Historian Stephen Davies names three persistent myths about the Great Depression. Myth #1: Herbert Hoover was a laissez-faire president, and it was his lack of action that lead to an economic collapse. Davies argues that in fact, Hoover was a very interventionist president, and it was his intervening in the economy that made matters worse. […]
Lawrence Reed, President of FEE, discusses the importance of freedom. Through as series of personal stories, he illustrates the difficulty of a typical life under tyranny. Further, he describes the relentless efforts of individuals who successfully overcome the obstacles prohibiting their own freedom. Liberty is what makes life worth living. You can make a difference!
From the IHS Vault: Prof. Christopher Coyne lends an economist’s eye to the subject of foreign policy, specifically post-conflict reconstruction and “exporting democracy.” He examines recent U.S. policies, and suggests that a better way to promote peace and liberal democracy around the world would be principled non-intervention and free trade. This talk is based on […]
From the IHS Vault: History professor Rob McDonald of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point gives a lecture on the conflict between the ideals of the American Revolution, such as individual liberty, and unfortunate realities of the time, such as slavery. Filmed at the 2006 IHS seminar “Exploring Liberty” at Princeton University. Produced by […]