In Book I of “Plato’s Republic,” Socrates observes that master doctors serve as our guardians against the most dangerous diseases while possessing the greatest skills for surreptitiously producing them. The quality of doctors’ character makes all the difference.
Will people one day pay for the digital content that today they receive for free? . . .
Author Ryan Holiday discusses his book, Conspiracy, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. This is a crazy episode about a crazy book about a crazy set of events--the Hulk Hogan lawsuit against the website Gawker, a lawsuit that was secretly funded by Peter Thiel. Holiday explains how this happened and the lessons for all of us related to conspiracies, patience, strategy, and revenge.
James Woolsey discusses the failure of the intelligence community in the run-up to the Iraq war and considers Barak Obama’s selection of Leon Panetta to head the CIA in light of the historical relationship between the president and the CIA director. He outlines the challenges the intelligent community faces in what he calls America’s war against “theocratic totalitarianism.” Finally, he asserts that it is imperative for us to destroy oil as a strategic commodity – not only for our security but also for the good of the planet. (36:56 ) Video transcript
Property Rights, Innovation, And Prosperity with Terry Anderson and Stephen Haber.
Articles On: Spies, Germany, US Investors, Wire Fraud, Competition, Telecom Gear, Britain, Trade, Nonimmigrant Entry Restrictions, Huawei, and Fishing Fleet
This section highlights articles and reports on the harmful impacts of the commercial and economic policies employed by the Chinese Communist Party.
Corporate taxes already drive U.S. companies offshore. The administration should think twice before making matters even worse. By Peter Robinson.
Despite the economic storm, European voters refuse to let the traditional left take the wheel. By Patrick Chamorel.