Conservatives need to reread their Hayek
Jonah Goldberg | NationalReview.com
Why Socialism Causes Shortages
Jeffrey Tucker, National Review
Socialism Rises from the Grave
Clifford D. May — The Washington Times
In 2002, Joshua Muravchik, a distinguished scholar, wrote a history of socialism which, he thought, might also be considered an epitaph for socialism. Beginning in the 18th century, socialism had taken many forms in many countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. These experiments failed, in many cases spectacularly and tragically. Surely, socialism was dead and buried. Yes, but like a zombie in a horror movie, it rose from the grave... Read More
Hoover Institution Launches Friedman Fundamentals, A Video Series Highlighting The Nobel Laureate's Policy Insights
via Hoover Daily ReportThe Hoover Institution today launched Friedman Fundamentals, the latest video series in its Educating Americans in Public Policy (PolicyEd) program. The new videos pair the voice of economist Milton Friedman with custom and contemporary animation to compellingly illustrate his timeless explanations of economic concepts and policy ideas.
What We Learned About 70% Tax Rates 50 Years Ago
via PolicyEdMilton Friedman explains what happened when federal tax rates actually reached seventy percent over fifty years ago. As tax rates go up, taxpayers have more of a reason to avoid paying those taxes. Loopholes go hand-in-hand with higher tax rates, which is why lower rates on a broader base of income leads to a more equitable system.
What can we learn from the great economists? A long-read Q&A with Linda Yueh
James Pethokoukis | AEIdeas
Economics professor and BBC presenter Linda Yueh describes how the world’s greatest economists took on the "big questions of the day — even if the answers weren't tidy."
Reflections on Ayn Rand 114 Years After Her Birth
via Hoover Daily ReportAyn Rand was one of the first to offer an alternative vision of the knowledge economy where intellect truly drives a creative and free marketplace, Hoover scholar Jennifer Burns says.
Milton Friedman on ‘fair’ versus ‘free’
Mark J. Perry | AEIdeas