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Hoover Digest 2010 No. 4

September 29, 2010

Why It’s Safer to Drill in the Backyard

Crying “NIMBY” guarantees that the worst oil spills happen in the worst place.
September 29, 2010

The Other Toxic Gunk

The oil cleanup was just a start. The whole liability, environmental, and property-rights mess needs to be cleaned up, too.
September 29, 2010

Lessons from the Great Deviation

How the Great Deviation killed the Great Moderation and gave birth to the Great Recession.
September 29, 2010

Those Infamous Speculators

Why they’re not always the bad guys.
September 29, 2010

We Are Not All Keynesians Now

To Hayek, economic freedom was the bulwark of political freedom. His insights hold up.
September 29, 2010

Junk the Corporate Tax

There’s no better way to end tax distortions, boost growth and competitiveness, and ultimately raise wages.
September 29, 2010

Healthy Skepticism

A portent for November: very few of the Americans who disliked comprehensive health care reform a few months ago like it any better now.
September 29, 2010

No More “Party of No”

How conservatives can reclaim their heritage of prudent reform.
September 29, 2010

“Why Wouldn’t People Like ’Em?”

Two successful Indo-American politicians seem to have risen by defying identity politics, not pandering to them.
September 29, 2010

Frontier Wisdom

Ronald Reagan believed in remaining open to immigration. He also believed in securing our borders.
September 29, 2010

The Nightmare Comes True

Homemade, custom-built bioweapons are no longer science fiction. Tomorrow’s terrorists will have them. From a new book by Stewart Baker.
September 29, 2010

The Military and the Academy

Civilian experts need to play their part in preparing for the day when a war ends and peace begins.
September 29, 2010

Cash as an Instrument of War

Money can buy intelligence, security, even loyalty. Commanders should use it.
September 29, 2010

The Language of Diplomacy

Beijing is paying for Chinese-language schools all around the world, including scores in the United States. Should we be concerned?
September 29, 2010

Progressively Worse

The progressive tradition, with its expanding taxes and shrinking individual rights, produces anything but genuine progress.
September 29, 2010

The Arab Democracy Deficit

Between autocracy and the “oil curse,” Arab nations still see no need to serve their citizens. This may yet change.
September 29, 2010

Grand Strategies

The road to statecraft runs through literature.
September 29, 2010

Islam’s Nowhere Men

Jihadists are conflicted citizens of the very world they wish to destroy.
September 29, 2010

A Torn Country

History and politics are disturbing Turkey’s careful balance between West and East, secular and Islamic. From a new book by Zeyno Baran.
September 29, 2010

Freedom or Terror

Will Europe defend its hard-earned freedoms against radical Islam? Will it even try? From a new book by Russell A. Berman.
September 29, 2010

Lifting the “Resource Curse”

Mineral wealth can build a nation or subvert it. Afghanistan might become a success story yet.
September 29, 2010

Velvet Revolution, Interrupted

The Iranian petrocracy has kept its grip on power, and President Obama bears much of the responsibility.
September 29, 2010

Neither Crushed nor Co-opted

The streets of Tehran may be quiet, but reformers continue to struggle for a pluralist, democratic future.
September 29, 2010

Good Manners and Anti-Semitism

As troubles in the Middle East proliferate, many in the West have reverted to a very old, very bad habit: scapegoating the Jews.
September 29, 2010

The Simplest Peace Plan: Victory

Defeating its enemies and securing its right to exist are Israel’s only road map to peace.
September 29, 2010

A Shock to the Eurozone

When they joined the common currency, the nations of Europe all promised to behave themselves, practicing fiscal discipline. Bankers even believed them.
September 29, 2010

“Hubris” Is Greek

The Greece debacle is not just financial. It also jeopardizes the EU’s grandest plans for itself.
September 29, 2010

An Economist’s Economist

Hoover fellow Robert E. Hall talks about job creation, flat taxes, and the art (and science) of declaring a recession.
September 29, 2010

Into the Valley of Death

Best-selling author Sebastian Junger goes to War. An interview with Peter Robinson.
September 29, 2010

Why I Love the WNBA

Great female athletes deserve their chance to shine even after college.
September 28, 2010

America at the Bat

On meritocracy and the national pastime.
September 29, 2010

Solving the Afghanistan Puzzle

A new research project follows the paper trail of Soviet involvement in Afghanistan—and suggests a great deal about our own involvement there today.
September 29, 2010

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