As part of his continuing series Making Sense of financial news, Paul Solman has a unique look at the legacy of economist John Maynard Keynes, who first introduced the concept of government intervention in the economy, and his countertenor Friedrich Hayek. . . .
Hoover fellow Russell Roberts is using rap music to make the dismal science far less dismal. By Charles Lindsey.
There’s a debate going on in the punditsphere about whether America is ungovernable. . . .
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. . . .
The roots of conservatism go back to philosophers of the 17 and 18th centuries, such as John Locke, David Hume, and Adam Smith...
For an economist, these are the best of times and the worst of times. . . .
In Washington, many are struggling to control spending and cut taxes. History is on their side. By Michael J. Boskin.
A return to first principles: economic freedom leads to economic success. By John B. Taylor.
The quarter-century of economic expansion that began in the 1980s demonstrated the virtues of limited government. How quickly our politicians forget. By John B. Taylor.
A comprehensive book by Hoover senior fellow Alvin Rabushka shows how newborn America found its financial footing.
. . . May be paved with good intentions, but Greece has run into a ditch. California, unfortunately, seems to be close behind. By Victor Davis Hanson.
A recession is a terrible time to make major changes in the economic rules of the game. . . .
Analyzing the global financial crisis and its aftermath in the United States and the United Kingdom with Kevin Warsh and George Osborne.
Paul Ryan is a straight shooter, and health care is his target. An interview with Peter Robinson.
What do black Americans need in order to get ahead? A truly free market. By Walter E. Williams.
If a CEO issued the kind of distorted figures put out by politicians and scientists, he'd wind up in prison. . . .
America can decide to be itself again: free, fair, and thriving. By Victor Davis Hanson.
What did the midterm elections prove? That Americans yearn for enduring principles—and dislike being pushed around. By Peter Berkowitz.
Although under intense political pressure, the Federal Reserve needs to return to its apolitical core mission: monetary stability. By John B. Taylor and Paul D. Ryan.
America’s founders paid off the states’ debts once—but only once. That wise example could benefit Europe today. By Thomas J. Sargent.