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Thomas Sowell discusses Intellectuals and Society on Uncommon Knowledge.

Happy Birthday And A Terrific New Book By Thomas Sowell

by John B. Taylor featuring Thomas Sowellvia Economics One
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Thomas Sowell has a new book. It is terrific and timely. It is called Charter Schools and Their Enemies, officially published today, June 30, 2020, which happens to be his 90th birthday. Happy Birthday, Tom, and thank you writing such a beautiful book.

Analysis and Commentary

Rethinking Production Under Uncertainty

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Even at my age, I get a little tingle when a paper is finally published. "Rethinking production under uncertainty" is now out at RAPS (free access for a while) and on my website.

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The Case against Revolution with Ayaan Hirsi Ali

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, June 30, 2020


As the United States and the world embark on fraught conversations about race, history, law enforcement, and the underpinnings of our very civilization, Ayaan Hirsi Ali joins Peter Robinson for an enlightening conversation.

In the News

The CFO Essential Summer Reading List

mentioning Thomas Sowellvia Forbes
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Summer is here. And while the activities we have enjoyed in years past may be put on hold this season, there is one activity that we should all continue to embrace: summer reading. Now, more than ever, busy executives need time to themselves to recharge the batteries, and few activities are better than reading a great book under the sun.


John Cochrane: Interview And Goodfellows

interview with John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Monday, June 29, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane discusses COVID-19 and the economy.


Broadband For All

by John B. Taylor, Jack Malleryvia Project Syndicate
Monday, June 29, 2020

By driving a large share of work and education online, the COVID-19 pandemic has likely triggered a permanent change in many economic sectors. That makes closing the digital divide and ensuring universal Internet access more urgent than ever.

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Garret Talks To Dr. Scott Atlas

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia The Morning Ritual with Garret Lewis
Monday, June 29, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses reopening the economy in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.

Analysis and Commentary

Lester Grinspoon RIP

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, June 29, 2020

On Thursday, June 25, Lester Grinspoon, M.D. died, one day after his 92nd birthday. This afternoon, I looked at my markups of two of his books, Marihuana Reconsidered, 2nd ed. 1977 and Cocaine: A Drug and Its Social Evolution, co-authored with James B. Bakalar.

In the News

Amid The Pandemic, Economists Say, Some Job Losses Will Be Permanent

quoting Steven J. Davisvia IndyStar
Monday, June 29, 2020

There's growing concern that some COVID-19 job losses will be permanent.


Moralist Hazard? David Henderson, Research Fellow At Stanford University’s Hoover Institution

interview with David R. Hendersonvia Worlds Apart
Sunday, June 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow David Henderson discusses the economic and human costs of lock-downs.


Economic Policy Working Group

The Working Group on Economic Policy brings together experts on economic and financial policy to study key developments in the U.S. and global economies, examine their interactions, and develop specific policy proposals.

Milton and Rose Friedman: An Uncommon Couple