As of late 2016, the adult work rate in America was still at its lowest level in more than 30 years. To put things another way: If our nation’s work rate today were back up to its start-of-the-century highs, well over 10 million more Americans would currently have paying jobs.
Though economics as a discipline arose in Great Britain and France at the end of the eighteenth century, it has taken two centuries to reach the threshold of scientific rationality...
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. . . .
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.
A recession is a terrible time to make major changes in the economic rules of the game. . . .
If a CEO issued the kind of distorted figures put out by politicians and scientists, he'd wind up in prison. . . .
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.
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. . . .
Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker is convinced that Americans don’t really want to go backwards on economic liberty. By Peter Robinson.
The outgoing administration’s unheralded accomplishments in Africa. By Mvemba Phezo Dizolele.