Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Second World War — 70 Years Later

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, September 3, 2009

Seventy years ago this week, on Sept. 1, 1939, the Second World War broke out with the German invasion of Poland...

Analysis and Commentary

Health Lessons From Schools

by Paul E. Petersonvia New York Post
Thursday, September 3, 2009

IF Congress creates a public option in health-care insurance, will that inevitably lead to a single-payer system, with the government everyone's insurer?...

Analysis and Commentary

More on Monopoly

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, September 2, 2009

My co-blogger, Bryan, posted an excellent piece on the origins of monopoly...

Analysis and Commentary

Activism, Mendacity, and Pathological Science

by Henry I. Millervia Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (NY)
Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Consumers are increasingly being exposed to what chemistry Nobel laureate Irving Langmuir dubbed “pathological science,” the “science of things that aren’t so.”...

Interviews
Interviews

Ferguson Interview on Banking Industry, 'Fiscal Crisis'

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Niall Ferguson, a professor at Harvard University, talks with Bloomberg's Tom Keene and Ken Prewitt about efforts to aid the U.S. economy and the potential for a fiscal crisis...

In the News
In the News

Iran cannot return to status quo

with Abbas Milanivia McClatchy Newspapers
Thursday, September 3, 2009

Let's face it: Iran is the nation Americans love to despise, and these days the mullahs are making it so easy, even satisfying, to indulge in profound disapproval...

In the News

GOP Principles with Thaddeus McCotter: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, September 3, 2009

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter says the Obama administration has so far acted responsibly in Iraq and Afghanistan...

In the News

Turner’s ‘Tobin Tax’ Proposal Criticized by Kaufman, Ferguson

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Thursday, September 3, 2009

U.S. Economist Henry Kaufman, the president of Henry Kaufman & Co., criticized U.K. Financial Services Authority Chairman Adair Turner’s proposal for a global tax on financial transactions...

In the News

Hoover Institution archives yield fresh insights into modern Chinese history

with Hoover Institution, Richard Sousavia Shanghai Daily
Wednesday, September 2, 2009

THE financial crisis has had considerable impact on the Hoover Institution's finances, yet it remains committed to its traditional strength and a new focus on east Asia, according to Richard Sousa...

In the News

Promise of scrutiny could save asbestos defendants

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Legal Newsline
Wednesday, September 2, 2009

When General Motors filed for bankruptcy three months ago, legal analyst Bob Dorigo Jones said he was caught by surprise upon learning that mass tort litigation cost the auto giant close to $1 billion last year...

In the News

'FOX News Reporting: Do You Know What Textbooks Your Children Are Really Reading?'

with Diane Ravitchvia Fox News
Wednesday, September 2, 2009

FOX News Reporting investigated the $10 billion dollar-a-year textbook industry and how the drive to be politically correct might be taking over American schools...

In the News

SEC Madoff Review Was A Scandal

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Portfolio.com
Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Securities and Exchange Commission had plenty of warning that there was fraud afoot at Bernie Madoff’s shop, but it mishandled its investigations of what turned out to be the biggest Ponzi scheme in history...