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. . . .
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of its Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force, notes that the conscious decision to make Apple the focal point of a special investigation offers a bittersweet commentary on the fragile state of the US political economy.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the rule of law and how it applies to alleged Boston bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev.
Richard Epstein the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, considers the Supreme Court challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, its implications for civil rights, and the controversial statement made by Justice Scalia during oral arguments.
In this episode of Uncommon Knowledge, Peter sits down with Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, to examine the many issues facing the nation today.
The huge impact of the COVID-19 virus on the US and world economies.
At its most extreme, philosophical pragmatism denies the very existence of objective truth, arguing that opinions we declare true are merely those that have proved useful to one interest or another.
Hoover Institution’s Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow Thomas Sowell discusses his new book, Discrimination and Disparities.
Fox News president Roger Ailes admits: the Obama administration isn't entirely off-base in their complaints about slanted Fox coverage. . . .
Roger Ailes talks about the birth and success of Fox News. . . .
Will people one day pay for the digital content that today they receive for free? . . .
John Arquilla and Victor Davis Hanson illustrate why finding matters more than flanking in modern warfare. . . .
Victor Davis Hanson describes the several ways in which the American way of war is distinctive. . . .
Rupert Murdoch explains why content really is king. . . .
“History . . . is a test of mankind,” says Rene Girard, and “mankind is failing that test.” . . .
Paul Rahe says it is easy to explain the nanny state, since there is a nanny in all of us. . . .
Can democracy survive if it abandons its Judeo-Christian roots?...
Charles Kesler describes the origins of, and prospects for, the cultural liberalism that sprang forth in the 1960s...
Have we drifted from the decisive victories for freedom achieved in 1989? . . .