Wednesday, April 21, 2010

2010 No. 2

Will the Fed Ever Learn?

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Loose monetary policy clearly harmed the economy. If we don’t acknowledge it, we haven’t learned from it. By John B. Taylor.

How does a politician pay for something (health care, for instance) with nothing? By cooking the books. By Michael J. Boskin.

Fudging It

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

How does a politician pay for something (health care, for instance) with nothing? By cooking the books. By Michael J. Boskin.

A Smothering Burden

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

During a fragile economic recovery, sharp increases in both taxes and spending are the last things we need. By Edward P. Lazear.

Get rid of hapless regulations and political hubris, and the economy could sort itself out. By Russell Roberts.

How Little We Know

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Get rid of hapless regulations and political hubris, and the economy could sort itself out. By Russell Roberts.

No time for meddling

No Time for Meddling

by Gary S. Becker, Steven J. Davis, Kevin M. Murphyvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Stability and the foundations for long-term growth, not politics, need to come first. By Gary S. Becker, Steven J. Davis, and Kevin M. Murphy.

Marketing to Whole Foods Republicans

Marketing to Whole Foods Republicans

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Food for thought: what if the GOP stopped putting educated, socially progressive voters on the shelf? By Michael J. Petrilli.

Freshman Folly

Freshman Folly

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Barack Obama still defines himself by what he is not. During the campaign he may have been able to get away with it. No longer. By Shelby Steele.

Course Correction

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Govern moderately, or the governed will turn against you. Clinton learned it. Will Obama? By Peter Berkowitz.

Where radical changes are unpopular, there is no such thing as a safe seat. By David W. Brady, Daniel P. Kessler, and Douglas Rivers.

This Wasn’t in the Plan . . .

by David Brady, Daniel P. Kessler, Douglas Riversvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Where radical changes are unpopular, there is no such thing as a safe seat. By David W. Brady, Daniel P. Kessler, and Douglas Rivers.

Deregulate Now

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

High taxes, obstructive land-use policies, layers of entitlements, and union chokeholds. State and local governments need a break. By Richard A. Epstein.

The President Who Fell to Earth

by Fouad Ajamivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Why Obama hasn’t made a dent in the Arab-Islamic world’s anti-Americanism. By Fouad Ajami.

The Best Defense

by Abraham D. Sofaervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Preventive action may be legally dubious but morally justified. International law must confront the question of legitimacy. By Abraham D. Sofaer.

A Safe, Reliable Arsenal

by George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, Sam Nunnvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Nuclear weapons research and maintenance must continue, even as the world works to make nuclear arms obsolete. By George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, and Sam Nunn.

From Munich to the Mideast, nothing fails like “soft power.” Why serious nations will always need force. By Bruce S. Thornton.

Covenants without Swords?

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

From Munich to the Mideast, nothing fails like “soft power.” Why serious nations will always need force. By Bruce S. Thornton.

Dying to Belong

by Jessica Sternvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The “typical” terrorist—the alienated, pious loner—is becoming less typical. What really motivates terrorists may surprise you. By Jessica Stern.

The “Great Satan” Begs to Differ

by Abbas Milanivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The true history of U.S.-Iran relations. By Abbas Milani.

Cold Turkey

by Daniel Pipesvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Turkey is turning against the United States and Israel, and cozying up to Syria and Iran. By Daniel Pipes.

An Ally Worth the Trouble

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The president has made an artful overture to India, the world’s largest democracy. But the relationship demands careful tending. By Tunku Varadarajan.

Tripping Up the Tories

Tripping Up the Tories

by Gerald A. Dorfmanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

As an election nears, the Conservatives are poised for a comeback. Or so it would appear. By Gerald A. Dorfman.

What a State We’re In

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ballot initiatives: the hopes so high, the victories so hollow. By Richard A. Epstein.

Rebels With a Cause: Themselves

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Students turn protest into another form of narcissism. By Peter Robinson.

School of Hard Knocks

School of Hard Knocks

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The education reform movement is stumbling to a halt, and needs its own version of back to basics. By Chester E. Finn Jr.

The Predictioneer’s Game

by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Michael Krasnyvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Putting numbers to the news, Hoover fellow Bruce Bueno de Mesquita lays his bets on issues such as climate change and Middle East peace.

Rice Reinvents

by Condoleezza Rice, Katherine Bellvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Hoover fellow Condoleezza Rice talks about embracing change, as well as making it happen. By Katherine Bell.

Battered but Unbowed

by Gary S. Becker, John Cassidyvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Chicago School’s economic insights have been severely tested, but Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker insists they still hold. By John Cassidy.

War and Humility

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

War is ever familiar, yet ever unpredictable. Those who reflexively turn away from war will never understand it. By Victor Davis Hanson.

Trotsky in Exile

Trotsky in Exile

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Rare images of the aging revolutionary in his walled refuge, as his life ticked down. By Bertrand M. Patenaude.

The Trotsky Temptation

by Robert Servicevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Would Stalin’s great adversary really have ushered in a workers’ paradise? No—a new look into Leon Trotsky’s life and legend shows his revolutionary road was only another cruel mirage. By Robert Service.

“Communism Does Not Work”

by Maciej Siekierski, Jolanta Szabone Szubavia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

His innocently named “Pan-European Picnic” parted the Iron Curtain and helped end European communism. The papers of Hungarian reformer Imre Pozsgay are now open to scholars. By Maciej Siekierski and Jolanta Szabone Szuba.

Chiang Chooses His Enemies

Chiang Chooses His Enemies

by Paul R. Gregory, Hsiao-ting Lin, Lisa Nguyenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Chiang Kai-shek’s Shanghai purge did more than intensify the Chinese civil war. It hastened the final clash between Trotsky and Stalin. Three perspectives on the story. By Paul R. Gregory, Hsiao-ting Lin, and Lisa Nguyen.

Go East

by Richard Sousavia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Hoover focuses on building broad, deep East Asia collections. By Richard Sousa.