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In Praise Of Hierarchy

by Niall Fergusonvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, January 5, 2018

Established, traditional order is under assault from freewheeling, networked disrupters as never before. But society craves centralized leadership, too.

Analysis and Commentary

For India, ‘Our Time Has Come’

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

In the not-too-distant future, India could have a $10 trillion economy, the world’s third largest military and the world’s largest middle class. Tunku Varadarajan reviews ‘Our Time Has Come’ by Alyssa Ayres.

Analysis and Commentary

Asia’s Core Conflict Began In 1868 Japan

by Michael R. Auslinvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, December 29, 2017

Samurai rule was usurped by reformers torn between modernity and tradition.

Policy Seminar with George Shultz

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

The Honorable George P. Shultz, Hoover Institution Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow, former Secretary of Labor, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Secretary of the Treasury, and Secretary State, presented the remarks he gave on September 15, 2017 at the Economic History Association: “Dreams Can Be Nightmares.


The Incredible Shrinking Workforce

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, December 7, 2017

[Subscription Required]  When the latest jobs report comes out Friday, look beyond the top-line number. For months now economists have suggested that the low unemployment rate—4.1% as of last month’s report—implies that America is at or near full employment. Yet the labor market is still below its pre-recession peak, with about two million jobs missing. Many of those workers have joined the disability rolls. Others have simply dropped out of the workforce in favor of leisure time.


Hoover Institution Fellow Russ Roberts On Adam Smith And Libertarian Economics (Part One)

interview with Russell Robertsvia The Partially Examined Life
Monday, November 20, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts talks about our episode 174 on The Wealth of Nations, and explores with us the idea of emergent economic order. As preparation, we all listened to a June 2017 episode of EconTalk that featured Russ, Mike Munger, and Don Boudreaux, so you should too! For a graphic introduction to this idea, see

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The High Cost of Good Intentions Featuring John Cogan

interview with John F. Coganvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, November 16, 2017


The Need for Entitlement Reform.

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The Libertarian: Analyzing The GOP Tax Plan

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, November 9, 2017

A look at what works -- and what doesn't -- in the tax reform proposal from congressional Republicans.

Federal Reserve

The Fed Chief America Needs

by George P. Shultz, John F. Coganvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The president should pick someone who understands that the economy can grow more than 2% a year.

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Area 45: Of Patents, Trump, And Trolls Featuring Stephen Haber

interview with Stephen Haber, Bill Whalenvia Area 45
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

How the Trump administration can shield and spur American innovation.