Hoover fellow Russell Roberts is using rap music to make the dismal science far less dismal. By Charles Lindsey.
We’re building a website that will be the home for the Keynes/Hayek rap video along with interviews with leading macroeconomists and other good stuff. . . .
It Is Time to Refocus on Education, R&D and Innovation If We Are to "Think Different" and Remain Competitive
I have often wondered what it takes for a dominant economy to fail as Spain did in the late 17th Century, France did in the late 18th Century, or the Ottoman Empire did in the mid-19th Century. . . .
This week on Uncommon Knowledge, host Peter Robinson mediates a discussion between PayPal founder and Stanford Professor Peter Thiel and Velocity Capital Management founder and journalist Andy Kessler on the state of technology and innovation in the United States over the past four decades. Thiel argues that, outside of computers, there has been very little innovation in the past forty years, and the rate of technological change has significantly decreased when compared to the first half of the 20th century. In contrast, Kessler asserts that innovation comes in waves, and we are on the verge of another burst of technological breakthroughs. Industries covered include education, medicine and biotechnology, as well as robots and high tech.
National education standards are as desirable as ever, and perhaps as distant. By Chester E. Finn Jr.
After their revolutionary fever cools, Arabs will have work to do. They could do worse than to emulate the booming Asian nations. By William Ratliff.
A decent education doesn’t merely confer good grades. It confers the ability to understand complex social issues—the health care battle, for instance. By Chester E. Finn Jr.
schools today are being strangled by a ton of laws, regulations, contracts, mandates, and rules.
What is the best thing the federal government could do for America’s schoolchildren? Get out of the classroom altogether. By Hoover fellow Herbert J. Walberg.
And if they put their new freedoms to work, they won’t even remain poor. By Gary S. Becker.
Want to boost growth and reduce inequality? Focus on education. By George P. Shultz and Eric A. Hanushek.
Whether racing to the top or sinking in debt (or both), some governors are taking the school-reform baton back from Washington. By Chester E. Finn Jr.
Bit by bit, courts are being forced to ponder the laws and licenses that stifle people’s freedom to work. By Clint Bolick.
A look at the most powerful force in American education—and it isn’t a force for good. By Terry M. Moe.
A new model for church-state partnerships