Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Jobs Picture Is Still Far From Rosy

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, January 20, 2012

New unemployment claims are down, but the likelihood that an unemployed worker will find a job has not substantially improved...

Analysis and Commentary

California ill-served by redevelopment agencies

by Richard A. Epsteinvia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, January 20, 2012

California's real estate market is in bad shape. New construction costs are high; development is slow and the permitting process endless...[The state] is well advised not to revive local redevelopment agencies...

Analysis and Commentary

A Lose, Lose, Lose, Lose, Lose Proposition

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Thursday, January 19, 2012

As he did with his probably illegal “recess” appointments, President Obama picked a politically advantageous time to cancel the Keystone pipeline project...Yet it is hard to remember a presidential decision that had as many negatives as this one...

Analysis and Commentary

Jeff Sachs is Right--and Misleading

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, January 19, 2012

My friends Steve Horwitz and Don Boudreaux have taken strong exception to a recent piece by Jeff Sachs. But I think Sachs got this one right...

Analysis and Commentary

Newt Aims Up (State), Mitt Aims Low (Country)

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Saturday will tell us one of two things: Romney, like McCain, mustered enough establishment Republicans to eke out a plurality win; the more fiery populist up-country vote rallied behind Gingrich, as it almost did for Huckabee...

Analysis and Commentary

Jerry Brown’s fresh start: Local control tied to accountability

by Eric Hanushekvia Thoughts on Public Education
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown made two important statements about K-12 education in his State of the State speech on Wednesday...

Interviews
Interviews

Principles to Restore the Economy

with John B. Taylorvia Squawk Box (CNBC)
Friday, January 20, 2012

We have lost track of limiting the role of government, with the intervening, stimulus packages and quantitative easing, says John Taylor...

Interviews

Bill Whalen on the John Batchelor Show

with Bill Whalenvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Guests: Co-Host Mary Kissel, WSJ; Salena Zito, Pittsburgh Tribune Review; Bill Whalen, Hoover; Philip Bowring, WSJ; Arif Rafiq, Pakistan Policy Blog...

In the News
In the News

McMaster: Afghan anti-corruption drive is working

with H. R. McMastervia Checkpoint Washington (Washington Post)
Thursday, January 19, 2012