...from the op-ed pages

Friday, December 19, 2008
Hoover Tower
Hoover Tower

Wall Street Lays Another Egg
Vanity Fair, December 1, 2008
by Niall Ferguson (Hoover Senior Fellow)
Not so long ago, the dollar stood for a sum of gold, and bankers knew the people they lent to…

Bursting the Bubble
New York Times, November 29, 2008
by Michael Boskin (Hoover senior fellow)
I remember taking a group of business leaders to see President George H. W. Bush in early 1991 to impress upon him the severity of the economic downturn…

It’s Priceless
Creators Syndicate, November 18, 2008
by Thomas Sowell (Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy).
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to live in a world where there were no prices?...

Forget 'memory laws'
Times, October 16, 2008
by Timothy Garton Ash (Senior Fellow).
Among the ways in which freedom is being chipped away in Europe, one of the less obvious is the legislation of memory...

We're Not Headed for a Depression
Wall Street Journal, October 7, 2008
by Gary S. Becker (Rose-Marie and Jack R. Anderson Senior Fellow).
In order to promote a much smoother functioning of the financial system, it is paramount to distinguish between the immediate steps needed to cope with the present crisis and the long-run reforms needed to reduce the likelihood of future crises...

Greed, Or Incentives?
Forbes, September 23, 2008
by Richard A. Epstein (Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow
Member, Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force).
It had been my devout wish to write a set of disinterested columns about labor markets to illustrate the power of the presumption against state regulation of voluntary agreements...

How a local squall might become a global tempest
Financial Times, August 7, 2008
by Niall Ferguson (Hoover Senior Fellow)
The phrase “perfect storm” has been trotted out once too often to characterise the past year’s financial crisis...

Twenty-Five Years Later, A Nation Still at Risk
Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2008
Chester E. Finn Jr (Senior Fellow Chair, K–12 Education Task Force).
Today marks the 25th anniversary of "A Nation at Risk," the influential Reagan-era report by a blue-ribbon panel that alerted Americans to the weak performance of our education system...

Nothing Succeeds Like Success
Commentary, April 1, 2008
by Victor Davis Hanson (Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow).
Americans have regularly changed their minds in the midst of their ongoing wars—and not just once, but often...

Toward a Nuclear-Free World
Wall Street Journal, January 15, 2008
by George P. Shultz (Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow), and William J. Perry (Senior Fellow).
The accelerating spread of nuclear weapons, nuclear know-how and nuclear material has brought us to a nuclear tipping point...