My colleague Bryan Caplan at EconLog on how economics is evolving: I've studied economics for over twenty years...
Transmitting the visceral ethical code of civilization
At Big Think, they used one of my questions in their interview with Barney Frank: Question: How can Fannie and Freddie be structured to avoid the moral hazard problem and a too-cozy relationship with regulators? . . .
California is a rich state — as the world found out the last century. . . .
More than a quarter-century after completing two terms as California governor, Democrat Jerry Brown will announce today that he is campaigning to return for a third term as chief executive of the nation's most populous state. . . .
The roots of conservatism go back to philosophers of the 17 and 18th centuries, such as John Locke, David Hume, and Adam Smith...
Improve society by improving human stock? A century ago, the Progressive movement cheered that disturbing idea. Historian Thomas Leonard, author of Illiberal Reformers, explains.
My colleague and Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell reveals some of the problem. He says, “Those in the Islamic world have for centuries been taught to regard ...
Charles Hill analyzes the refusal of the ideologues of pan-Islam to accept the boundaries and responsibilities of the order of states.
Samuel Huntington’s "clash of civilizations" proved an ominous vision. History may yet prove it right. By Fouad Ajami.
The lowest members of the caste system are born into forms of misery and humiliation from which it is nearly impossible to escape. Tunku Varadarajan reviews ‘Ants Among Elephants’ by Sujatha Gidla.
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.
When John McCain accepts the Republican nomination tonight, he will address a party that doubts itself...
Marty Lipset's life work was like that of Tocqueville: explaining the United States to itself. His abiding theme was American uniqueness. By Michael Barone.
Hoover fellow Michael Spence ponders India, China, and the one essential element in economic growth: innovation. An interview with Peter Robinson.
How can we shore up the American work ethic? By honoring good work. By Russell Muirhead.
Charles Murray on the crisis that threatens our very identity as a nation. An interview with Peter Robinson.
And if they put their new freedoms to work, they won’t even remain poor. By Gary S. Becker.
A recession is a terrible time to make major changes in the economic rules of the game. . . .