Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

‘Moral’ Hazard in Politics

by Thomas Sowellvia National Review Online
Friday, August 27, 2010

Government handouts encourage citizens to act less prudently...

Analysis and Commentary

Can Dems turn it around?

by Charles Calomirisvia Arena (Politico)
Thursday, August 26, 2010

The reason this is not going to be reversed in November by the Dems is that the problem is one of reality, not just perception...

Analysis and Commentary

‘Islam Idiots’?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Thursday, August 26, 2010

One might understand why Newsweek recently sold for a dollar and apparently went the way of Harper’s from David A. Graham’s “The Islam Idiots...”

Analysis and Commentary

We Are Not Greece

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Thursday, August 26, 2010

As the summer winds down, there is more and more talk of decline in the air. Some of it comes from the left, as a sort of giddy notion that we are now, at best, devolving into what the Greeks called prôtos metaksu isôn, first among equals, enjoying traditional prestige but otherwise nothing much special in comparison to the Europeans, India, and China...

Analysis and Commentary

GDP and Well-Being

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, August 26, 2010

If you, like me, liked Arnold's post today on the pitfalls of GDP, take a look at my piece titled "GDP Fetishism." I explicitly address, among other things, the huge problem with valuing the G (government spending on goods and services) part of GDP at cost...

Analysis and Commentary

Nine out of Ten RttT Winners are Blue States

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Thursday, August 26, 2010

At the end of round one of the RttT contest, it appeared as if politics was irrelevant...Round two tells a different story...

Analysis and Commentary

DeLong on Hayek on Democracy

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, August 26, 2010

It is popular to say that democracy is horrible but better than any of the alternatives. I would say that unlimited democracy is horrible and inferior to limits that restrict the power of the state to carry out the will of the majority...

Interviews
Interviews

Bill Bennett's Morning in America

with Fouad Ajamivia Bill Bennett's Morning In America
Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fouad Ajami: A masterclass interview on Middle East affairs and the Ground Zero mosque...

In the News
In the News

China’s Booming Consumer Market

with Michael Spencevia Forbes.com
Thursday, August 26, 2010
In the News

U.S. Officer In Afghanistan Mows Down PowerPoint Rangers

with H. R. McMastervia Danger Room (Wired)
Thursday, August 26, 2010
In the News

The Parent Model

with Gary S. Beckervia New York Times
Thursday, August 26, 2010
In the News

The return of beggar-my-neighbour policy

with David R. Hendersonvia Financial Times
Thursday, August 26, 2010
In the News

Study: High-speed rail could create thousands of jobs

via Contra Costa Times
Thursday, August 26, 2010