Is Hayek an important enough economist to be taught in Texas schools alongside Keynes and Friedman? . . .
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. . . .
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…
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.
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.
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?
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.
Our characteristic hope for the future has been shaken. Growth in per capita income can revive it. By Gary S. Becker.
Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson is proud to present the first interview with Condoleezza Rice in her new role as Director of the Hoover Institution. On September 1st, 2020 Director Rice became the Hoover Institution's eighth director in its 101 year history and the first woman to hold the position.
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.
How can we shore up the American work ethic? By honoring good work. By Russell Muirhead.
Peter Berkowitz on Education’s End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life by Anthony T. Kronman