Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Obamanomics Clarified

by Michael J. Boskinvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, August 4, 2008

In my July 29 op-ed ("Obamanomics Is a Recipe for Recession1"), I was among the many who took Barack Obama's statements that he would "end the Bush tax cuts for the top incomes" too literally...

Analysis and Commentary

The Right Way

by James W. Ceaservia New York Post
Sunday, August 3, 2008

Why there's nothing the matter with Kansas - and conservatives will prevail.

Analysis and Commentary

Europeans see Obama as an antidote to racism

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, August 1, 2008

It's like Susan Neiman and I traveled on two different continents the past couple of weeks...

Analysis and Commentary

History shouldn’t trump private property rights

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Thursday, July 31, 2008

Never have I resided in or visited a locale in America where there hasn’t been an active historical preservation society...

In the News
In the News

Barro on Disasters

by Russell Roberts with Robert J. Barrovia EconTalk
Monday, August 4, 2008

Robert Barro of Harvard University and Stanford University's Hoover Institution talks about disasters--significant national and international catastrophes such as the Great Depression, war, and the flu epidemic in the early part of the 20th century...

In the News

Israel, Iran and the Bomb

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Middle East Online (UK)
Monday, August 4, 2008

Israel and the entire Middle East are approaching a stark existential choice: a nuclear holocaust or a nuclear-free Middle East...

In the News

If Feinstein's in, Dem rivals should bow out

with George P. Shultzvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, August 3, 2008

Will she? Won't she? And what if she does?...

In the News

63 Years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, "The Last Best Chance"

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia OpEdNews.com
Sunday, August 3, 2008

Sixty-three years ago this week war became obsolete in man's quest to resolve conflict...

In the News

Nuclear ban? Start with U.S.

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Albany Times Union (NY)
Sunday, August 3, 2008

Wednesday is the 63rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and an appropriate time to reflect upon the persistence of nuclear danger...

In the News

Is America in Decline?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, August 3, 2008

Articles about whether America is in decline is a cyclical industry that rises and falls over about a twenty-year cycle...

In the News

Ideas of this 'Uncle Miltie' nothing to laugh at

with Milton Friedman, Gary S. Beckervia Georgetown News Graphic (KY)
Sunday, August 3, 2008

When young, most of us think we can change the world. And we set out to do that in whatever field we choose...

In the News

Opposition politician stopped from going to Stanford University

with Michael McFaulvia Earthtimes (UK)
Saturday, August 2, 2008

A bankrupt opposition politician has been prevented from leaving Singapore to attend a prestigious Stanford University programme in the United States because the trip would not benefit her creditors, Chee Siok Chin said Saturday...

In the News

The genuine economic worry is stagflation

with Michael J. Boskinvia Kansas City Star
Saturday, August 2, 2008

Former Sen. Phil Gramm raised a stink recently when he said we had become a “nation of whiners.”...

In the News

Nobel laureates to tackle global issues

with Gary S. Beckervia Daily Yomiuri
Saturday, August 2, 2008

Eight Nobel laureates will participate in this year's annual Nobel forum titled "Creativity in the 21st Century."...

In the News

Setting the record straight on Obama's neighborhood

with Milton Friedman, Richard A. Epsteinvia Chicago Tribune
Saturday, August 2, 2008

Having made hay of Barack Obama's relative youth and his foreign-sounding name, his opponents are now homing in on his neighborhood...

In the News

The Curious Mind of John McCain

with Philip Bobbittvia Washington Post
Friday, August 1, 2008

In his 2002 book, "Worth the Fighting For," John McCain offered this confession -- an acknowledgment of a restless mind: "Although I seem to tolerate introspection better the older I am, there are still too many claims on my attention to permit more than the briefest excursions down the path of self-awareness...

In the News

India, China, and Russia—Three Countries That Can Say No

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Friday, August 1, 2008

The rise of India and China and the oil wealth of Russia have transformed the power structure of international relations...

In the News

Conservatives vs. Libertarians

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, August 1, 2008

Steve Chapman writes eloquently on what are called consent searches:...

In the News

Where Art Thou, Hillary?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, August 1, 2008

I think buyer’s remorse will soon set in among Democrats...

In the News

McCain may be grouchy, but what about Obamanomics?

with Michael J. Boskinvia Dallas Morning News
Thursday, July 31, 2008

I agree with Jim that I wish McCain would focus more on Obama's policies, like former Bush 41 adviser Michael Boskin does in this Wall Street Journal piece about Obama's plans to raise taxes on wealthier Americans...

In the News

As Law Professor at U. of Chicago, Obama Was 'Popular and Enigmatic'

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Chronicle of Higher Education
Wednesday, July 30, 2008

As a young law professor at the University of Chicago in the 1990s, Barack Obama wowed his students and puzzled his colleagues, according to today’s New York Times...