Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The New Malaise and How to End It

by Kevin Warshvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, November 8, 2010

Given what ails the economy, additional monetary policy measures are poor substitutes for more powerful pro-growth policies.

Analysis and Commentary

Should the Cost of War Include Interest Payments?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, November 8, 2010

In a recent article, Bob Murphy responds to my statement that counting the interest cost on the debt generated by war spending is not justified. I argued that it's double counting and that the initial outlay is the correct measure of the cost. Bob lays out my argument more completely than I did...

Analysis and Commentary

An Economic Growth and Deficit Reduction Agenda for Congress and the President

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, November 7, 2010

...[T]he American people need an agenda to raise the growth rate of the American economy, and cut sharply actual and future fiscal deficits...What follows is a partial agenda to raise economic growth and reduce the long run fiscal deficit...

Analysis and Commentary

Mao Zedong and Rick Santelli

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mao and Santelli, an unlikely duo. One for socialism, the other for liberty...

Analysis and Commentary

Why Obama stumbled

by Edwin Meese IIIvia Chicago Tribune
Sunday, November 7, 2010

So how did it all go so wrong for President Obama and this newest "New Deal"...? President Obama's mistake — like that of President Jimmy Carter and, to a lesser extent, President Bill Clinton — is...they failed to understand the American people...

Analysis and Commentary

Stay Worried

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, November 6, 2010

Until [President Obama's] mindset changes and can be seen by the public to change, the recession will not so easily end...

Analysis and Commentary

Open Mike, Nov. 6-7: Democrats and the Electorate

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Saturday, November 6, 2010

Today’s Democratic Party has earned the rejection it has once again felt, compliments of the American electorate. No reason to look for scapegoats. The party is its own worst enemy...

Analysis and Commentary

Reflections on Malinowski’s Clarification

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Saturday, November 6, 2010

I promised I would offer thoughts on Tom Malinowski’s latest missive after I had a chance to digest and reflect on it...For whatever they are worth, here are my brief thoughts on Tom’s clarification...

Analysis and Commentary

Patent Injunctions and Repeat Offenders

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Financial Times
Saturday, November 6, 2010

I have longed defended the view that strong patent rights protected by legal injunctions offers the best way to organise the patent system...Innovators are in short supply; imitators are not. The law should in these cases favour the former over the latter—for the good of us all...

Analysis and Commentary

Advancing a Free Society

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Friday, November 5, 2010

I hope you’ll take a look at a new site I helped create called Advancing a Free Society. It’s a product of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University...

Analysis and Commentary

A Historian’s Perspective on Obama

by Morton Kellervia National Review Online
Friday, November 5, 2010

What can be said, at this midterm point, of the Obama administration’s place in the larger context of American political history? The first thing to note is how much of it is familiar...

Analysis and Commentary

Disturbing Trend: Reformers as Compliance Police

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Friday, November 5, 2010

So there you have it: results-based reform (charter schools) clashing with process-based reform (improved teacher evaluations). Which is it going to be...?

Analysis and Commentary

Welcome to a New Era of Restraint

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Friday, November 5, 2010

What do Tuesday’s election results portend for education? After much palaver in many quarters, I conclude that it’s pretty simple: less money, and less reform from Washington...

Analysis and Commentary

Empirical Questions About the Anticipation Effects of QE2

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Friday, November 5, 2010

No doubt there will be many empirical studies evaluating the impact of the Fed’s November 3 decision to begin another dose of quantitative easing (QE2)...How can one determine whether stock prices rose and long-term interest rates fell in anticipation of QE2...?

Analysis and Commentary

Comments on Salahi

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, November 5, 2010

This morning the D.C. Circuit vacated and remanded a decision by former U.S. District Judge James Robertson, granting habeas relief to Mohammedou Salahi...The decision, however, is interesting in several respects...

Interviews
Interviews

The Economy with Gary Becker: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Gary S. Beckervia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, November 8, 2010

The U.S. economy grew robustly from 1983 to 2008. And then everything collapsed. What happened? Nobelist Gary Becker responds...

Interviews

Bill Evers on the John Batchelor Show

with Williamson M. Eversvia John Batchelor Show
Saturday, November 6, 2010

GUESTS: Ina Parker, Books Maven, Angela Hawken, Pepperdine University, Bill Evers, Hoover, Exeunt...

Interviews

Thomas Henriksen on the John Batchelor Show

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia John Batchelor Show
Saturday, November 6, 2010

GUESTS: Debra Saunders, SF Chronicle, Joe Bel Bruno, Dow Jones, Thomas Henriksen, Hoover, Adam Housley, Fox News...

Interviews

Tunku Varadarajan on the John Batchelor Show

with Tunku Varadarajanvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, November 5, 2010

GUESTS: Co-host Jeff Bliss, The Bliss Index; Joseph Brusuelas, Bloomberg; Tunku Varadarajan, The Daily Beast; A.O. Scott, The New york Times; Joe Rago, WSJ...

In the News
In the News

The U.S. Postwar Miracle

by David R. Hendersonvia Mercatus Center
Saturday, November 6, 2010
In the News

Water Woes: Using Markets to Quench the Thirst of the American West

by Gary D. Libecapvia Milken Institute Review
Saturday, November 6, 2010
In the News

A 'doable' solution to teacher quality

with Eric Hanushekvia Answer Sheet (Washington Post)
Friday, November 5, 2010
In the News

Extremes rule both parties, as centrists lose their seats

with Morris P. Fiorinavia McClatchy Newspapers
Friday, November 5, 2010
In the News

Review: ‘Extraordinary, Ordinary People’

with Condoleezza Ricevia Stanford Daily
Friday, November 5, 2010