Richard Epstein the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, weighs in on the politics of the fiscal cliff and the fight over the debt ceiling. He considers the potential consequences of the nation's current debt crisis and wraps up with prescriptions to get the nation back on a sounder fiscal footing.
This week on Uncommon Knowledge columnist James Delingpole discusses, with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, the European Union, the Green movement, and socialized medicine. (47:41)
Thomas Sowell offers examples of why intellectuals are so often wrong about economics. . . .
The Nobel Prize winner says Americans don't want expansion of government. . . .
How well did our leaders handle the financial crisis? . . .
Thomas Sowell scrutinizes the economic proposals of the Obama administration...
Thomas Sowell details the pitfalls of New Deal thinking...
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter explains the substantive differences between conservatives and the Obama administration relative to the stimulus...
John Taylor describes four economic stimuli that will work to solve the financial crisis...
The President should take a page from Francois Mitterand. . . .
Can his health care legislation get 60 votes? . . .
John Taylor describes what the government should and should not do in response to the financial crisis...
Discussing today's jobs report and what the nation needs to do to get back to work, with CNBC's John Harwood & Steve Liesman; Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary; Stephen Moore, Wall Street Journal editorial board; Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institution and Peter Navarro, University of California-Irvine. . . .
In the Age of Discontinuity, published by Harper & Row at the height of the Vietnam War and some 25 years after the end of World War Two, management guru Peter Drucker wrote about managing change when there is a total disconnect between the past as we perceive it and the present evolving into the future. . . .
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, reminisces about Margaret Thatcher, labor, unions, free trade, and markets. Epstein notes that Thatcher was fine with the European Union being a free trade society but did not want a European Union with centralized regulations. Epstein emphasizes that Thatcher was right concerning the European monetary policies. She was a titan of the twentieth century.
In this Uncommon Knowledge classic from February 10, 1999, Milton Friedman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Science in 1976 and a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution from 1977 to 2006, discusses, with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, what defines a libertarian and how Friedman balances the libertarians' desire for a small, less intrusive government with environmental, public safety, food and drug administration, and other issues.
Everyone seems to need a narrative of good against evil -- even people who don't believe in God or in Satan. . . .
Greece this past weekend saw the worst rioting since the debt crisis began. . . .
Don't thank Republicans, business leaders or the media for saving the U.S. . . .
How well are our leaders — including Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke — managing the aftermath of the financial crisis? . . .