Sunday, October 1, 2006

2006 No. 4

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The Economics of Liberty

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

Gary S. Becker

Note: Dates are chosen in all figures to align market peaks

Why Money Matters

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

Milton Friedman

A Moment with the Master

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

John B. Taylor

Freedom Man

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

Thomas Sowell

A Gentle Touch

by John F. Coganvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

John F. Cogan

Intellectual Freedom Fighter

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

Richard A. Epstein

The Smile of Reason

by David Brooksvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

David Brooks

One of a Kind

by William F. Buckley Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

William F. Buckley Jr.

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Why Freedom Matters

by John Raisianvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

John Raisian

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The Romance of Economics

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

Interview by Tunku Varadarajan

A Hero's Place in History

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

Peter Robinson

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From Pariah to Priest

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

Robert J. Barro

Long Live Monetarism

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

Niall Ferguson

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The Practical Milton Friedman

by George P. Shultzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

George P. Shultz

The Power of Choice

by Michael Spencevia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

Michael Spence

A Debt of Gratitude

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

Russell Roberts

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How to Cure Health Care

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

Interview by Peter Robinson

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Drifting toward the Brink

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

Once Iran and North Korea develop nuclear weapons, it’s only a matter of time before international terrorist organizations get their hands on them. Thomas Sowell on dark days ahead.

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Global Financial Warriors

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

John B. Taylor began serving as the head of international finance at the Treasury Department just three months before September 11 changed everything. In this excerpt from his new book, Taylor tells the story of the small band of warriors he led in the financial war on terror.

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Sending a Message

by John Yoovia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

With a new law on military commissions, Congress sent the Supreme Court a message, loud and clear: Get out of the war on terror. By John Yoo.

Strategic Foreign Assistance

by Lawrence Chickering, Isobel Coleman, P. Edward Haley, Emily Vargas-Baronvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

How to stop terrorism at its source. By A. Lawrence Chickering, Isobel Coleman, P. Edward Haley, and Emily Vargas-Baron.

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Five Years On

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

After five years of “cowboy diplomacy,” the bad guys are on the run and the global village is a safer place. Maybe the sheriff has been doing something right after all. By Victor Davis Hanson.

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Solution and Resolution

by Abraham D. Sofaervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

The road to peace in Lebanon runs through Damascus. The only question is whether Syria is more interested in real estate or in supporting terrorism. By Abraham D. Sofaer.

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What Ahmadinejad Thinks He's Doing

by Abbas Milanivia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

Hezbollah is Iran’s tool in exporting revolution. But a lot of the power brokers in Tehran don’t want to risk their $70 billion a year in oil loot on a group of crazies in southern Lebanon. By Abbas Milani.

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White Guilt and Radical Islam

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

White guilt obscures the crucial reality in the Middle East: History has left the Islamic world behind. Shelby Steele on the massive sense of inferiority that so enrages Islamic militants.

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The Phony Cease-Fire

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

The cease-fire in Lebanon handcuffs Israel while letting Hezbollah reload. Will the United Nations never learn? By Thomas Sowell.

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The Job the FBI Can't Do

by Richard A. Posnervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

A tale of two cultures—spies and cops—and why they just won’t mix in a single agency. Richard A. Posner on how to remake domestic intelligence.

How to Fix the CIA

by Reuel Marc Gerechtvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

The CIA is in a state of serious disrepair, and a veritable revolution will be required to fix it. Reuel Marc Gerecht explains.

Porkbusters

by James C. Miller IIIvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

The congressional addiction to pork—and how the president can force the Hill to kick the habit. A primer by James C. Miller III.

The Right Minimum Wage? Zero

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

David R. Henderson examines the minimum-wage debate, separating a little bit of sense from a great deal of nonsense.

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Don't Talk the Talk

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

John B. Taylor on Ben Bernanke’s first months. The new Fed chairman’s only mistake? Talking about the Fed funds rate when he should have been talking about the economy.

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The FDA at 100

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

As the FDA heads into a second century, its fundamental flaws are more apparent than ever. Why the FDA can’t (or won’t) reform itself. By Henry I. Miller.

How to Succeed without Really Trying

by Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

School “reform” is fine with the teachers unions—as long as it doesn’t really change anything. Terry M. Moe explains how to reform the reforms.

Don't Know Much ’bout History

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

Chester E. Finn Jr. and Martin A. Davis Jr. on the lamentably low state standards for teaching world history.

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The Dragon Next Door

by Thomas A. Metzgervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

How China and the United States can learn to become good neighbors—and why they must. By Thomas A. Metzger.

Protectionism and the “China Problem”

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

Why the United States should stop complaining about the trade deficit and embrace Beijing's commitment to a market economy. By Robert J. Barro.

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Why Montenegro Matters

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

“Sometimes good fences do eventually make good neighbors.” Timothy Garton Ash on Montenegro’s vote for independence from Serbia.

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The End of the Liberty Doctrine?

by Michael McFaul, Amr Hamzawyvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

President Bush’s retreat on democracy in Egypt has implications far beyond Cairo. Every regime in the Middle East is paying close attention. By Michael McFaul and Amr Hamzawy.

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Fidel Castro, Past Tense

by William Ratliff, Roger Fontainevia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

Whether he lives or dies, Fidel has ceased to govern Cuba. What the United States should do now. By William Ratliff and Roger Fontaine.

The Man Castro Couldn't Crack

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

As Cuba's human rights violations continue to make a mockery of the United Nations, Arnold Beichman tells the story of one man who stood tall in the midst of terrible oppression.

Trading Places

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

Could Nueva España and New England have been reversed? Niall
Ferguson
 explores the very divergent paths of the British and Spanish colonial empires.

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The Man Who Launched the Green Revolution

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

Norman Borlaug changed the face of modern agriculture by combining good science and common sense—a shocking contrast to the naysayers and environmental extremists who are driving the agenda today. By Henry I. Miller.

Libertarian Justice

by Tibor R. Machanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

“Some critics of classical liberalism and libertarianism have suggested that community life is alien to libertarians. Not so. People flourish best among other people, provided those others do not thwart their freedom.” By Tibor R. Machan.

Free Markets and the Perils of Compensation

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

It is a cruel reality of the free marketplace that some individuals are hurt while others prosper. But Richard A. Epstein explains that the state must not intervene to provide protection from competitive losses.

George Shultz, on the Record

by George P. Shultzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

From Iraq to advising Governor Schwarzenegger to demographics in China to his (alleged) Princeton tattoo—a free-wheeling interview with George P. Shultz.

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The “Russian Idea” of Nikolai Berdyaev

by David Sattervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

The Hoover Archives contain a large collection of writings by the Russian émigré intellectual Nikolai Berdyaev, many of which were published in obscure Parisian émigré journals. Berdyaev’s writings illustrate the profound paradoxes of Russian messianism, which continue to confound many Russians today. By David Satter.