Is Hayek an important enough economist to be taught in Texas schools alongside Keynes and Friedman? . . .
Hoover fellow Russell Roberts is using rap music to make the dismal science far less dismal. By Charles Lindsey.
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. . . .
Two weeks ago, I wondered why Argentina’s economy had fared so poorly during the 20th century...
Why Here, Why Now? Why Did The United States Enjoy Dramatic Improvements In The Standard Of Living During The Last Century?
Hoover Institution economists John Cogan, Lee Ohanian, Terry Anderson, and George Shultz examine the causes for and the reasons behind so many improvements being made to the quality of life in the United States over the past century. They analyze the role that free markets, property rights, innovation, regulation, taxes, and national security played in these remarkable achievements.
The message behind the Stanford Challenge rang loud and clear Saturday morning at Maples Pavilion, where the University elucidated the agenda of its five-year, $4.3 billion fundraising campaign with a roundtable discussion featuring the co-founder of the largest online network, a former secretary of state, a former secretary of defense, the CEO of a pharmaceutical giant, a specialist on biological terrorism and a US Supreme Court justice…
In this thought-provoking volume, scholars offer evidence, insights, and ideas on key policy questions affecting education—such as national exams, accountability, performance, and other vital issues, while detailing the importance of education to both the individual and society as a whole.
An American sage turns 90.
The political science departments at elite private universities such as Harvard and Yale, at leading small liberal arts colleges like Swarthmore and Williams, and at distinguished large public universities like the University of Maryland and the University of California, Berkeley, offer undergraduates a variety of courses on a range of topics...
In prior centuries, life was simpler for young people. Not necessarily better, mind you, but definitely simpler.
Argentina’s poor economic performance during the 20th century reflects, in part, political instability and the mistaken policies of dictatorial regimes...
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...
John Chubb passed away on November 12, 2015, after a valiant struggle with cancer. I am at a loss for words. I suppose I should start with the obvious: that with his passing the nation lost a pioneer in education reform, someone who, for a quarter century, fought hard for change, innovation, and improvement in America’s schools.
Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash discusses freedom of speech, “safe spaces” on college campuses, violent protests at Trump’s rallies, and the single biggest threat to free speech in the 21st century.
The DeKalb Public Library is joining a 21st-century community-building initiative inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s “club for mutual improvement,” launched more than 200 years ago.
It's college commencement time, and the question is the future of the graduates, whether we will have “capable and cultivated human beings” making this a better America, or something else. The quoted words are from the 19th century philosopher John Stuart Mill in a graduation address he made, and my worry has to do with postmodernist campus leftism.
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.
Sandy Weill, Howard Schultz, even possibly Oprah wouldn't make it today. Three of the great disruptors of the past 25 years—all members of CNBC's First 25 list of leaders, icons and rebels that reshaped the past quarter century of business and finance—didn't have the elite education that marks the overwhelming majority of the generation that comprise our CNBC NEXT List of their counterparts who will shape the coming 25 years.
Harvard has rewritten the final line of a traditional song performed at its biggest ceremonies. Like some of its art and architecture, the song hearkens back to Harvard's beginnings in Puritan Boston almost 400 years ago. That's arguably not the note to sound if you're hoping to project 21st-century values like openness, diversity and cosmopolitanism.