Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Letters: Costly Drugs, Unfair Burdens

by Henry I. Millervia New York Times
Sunday, April 20, 2008

I take issue with your statement that “drug companies, especially the biotechnology companies, are at the root of the problem; they often charge exorbitant prices for monopoly drugs that were developed with heavy government assistance.”...

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The Risky Business Of Regulating Risk

by Henry I. Millervia Investor's Business Daily
Thursday, April 17, 2008

Congress has been in a regulating mood for the past few years, spurring federal agencies directly or indirectly to pile new regulatory requirements (and inflated costs) onto myriad consumer products and activities...

In the News
In the News

Report Grades Nation's School Choice Programs

with Milton Friedmanvia Heartland Institute
Thursday, May 1, 2008

A February study by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice offers a valuable evaluation of school choice programs in 21 states...

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Kissinger on War & Diplomacy: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, April 21, 2008

Henry Kissinger explains how the war in Iraq is not specifically about Iraq...

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Papers: Tibet always part of China

with Richard Sousa, Hoover Institutionvia CCTV (China)
Monday, April 21, 2008

Tibet has always been part of the Chinese territory, according to historical documents released here for the first time on Friday...

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The princess's cake gets an added crunch

with Milton Friedmanvia Financial Times
Monday, April 21, 2008

When I saw reports of food riots, I was reminded of these immortal words, often attributed to Marie Antoinette, although there is no evidence that she used them...

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Hoover, Univ. team up to hire faculty

with Hoover Institution, Shanto Iyengar, Russell A. Berman, Abbas Milani, Barry R. Weingast, John Raisian, Richard Sousa, Morris P. Fiorina, Larry Diamond, Terry M. Moevia Stanford Daily
Monday, April 21, 2008

The Hoover Institution has often been portrayed as a think tank isolated from the Stanford community...

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Daybook

with John Shoven, George P. Shultzvia Washington Times
Monday, April 21, 2008

SOCIAL SECURITY – George P. Shultz, former U.S. Secretary of State, Treasury, and Labor, and John B. Shoven, Ph.D., director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy, will brief news media on their new book, "Putting Our House in Order: A Citizens Guide to Social Security and Health Care Reform.”...

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The Morality And The Benefits Of A System Of Free Travel And Trade

with Milton Friedmanvia Day (CT)
Sunday, April 20, 2008

The free, voluntary exchange of value for value is mutually beneficial, whether trading goods or labor, yet we often hear it argued that particular restrictions will protect American industries and workers...

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'Nonviolent Resistance to the Most Violent Regime'

with George P. Shultz, Yuri Yarim-Agaevvia Epoch Times
Sunday, April 20, 2008

On Apr. 14, the Hoover Institution of Stanford University hosted a grand conference dedicated to the Soviet dissident movement which took place during the 1980s and its support by the American government...

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Give Me a Warren Oates or Jack Palance Any Day

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, April 19, 2008

It is more interested in political correctness than profits, as the Iraq War movie bombs attest...

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Does the rise in alternatively trained teachers spell trouble?

with Hoover Institutionvia St. Petersburg Times
Saturday, April 19, 2008

So many teacher sex scandals...

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Market turmoil plays to ASX monopoly

with Milton Friedmanvia Australian
Saturday, April 19, 2008

IN this newspaper last weekend, Australian Securities Exchange chief executive Robert Elstone said Australia was "in the midst of a global financial crisis" and called for a mini Wallis-style review of the financial sector...

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Con Games: Mamet, Miller, And The Ole Hitcheroo Switcheroo

with Shelby Steele, Thomas Sowell, Milton Friedmanvia Huffington Post
Saturday, April 19, 2008

If you're like me, blognoscenti, then you might have wondered more than once how a previously enlightened smarty-pants celeb can switch so effortlessly to a philosophy found abhorrent but five minutes before...

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Why government ought not subsidize tuition

with Gary S. Beckervia Philadelphia Inquirer
Saturday, April 19, 2008

The total cost of my undergraduate education, at an arguably overpriced private university, will eclipse $200,000...

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The postcard-sized tax return

with Alvin Rabushkavia Guelph Mercury (Canada)
Friday, April 18, 2008

With the April 30 tax filing deadline looming, Canadians are grappling with the stress and anxiety of completing their tax returns...

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Guest columnist: Mortgage monopoly under way?

with Milton Friedmanvia Green Bay Press-Gazette
Friday, April 18, 2008

The definition of a monopoly: to have exclusive control by one group of the means of producing or selling a commodity or service...

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The Power of Petrodollars

with Hoover Institutionvia Epoch Times
Friday, April 18, 2008

On March 26, the spot price for a barrel of crude oil settled on $105.83...

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Focus on Issues: Iraq: the Road Ahead

with Edwin Meese III, Josef Joffe, Victor Davis Hanson, Shelby Steelevia Hoover Institution
Thursday, April 17, 2008

In testimony before Congress earlier this month, General David Petraeus, commander of the U.S. forces in Iraq, and Ryan Crocker, U.S. ambassador in Iraq, offered their assessments of the current situation and provided recommendations for future U.S. involvement in the region...

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McCain Supports North American Integration, League of Democracies

with Hoover Institutionvia Loomis News (CA)
Thursday, April 17, 2008

Republican Presidential candidate John McCain has openly declared his supportive stance on the Security and Prosperity Partnership in a March 2008 speech to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council...

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Talking to Hamas, the Pope in America, and the Global Food Crisis

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Council on Foreign Relations
Thursday, April 17, 2008

A selection of op-eds and editorials from the U.S. and around the world...