On October 5, the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics at the University of Chicago will host a conference entitled “The Legacy of the First Chicago School of Economics.” Organized by Hoover distinguished visiting fellow and Dartmouth professor Douglas Irwin, the conference will explore the legacy of the 1930s school of University of Chicago economists—including Frank Knight, Henry Simons, and Jacob Viner—and their relationship to a subsequent group of Chicago thinkers that included Milton Friedman, George Stigler, and Aaron Director.
The Hoover Institution hosted the Board of Overseers’ Summer Meeting on July 12–14, 2011.
On Tuesday evening, Hoover fellows discussed topics relating to defense, global issues, entitlements, and the state of the economy. Victor Davis Hanson and Bruce Thornton’s speech was titled “America Abroad: Appeasement or Deterrence?” David Brady and John Cogan’s presentation was titled “Entitlements, Debt and Electoral Politics: How Did We Get Where We Are–and Where Do We Go from Here?” In their speech titled “The Road Ahead for the Fed: Two Years Later,” John Taylor and Kevin Warsh discussed the state of the economy today.
An examination of the political philosophy and legacy of one of the most important minds of the twentieth century. By Tom Bethell.
Marxism was never about achieving an egalitarian society. It was about the pursuit of raw power.
A reflection on the life of former Hoover fellow Karl Popper, one of the past century’s greatest thinkers. By Piers Norris Turner.
The Soviet disaster shows that modern economies are too complex to plan.
The Hoover Institution Library & Archives is pleased to announce the winners of its first annual research support program competition.
Analyzing the future of democracy with former prime ministers and presidents. Featuring Nick Clegg, Felipe Calderón, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, and Anders Fogh Rasmussen
The root of most arguments against the market is a lack of belief in freedom—at least for other people—as a worthy end.
They support Bernie Sanders in droves even though capitalism, not socialism, will increase their standard of living.
Why ideas really do matter. By Hoover fellow David R. Henderson.
The nineteenth century laissez-fair state gave way to the centralized behemoths of the twentieth century. Today, another radical political transformation may be under way.
By law, textbooks and other teaching materials in California’s public schools are supposed to be up-to-date. Yet history textbooks that are currently in the schools are twelve-years old.
Glimpses into the world of the celebrated thinkers who brought the atomic age to life. By Bertrand M. Patenaude.
Aaron Director, founder of the field of Law and Economics,Hoover Institution fellow and distinguished University of Chicago economist
Progressive populism is on the rise, and Republicans have not championed a compelling pro-growth alternative.