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Hoover Daily Report by topic: Economic History

October 16, 2012 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The New Yorker's Closet Libertarian

June 20, 2012 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

A Fiscal History Lesson

Following World War II, government spending cuts led to an incredible economic boom...
June 20, 2012 | Financial Times (registration required)

I come to praise Ms Merkel not to bury her

Listening to Anglo-American über-Keynesians a first-time visitor to the eurozone might be tempted to pose three questions, in rising order of bemusement...
May 14, 2012 | Mark Harrison's Blog

The Dam Busters: Their Place in (Economic) History

Bombing Germany did not win the war, but it did bring forward the moment of German defeat...
March 29, 2012 | Wall Street Journal

The Dangers of an Interventionist Fed

A century of experience shows that rules lead to prosperity and discretion leads to trouble...
February 22, 2012 | Wall Street Journal

A Better Grecian Bailout

The fears of contagion from Athens were always exaggerated. Now the issues are whether Greece will reform and whether Europe will cut it off if it doesn't...
February 16, 2012 | Cafe Hayek

Inequality and Stagnation

The fact that the world looks dramatically more prosperous may be due to cloudy vision, or bias. But they do cause you to wonder if the data that are being used to measure stagnation are not completely accurate or perhaps the data are distorted by the way they’re collected...
February 3, 2012 | Wall Street Journal

An American History Lesson for Europe

Our federal government refused to bail out the states in the 1840s, thus preserving their fiscal independence...
January 25, 2012 | Wall Street Journal

Economics for the Long Run

Individuals should be free to decide what to produce and consume, and their decisions should be made within a predictable policy framework based on the rule of law...
January 19, 2012 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

The Bright Side of British Colonialism

English institutions—the common law, property rights, and banking—led to economic growth in the colonies...