Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

China's eternal empire

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, September 10, 2007

The new exhibition in London devoted to China's first emperor, Qin Shihuangdi, is at once enthralling and intimidating...

Analysis and Commentary

Courting the Middle Class

via National Review Online
Monday, September 10, 2007

Lowering interest rates won’t help send poor kids to college...

Analysis and Commentary

All Washed Up

by Tod Lindbergvia Weekly Standard
Saturday, September 8, 2007

"In the history of the world, no one has ever washed a rented car..."

In the News
In the News

For Love, Not Money

with Peter Berkowitzvia Chronicle of Higher Education
Friday, September 14, 2007

In high-cost urban areas, many professors are having a tough time leading a comfortable middle-class life...

In the News

Cowen on Your Inner Economist

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 10, 2007

Tyler Cowen, of George Mason University, talks about his new book, Discover Your Inner Economist: Use Incentives to Fall in Love, Survive Your Next Meeting, and Motivate Your Dentist...

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Campaign finance schemes brought too much light on Norman Hsu

with Annelise Andersonvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, September 10, 2007

If Norman Hsu had been content to write $2,000 checks to Democratic politicians, he might still be living the good life in New York City instead of looking at as many as three years in a California state prison...

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Hillsdale’s Comeback

with Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Monday, September 10, 2007

When Larry Arnn arrived on the campus of Hillsdale College seven years ago as its new president, the school was reeling from scandal and its future was uncertain...

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Confronting ‘The Israel Lobby'

with George P. Shultzvia New York Sun
Monday, September 10, 2007

For people who say their ideas can't get heard, those who contend "the Israel Lobby" has a poisonous grip on American foreign policy are getting a lot of airtime these days...

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Your inner economist

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, September 10, 2007

Tyler and I discuss your inner economist...

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The Surge Must Go On

with William J. Perryvia Time Magazine
Sunday, September 9, 2007

The drum-rolls are over: the independent study groups have filed their reports, the president's surprise, fact-finding, visit to Baghdad is now a week old; the administration's two lead witnesses will march through four days of testimony to Congress starting today at 12:30 p.m., and then, capping all the drama on Thursday night, President Bush will let the world know his "decision" about how to proceed...

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Was Sept. 11 just another reality show?

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Austin American-Statesman
Sunday, September 9, 2007

The professor had a question: "How do we properly memorialize 9/11?"

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GOP struggles with identity crisis

with Milton Friedmanvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, September 9, 2007

It is the party of Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan, but today there is an identity crisis roiling the Republican Party as it approaches the 2008 election - as GOP moderates and conservatives confronting the Iraq war, corruption and the declining profile of President Bush engage in a heated debate over just whose party it will be in the future...

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China's Air Pollution

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, September 9, 2007

It is more or less inevitable that China's economy will spew out a lot of pollution, given its extraordinary rate of growth for over 20 years, and the abundant supplies of coal that fuel its power generation...

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Rumsfeld to take position at Hoover Institution

with John Raisianvia Bay City News Service
Sunday, September 9, 2007

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, one of the architects of the Iraq War, has been appointed a distinguished visiting fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, the institution announced Friday...

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Our Man in Panama

with Edwin Meese III, George P. Shultzvia New York Times
Sunday, September 9, 2007

The deposed dictator of Panama, Manuel Antonio Noriega, was to have been released from a federal prison outside Miami today after serving 15 years of a 30-year sentence for narcotics trafficking...

In the News

Presidential debate targets Latino voters

with Bill Whalenvia McClatchy Newspapers
Sunday, September 9, 2007

Would that 1984 presidential debate have been as memorable, or as decisive, if Walter Mondale had fixed Gary Hart with an exasperated glare and demanded: Donde esta el bistec...?

In the News

The Myopic Iraq Debate

with William J. Perryvia Nation
Saturday, September 8, 2007

It was not quite the coming attraction the Bush Administration wanted...

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Former Fed Governor Foresaw Subprime Storm, Served in Numerous Influential Policy Posts

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, September 8, 2007

Former Federal Reserve Board governor Edward Gramlich himself noted the grim irony of his last months: He couldn't have picked a timelier moment than June to publish his book "Subprime Mortgages: America's Latest Boom and Bust..."

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Rumsfeld Headed to Hoover Institution

with Condoleezza Rice, John Abizaid, John Raisianvia Associated Press
Saturday, September 8, 2007

Donald H. Rumsfeld, the former U.S. secretary of defense who resigned under fire after directing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, will be a visiting fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, the research center announced...

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Economists of scale

with Milton Friedmanvia Financial Times
Friday, September 7, 2007

Joseph Schumpeter and John Maynard Keynes were two of the most admired economists of their time...

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Rumsfeld now fellow at Hoover Institution

with John Raisianvia Reuters
Friday, September 7, 2007

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has joined the Hoover Institution at Stanford University as a visiting fellow and will serve on a task force focused on issues pertaining to ideology and terror, the California think tank said on Friday...

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Iran's Leadership Changes May Alter Policy

with Abbas Milanivia NPR
Friday, September 7, 2007

Over the past week, there have been two key changes in the leadership of the Iranian government...

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Surge Politics, Analogies, and Bin Laden

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Thursday, September 6, 2007

Mainstream Congressional leaders: While the surge may have temporary success, it cannot equate to strategic stability...

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Topping the Charts

with Robert J. Barrovia Finance and Development (IMF)
Saturday, September 1, 2007

Most scholarly articles fall without making a sound in the academic forest...