Hoover fellow Russell Roberts is using rap music to make the dismal science far less dismal. By Charles Lindsey.
This week's EconTalk is with my Nobel-prize winning colleague, Vernon Smith...
More than fifty audiotapes in the records of the Mont Pèlerin Society, an international organization of laissez-faire economists, have been digitized for preservation and access by Hoover's audio lab. Many of the tapes contain proceedings of four of the society's meetings, held from 1956 to 1960. The 1958 meeting, in Princeton, New Jersey, featured Friedrich A. von Hayek, Milton Friedman, Ludwig von Mises, William H. Hutt, and other economists discussing the welfare state, agricultural economics, inflation, and monetary policy.
Here is Adam Smith speculating in The Wealth of Nations on the dynamic nature of the British labor market if all tariffs and barriers to imports were removed...
It has nothing to do with the bloated budget, the payoffs to political friends like the unions in bailing out Detroit and exempting them from health care taxes, the rising debt, the coddling of Wall Street, the stimulus package that didn’t stimulate, the grandiosity of redesigning the health care system and the energy sector. . . .
These are exciting though scary revolutionary times, akin to the constant acrimony in the fourth-century BC polis, mid-nineteenth century revolutionary Europe, or — perhaps in a geriatric replay — the 1960s. . . .
For an economist, these are the best of times and the worst of times. . . .
On the occasion of what would have been Milton Friedman’s one hundredth birthday (July 31, 2012), the Hoover Institution launched a website dedicated to the lifework of the Nobel laureate and Hoover fellow and his partner in life and in public policy research, Rose Friedman.
What happens in the coming year will shape how the world regards competitiveness, privatization, and international free trade and markets. By Gary S. Becker.
A recession is a terrible time to make major changes in the economic rules of the game. . . .
What do black Americans need in order to get ahead? A truly free market. By Walter E. Williams.
If a CEO issued the kind of distorted figures put out by politicians and scientists, he'd wind up in prison. . . .
Debt-to-GDP ratios over 90% have significant impact on the pace of economic growth. . . .
This clash of candidates is not about policies but about visions—and conservatives see more clearly. By Bruce S. Thornton.
The Obama budget represents the biggest gamble in our entire fiscal history. By Michael J. Boskin.
Ottawa quietly slashed federal debt, cut spending, and returned to budget surpluses. How? Not by reading Keynes. By David R. Henderson.
The Nobel economist says the health-care bill will cause serious damage, but that the American people can be trusted to vote for limited government in November. . . .
Newly released volumes of the Chiang Kai-shek diaries illuminate a pivotal moment: the generalissimo’s turning away from a command economy. By Tai-chun Kuo.
Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker is convinced that Americans don’t really want to go backwards on economic liberty. By Peter Robinson.