Wait a minute, isn't this the 21st?...
Hayek's conclusion about the importance of local knowledge can be extended far beyond markets into many parts of our lives. In this essay, I summarize Hayek's argument and then apply it to some good things that happened on September 11, 2001, and to two cases after 9/11--the case of the "shoe bomber" and that of the "underpants bomber"--when airline passengers acted together to save themselves from terrorists.
F.A. Hayek’s most important insight is that we cannot have political freedom without economic freedom.
David Brooks summarizes ($) President Bush's view of politics and history...
In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Angus Burgin of Johns Hopkins University and the author of the Great Persuasion, the idea in his book—the return of free market economics in the aftermath of the Great Depression.
The past century has witnessed dramatic improvements in the standard of living in the United States. Panelists will discuss the role that free markets, property rights, innovation, regulation, and national security have played in this remarkable advancement in human well-being.
Last week, George Washington University and the CIA co-hosted an event entitled Ethos and Profession of Intelligence.
National Security of Liberty, by Liberty, and for Liberty.
Hoover Institution fellow Kenneth Jowitt delivers his thoughts on International Politics in the 21st Century: Odd Mixes versus Simple Fixes...
The 20th century was a murderous one, far more so than any other...
Listen to a panel discussion recorded on March 26th featuring Hoover senior fellows Condoleezza Rice, Niall Ferguson and Stephen Krasner discussing democracy and American foreign policy over the past century.
A Pacific Century Special Edition: the resignation of Japan’s Prime Minister.
Frank Dikötter: How Do Dictators Seize Power? The Malevolent Careers Of Eight 20th-Century Leaders Explained
Hoover Institution fellow Frank Dikotter discusses his recent book Dictators: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century.
Hoover Institution Press: The Second Twentieth Century: How the Information Revolution Shapes Business, States, and Nations, by Jean-Jacques Rosa
The worldwide wave of democratization and the nearly total disappearance of communism at the end of the twentieth century were major economic and political changes of our time…
Published on the eve of the 20th century, H. G. Wells’s ‘The War of the Worlds’ (1898) is much more than just a seminal work of science fiction...
The United States was founded on the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and for decades, support for democracy around the world has been a central tenet of American foreign policy. The past century provides many examples of growth in successful democracies balanced with the instability of authoritarian and repressive regimes. This panel discussion will address the changing role of democratic governance in America’s foreign policy over the past century.
Hoover Institution fellow Nial Ferguson discusses the rise of an anti-liberal order globally and whether the core tenants and ideals of liberal democracy, which dominated western politics for the latter half of the 20th century, can survive the 21st century.
The worldwide wave of democratization and the nearly total disappearance of communism at the end of the twentieth century were major economic and political changes of our time. These earth-shaking changes lead us to raise the question, Why now?