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Thursday, October 1, 2020Hoover InstitutionThe Hoover Institution presents an online virtual speaker series based on the scholarly research and commentary written by Hoover fellows participating in the Human Prosperity Project on Socialism and Free-Market Capitalism. This project objectively investigates the historical record to assess the...

(Don Boudreaux) Tweet… is from page 79 of Deirdre McCloskey’s important 2019 book, Why Liberalism Works: How True Liberal Values Produce a Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World for All: The communist, fascist, and national socialist régimes dating from 1917, 1922, and 1933, all of them versions...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetPhil Magness reports on a new paper co-authored by Anthony Fauci, M.D. In this paper, Dr. Fauci and his co-author (Dr. David Morens) write: It is a useful ‘‘thought experiment’’ to note that until recent decades and centuries, many deadly pandemic diseases either did...

Where do our deepest personal values come from? Can we choose those values? Philosopher and author Agnes Callard of the University of Chicago talks about her book, Aspiration, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Callard explores the challenge of aspiration–who we are versus who we would...

Art Carden is correct: Kristian Niemietz’s 2019 book, Socialism: The Failed Idea That Never Dies is superb. Yet it’s also deeply depressing. Of course Niemietz’s recounting of the immiseration and often murderous tyranny unleashed by socialism is dismaying. But to anyone who is reasonably informed, the...

Last week, for the Nth time, the Wall Street Journal had a story about shortages of Covid-19 tests ( “Covid-19 Testing Is Hampered by Shortages of Critical Ingredient,” September 25). An important topic. The journalist notes: According to a survey last month by the American Association for...