To understand the sometimes glaring gaps between candidate Obama’s promises and President Obama’s policies, it is useful to appreciate an old tension in American progressivism. . . .
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...
Despite the fundamental distinction between the two, misunderstandings of capitalism and socialism — and their implications for freedom — abound, and usually in favor socialism. In these circumstances, a return to the basics is warranted. The 17th-century writings of John Locke in defense of political and economic freedom and the 19th- century critique by Karl Marx of political and economic freedom represent classics of the genre.
Adam Davidson, in the New Yorker, highlights the thinking of Peter Navarro, a Ph.D. economist who is on Donald Trump's economic team.
In today's Wall Street Journal, Hoover's Peter Robinson reports on an interview with Gary Becker. . . .
With Architects of Ruin, Peter Schweizer again delivers a knockout punch of a book that is the must read of the season for conservatives and should be a main topic of conversation for conservative media. . . .
Congressman Paul Ryan discusses, with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, the importance of repealing Obamacare.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the John and Jean De Nault Task Force on Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity, notes that to step back from the fiscal cliff, we need to simplify our tax policy.
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? . . .
Will people one day pay for the digital content that today they receive for free? . . .
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...
This past Saturday, Mitch Daniels, the Republican governor of Indiana, delivered a commencement address at Butler University...
The President should take a page from Francois Mitterand. . . .
Charles Kesler outlines the “grand liberal project” that began a century ago...
Richard Epstein rates the separate responses of the Bush and Obama administrations to the financial crisis...