Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

What Really Worries American Business

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Thursday, August 18, 2011

I suggest that in general the World Economic Forum's rankings are questionable, putting it in the most favorable light. In some cases, it is better to ignore their results. I did find one comparison that made sense and whose results are interesting...

Analysis and Commentary

Atlas Is Sorta Shrugging

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Thursday, August 18, 2011

The president just concluded a frenzied “jobs” bus tour to explain why unemployment is at 9.1% — after borrowing nearly $5 trillion in stimulus the last three years. You know the usual suspects responsible for our, not his, malaise...

Numerical Methods in Economics
Analysis and Commentary

Dealing with the Budget Numbers

by James C. Miller III, James Cartervia Corner (National Review Online)
Thursday, August 18, 2011

According to the Congressional Budget Office, we now have a deal to reduce the deficit by at least $2.1 trillion over 10 years, with a down payment of $917 billion in spending cuts and at least $1.2 trillion in additional deficit reduction through fiscal year 2021...

Analysis and Commentary

With a Math Proficiency Rate of 32 Percent, U.S. Ranks Number 32

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thirty-two percent of U.S. students in the class of 2011 were proficient in mathematics when they were in 8th grade, according to the official U. S. report card on student achievement...

Analysis and Commentary

Christie and Ryan: Hamlet on Wry

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, August 18, 2011

While Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reportedly ponder entering the Republican presidential field, let’s look at their fence-sitting from another perspective: How long can they keep us in suspense...?

Analysis and Commentary

Will Martha's Vineyard vacation haunt Obama?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Thursday, August 18, 2011

...Mr. Obama, enjoy your trip. You have a tough job, and maybe the change of venue will pave the way for fresh insights and renewed energy...

Analysis and Commentary

The Inside Story of America's Favorite Terrorist Group

by Abbas Milanivia National Interest
Thursday, August 18, 2011

A battle royal between the president and the supreme leader has engulfed Tehran. The result? Khamenei and his allies are methodically and ruthlessly establishing the planet’s most unabashed theocratic despotism...

Interviews
Interviews

John Taylor on the John Batchelor Show

with John B. Taylorvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 18, 2011

GUESTS: Co-host Mary Kissel, AWSJ; Ross Ramsey, Texas Tribune; John Taylor, Hoover; Arif Rafiq, ForeignPolicy.com...

In the News
In the News

Treason on schools

with Paul E. Peterson, Ludger Woessmann, Eric Hanushekvia Washington Post
Thursday, August 18, 2011