What’s So Funny about Corona, Politics, the Media, and the Culture? A Conversation with Andrew Ferguson and P. J. O’Rourke
P. J. O’Rourke and Andrew Ferguson on COVID-19, their wasted youth, Trump versus Biden, the state of journalism, and why they’d both bet on the United States over China any old day.
In his new book, The Decadent Society, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat presents a theory: “Western society stopped advancing in the second half of the 20th century."
How has 9/11 affected our society today? Shortly after 9/11, Uncommon Knowledge host Peter Robinson interviewed Milton Friedman on the economic impact of the September 11 attacks. The recording is titled “Economics and War: The Economic Impact of the War on Terrorism.” The September 11 attacks in New York and Washington have already cost America thousands of lives and billions of dollars in damages. But those are only the direct costs. How severe and how lasting will the impact be on our economy as whole?
Stephen Haber, the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the A. A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford, was recently awarded the 2012 Premio Manuel Espinosa Yglesias for best essay on banking and foreign entry into Mexico from the book These Are the ‘Good Old Days’: Foreign Entry and the Mexican Banking System, written with Aldo Musacchio.
Striking a balance between freedom and equality
The recent wave of mergers has stifled competition—or so conventional wisdom would suggest. Hoover media fellow Peter Brimelow argues that the mergers may have fueled economic growth instead.
Is the average American worker better off today than thirty years ago? Yes—and no. By Hoover media fellow Peter Brimelow.
With the end of the fiscal year deadline (June 30) looming ever closer Governor Rauner and House majority Democrats will have to come to an agreement to get the budget passed and prevent Illinois’s bond rating from being downgraded to junk, causing Illinois to lose investment-grade status.
The Hoover Institution’s Working Group on Economic Policy and Stanford University’s Center for Latin American Studies hosted an all-day conference titled “The Uneven Recovery: Emerging Markets Versus Developed Economies” on Friday, October 14, 2011. This remarkable unevenness characterizes the recoveries of other emerging market economies in contrast with developed economies as a whole.
Senator Rob Portman on passing legislation to get the economy going and the United States back on track.
It’s not popular right now to question conventional wisdom on sheltering in place, but Dr. Bhattacharya makes a strong case for challenging it, based in economics and science.
Stephen Haber And Alexander Galetovic: Reopening The American Economy: Lessons From Around The World? | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing
Stephen Haber And Alexander Galetovic Discuss Reopening The American Economy: Lessons From Around The World?
Milton Friedman diagnosed the problems of America’s health care system years ago. The good doctor also foretold that a genuine cure would come only in small doses. By Peter Robinson.
Fear that failure of a large complex financial institution can cause severe damage to the economy has created a pervasive bailout mentality among policymakers in the United States. As a result the federal government has committed huge amounts of taxpayer dollars, intervened in a host of normally private–sector activities, and induced excessive risk‐taking by people expecting the bailout policy to continue. Americans are understandably angry about a policy which rescues the people who take risks and fail at the expense of everyone else. But how can we reduce the bailouts? As George Shultz puts it, “If clear and credible measures can be put into place that convince everybody that failure will be allowed, then the bailouts, and the expectations of bailouts, will recede and perhaps even disappear.” The purpose of this workshop is to propose, present, and debate such measures.
As part of the inaugural Hoover Institution Library and Archives’ Workshop on Political Economy, Professor Angus Burgin of Johns Hopkins University gave the keynote lecture titled "Hayek, Friedman, and the Return of Laissez-Faire."
The difference between the income of rich and poor in the United States is growing--and growing dramatically. In talking recently with Hoover fellow Peter Robinson, two experts, Stanford professor and Nobel Prize–winner Kenneth Arrow and Hoover fellow Kenneth L. Judd, agreed about the reasons but disagreed about whether anything should--or could--be done.
In the long run, there are no good bets against globalization
Stephen Haber, Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the A.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, discussed “The Ecological Origins of Economic and Political Systems.”
Hoover Institution Hosts Conference Examining Patent Development and Usage from Varying Perspectives
In today’s rapidly changing business environment, interactions among patents, innovation, and competition are complex and dynamic.