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Ben Franklin Circles Continue At Library

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia The Daily Chronicle
Monday, February 5, 2018

The DeKalb Public Library continues to host Ben Franklin Circles for the public. A teen-only group meets at 4 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month and an all-ages group will meet at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month.

Analysis and Commentary

Helen Pluckrose And James Lindsay On The Enemies Of Modernity

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Saturday, February 3, 2018

Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay talk with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about their essay on the enemies of modernity. Pluckrose and Lindsay argue that modernity--by which they mean democracy, reason, and individual liberty--is under attack from pre-modern and post-modern ideological enemies. They discuss why modernity is under attack and encourage people on the political left and right to support modernity.

In the News

Less Than Half Of EU Countries Are 'Fully Democratic': Report

quoting Larry Diamondvia Euro News
Friday, February 2, 2018

The Economist Intelligence Unit's new report suggests democracy may be in regression

In the News

Are Super Bowl Ads Really Worth $5 Million?

quoting Michael Spencevia The Week
Friday, February 2, 2018

Boy, is the Super Bowl expensive for advertisers. This year, a 30-second spot during the biggest game in sports costs over $5 million. Judging by the numbers and research alone, that's a complete ripoff.

Hoover senior fellow Thomas Sowell
In the News

Broker Dealer Recruiter Jon Henschen Publishes "Thomas Sowell: A Beacon Of Reason In A Nonsensical World," And Cites 25 Quotes From The Prolific Author

featuring Thomas Sowellvia PRWeb
Friday, February 2, 2018

In his latest Intellectual Takeout blog post, “Thomas Sowell: A Beacon of Reason in a Nonsensical World,” independent channel broker-dealer recruiter Jon Henschen offers up 25 quotes from one of America's most prolific intellectuals.


Toomas Hendrik Ilves: Will Liberal Democracy Survive The 21st Century?

interview with Toomas Hendrik Ilvesvia Stanford CDDRL
Friday, February 2, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Toomas Hendrik Ilves discusses the future of liberal democracy.

In the News

Videos Of The Day From Russ Roberts On The Middle Class: Disappearing And Stagnating? Or Prospering? It’s Complicated.

featuring Russell Robertsvia AEI
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Economist Russ Roberts and Hoover Institution research fellow has released two new videos where he addresses some important issues and questions including whether America’s middle class is either stagnating economically or disappearing, how the American economy has been treating the middle class over the last 40 years, how wages and income should best be adjusted over time for the effects of inflation, how the increase in the number of retired Americans and changes in family structure have affected middle-income earnings, and whether all of the gains from economic growth have gone to the rich. Enjoy!

In the News

Dear Condoleezza Rice: Good Luck Fixing The Cesspool That Is The NCAA

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia The Washington Post
Thursday, February 1, 2018

That invitation to speak on our campus still stands, but I see that you’ll be a little too busy this spring, now that you’ve accepted yet another “service opportunity” as chair of the new commission tasked by the NCAA to help it reform college basketball. You’ve always been a sucker for a good cause; and if ever a cause qualified, this one does.

In the News

Democrats' DACA Double-Dealing

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Patriot Post
Thursday, February 1, 2018

If there is one redeeming feature of progressives, it is the almost congenital determination to overplay their hand.

Peter Robinson

Distinguished Alumni: Peter Robinson

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia The Dartmouth Review
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson discusses Uncommon Knowledge, his career, and the importance of free speech and diversity of ideas especially on college campuses.


Virtues Task Force