Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Stimulus and the Depression: The Untold Story

by Lee Ohanian, Harold L. Colevia Wall Street Journal
Monday, September 26, 2011

The U.S. doesn't need another war to revive the economy. We need a policy turnaround like the one in the late 1930s...

Analysis and Commentary

Why Does the Good Life End?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, September 25, 2011

I don’t think we wish to live in a quiet but collapsed Greece in the age of Plutarch, forever dreaming about a far off age of past accomplishment...

Analysis and Commentary

Not More of the Same Model Simulations!

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Sunday, September 25, 2011

Simulations of Mark Zandi’s economic model, which are reported in the press to show that a new temporary stimulus package will create 1.9 million jobs, are being touted as evidence that it will work...But simulations of such models do not provide such evidence...

Analysis and Commentary

Perry and the Laws of Political Gravity

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, September 25, 2011

Reporters will tell you that political candidates, like the rest of us, are subject to the laws of gravity: given time, they’ll fall back to earth...

Analysis and Commentary

Oh No, Another Twelve Years Of Vladimir Putin

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Sunday, September 25, 2011

Four years of non-suspense ended Saturday. Vladimir Putin will return as president of Russia in March. This decision does not bode well for Russia, the West, or for those who wish to do business in Russia...

Analysis and Commentary

The Unilateral Repeal of NCLB and the 2012 Election

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Corner (National Review Online)
Friday, September 23, 2011

The Obama administration’s new waiver plan doesn’t officially repeal the No Child Left Behind Act, but it is tantamount to making large-scale amendments to it. Which it does unilaterally, without even a thumbs-up from Congress...

Analysis and Commentary

The President’s third goal for tax reform: raise taxes

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Friday, September 23, 2011

The President’s goal of raising taxes undermines his goal of increasing investment and growth...

Analysis and Commentary

Public Wants Single-Sex School Option, Even Though Professors Do Not

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Friday, September 23, 2011

Science magazine has given space in its journal to a small group of self-appointed experts who insist that no child shall be allowed to attend a single-sex public school...

Analysis and Commentary

Social Security Payroll Tax Cut -- A Temporary Stimulus With Permanent Damage

by Charles Blahousvia FoxNews.com
Friday, September 23, 2011

While nearly everyone has focused on the debatable efficacy of temporary payroll tax relief as a stimulus measure, few seem to have noticed the severe problems it could create for Social Security itself...

Interviews
Interviews

Henry Miller on the John Batchelor Show

with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Sunday, September 25, 2011

Bob Zimmerman, in re climate change. Amir Aczel, in re sub-atomic physics Standard Model. Suzanne Fowler, IHT, in re beehive-like settlements in ancient Asia Minor. Exeunt, with Henry Miller, Hoover, in re FDA over regulation...

Interviews

The Motives Behind Palestinian Leader’s Effort to Gain Statehood at U.N.

with Daniel Pipesvia Lou Dobbs Tonight (Fox Business)
Friday, September 23, 2011

Middle East Forum Director Daniel Pipes on the impact of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ efforts to gain statehood in the U.N. on the Mideast peace process...

Interviews

Ideaology Has Gotten in the Way of Good Policy

with Michael Spencevia Daily Ticker (Yahoo! Finance)
Friday, September 23, 2011
In the News
In the News

Rosenberg on the Nature of Economics

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 26, 2011
In the News

Defund the U.N.

by Bruce Thorntonvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Monday, September 26, 2011

Why should we pay for the unprincipled behavior of hostile nations...?

In the News

Obama campaign increasingly turns to technology

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, September 25, 2011
In the News

Chicago Economics on Trial

with Michael J. Boskinvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, September 24, 2011
In the News

It's Good to Be Boss

with Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, September 24, 2011
In the News

An economics lesson from George Shultz

with George P. Shultzvia Political Economy (Washington Post)
Friday, September 23, 2011
In the News

Obama’s flawed sense of fairness

with Keith Hennessey, Hoover Institutionvia Washington Post
Thursday, September 22, 2011