Hoover Daily Report
Featured Commentary
Featured Commentary

The Freedom Movement Comes to Syria

by Fouad Ajamivia Wall Street Journal
Monday, April 25, 2011

It is unlikely that the Gadhafis and Mubaraks could have entertained thoughts of succession for their sons had they not seen the ease with which Syria became an odd creature—a republican monarchy...

Featured Commentary

How Health Reform Punishes Work

by Daniel P. Kesslervia Wall Street Journal
Monday, April 25, 2011

The subsidies to buyers of 'qualifying' insurance policies will induce sharp reductions in the supply of labor...

Featured Commentary

Copper Is King

by Niall Fergusonvia Newsweek
Sunday, April 24, 2011

Gold prices are up, but another metal connects the world—and reveals our economic future...

Featured Commentary

Don’t be EMO on Earth Day

by Laura E. Hugginsvia Daily Caller (DC)
Friday, April 22, 2011

Although [a green EMO's] campaign generates feel-good actions, the actions are not always connected to positive environmental outcomes...

Blogs
Blogs

How Can Governments Help Consumers

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, April 24, 2011

Encouraging competition in [the airline] and other industries is the only really effective way to help the great majority of consumers, including ignorant and easily fooled consumers...

Blogs

Bad News on Gasoline Prices–What Government Should Do in Response

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, April 24, 2011

As gas prices in the United States continue their relentless march upward, the political question of the hour is what, if anything, the United States government should do about the situation...

Blogs

Living the Obama Dream

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, April 24, 2011

We are living the Obama dream — one that about 45% of the population more or less embraces...

Blogs

Surely You're Joking, Mr Keynes?

by Mark Harrisonvia Mark Harrison's Blog
Sunday, April 24, 2011

The British government is seeking to bring the public debt under control by cutting back public spending. A popular story is going around, however, that suggests this is either crazy or a thinly disguised plot to undermine the public sector...

Blogs

Reply to Aeon Skoble

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, April 24, 2011

A big part of the problem with [Aeon Skoble's] argument is his implicit collectivism. I'll explain below...

Blogs

How to Pay Off the National Debt and Solve Other Economic Problems

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Sunday, April 24, 2011

Growth is clearly the most important factor. Sustained high growth increases tax revenues more rapidly than planned expenditures (assuming no new major spending programs)...

Blogs

On the Budget Debate People Are Saying “All We Want Are the Facts”

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Sunday, April 24, 2011

...[P]eople are tired of rhetoric and demagoguery. They want to understand each side’s factual position in the debate...

Blogs

How Many to Try

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Sunday, April 24, 2011

The most remarkable passage in the Washington Post story to which I linked earlier is this one, which highlights the remarkable naiveté with which the incoming Obama administration–including the President himself–approached the Guantanamo closure...

Blogs

The budget battlegrounds of 2011

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Friday, April 22, 2011

There are 7-8 budget battlegrounds this year. The press focuses on only one at a time. You should understand all of them as this year’s components of a multi-year struggle...

Other Media
Other Media

Rubinstein on Game Theory and Behavioral Economics

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, April 25, 2011
Other Media

Compassionate Conservatism, An Idea in Tension

by Clifford Orwinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Friday, April 22, 2011

Can a house divided between conflicting defining ideas stand...?

Interviews
Interviews

Stewart A. Baker, “Skating on Stilts: Why We Aren’t Stopping Tomorrow’s Terrorism”

with Stewart Bakervia New Books in Public Policy
Friday, April 22, 2011

In Skating on Stilts: Why We Aren’t Stopping Tomorrow’s Terrorism (Hoover Institution, 2010), Stewart Baker, a former senior official from the Department of Homeland Security, takes us behind the scenes of government homeland security decision making...

Interviews

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show

with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, April 22, 2011

GUESTS: Bill McGurn, WSJ; Jonathan Weil, Bloomberg; Richard Epstein, Hoover...

Interviews

Jonathan Macey on the John Batchelor Show

with Jonathan Maceyvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, April 22, 2011

GUESTS: Bret Stephens, WSJ; Alexandra Berzon, WSJ; Jonathan Macey, Hoover; James Taranto, WSJ...