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Analysis and Commentary

Mankiw On Publishing Textbooks

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, March 11, 2019

Harvard economics professor Greg Mankiw, who has become a multi-millionaire by writing and honing his very successful economics textbooks, has written a thoughtful article titled “Reflections of a Textbook Author.” 

Thomas Sowell lauds Friedman’s life and his impact on modern economics and public policy.
In the News

Return Of The Sowell Man

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Front Page Magazine
Monday, March 11, 2019
“Even the best things come to an end,” wrote Thomas Sowell in a December, 2016, column headlined “Farewell.” At the age of 86, the great economist had decided to stop writing his column and “spend less time following politics and more time on my photography.” Since then, Sowell has been rather quiet, but current political trends have prompted him to re-emerge.
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Area 45: The Roberts Court With Adam White

interview with Adam J. Whitevia Area 45
Monday, March 11, 2019

Is Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts the most influential individual in a divided Washington?

Analysis and Commentary

Jacob Vigdor On Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage

by David R. Hendersonvia The Library of Economics and Liberty
Monday, March 11, 2019
In the latest EconTalk, both host Russ Roberts and economist interviewee Jacob Vigdor do a great job of discussing Vigdor’s and his colleagues’ 2016 study of Seattle’s large increase in the minimum wage. Russ asks pretty much all the right questions at all the right points. I highly recommend it.

Victor Davis Hanson: Trump Is Winning Because Agenda 'Tailor-Made' For Working-Class

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Friday, March 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson notes that President Trump won in 2016, and continues to hold sizable support because his agenda is "tailor-made" for key constituencies throughout the country that have become disillusioned with politics.


Conserving International Order

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Saturday, March 9, 2019

In the United States, conservatism and liberalism — often to the consternation of conservatives and liberals — are ineluctably intertwined. This turns out to be true of foreign affairs as well as of domestic affairs. Attention to this entwinement helps bring into focus the key question concerning the contemporary dispute about the post-World War II international order and the United States’ role in maintaining it: What policies best advance America’s interest in conserving freedom?

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Celebrating The Life Of Lou Henry Hoover

via The Hoover Centennial
Friday, March 8, 2019

In honor of International Women’s Day, we celebrate the life of Lou Henry Hoover, an extraordinary champion of women and girls.


Raghuram Rajan: Inequality In America

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia NPR
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow  Raghuram Rajan discusses how technology has made globalization possible, but it made inequality in the US much worse. Rajan examines inequality, what it means, and how is can be a benefit for everyone.


The Tension Is High In Venezuela’s Standoff, But No One Can Afford To Shoot First | Opinion

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Venezuela’s Interim President Juan Guaidó and questionably-elected President Nicolás Maduro are gunning for each other, but with no intention to shoot. In Hollywood, this is called a “Mexican standoff.”

In the News

Socialist Sentiment Compared To Cult Conversion

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The National Center
Thursday, March 7, 2019

In a recent and very troubling poll, Americans were split – dead even – on the question of whether or not the United States was the source of all the world’s problems.


Virtues Task Force