Hoover fellow Russell Roberts is using rap music to make the dismal science far less dismal. By Charles Lindsey.
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.
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.
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