the News

A Cold War Arms Treaty Is Unraveling. But The Problem Is Much Bigger.

quoting George P. Shultzvia WRAL
Sunday, December 9, 2018

After the United States delivered an ultimatum to Russia last week that it was preparing to abandon a landmark weapons treaty, drawing a combative response from President Vladimir Putin, the specter of a rekindled nuclear arms race was widely seen as a rewind of the Cold War.

In the News

PNP's 'Love The Poor' Politics Left The Nation Poorer

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Jamaica Observer
Sunday, December 9, 2018

Thomas Sowell, American economist and social theorist, who is currently senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, said: “Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.” I agree.

Analysis and Commentary

Defeat And The Dossier Explain Everything

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, December 9, 2018

Donald Trump’s former consiglieri Michael Cohen, along with being charged with tax avoidance and improper business deals, allegedly is guilty also of trying to leverage money and attention by exaggerating his influence with candidate and later President Trump.

In the News

Mueller Pressing Hard On Trump Tower Meeting

quoting John Yoovia Power Line Blog
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Rudy Giuliani says Team Mueller doesn’t believe President Trump’s claim that he was unaware in advance of the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Russian-connected lawyer. Giuliani concludes this from his understanding of the way Mueller’s team interrogated Paul Manafort.

Analysis and Commentary

Branko Milonavic's Confusion On Inequality

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Branko Milonavic is one of the most prominent writers on economic inequality. So when he wrote a recent article on why he cares about inequality, I looked forward to reading it so that I would understand better why he cares. Disclosure: As long as pretty much everyone is doing better economically, I don’t care about inequality.

In the News

Speed Of Revolving Door Between SEC And Private Sector Is Shocking, Says Expert On Regulatory Capture

quoting Amit Seru via Market Watch
Friday, December 7, 2018

The revolving door at the Securities and Exchange Commission is making it difficult for an already embattled regulator to fight the excesses of Corporate America, a leading scholar on the subject says.

In the News

Trump's Meddling Is Bad For The Economy

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Chicago Tribune
Friday, December 7, 2018

One crucial test of leadership is knowing when to leave well enough alone. Fixing things that are going badly can be hard. What is easy is not screwing up things that are doing fine without your help.

In the News

The Media’s Revisionist History Of Republican Presidents

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Times Record
Friday, December 7, 2018

Some things look worse over time — bread, milk, my hairline. Other things get better — wine, cheese, Tom Brady.


Edward Lazear: We Should Have Been More Aggressive On Raising Rates In The Past

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Friday, December 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the jobs report and economic growth.