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Hoover Daily Report by topic: Economic History

March 10, 2010 | Economics One (blog)

Milton Friedman Had It Right All Along

The following is a reasonable summary, in my view, of the available evidence on the impacts of discretionary fiscal and monetary policy actions taken before, during, and after the recent financial crisis: . . .

March 9, 2010 | MarketWatch

Collapse of the American Empire: swift, silent, certain

"One of the disturbing facts of history is that so many civilizations collapse," warns anthropologist Jared Diamond in "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed." . . .

March 9, 2010 | Creators Syndicate

Stimulus or Sedative?

Abraham Lincoln once asked an audience how many legs a dog has, if you called the tail a leg? . . .

March 5, 2010 | Cafe Hayek

The jobs of yesteryear

I get a lot of emails from people worrying about America losing jobs to China. . . .

March 6, 2010 | Thoughtful Ideas

The Federal Income Tax Gap: $400 Billion and Rising

U.S. taxpayers and foreign persons subject to U.S. taxation owe, but do not remit (or the IRS fails to collect), some $400 billion in annual taxes owed to the federal government. . . .

March 5, 2010 | Almanac (CA)

Saturday: Talk on history of Hoover Library

Nick Siekierski will outline the history of the founding of the library of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and highlight some famous "treasures" from its archives at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, in the Fireside Room at Burgess Recreation Center, 700 Alma St. in Menlo Park. . . .

March 3, 2010 | Works and Days


California is a rich state — as the world found out the last century. . . .

March 2, 2010 | Wall Street Journal

Another Step Forward for Iraq

Forgive Vice President Joe Biden the audacity of claiming last month on CNN's "Larry King Live" that Iraq is destined to be "one of the great achievements of this administration." . . .

March 2, 2010 | Economics One (blog)

Why Did Macro Policy in Emerging Market Countries Improve?

The resilience of emerging market economies severely hit by the panic of 2008 is amazing, especially in comparison with the long emerging market crisis period of a decade ago. . . .

February 26, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily (subscription required)

Intellectuals Step 'Off The Cliff,' Drag Rest Of Us Down: Sowell

Smart people should make smart decisions. . . .