Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Carlos Slim And The New York Times

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Forbes
Monday, January 26, 2009

Carlos Slim, by some accounts the world's richest man, has pumped 3,497,100,000 Mexican pesos ($250 million) worth of liquidity into the varicose veins of the Grey Lady...

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Eliminate the Civil Rights Commission

by John H. Bunzelvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, January 25, 2009

Though memorable beyond comparison, Barack Obama's election was not just about a black man becoming president...

Analysis and Commentary

A Liberal Translation

by Timothy Garton Ashvia New York Times
Saturday, January 24, 2009

GOVERNMENT and markets both have their place in a decent society, President Obama suggested in his Inaugural Address, but can become a force for ill if they are without restraint...

Analysis and Commentary

A Radical Re-Imagining Of The Tax System

by Russell Robertsvia Forbes
Friday, January 23, 2009

President Obama is eager to attack the economic crisis...

Analysis and Commentary

The Euro at Ten

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Friday, January 23, 2009

The beginning of 2009 will long be remembered for terrible economic news and controversial economic policy in virtually every country...

In the News
In the News

Getting Accountability Right

with Chester E. Finn Jr., Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The federal No Child Left Behind Act has succeeded in highlighting the poor math and reading skills of disadvantaged children...

In the News

Roberts (and Hanson) on Truth and Economics

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, January 26, 2009

EconTalk host Russ Roberts talks about the role of empirical evidence and bias in economics and why economists disagree...

In the News

The Bottom Line on Bay Area business

with John Shovenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, January 26, 2009

California's unemployment rate fast approaching 10 percent?...

In the News

California's energy efficiency an economic boon

with John Shovenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, January 26, 2009

If President Obama is serious about creating a green economy, he should look to California...

In the News

System not to blame for financial collapse

with Niall Fergusonvia Dominion Post (New Zealand)
Monday, January 26, 2009

The New Zealand financial system and our finance and capital markets have come under considerable scrutiny over the past year and a half as the international banking sector, the investment markets and some key financial intermediaries have stumbled and fallen...

In the News

The Stimulus Time Machine

with Robert J. Barrovia Wall Street Journal
Monday, January 26, 2009

The stimulus bill currently steaming through Congress looks like a legislative freight train, but given last week's analysis by the Congressional Budget Office, it is more accurate to think of it as a time machine...

In the News

Obama road map to recovery might just fit the bill

with Robert J. Barrovia Times (UK)
Sunday, January 25, 2009

Conservatives might not want to admit it, but it is just possible that President Barack Obama has cobbled together a coherent cure for the economy...

In the News

Will the Decline in Union Membership be Reversed?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, January 25, 2009

In 2007, the House of Representatives passed the Employee Free Choice Act, a law to promote unionism...

In the News

Technology Gets a Piece of Stimulus

with Robert E. Hallvia New York Times
Sunday, January 25, 2009

The time-tested way for governments to create jobs in a hurry is to pour money into old-fashioned public works projects like roads and bridges...

In the News

Oil prices expose a chink in armour

with Abbas Milanivia National (United Arab Emirates)
Saturday, January 24, 2009

Not too long ago, Iran’s ruling mullahs appeared unstoppable...

In the News

Google ready to pursue its agenda in Washington

with Bill Whalenvia Los Angeles Times
Saturday, January 24, 2009

Reporting from Washington -- Another inauguration took place in Washington this week -- Google Inc. officially became a political power player...

In the News

The Risks of Releasing Detainees

with Kenneth Anderson, Benjamin Wittesvia New York Times
Friday, January 23, 2009

The Times reports today on the case of a former Guantánamo Bay detainee who has emerged as the deputy leader of Al Qaeda in Yemen...

In the News

Tax Commission: What’s the Mission?

with Michael J. Boskin, John F. Coganvia Fox and Hounds Daily (CA)
Friday, January 23, 2009

The newly formed state tax commission – formally, the Commission on the 21st Century Economy – got off to a lively start at its first meeting on the UC San Diego campus yesterday...