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...
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.
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...
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...
The American dream isn’t just about riches. Even in the twenty-first century, it’s still about freedom.
School Board Candidates Looking For An Edge In Local Elections Team Up, Capitalize On National Debates
For much of the 20th century, the most common slates in school board elections featured candidates who won endorsements from local teachers unions, said Terry Moe, a Hoover Institution fellow and Stanford University political scientist. That’s because teachers have the biggest material stake in school board elections, Moe said. Their livelihood depends on decisions made by the school board.
Charles Hill analyzes the refusal of the ideologues of pan-Islam to accept the boundaries and responsibilities of the order of states.
School Choice – What Are The Choices?
The Chinese leadership recently adopted a "strategy of strengthening China through human capital" with the goal of enhancing the country's international competitiveness in higher education. Largely because of new policy incentives implemented by the government, China has witnessed a tidal wave of foreign-educated Chinese returning to their native country since 2000. A quarter-century-long effort to train China's best and brightest overseas now seems to have come to fruition. These new developments, however, may also intensify political tensions between coastal and inland regions within the country and between foreign-educated and locally educated elites. China's well-funded universities, where foreign-educated returnees already predominate, are disproportionately located in a few coastal cities. This increasingly uneven distribution of human capital presents a major challenge for the Chinese leadership as it strives to achieve more-balanced regional development.
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.
A wise man may spend as much time plowing fields as studying philosophy. By Victor Davis Hanson.
Twenty-five years ago, there was a clarion call for better education. The clamor for school testing has drowned it out. By Diane Ravitch.
A transformation has taken place on America’s campuses. By Hoover fellow John Lewis Gaddis.
Three crucial tests for Harvard’s new president
After their revolutionary fever cools, Arabs will have work to do. They could do worse than to emulate the booming Asian nations. By William Ratliff.