Richard K. Vedder, Author at The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Richard K. Vedder
Richard K. Vedder is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, Oakland, California; distinguished professor of economics emeritus at Ohio University; and author of the book “Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America.”
by | Jan 30, 2023

By almost any indicator, American higher education is in trouble. Enrollments have fallen continuously since 2011, the longest period of sustained decline in the over 150 years since the federal government began regular data collection. Opinion surveys show low levels…

by | Jan 3, 2023

Unarguably, the war in Ukraine is the result of the machinations of Vladimir Putin, who has been the clear leader of Russia for nearly 23 years. Yet, as one who had a rather unique (for an American) association with Putin…

by | Dec 11, 2022

In 1984, NBC’s Nightly News anchor, Tom Brokaw, traveled to the Normandy beaches to witness the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. He was enormously touched, admiring the sterling qualities of the many survivors present. These individuals,…

by | Apr 28, 2022

Californians have long prided themselves on having one of the world’s premier public universities, in addition to great private schools like Stanford and Cal Tech. Forbes ranks the University of California at Berkeley as the best college in America and places three…

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