Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Maybe Let the Bush Tax Cuts Expire?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sure, other factors affect economic activity (e.g., monetary policy, labor markets, regulation, etc). But this is exactly the point. A singular focus on increases or decreases in marginal tax rates, to the exclusion of other economic factors, does not necessarly result in hard times or prosperity...

Analysis and Commentary

Policy Rule Gaps as Forecasts of Currency and Interest Rate Movements

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Thursday, September 30, 2010

Currency strategists at the Scotiabank are using “policy rule differentials” rather than simple “interest rate differentials” in a creative way to predict interest rate and currency movements...

Analysis and Commentary

The Dems’ Disastrous Model

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Thursday, September 30, 2010

Calling voters stupid is a losing strategy...

Employment
Analysis and Commentary

Emergency Unemployment Benefits: Too Much of a Good Thing?

by Jeffrey M. Jonesvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The U.S. Senate spent the better part of its summer fighting a protracted battle over extending a program that provides up to 99 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits to millions of out-of-work Americans.

Analysis and Commentary

Classified Information in Woodward’s “Obama’s Wars”

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

[Bob] Woodward clearly got his information [for the first chapter of his "Obama's Wars"] from participants in [Obama’s first post-election intelligence briefing] or their close aides. Was it right for these people to speak to Woodward about these matters? Was it legal...?

Analysis and Commentary

Democratic Fears, Republican Problems

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Both parties have dilemmas. The Democrats imagined that, after the 2008 hope-and-change victory, America was ready for neo-socialism or could be finessed into it by the singular charm of Barack Obama...On the Republican side, the GOP must prune government and lower taxes...

Analysis and Commentary

The President discusses housing in Albuquerque

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Yesterday the President spoke about the economy at a “backyard discussion” in Albuquerque. He made some interesting comments on housing which I’m going to analyze today...

Analysis and Commentary

US politics is angry, polarised, and gridlocked. Can it be reformed?

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Washington moves at the pace of Brezhnev's Soviet Union. It needs to be more like Silicon Valley if it is to compete with China...

Interviews
Interviews

Should California Legalize Marijuana?

with Joseph D. McNamaravia Stanford Magazine
Thursday, September 30, 2010

A former police chief and a former White House drug policy adviser weed out the arguments on Prop 19...

Interviews

Should marijuana be legalized in California?

with Joseph D. McNamaravia Your Call (KUSP)
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

On the next Your Call, we'll continue our special California election series with a debate about Proposition 19, known as the "Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010..."

In the News
In the News

Thatcher & More with Claire Berlinski: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, September 30, 2010
In the News

Loyalty to Obama Costs Democrats

with Douglas Rivers, David Bradyvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, September 30, 2010
In the News

Istanbul Woos Financiers

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, September 30, 2010
In the News

World Bank Chief Ignites a Debate

with Michael Spencevia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, September 30, 2010
In the News

For second Boxer-Fiorina debate, most of the pressure is off

with Thad Kousservia Christian Science Monitor
Wednesday, September 29, 2010