Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Promoting disorder in Somalia

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, January 8, 2007

If there were an American Evelyn Waugh alive today, he could ask for no better subject matter than the recent history of Somalia...

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The Starting Gate

with Hoover Institutionvia New Yorker
Monday, January 15, 2007

Evan Bayh was uncharacteristically dispirited when I met him in the Russell Senate Office Building on a quiet Wednesday before Christmas...

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Exceptional American

with Seymour Martin Lipsetvia Weekly Standard
Monday, January 15, 2007

To understand a nation's character, it seems to help to be a foreigner: Who has understood the American character better than the French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville?

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Slimmer Time in the Age of the Internet

with Niall Fergusonvia New York Times
Monday, January 8, 2007

Richard Stengel, the managing editor of Time, took his wife and kids out to dinner Friday night...

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Big Business's New Friends

with Milton Friedmanvia New York Sun
Monday, January 8, 2007

Now that the Democrats have taken control of Congress, "universal health care" is once again front and center on the national political agenda...

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Arguments left and right

with Thomas Sowellvia townhall.com
Monday, January 8, 2007

The 110th Congress convened under new management last week, and in the House of Representatives, the rush was on...

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Old Economy Rules Need Modernizing

with Milton Friedmanvia Bloomberg
Monday, January 8, 2007

When I listen to some economists talk about the U.S. economy, it feels as if I'm living on another planet...

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Are police too quick to call SWAT team?

with Joseph D. McNamaravia News and Observer (NC)
Monday, January 8, 2007

It's a cop's nightmare moment: that flashing decision to squeeze the trigger, fire at a perceived threat -- and be dead wrong...

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Bush crafts Iraq troop plan despite skeptics

with Michael McFaulvia Reuters Alert Net
Monday, January 8, 2007

Leaders of the new Democratic-controlled Congress are vowing to fight it...

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Outlook 2007

with Milton Friedmanvia US News and World Report
Sunday, January 7, 2007

At times, 2006 seemed like one of those I Love the '70s episodes on VH1, except more depressing...

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Congress, press avoid budget outcry

with Milton Friedman, Thomas Sowellvia Knoxville News Sentinel
Sunday, January 7, 2007

Happy New Year...

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Limp language leaves kids with an awesome paucity of speech

with Diane Ravitchvia Minneapolis Star Tribune
Sunday, January 7, 2007

Eavesdrop on any group of teens hanging around outside your local high school...

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Pelosi's new image as Italian Catholic mom -- more than a 'San Francisco liberal'

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, January 7, 2007

Quite a makeover for newly sworn House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as her national image morphed from leader of the San Francisco liberal elite to Italian Catholic mom from Baltimore...

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Encouraging More Reality in Economics

with Milton Friedmanvia New York Times
Saturday, January 6, 2007

The annual meeting of the American Economic Association, which opened here on Friday, is usually a pretty esoteric affair...

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Minimum-wage high jinks

with David R. Hendersonvia Creators Syndicate
Saturday, January 6, 2007

Economics was dubbed "the dismal science" because it is constantly at war with one of life's most pleasant occupations -- wishful thinking...

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Governor uses inauguration to stress bipartisanship

with George P. Shultzvia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, January 5, 2007

By the time Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger finished up a glitzy two-hour inaugural lovefest Friday -- in which drummers and divas, mariachis and marching bands celebrated the joys of bipartisanship -- he joked that the mood in the state Capitol was so buoyant that Republican and Democratic legislators on stage were "making out together behind me..."

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Uncreative Destruction

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, January 5, 2007

In a comment to my recent post on the empirical literature, Spencer writes...

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Seymour Martin Lipset, Sociologist, Dies at 84

with Seymour Martin Lipsetvia New York Times
Thursday, January 4, 2007

Seymour Martin Lipset, who ignored family pressure to be a dentist and instead became a pre-eminent sociologist, political scientist and incisive theorist on American uniqueness, died on Dec. 31 in Arlington, Va...