Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Obama's $163,000 Tax Bomb

by Michael J. Boskinvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, April 3, 2009
Families well below the president's 'no-tax' threshold will get a six-figure bill. 
Analysis and Commentary

Finding solutions for Oakland

by Joseph D. McNamaravia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, April 3, 2009

On March 21, 26-year-old Lovelle Mixon, wanted for violating his parole after being released from a seven-year sentence for assault with a deadly weapon, shot to death Oakland Police Sgt. Mark Dunakin and Officer John Hege, two veteran cops...

Analysis and Commentary

Is a “Win-Win” Relationship in the Cards for China and Mexico?

by William Ratliffvia Jamestown Foundation
Thursday, April 2, 2009

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) says it places high priority on making Mexico an important link in its widely publicized “win-win” expansion into Latin America...

Analysis and Commentary

The Orange Grove: Learn to manage your fear

by Henry I. Millervia Orange County Register
Thursday, April 2, 2009

In a just-released survey weighted to mimic the nation's adult population, 64 percent of respondents reported that the financial downturn had already caused them to make "painful" cutbacks in spending this year, while 27 percent reported being "extremely" or "very" worried about being able to pay bills...

In the News
In the News

Hungary On The 'Brink of Ruin'

with Niall Fergusonvia MSNBC
Friday, April 3, 2009

If anyone wonders how bad the economic crisis is in Europe, consider this: While shooting a story in Budapest, last week we parked our vehicle on a street in a part of town that has fallen on hard times...

In the News

It Really Is All Greenspan's Fault

with John B. Taylorvia Forbes
Friday, April 3, 2009

It's been quite a spectacle for those who have followed Alan Greenspan's career for decades...

In the News

Crisis & the Law with Richard Epstein: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Richard A. Epsteinvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, April 3, 2009

Richard Epstein discusses the constitutionality of several hot items on the congressional agenda, including card check...

In the News

The History of the G-20

with George P. Shultzvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, April 3, 2009

March 1973: George Shultz, U.S. Treasury secretary, invites the finance ministers of the U.K., France, Germany and Japan to meet informally in the White House library, following the devaluation of the dollar that year...

In the News

The Price of Everything: A Parable of Possibility and Prosperity

with Russell Robertsvia Freeman On-Line
Thursday, April 2, 2009

The primary characters in The Price of Everything are Ruth Lieber, an economics professor and provost at Stanford University, and Ramon Fernandez, a Cuban immigrant tennis prodigy studying there...

In the News

This Is Not an Item from The Gadfly's April Fool Issue

by Williamson M. Eversvia Ed Policy
Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Mar. 30 Guardian in Great Britain reports that Birmingham City University is offering a £4,000 one-year master's degree in Social Media.* ...

In the News

Obama, Russia's Medvedev Announce New Arms Control Plan

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia News Blaze (CA)
Thursday, April 2, 2009

President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev have announced plans for deep, new cuts in their arsenals of nuclear weapons as the first step toward charting a new course in U.S.-Russian relations...

In the News

Fannie, Freddie, and Subprime

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, April 2, 2009

I'm still not sure how important Fannie and Freddie were to the housing calamity but I continue to do some research...

In the News

Mass Incidents in China and the United States and Predicting Results

with Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia NextBigFuture.com (CA)
Thursday, April 2, 2009

China's Public Security Ministry reported 87,000 mass incidents in 2005, up 6.6 per cent over the number in 2004, and 50 per cent over the 2003 figure...

In the News

Obama and Hu, a U.S.-China Luvfest

with Niall Fergusonvia Washington Post
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Niall Ferguson coined the term "Chimerica" to describe the close and often bizarre co-dependence of the United States on China and vice versa over the past decade...