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Economy & Business

Uncommon Knowledge: Why Here, Why Now? The U.S.’s Dramatic Standard Of Living Improvements during the Last Century

Hoover Institution economists John Cogan, Lee Ohanian, Terry Anderson, and George Shultz examine the causes for and the reasons behind so many improvements being made to the quality of life in the United States over the past century. They analyze the role that free markets, property rights, innovation, regulation, taxes, and national security played in these remarkable achievements.

Recorded on April 18, 2019

Peter Robinson — Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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