Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Business Abstract
Analysis and Commentary

Behind the Productivity Plunge: Fewer Startups

by Lee Ohanian, Edward Prescottvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, June 26, 2014

In the first quarter of 2014, GDP in the U.S. plunged at a 2.9% annual rate, and productivity—the inflation-adjusted business output per hour worked—declined at a 3.5% annual rate.

Analysis and Commentary

Revisionist History Prevails on Iraq Invasion

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, June 26, 2014

So who lost Iraq? The blame game mostly fingers incompetent Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Or is Barack Obama culpable for pulling out all American troops monitoring the success of the 2007-08 surge?

Analysis and Commentary

Peregrine: Equilibrium for Immigrants

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Peregrine
Thursday, June 26, 2014

The question posed in this inaugural issue of Peregrine is deceptively simple and profoundly misleading.  What it asks us to do as legal and economic analysts is to make some empirical judgment as to the number and composition the immigration population.

immigration reform
Analysis and Commentary

The Peregrine Podcast: “Finding an Immigration Equilibrium” with Richard Epstein

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Peregrine
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Richard Epstein argues that immigration reformers should focus on criteria for admitting new citizens, not trying to establish quotas.

Blue EKG
Analysis and Commentary

Obamacare's Prognosis Grows Dimmer

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg View
Thursday, June 26, 2014

A nightmare for Affordable Care Act supporters has been the possibility that only the sick would be left to purchase insurance through its exchanges, driving premiums up and insurers out.

Analysis and Commentary

GOP Senate Candidates Need New Contract With America

by Bill Whalenvia Investor's Business Daily
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Well before the votes were counted in Tuesday's Senate runoff in Mississippi, we already knew three things about America's political landscape.

 

Analysis and Commentary

The Language of Despotism

by Bruce Thorntonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Words are the first victims of tyranny and aggression at home and abroad. 

Analysis and Commentary

Is Al-Qaeda in Iraq?

by Marshall Erwinvia Just Security
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

As an analyst in the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, I spent four years as one of the agency’s leading experts on al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Iraq.

Interviews
Federal Reserve
Interviews

Kevin Warsh on Squawk Box Part I

interview with Kevin Warshvia CNBC - Squawk Box
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Distinguished Visiting Fellow Kevin Warsh was a guest co-host on CNBC’s Squawk Box.

Stock Markets
Interviews

Kevin Warsh on Squawk Box Part II

interview with Kevin Warshvia CNBC - Squawk Box
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Distinguished Visiting Fellow Kevin Warsh was a guest co-host on CNBC’s Squawk Box.

US Economy
Interviews

Kevin Warsh on Squawk Box Part III

interview with Kevin Warshvia CNBC - Squawk Box
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Distinguished Visiting Fellow Kevin Warsh was a guest co-host on CNBC’s Squawk Box.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson on the Garrison Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Garrison (WIBC)
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson discussed current events on WIBC’s Garrison Show.

In the News
In the News

Rethinking the Keystone Pipeline

quoting George P. Shultzvia The New Yorker
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

One of the recurring arguments in favor of Keystone XL—the hard-fought “bullet pipeline” that would create a direct link between the Alberta oil sands and the Gulf of Mexico—is that its defeat won’t keep oil in the ground or keep carbon out of the atmosphere.