The finalists for the 14th annual Hayek Book Prize are: Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing our Digital Future by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson (W. W. Norton & Company); India’s Long Road: The Search for Prosperity by Vijay Joshi (Oxford University Press); Europe’s Growth Challenge by Anders Aslund and Simeon Djankov (Oxford University Press); The High Cost of Good Intentions: A History of US Federal Entitlement Programs by John F. Cogan (Stanford University Press); Clashing over Commerce: A History of US Trade Policy by Douglas A. Irwin (University of Chicago Press).
But what co-creator Russ Roberts really wanted to make was a sitcom. . . .
A three-count indictment of educational reform...
In today's slow-growth climate, many pundits and politicians are pushing for new solutions to get the economy in a higher gear. A better path forward may be looking to lessons from the past.
Bjorn Lomborg: The Hayek Lecture Series Brings Leading Scholars And Writers To Duke University To Talk About Compelling Issues Related To The Economy And Society.
Hoover Institution fellow Bjorn Lomborg discusses how to establish a rational climate policy in the context of many other, competing global issues.
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.
Even economists who regard themselves as definitely immune to the crude materialist fallacies [i.e., thinking in terms of material wealth] constantly commit the same mistake where activities directed toward the acquisition of such practical knowledge are concerned—apparently because in their scheme of things all such knowledge is supposed to be “given.”
Most historians of the last century shy away from the tough questions: Why did Germany -- a country with relatively few Jews and high rates of intermarriage -- succumb to the Nazis...
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.