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Hoover Digest by topic: Macroeconomics

October 12, 2011

What Price Wisdom?

The quarter-century of economic expansion that began in the 1980s demonstrated the virtues of limited government. How quickly our politicians forget. By John B. Taylor.

October 12, 2011

Five Steps to Bust the Deficit

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Step one: honest budgeting. For the four others, read on. By Michael J. Boskin.

October 12, 2011

Rhymes with "Recession"

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Hoover fellow Russell Roberts is using rap music to make the dismal science far less dismal. By Charles Lindsey.

October 12, 2011

The Next Convergence

Hoover fellow Michael Spence ponders India, China, and the one essential element in economic growth: innovation. An interview with Peter Robinson.

October 12, 2011

What Would Hamilton Do?

Revisiting the founding father to whom a national debt, properly funded, represented “a national blessing.” By Michael W. McConnell.

October 12, 2011

Canadian Hat Trick

Canadian budget
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Ottawa quietly slashed federal debt, cut spending, and returned to budget surpluses. How? Not by reading Keynes. By David R. Henderson.

July 13, 2011

Trial of a Thousand Years

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, left, arrives at Andrews Air Force Base in 1980
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Behind the headlines lies an old and basic question: in the clash between Islamism and the nation-state, who will win? By Charles Hill.

July 13, 2011

Why Business Isn't Getting 'In the Game'

Why businesspeople aren’t banking on Washington’s supposedly pro-business overtures. By Stephen H. Haber and F. Scott Kieff.

March 29, 2011

Focus on the Fed

Stimulus candy bowl
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Although under intense political pressure, the Federal Reserve needs to return to its apolitical core mission: monetary stability. By John B. Taylor and Paul D. Ryan.

March 29, 2011

Hold the High Ground

In Washington, many are struggling to control spending and cut taxes. History is on their side. By Michael J. Boskin.