The Soviet disaster shows that modern economies are too complex to plan.
The Hoover Institution hosted the Board of Overseers’ Summer Meeting on July 12–14, 2011. On Tuesday evening, Hoover fellows discussed topics relating to defense, global issues, entitlements, and the state of the economy. Victor Davis Hanson and Bruce Thornton’s speech was titled “America Abroad: Appeasement or Deterrence?” David Brady and John Cogan’s presentation was titled “Entitlements, Debt and Electoral Politics: How Did We Get Where We Are–and Where Do We Go from Here?” In their speech titled “The Road Ahead for the Fed: Two Years Later,” John Taylor and Kevin Warsh discussed the state of the economy today.
An examination of the political philosophy and legacy of one of the most important minds of the twentieth century. By Tom Bethell.
The root of most arguments against the market is a lack of belief in freedom—at least for other people—as a worthy end.
A reflection on the life of former Hoover fellow Karl Popper, one of the past century’s greatest thinkers. By Piers Norris Turner.
The Hoover Institution Library & Archives is pleased to announce the winners of its first annual research support program competition.
Charles Wolf, Jr. on Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius by Sylvia Nasar
By law, textbooks and other teaching materials in California’s public schools are supposed to be up-to-date. Yet history textbooks that are currently in the schools are twelve-years old.
They support Bernie Sanders in droves even though capitalism, not socialism, will increase their standard of living.
The nineteenth century laissez-fair state gave way to the centralized behemoths of the twentieth century. Today, another radical political transformation may be under way.
Political Islam as Ideology and Movement and How to Contain It.
After Unconventional Monetary Policy Testimony before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, John B. Taylor, Testimony. March 26, 2014 Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy Testimony before the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of ...
Why ideas really do matter. By Hoover fellow David R. Henderson.
David R. Henderson on At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson.
Progressive populism is on the rise, and Republicans have not championed a compelling pro-growth alternative.
Glimpses into the world of the celebrated thinkers who brought the atomic age to life. By Bertrand M. Patenaude.
Aaron Director, founder of the field of Law and Economics,Hoover Institution fellow and distinguished University of Chicago economist
Tuesday, September 14, 2004 Aaron Director, a distinguished University of Chicago economist who greatly influenced the modern course of economics and legal thought through his founding of the field of Law and Economics and his mentoring of generations of ...
Robert Herritt on Free Market Fairness by John Tomasi
The level of economic commentary during the presidential campaign has not been high. Democrats have accused Mitt Romney of the crime of shipping jobs abroad while at Bain Capital, and Mr. Romney has responded by denying the charge.
Unlike those on the left and right, the proponents of limited government offer viable solutions to our nations most pressing problems.