On July 29, 1981, barely six months into his presidency and in the face of an economic crisis of historic proportions, Ronald Reagan succeeded in persuading both houses of Congress to pass dramatic tax cuts that set the stage for nearly three decades of vigorous economic growth...
What happens when South Korean students take a close look at American democracy. By Peter Berkowitz.
The Arab struggles may be new, but American goals are not. Three recent presidents laid the groundwork. By Peter Berkowitz.
What did the midterm elections prove? That Americans yearn for enduring principles—and dislike being pushed around. By Peter Berkowitz.
"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."...
What went wrong with the U.S. economy in the 21st century? . . .
The President should take a page from Francois Mitterand. . . .
Douglas Irwin, professor of economics at Dartmouth College, explains and defends free trade.
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. . . .
Thomas Sowell introduces his new book, Intellectuals and Society, and expounds on what he calls “the fatal misstep of intellectuals.” . . .
Reporting on the agreement last week to close the state budget gap here in California, The New York Times adopted a tone of gloom and despair...
The other day a friend of mine, who we'll call Doc, had to cut short a telephone conversation...
President Obama, the press, all the Democrats and a fair number of the Republicans in Congress share the same assumption about health care...
Thomas Sowell analyzes the recent housing boom and bust, beginning with the underlying economic causes that artificially inflated housing costs in certain markets.
If the end of the Cold War resulted in the liberation of Eastern Europe, it also brought about something of a liberation in Latin America as well...
Analyzing the global financial crisis and its aftermath in the United States and the United Kingdom with Kevin Warsh and George Osborne.
This past week, New York Times columnist David Brooks climbed unwittingly into the ring to go a couple of rounds with Milton Friedman--or rather, since Friedman died just over two years ago, with the ghost of Milton Friedman...
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.
Corporate taxes already drive U.S. companies offshore. The administration should think twice before making matters even worse. By Peter Robinson.
How conservatives can save environmentalism from the environmentalists. By Hoover fellow Terry L. Anderson.