MY HOROSCOPE this week says that now is the perfect time to relocate, or at least de-clutter. . . .
Genetic testing offers great hope for future progress in treating diseases since individuals can in many instances reduce the consequences of genetic defects if they find out about them sufficiently early...
In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Diane Coyle, author of The Economics of Enough, how the financial crisis, the entitlement crisis, and climate change all reflect a failure to deal with the future appropriately.
In this podcast, Angus Deaton of Princeton University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his new book Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality. Topics include causes of improvements in health during the past century, prospects of future improvements, and health care in the developing world.
Federal and state governments are making a massive gamble about a little-understood new virus. They are betting our future on the most extreme worst-case scenario without considering the costs.
The Supreme Court should seize the opportunity to overturn the agencies new regulations on carbon dioxide.
In 1990 the United Nations forecast that world population would peak at around 11 billion by the middle of this century. Now many experts believe the peak will be closer to 8 or 9 billion people. Is this slowing of global population growth good news for the earth's environment? Or do we still need to worry about the dangers of overpopulation and overconsumption? Peter Robinson speaks with Paul Ehrlich and Steven Hayward.
Ten ways for Republican leaders to show they can solve America’s problems. By Keith Hennessey.
We don’t need a moratorium. We need to push the frontiers of medicine to cure more patients.
By the time you finish reading this sentence, fifty people will have died of AIDS and eighty-five will be newly infected with HIV.
No matter how dangerous the waters, entrepreneurs plunge in. How government can stay out of their way. By Jeffrey M. Jones.
European lawmakers want to protect their favorite regulations—effective or not, now and forever. By James Huffman.
Regulation and risk aversion hinder advancement
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.
If a CEO issued the kind of distorted figures put out by politicians and scientists, he'd wind up in prison. . . .
A financial crisis is the worst time to change the foundations of American capitalism.
This year’s “killer tomato” scare should put food-safety remedies like irradiation and genetic modification back on the menu. By Henry I. Miller.
Scholars at the Hoover Institution—professors, thinkers, and practitioners of global renown in their respective fields—offer a series of policy ideas that would shore up the long-term foundations of American strengths.
Gene therapy offers enormous potential for the treatment of serious illness. What is the government doing about it? Thwarting researchers. By Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller.
How misguided bureaucrats and environmentalists let a mosquito-borne disease spread. By Henry I. Miller.