Richard Epstein the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, looks at the proper role of government in responding to natural disasters, including a consideration of state-subsidized insurance and price gouging during times of crisis.
Richard Epstein the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, considers proposals for increasing the minimum wage, requiring paid sick leave and maternity leave for employees, and toughening anti-discrimination laws.
Richard Epstein the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, considers the case for a Balanced Budget Amendment, how to get Washington's spending habits under control, and the difficulties inherent in amending the Constitution.
The Hoover Institution’s 2010 Spring Retreat began on Sunday, April 25, with before-dinner remarks by veteran TV writer and producer Rob Long, a contributing editor for the National Review and Newsweek International.
The Honorable John Howard, former Australian prime minister, offered before–dinner remarks at the Hoover Institution’s April 2009 Spring Retreat on Sunday, April 26.
David R. Henderson examines the minimum-wage debate, separating a little bit of sense from a great deal of nonsense.
A steep increase in the oil tax would endanger our freedom, harm consumers, and stall the economy. And to what end? By David R. Henderson.
Author of Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy, George Gilder on the future of technology.
Peter Robinson challenges Mark Krikorian to explain why America -- a nation of immigrants -- should now adopt anti-immigration policies. Krikorian responds by asserting that mass immigration is fundamentally incompatible with a modern society, that it causes a serious erosion of sovereignty, and that it creates a net economic burden on the government. Finally, he details the dangers of transnationalism and multiculturalism that are inherent in immigration today and gives his prescription for solving the problem. (34:52 ) Video transcript
“Were we right to go to war in Iraq?” With this question as a point of departure, Peter Robinson explores with Ambassador Bolton our foreign policy successes and failures during the Bush years and assesses the current challenges from the usual suspects: North Korea, Russia, and Iran. Bolton sees a power shift in the Middle East that would be fundamental, calamitous, and irreversible should Iran get nuclear weapons. (36:26 ) Video transcript
Peter Thiel spoke about the basic principles that underlie innovative products and startup firms, using examples from his own experience starting up firms such as Paypal and Palantir. He emphasized the importance of creating a firm or product with characteristics of monopoly, and contrasted that idea with the distinction between monopoly and competition taught in economics.
Why Peter Thiel thinks we should rethink the doctrine of American exceptionalism.
Nobel prize winner Gary Becker gave an interview to Peter Robinson last week, published in the Wall Street Journal. Becker, 79, is a founder of the Chicago school of economics (with Milton Friedman). His views are always important and you should read the interview.
Peter Boettke of George Mason University and author of Challenging Institutional Analysis and Development: The Bloomington School (co-authored with Paul Dragos Aligica), talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Bloomington School--the political economy of Elinor Ostrom (2009 Nobel Laureate in Economics), Vincent Ostrom, and their students and colleagues at Indiana University. . . .
Calomiris points out that Joe Stiglitz, Jonathan Orszag, and Peter Orszag were hired by Fannie Mae to write a paper in 2002 defending the claim that the odds of Fannie Mae ever getting into financial trouble were extremely low. . . .
"Just -- and I hope you were able to hear of some of the points that Peter was making job reaction what what what's coming out of London again."...