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Steady and Rising

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

The American economy, going from strength to strength.

The Human Side of Trade

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

In a dynamic economy, short-term pain is real. But over the longer term? Free trade leads to better, richer lives. 

Friedman on Freedom

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

“A society that puts equality ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom.” Wisdom from the late, great Milton Friedman.

Make America Exceptional Again

by John H. Cochrane via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

The rule of law, the centerpiece of American exceptionalism, is under assault. How to halt the predations of the regulatory state. 

Rugged Individualism

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Two of the gravest threats to this distinctively American value: nanny states and helicopter parents. 

The Soft Bigotry of Political Correctness

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

President Trump has never bowed to the culture of victimization. His lack of deference could be liberating.

Winning Women

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Woodrow Wilson at first found himself scandalized by protesting women, but soon he championed their cause. How President Trump and feminists might likewise make common cause.

Ten Ways to Rescue Mideast Policy

by Russell A. Berman, Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

In the Middle East the previous administration established neither democracy nor security—and now Russia is on the scene. 

Before Push Comes to Shove

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

What the president needs to learn—fast. 

The Russia Question

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

American relations with Moscow have become a geopolitical mess—a mess, very largely, of our own making. 

Break Up the Bromance

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Just getting along with Russia isn’t going to be good enough. If the new administration wants a “reset” of its own, it will need to demonstrate clarity and strength. 

“It’s Best Not to Mess with Us”

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

The nuclear poker game with Moscow has already begun—or, rather, resumed. 

Chicken Soup for the Russian Soul

by Ralph Petersvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

A strongman with a messianic streak, Vladimir Putin might almost have stepped from the pages of Russian history. 

Red Dawn

by Ellie Cawthorneinterview with Robert Servicevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

A hundred years ago, Russia’s last czar pondered revolution, the modern world, and the end of the Romanovs. Historian Robert Service explores the mind of Nicholas II. 

Trump Versus the Spies

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

All presidents clash with their intelligence experts, but the hostility the new administration has displayed is unusual—and risky. 

Energy Efficiency by James Sweeney

Energy Efficiency: Still Low-hanging Fruit

by James L. Sweeneyvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

There are still plenty of ways we can use energy more efficiently. Simple changes would produce large effects. 

Time to Count the Costs—And Adapt

by Gary D. Libecapvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Environmental activists must quit playing politics and begin to practice one of the fundamental disciplines of good governance: weighing benefits against costs. 

Inconvenient Math?

by Michael S. Bernstamvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

On climate change, the uncertainties multiply—literally. 

Freedom for Indian Country

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

The federal government has long been proven unworthy of Indians’ trust. How the new administration can do better. 

Diplomacy, Not Doomsday

by William J. Perryvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

When dealing with North Korea, diplomat and Hoover fellow William J. Perry advises, set aside the big stick—and the Kim regime might actually listen.

License to Hate

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

The label of “hate crime” is used to score political points, not to end violence. It should be eliminated. 

“The Core of a Just Society”

by Carolyn Pheniciefeaturing Condoleezza Ricevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Hoover fellow Condoleezza Rice calls for the transformation of our schools.

A Chance for Choice

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

By appointing Betsy DeVos education secretary, President Trump shows he’s listening to parents. 

Use Your Words—And Your Ideas

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Arguments over education have divided America. Here’s how reformers can swap acrimony for action.

Farewell to a Citizen-Scientist

by David Hoffmanfeaturing Sidney D. Drellvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Hoover fellow Sidney Drell worked with science’s deepest and most dangerous nuclear secrets, and generations of American leaders benefited from his guidance. An appreciation of a physicist, a scholar, and a patriot. 

Wealth, Poverty, and Politics

by Peter M. Robinsonfeaturing Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

There’s never been a level playing field, insists economist and Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell, and we should never have expected one. 

The Many Lives of Babi Yar

by Norman M. Naimarkvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

One of the blackest chapters of World War II: the German massacre of Kyiv’s Jews. The horror of Babi Yar, suppressed in the Soviet era, may be finding its proper place in European memory at last. 

Hoover and the Great Outdoors

by Jean McElwee Cannonfeaturing Herbert Hoovervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

A lifelong outdoorsman, Herbert Hoover praised nature as a font of inspiration, relaxation, and American values. Naturally, Hoover played an energetic role in developing America’s national parks. 

Weapon on the Wall

by Jean McElwee Cannonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

As World War I raged, posters encouraged, enticed, and even shamed young Americans into joining the great conflict.

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The Economics of Ideas

by Kevin Kellyvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

Only forty, Hoover fellow Paul M. Romer has already stood a great deal of economic theory on its head. A profile of Romer and his work. By Kevin Kelly.

Is Democracy Good for Growth?

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

It sounds nice to try to install democracy in places like Haiti and Somalia, but does it make any sense? Hoover fellow Robert J. Barro has his doubts.

Fear Not a Tax Cut

by David Tellvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

Former Hoover media fellow David Tell examines the case against a tax cut--and refutes it. A primer for this political season.

The Squabble over the Minimum Wage

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

Why did so many economists back the hike in the minimum wage earlier this year? In part because of a study based on lousy data. Hoover fellow David R. Henderson explains.

How a Flatter Tax Could Have Kept the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker won the Nobel Prize for applying the discipline of economics to social problems, including crime, education, and drug addiction. Here he applies economics to major league sports.

George P. Shultz on China and Bosnia

by George P. Shultzvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

Hoover fellow and former Secretary of State George P. Shultz recently spent a morning talking about the challenges posed to U.S. foreign policy by China, one of the biggest countries on earth, and Bosnia, one of the smallest. Shultz answered questions put to him by Hoover fellow Peter Robinson.

The Outlook for Civil Comity

by Seymour Martin Lipsetvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

Hoover fellow Seymour Martin Lipset looks at the data and concludes that the melting pot is still melting--but that American politics are at an angry boil.

The Surprising Politics of School Choice

by Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

Hoover fellow Terry M. Moe describes the surprising political alliances now being forged in the school choice movement--and argues that the movement is gaining strength.

Israel's War on Terrorism

by Abraham D. Sofaervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

Israel has declared war on terrorism. Hoover fellow Abraham D. Sofaer tells the new prime minister how to wage it.

Race and the Curse of Good Intentions

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

Racists treat whites and blacks differently in the name of white supremacy. President Bill Clinton does so in the name of affirmative action. According to Hoover fellow Shelby Steele, one is as wrong as the other.

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