Hoover fellow and Stanford Business School professor Ed Lazear and BlackRock Investment Institute senior director Peter Fisher discuss the labor economy and immigration reform on Bloomberg TV's Market Makers.
I'm using my favorite textbook for my Executive MBA economics course: The Economic Way of Thinking by the late Paul Heyne, Peter Boettke, and David Prychitko.
As I said in an earlier post, my friend Robert Anthony Peters "gets" economics. It has helped him in various situations as an actor.
In a Facebook comment on my recent post on Peter Thiel and Donald Trump's foreign policy views, my friend Stephen M. Jones wrote (I quote with his permission): Tyler Cowen had an important post linking this article about Trump and Putin.
There’s never been a level playing field, insists economist and Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell, and we should never have expected one.
Lower tax rates, broaden the base. Such simple changes are all that we need, says Hoover fellow John H. Cochrane.
Peter Berkowitz on The Moral Consequences of Growth by Benjamin M. Friedman and The Pro-Growth Progressive: An Economic Strategy for Shared Prosperity by Gene Sperling
Douglas Irwin, professor of economics at Dartmouth College, explains and defends free trade.
Staying competitive in a precarious industry.
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. . . .
Stephen Haber, the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor at Stanford University, discusses, with Carol Massar and Matt Miller on Bloomberg Television's Street Smart, his research into the impact rainfall may have on the development of governments. Haber and Victor Menaldo, a professor at the University of Washington, found that countries where rainfall averages between 50 and 100 centimeters (39.4 inches) a year are more likely to be democratic.
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.
In this episode of Uncommon Knowledge, Peter Robinson interviews Hoover fellow and author Thomas Sowell on his 5th edition of Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy. In this interview, Sowell brings the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives. Sowell draws on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, notes that the best lawyers he knows don't want law schools to turn out graduates with less knowledge and more gimmicks; they want better-educated lawyers who can hit the ground running. If fifty years ago students could make good use of three years of a law school education, they certainly can do so in today's vastly more complicated world.
Understanding the Federal Budget and Moving toward Economic Prosperity.
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. . . .
Thomas Sowell introduces his new book, Intellectuals and Society, and expounds on what he calls “the fatal misstep of intellectuals.” . . .