Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Apothegms for the Age of Obama

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sometimes we seem like people on a pleasure boat drifting down the Niagara river, unaware that there are waterfalls up ahead. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Ayn Rand Discovers Public Choice

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

This is from Ayn Rand and the World She Made, by Anne C. Heller. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Florida's Beach Blues

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

When private rights collide with environmental protection. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

A Possible Turning Point

by Daniel Pipesvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, November 30, 2009

On one level, the vote to ban minarets in Switzerland is a triviality. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

CBS's Propaganda on Gold

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, November 30, 2009

In the lead segment of "60 Minutes" last night, CBS did the unusual: it presented an incoherent story. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

No good news on property rights

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, November 30, 2009

For a while now I have been concerned with the issue of whether any argument advanced in support of violating private property rights might have something going for it. . . .

Interviews
Interviews

Hoover scholar predicts U.N. climate conference failure

via ABC 7 News (CA)
Monday, November 30, 2009

President Obama and other world leaders will soon gather in Copenhagen to consider yet another global treaty on climate change. . . .

In the News
In the News

New Head of U.S. Research Agency Aims for Relevance

with Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Wednesday, December 2, 2009

If improving the “rigor” of education studies has been the watchword for much of the work carried out by the U.S. Department of Education’s key research agency over the past seven years, “relevance” and “usefulness” seem to be shaping up as twin themes for the half-dozen years ahead. . . .

In the News

IES to Evaluate Programs Launched Under Stimulus

with Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Details are starting to emerge about a study planned by the U.S. Department of Education to determine what states are doing with their education money under the economic-stimulus law and whether the efforts being funded improve schooling. . . .

In the News

When Roads Diverge: Tracking the Charter Movement

with Education Next, Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Education Week
Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Where Will the Charter School Movement Take Education? . . .

In the News

Former secretary of state swears in new Palo Alto police chief

with George P. Shultzvia San Jose Mercury News
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dignitaries ranging from former Secretary of State George Shultz to retired Marine Col. Dan O'Brien to the police chiefs of more than a dozen Bay Area cities were on hand Monday to see Dennis Burns sworn in as Palo Alto's police chief in a ceremony at Stanford University's Arrillaga Alumni Center. . . .

In the News

Analysts Say Ahmadinejad Is Bluffing About New Enrichment Sites

with Abbas Milanivia Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad left no doubt about Iran's ambitions. . . .

In the News

London’s Role as Europe’s ‘Hong Kong’ Is Ending, Huertas Says

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

London’s role as the European Union’s equivalent to Hong Kong, a self-regulating financial center, is ending, according to Thomas Huertas, the banking director at the U.K.’s Financial Services Authority. . . .

In the News

Niall Ferguson on the Debt Bomb

with Niall Fergusonvia Weekly Standard
Monday, November 30, 2009

Schedule some time today to read Niall Ferguson's Newsweek essay on the coming fiscal crisis. . . .

In the News

They Never Learn

with Thomas Sowellvia Cato Institute
Monday, November 30, 2009

Those who work in Truckee often cannot afford to live there and the Truckee Town Council hopes to make housing affordable for them. . . .

In the News

The House Of Debt

with Niall Fergusonvia Forbes
Monday, November 30, 2009

Dubai's sand castles shook the gold markets. . . .

In the News

Cold off the press

with Niall Fergusonvia New York Post
Monday, November 30, 2009

Winter's coming, even if it doesn't feel that way yet. . . .

In the News

Secondary Sources: Bernanke Critics, Creating Jobs, China Spending

with Gary S. Beckervia Wall Street Journal
Monday, November 30, 2009

Separately, Gary Becker and Richard Posner debate what to do about unemployment. . . .

In the News

The Dow Should Be at 250,000

with John Shovenvia MSNBC
Saturday, November 28, 2009

Find out what critical ingredient the Dow is missing. . . .