Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Auld lang syne for English speakers

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, January 1, 2007

I was going to wish you a Happy New Year, but why bother?

Analysis and Commentary

Human liberty trumps any religion

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, January 1, 2007

Islam is not explicitly a political system but it has strong implications about political economy, as most religions do...

Analysis and Commentary

Only stupid, sadistic dictators hang… and Saddam was both

by Niall Fergusonvia Telegraph
Sunday, December 31, 2006

Only a minority of modern dictators have been executed for their crimes...

Analysis and Commentary

Dissolution in Europe's future?

by Arnold Beichmanvia Washington Times
Saturday, December 30, 2006

Some four decades ago, Enoch Powell, a British Conservative parliamentarian, delivered a controversial speech about immigration from Commonwealth countries...

In the News
In the News

Trade

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Canada is the United States' largest trading partner of goods...

In the News

Worst Presidents Economically? Let's Reconsider for a Minute

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Your otherwise superb editorial obituary for my former boss, Gerald R. Ford, was marred by your jejune comments on who the three worst presidents of the century about economic policy were in your opinion ("President Ford," Dec. 28)...

In the News

Jeb Bush Ponders Future, Not Knowing What It Holds

with Peter Schweizervia New York Times
Tuesday, January 2, 2007

When the same old irksome question popped up recently at one of his final public events here, Gov. Jeb Bush, addressing Spanish-speaking reporters, gave an atypically dramatic answer: “Yo no tengo futuro,” or “I have no future..."

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Social Security lessons

with Milton Friedmanvia Courier-Journal
Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Of all the efforts made by George W. Bush to impose his version of crony capitalism, none was dearer to the hearts of economic conservatives than privatization of the Social Security system...

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Experienced Educator Offers Insights on Reform

with Caroline M. Hoxby, Eric Hanushekvia Heartland Institute
Monday, January 1, 2007

Veteran school reform adherents and activists are well aware of the serious structural flaws in the nation’s public education system...

In the News

The Return of Milton Friedman

with Milton Friedmanvia Say Anything
Monday, January 1, 2007

A while ago Rob (you remember Rob don’t you) started to post the Free to Choose PBS series by Milton Friedman...

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Pelosi's husband prefers a low profile

with Peter Schweizervia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, January 1, 2007

For more than 20 years, Paul Pelosi has been able to stay in the shadows, even as the millions he has made as a successful San Francisco financier and businessman have helped fuel the political career of his wife, Nancy...

In the News

Governor's 2nd-term strategy: Taking California to the nation

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, December 31, 2006

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger -- whose eclectic resume as a bodybuilder, movie star and successful politician suggests a never-ending pursuit of the new challenge -- is preparing for the next one...

In the News

Midterm election's realignment more of a whisper than a shout

with Morris P. Fiorinavia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, December 31, 2006

Anyone who followed politics in 2006 heard that the midterm election was a cry for change...

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SWAT teams under scrutiny after PlayStation 3 shooting

with Joseph D. McNamaravia Associated Press
Saturday, December 30, 2006

Two years after its creation, the Leland Police Department's SWAT team still awaits its first hostage rescue, high-risk narcotics arrest or any of the other scenarios envisioned in its mission...

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Paradoxes Galore

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, December 30, 2006

Expect Westerners soon to begin criticizing Ethiopia...