Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Christmas Reads

by Thomas Sowell with Walter E. Williamsvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The books to buy...

Analysis and Commentary

How To Encourage Organ Donation

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Libertarian theory lauds the mutual gains from trade generated by voluntary exchanges between persons of ordinary competence...

Analysis and Commentary

Back to Basics for New Zealand Labour Markets

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Centre for Political Research (New Zealand)
Saturday, December 13, 2008

When I first visited New Zealand in July of 1990 at the invitation of the New Zealand Business Roundtable, one mission stood out above all...

Analysis and Commentary

Nuts and Deadbolts

by Jack Goldsmith, Benjamin Wittesvia Slate
Monday, December 8, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama has made clear that he will close the Guantanamo Bay detention center...

In the News
In the News

Friends of Bernie?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Given what we know of Stevens, Rangel, and the Freddie/Fannie circle, surely no one like Bernie Madoff steals billions right under the N.Y./D.C. radar without friends in high places...

In the News

15 Christmas gifts, 'ghosts' haunting Scrooge

with Niall Fergusonvia MarketWatch
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"Christmas, bah humbug!" grumbles ol' Scrooge...

In the News

Leaks Help Burst a President's Bubble

with Michael J. Boskinvia Washington Post
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Barack Obama seems to have a recurring nightmare...

In the News

Who Are the Real Reformers?

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Now we know that President-elect Barack Obama has chosen Arne Duncan as his secretary of education...

In the News

Bush Excluded by Latin Summit as China, Russia Loom

with William Ratliffvia Bloomberg
Monday, December 15, 2008

Latin American and Caribbean leaders gathering in Brazil tomorrow will mark a historic occasion: a region-wide summit that excludes the United States...

In the News

Higgs on the Great Depression

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, December 15, 2008

Robert Higgs, of the Independent Institute, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the effect of World War II on the American economy...

In the News

Why the U.S. Federal Income tax is so Hard to Reform

by Alvin Rabushkavia Flat Tax
Monday, December 15, 2008

Since President Reagan’s 1986 tax legislation, which broadened the tax base and lowered tax rates, every subsequent proposal to reform the federal income tax has come to naught...

In the News

Total nuclear disarmament envisioned

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia National Catholic Reporter
Monday, December 15, 2008

Pax Christi USA Executive Director Dave Robinson expressed fresh optimism for a long sought after goal by disarmament advocates - the abolition all nuclear weapons from the earth - in the wake of a conference held in Paris last week...

In the News

Lala Land

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Monday, December 15, 2008

Blink and you may miss another government bail-out, loan guarantee, federal plan to alleviate a bad or unwise mortgage, a suggestion for more government funds for a more aggrieved constituency, or credit-card relief proposal, etc...

In the News

Researchers wring energy out of ocean waves

with James L. Sweeneyvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, December 14, 2008

Bobbing in Monterey Bay a mile off the coast of Santa Cruz, the bright yellow buoy doesn't look like anything special...

In the News

Trying Terrorists Fairly

with Jack Goldsmith, Benjamin Wittesvia Partnership for a Secure America
Thursday, December 11, 2008

In a recent piece in Slate, Jack Goldsmith and Benjamin Wittes outline the various challenges that the Obama administration faces in trying and convicting terrorists...

In the News

Executing Accused Terrorists May Be Left to Obama

with Matthew Waxmanvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, December 10, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama may soon have to choose between executing five confessed plotters of the Sept. 11 attacks or trying them in courts that do more to protect their rights...