Darwin, Marx, Freud, (E.O.) Wilson?...
Tom Wolfe and America?...
Al Gore, environmentalist...
Peter Leeson of George Mason University and author of The Invisible Hook talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the economics of 18th century pirates and what we can learn from their behavior...
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force, speaks to the constitutionality of the individual mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, weighs in on the pressure the Boy Scouts are facing to admit gays. Epstein discusses court cases related to freedom of expression and First Amendment rights.
Richard Epstein the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the flaws in the America Invents Act and considers how to create a patent system that more effectively fosters American innovation.
Richard Epstein the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, considers proposals for increasing the minimum wage, requiring paid sick leave and maternity leave for employees, and toughening anti-discrimination laws.
Peter Berkowitz on Freedom’s Power: The True Force of Liberalism by Paul Starr
Peter Berkowitz on The Roads to Modernity: The British, French, and American Enlightments by Gertrude Himmelfarb
Peter Berkowitz on Revolutionary Characters: What Made The Founders Different by Gordon Wood
Peter Berkowitz on I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe
Peter Berkowitz on Theory’s Empire: An Anthology of Dissent edited by Daphne Patai and Will H. Corral
Peter Berkowitz on Restoring Free Speech and Liberty on Campus by Donald Alexander Downs
Debunking the myth of a polarized America. By Morris P. Fiorina.
For students of politics, the study of virtue is not a choice but a necessity imposed by the character of their subject matter.
Peter Berkowitz on The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University by Louis Menand
Peter Thiel spoke about the basic principles that underlie innovative products and startup firms, using examples from his own experience starting up firms such as Paypal and Palantir. He emphasized the importance of creating a firm or product with characteristics of monopoly, and contrasted that idea with the distinction between monopoly and competition taught in economics.