In the last decade and a half, India and China have both engaged in extensive economic reforms, in effect bringing their joint population of some 2.3 billion into the worldwide system of capitalism and free trade. Those 2.3 billion people, many of whom are extremely well educated, are by and large willing to work harder and for less pay than are Americans. Are India and China's expanding and modernizing economies threatening America's long global dominance of science, technology, and industry? If so, what should we do about it? Peter Robinson speaks with Craig Barrett, Stephen Moore, and Peter A. Thiel.
This week on Uncommon Knowledge columnist James Delingpole discusses, with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, the European Union, the Green movement, and socialized medicine. (47:41)
What went wrong with the U.S. economy in the 21st century? . . .
The President should take a page from Francois Mitterand. . . .
Douglas Irwin, professor of economics at Dartmouth College, explains and defends free trade.
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.
Peter Robinson and Stephen Kotkin discuss Trump’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, Kotkin’s thoughts on the Chinese leadership class and the advantages they may seek to exploit, and which country—China or the United States—will come to represent the more successful or compelling model to other nations.
Reporting on the agreement last week to close the state budget gap here in California, The New York Times adopted a tone of gloom and despair...
The other day a friend of mine, who we'll call Doc, had to cut short a telephone conversation...
President Obama, the press, all the Democrats and a fair number of the Republicans in Congress share the same assumption about health care...
This past week, New York Times columnist David Brooks climbed unwittingly into the ring to go a couple of rounds with Milton Friedman--or rather, since Friedman died just over two years ago, with the ghost of Milton Friedman...
According to Michael Spence, “We are entering a period in which the two most populous countries in the world are the fastest-growing countries in the world—and the fastest-growing countries in the history of the world.” How have India and China done it, and what problems do they face as they seek to sustain this growth? What threats do these two economic powers pose to the United States, and what strategies should guide our relations with them? (37:01) Video transcript
Corporate taxes already drive U.S. companies offshore. The administration should think twice before making matters even worse. By Peter Robinson.
Hoover fellow Michael Spence ponders India, China, and the one essential element in economic growth: innovation. An interview with Peter Robinson.
Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, insists that we humans must face the truth about ourselves—no matter how good it might be. An interview with Peter Robinson.
The Nobel economist says the health-care bill will cause serious damage, but that the American people can be trusted to vote for limited government in November. . . .
Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker is convinced that Americans don’t really want to go backwards on economic liberty. By Peter Robinson.
Deregulation caused this crisis? In many ways, the markets are more regulated than ever—to our detriment. By David R. Henderson.
Despite the economic storm, European voters refuse to let the traditional left take the wheel. By Patrick Chamorel.