Is Hayek an important enough economist to be taught in Texas schools alongside Keynes and Friedman? . . .
Intellectuals - and particularly academics - have been accused by one of their own of making the world a worse and more dangerous place in the 20th century. . . .
The University has announced it will establish a center for path-breaking research to build upon the strengths of economists throughout the University and to honor the contributions of Milton Friedman, considered by many to be the leading economist of the 20th century...
The American dream isn’t just about riches. Even in the twenty-first century, it’s still about freedom.
Ratliff discusses whether Chinese culture is the secret ingredient for economic success on Friends and Foes of Liberty
William Ratliff, a research fellow and former curator of the Americas Collection at the Hoover Institution and a research fellow at the Independent Institute, contends that culture in general and Chinese culture in particular matter a great deal to that nation’s economic and political development. He spoke with Ying Ma about the role of culture, the resounding success of the Asian Tigers–Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan–in the latter half of the twentieth century, and the unfulfilled expectations of the Arab Spring.
Charles Hill analyzes the refusal of the ideologues of pan-Islam to accept the boundaries and responsibilities of the order of states.
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.
Our characteristic hope for the future has been shaken. Growth in per capita income can revive it. By Gary S. Becker.
Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, insists that we humans must face the truth about ourselves—no matter how good it might be. An interview with Peter Robinson.
How can we shore up the American work ethic? By honoring good work. By Russell Muirhead.
Celebrating the ninetieth birthday of the Hoover Institution, a revolutionary place. By Nicholas Siekierski.
Either we teach the young to understand and appreciate their freedom, or we cheat them of their birthright. By William Damon.
Bit by bit, courts are being forced to ponder the laws and licenses that stifle people’s freedom to work. By Clint Bolick.