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The Libertarian: The Reparations Debate

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Is there a case for compensating those touched by slavery’s legacy?

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The Appropriate Role Of Government

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Milton Friedman, Hoover Institution Senior Research Fellow and Nobel Laureate, discusses how there are times when the government can become involved without infringing upon political freedom and autonomy. If two individuals enter into a business, most likely they will both benefit from it; however, there are cases in which a business can impose a cost on another individual without providing reparation. In this case, the government can become involved if markets are unable to compensate for the harm they’ve imposed.

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Getting Work Done in Congress, with Josh Hawley and Michael Waltz

interview with Josh Hawley, Michael Waltzvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, April 8, 2019


Senator Josh Hawley and representative Michael Waltz discuss their first terms in Congress and how much more they still want to accomplish.

In the News

Palo Alto Woman Sparks National Furor After Berating A Man Wearing A Maga Hat In Starbucks

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia Mercury News
Thursday, April 4, 2019
A Palo Alto woman’s tirade against a 74-year-old man wearing a Make America Great Again hat inside a Starbucks has sparked a social media firestorm and national debate about whether her actions reflect this country’s political divide or simply epitomize out-of-bounds extremism.
Analysis and Commentary

Boudreaux On Mandatory Paid Parental Leave

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Over at CafeHayek, George Mason University economist Donald Boudreaux, a frequent commenter on this blog, has been in an interesting conversation with two scholars at the American Enterprise Institute. His first post was an open letter to economist Aparna Mathur. She didn’t reply but her colleague Angela Rachidi, whose Ph.D. is in public policy, did.
Analysis and Commentary

The Book On Running For President Has A New Chapter -- Deemphasizing Empathy

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, April 4, 2019
The Democratic presidential field grew by one on Thursday, with Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan announcing that he’ll formally enter the fray this weekend at a campaign rally in Youngstown.

Does Ridesharing Increase Traffic Deaths?

by Russell Robertsvia Medium
Thursday, April 4, 2019

In recent years, economics has become much more empirical and less theoretical. It is not just that empirical work is more valued than theoretical work. Some economists make the claim that they don’t need theory or that theory is a handicap. They claim to just listen to what the numbers have to say.

Richard Epstein
Analysis and Commentary

Richard Epstein Presents "The Anti-Discrimination Juggernaut"

with Richard A. Epsteinvia University of Illinois College of Law
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein presents the David C. Baum Lecture on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights.

In the News

Europe’s Other Migration Crisis

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia The Economist
Thursday, April 4, 2019

“Poroshenko, zelensky, Poroshenko, Zelensky…” chants the teller, sing-song, over the flutter of papers. It is shortly before midnight on Sunday in the Ukrainian embassy in Warsaw. Representatives of the country’s presidential candidates are gathered around a conference table to count first-round votes from citizens living here in neighbouring Poland.


Niall Ferguson: “Our Capacity For Self-Destruction Grows Greater Every Day”

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Prospect Magazine
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his life and what he has learned and what he is most proud of.


Virtues Task Force