I stick with Hayek in believing in some core government interventions where the individual cannot save himself...
The Coronavirus, Taiwan Elections, and the Trade Deal.
In America we have what’s called a republic. . . .
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...
It has nothing to do with the bloated budget, the payoffs to political friends like the unions in bailing out Detroit and exempting them from health care taxes, the rising debt, the coddling of Wall Street, the stimulus package that didn’t stimulate, the grandiosity of redesigning the health care system and the energy sector. . . .
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. . . .
Every century or so, a major flu pandemic (an epidemic with a global impact) occurs...
Robert Barro of Harvard University and Stanford University's Hoover Institution talks about disasters--significant national and international catastrophes such as the Great Depression, war, and the flu epidemic in the early part of the 20th century...
The roots of conservatism go back to philosophers of the 17 and 18th centuries, such as John Locke, David Hume, and Adam Smith...
Samuel Huntington’s "clash of civilizations" proved an ominous vision. History may yet prove it right. By Fouad Ajami.
China has come to Africa. Can U.S. policy makers find ways to mesh, not clash, with Beijing’s interests? By Christopher C. Starling.
A new military command takes a broad, sophisticated view of the U.S. role in a neglected continent. Its job won’t be easy. By James J. Hentz.
How to cure what literally ails the nation.
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.
In Washington, many are struggling to control spending and cut taxes. History is on their side. By Michael J. Boskin.
We don’t know what’s best for others, and they don’t know what’s best for us. Why politicians—and everyone else—should mind their own business. By Russell Roberts.
Goodbye to Norman Borlaug, who saved millions from starvation. By Henry I. Miller.
A decent education doesn’t merely confer good grades. It confers the ability to understand complex social issues—the health care battle, for instance. By Chester E. Finn Jr.
The Trump-loathing American left has spiraled out of control.
A recession is a terrible time to make major changes in the economic rules of the game. . . .