Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Our flip-flopping wars

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, December 17, 2009

We don't hear all that much about Iraq these days, do we? . . . .

Analysis and Commentary

This parody of the nanny state helps neither children nor adults

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, December 17, 2009

A new agency is to vet one citizen in four to see if we are abusers. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Inflation

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It is weird to me that some people are still worrying about deflation. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Cell phones versus control

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Wednesday, December 16, 2009

For a while now I have observed the alarm about the use of cell phones while driving. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Is Blinder Going Off the Reservation?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Co-blogger Arnold focused earlier this morning on part of Alan Blinder's Wall Street Journal article, "The Case for Optimism on the Economy." . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Moving Gitmo to America

by Kenneth Andersonvia New York Times
Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Obama administration announced on Tuesday its decision to transfer terrorism suspects held at Guantánamo Bay to an empty state prison in Illinois. . . .

Interviews
Interviews

Keynes vs. Hayek: Late Economists' Hip-Hop Legacy

with Russell Robertsvia News Hour
Wednesday, December 16, 2009

As part of his continuing series Making Sense of financial news, Paul Solman has a unique look at the legacy of economist John Maynard Keynes, who first introduced the concept of government intervention in the economy, and his countertenor Friedrich Hayek. . . .

In the News
In the News

Bring Parental Choice to Detroit Public Schools

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Mackinac Center for Public Policy (MI)
Thursday, December 17, 2009

There's little left to argue; Detroit is home to the nation's worst school system. Having recently uncovered loads of corruption and facing bankruptcy, the district just scored historic lows on a national test . . . .

In the News

‘How Pedophilia Lost Its Cool’

with Mary Eberstadtvia New York Times
Thursday, December 17, 2009

Today’s idea: The priest sex scandals and the Roman Polanski case show a shift in American attitudes against pedophilia, an essay says — after a period in which “some enlightened folk took a considerably more relaxed view of the question of sex with youngsters.” . . .

In the News

Austrians Win, Keynesians-Friedmanians Lose

with Niall Fergusonvia LewRockwell
Thursday, December 17, 2009

Niall Ferguson is an academic hotshot. . . .

In the News

Obama's first year: Stanford's David Brady looks back

with David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Stanford Report
Wednesday, December 16, 2009

David Brady, the McCoy Professor of Political Science and deputy director of the Hoover Institution, will kick off a continuing education course examining the challenges and accomplishments of Obama's first year as president. . . .

In the News

McCain Is Leaning Against Voting to Confirm Bernanke

with John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, December 16, 2009

McCain said he would favor either former Fed chief Paul Volcker or John Taylor, an ex-Treasury official and now an economics professor at Stanford University, to replace Bernanke. . . .

In the News

Should the Fed be the Nation's Bubble Fighter?

with John B. Taylorvia Roubini.com
Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Before we can discuss this issue, we'd need to agree on what we mean by a "bubble". . . .

In the News

Rethink common core standards

with Williamson M. Eversvia Joanne Jacobs (Blog)
Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Proposed common core standards aren’t good enough, write Bill Evers and Ze’ev Wurman on Jay P. Greene’s blog. . . .