Hoover Daily Report
Featured Commentary
Featured Commentary

Time for a Budget Game-Changer

by Gary S. Becker, George P. Shultz, John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, April 4, 2011

Assurance that current tax levels will remain in place would provide an immediate stimulus. House Republican budget planners are on the right track...

Featured Commentary

Murder on the EU Express

by Niall Fergusonvia Newsweek
Sunday, April 3, 2011

With the monetary union coming apart, the finger-pointing has begun. Who really killed Europe...?

Blogs
Blogs

The Minimum Conditions for a Sound Energy Policy

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, April 3, 2011

The point here is not that biofuels are useless. Rather, the critical point is that no matter how useful they are, they are not worth a subsidy...

Blogs

Qadaffi’s Defection Math: A Different View

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Sunday, April 3, 2011

Qadaffi is an experienced despot; otherwise he would not have held office for forty years. He knows how to calculate the best ways to stay in power. By my count, Qadaffi can be defeated in four ways...

Blogs

Kingdom of Lies

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, April 3, 2011

In this kingdom of lies, this Oceania of the mind, I, a subject of the monarchy of untruth, navigate carefully, assuming what I read and see is simply not true — and cannot be said to be untrue...

Blogs

A Credible Strategy to Reduce Government Spending Growth and Increase Economic Growth

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Sunday, April 3, 2011

In tomorrow’s Wall Street Journal, Gary Becker, George Shultz and I present the economic case for a credible strategy to reduce the growth of federal government spending, bring the deficit down, and increase economic growth...

Blogs

Running Scared of Islam

by Bruce Thorntonvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, April 3, 2011

...[A] highly visible and critically praised Broadway play that will be seen by thousands is met by the insulted church with a shrug, while a solitary act by the leader of an obscure, 50-member, non-denominational congregation triggers lethal violence...

Blogs

Another Round on Investment and Unemployment

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Saturday, April 2, 2011

Paul Krugman responded to my reply to his two critiques of my post on the negative correlation between investment and unemployment...

Blogs

The Founding Documents of Economic Freedom

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Friday, April 1, 2011

In revising my Comparing Economic Systems in the 21st Century, I was struck by the relevance of the writings of Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Adam Smith to our current political-economic debates...

Blogs

Into the Libyan Labyrinth

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Friday, April 1, 2011

We should watch for some very strange things in Libya in the days ahead...

Blogs

Looking for a Friend in Court

by Eric Hanushekvia Education Next
Friday, April 1, 2011

If the courts want to help out, they should not focus on the budgetary changes. They should focus on the laws and contract provisions that inhibit the provision of high-quality education to the students of New Jersey and New York and the rest of the country...

Blogs

Notes on Kauffman Bloggers Forum

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, April 1, 2011

I watched live almost all of each morning presentation today. Some highlights...

Blogs

Rebalancing Monetary Policy and the G20 Agenda

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Friday, April 1, 2011

Yesterday’s meeting of the G20 finance ministers in China broadened the ongoing “rebalancing current accounts” agenda to consider international monetary policy reform...

Blogs

The Road to Electoral Victory 2012: Daniels/Rubio

by Bill Whalenvia Ricochet
Friday, April 1, 2011

...[R]ather than waste your time speculating on the circumstances involved in unseating an incumbent president, I’d like you to engage in something far more empirical: presidential mathematics...

Other Media
Other Media

Andresen on BitCoin and Virtual Currency

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, April 4, 2011
Other Media

Waging the War on Terror with Donald Rumsfeld: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, April 4, 2011
Other Media

When a Lawsuit Is Too Big

with Richard A. Epsteinvia New York Times
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Other Media

The Goldstone Mess

by Peter Berkowitzvia Policy Review
Friday, April 1, 2011

Peter Berkowitz on The Goldstone Report: The Legacy of the Landmark Investigation of the Gaza Conflict edited by Adam Horowitz, Lizzy Ratner, and Philip Weiss...

Other Media

Better Brain Science

via Policy Review
Friday, April 1, 2011

Liam Julian on Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer and The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive by Brian Christian...

Other Media

The Cycle of Rules and Discretion in Economic Policy

by John B. Taylorvia National Affairs
Friday, April 1, 2011

[Facts and theories] argue against the recent reversion to Keynesian discretionary interventionism, and for a revival of the kinds of rules-based fiscal and monetary policies that have yielded unmatched stability and economic growth...

Other Media

A Smarter Approach to the Yuan

by Charles Wolf Jr.via Policy Review
Friday, April 1, 2011

Avoid the rush to rebalance...

Interviews
Interviews

Kori Schake on the John Batchelor Show

with Kori Schakevia John Batchelor Show
Sunday, April 3, 2011

GUESTS: Joseph Sternberg, WSJ Asia, and Gordon Chang, The Daily and Forbes.com, in re: Last year, 140% of China's sales figures were sales to the US, Kori Schake, Hoover, in re: Mission creep in Libya...

Interviews

American Taxpayers Funding Terror?

with Daniel Pipesvia Glenn Beck (FOX News)
Friday, April 1, 2011

Financial jihad being waged against America...?