Hoover Daily Report
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California’s Bullet-Train Fiasco Continues: $20 Billion For 120 Miles?

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Last month, California governor Gavin Newsom announced that California’s ill-fated high-speed rail project would be scaled back enormously due to cost overruns and delays. The original project, which had an initial cost estimate of $33 billion, would have provided high-speed train service (speeds on some segments in excess of 200 miles per hour) beginning in San Diego, traveling through Los Angeles and the Central Valley up to the state capital of Sacramento, and would have also included the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. With possible federal contributions, this idea sounded promising enough that nearly 53 percent of California taxpayers voted for a $9 billion bond in 2008 to help finance it.

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Plunder At Love Field

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, March 11, 2019

No government should order the willful destruction of private property without just compensation. 

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Regulatory Reforms And Counter-Reformations

by Adam J. Whitevia The Regulatory Review
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Some of President Trump’s deregulatory actions are innovations, others build on his predecessors’ work.

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Cold War II

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, March 11, 2019

If you’d told me this time 30 years ago that the United States would be in another cold war with another communist superpower by 2019, I wouldn’t have believed you. If you had told me that, simultaneously, socialism would be the height of fashion with young Americans, I would have directed you to a psychiatrist.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Never What?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The National Review
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

I wrote a book, The Case for Trump, in an effort — as an outsider who has no career investment in Trump and has never met him or visited the Trump White House — to analyze how and why Donald J. Trump was elected president and why his agenda so far has been successful.

Analysis and Commentary

Area 45: The Roberts Court With Adam White

interview with Adam J. Whitevia Area 45
Monday, March 11, 2019

Is Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts the most influential individual in a divided Washington?

Analysis and Commentary

An Appointment With Good Government

by Adam J. Whitevia City Journal
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

President Trump should be more diligent about filling leadership positions at federal agencies.

Analysis and Commentary

Adam Smith, Loneliness, And The Limits Of Mainstream Economics

by Russell Robertsvia Medium
Monday, March 11, 2019

Big data is all the rage.

Analysis and Commentary

Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Democrats Incorporated!

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Monday, March 11, 2019

In case you didn’t hear the news, the Democrats will hold their national convention next summer in Milwaukee, the first time that the Wisconsin city has hosted such a gathering for either major party.

Analysis and Commentary

How Disaster Aid Leaves The Disadvantaged Even Further Behind Economically

by Alice Hillvia The Hill
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Actions have consequences, often unintended ones. When government policies carry unintended consequences, wreckage may follow. Take Prohibition, it didn’t stop drinking, but it did cause a massive drop in tax revenues while boosting organized crime. Or Smokey the Bear, the fire-suppression campaign led to the accumulation of dried timber and other fuels within our forests, fuels that have contributed to unprecedented wildfires. 

Analysis and Commentary

North America Is Much Richer Than Latin America. Is This Fact Relevant For Immigration Policy?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Economists measure gross domestic product per capita (at purchasing power parity, PPP) as the value of all final goods and services produced within a country in a given year divided by the average (or mid-year) population for the same year.

 
 
Analysis and Commentary

Mankiw On Publishing Textbooks

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, March 11, 2019

Harvard economics professor Greg Mankiw, who has become a multi-millionaire by writing and honing his very successful economics textbooks, has written a thoughtful article titled “Reflections of a Textbook Author.” 

Interviews
Interviews

Author Victor Davis Hanson On Trump’s Time In Office

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox Business
Monday, March 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his new book The Case for Trump, and why he feels that President Trump is being mistreated by the media.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson Explains Why Bill Kristol and Other Never-Trumpers Hate The President

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Monday, March 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his new book The Case for Trump, and notes that on certain issues, Trump has been a better conservative than recent Republican Presidents and party leaders.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson Gives Us An Inside Look At His New Book, “The Case For Trump”

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Mike Gallagher
Monday, March 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his new book The Case for Trump

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson, Author: The Case For Trump Calls In (17:43)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia KFKA Denver Radio
Monday, March 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his new book The Case for Trump

Interviews

Timothy Garton Ash On Brexit, European Elections And Italy

interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Italics Magazine
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash discusses Brexit, the European Elections, and Italy.

Interviews

National Political News Roundup

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia KQED
Monday, March 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen analyzes and discusses the latest news and events  in DC.

Interviews

Border Security Officials Gearing Up For Record Number Of Migrant Families Trying To Enter US

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Monday, March 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses whether President Trump's nation emergency declaration passes constitutional muster.

In the News
In the News

Stanford Hoover Institution Economist Targets Socialism, Fears ‘We May Not Make It’

featuring Thomas Sowellvia California Globe
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

From his base at California’s Stanford University Hoover Institution, Thomas Sowell authored a series of thoughtful books, wrote a nationally syndicated column, and often appeared on television. In a 2016 column headlined “Farewell,” the 86-year-old economist pledged to “spend less time following politics and more time on my photography.”

In the News

Capitalism 'Under Serious Threat' As Economic, Political System Stops Providing For People: Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia First Post (UK)
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday warned that capitalism is under "serious threat" of a "revolt" as the economic and political system has stopped providing for the people, especially after the 2008 global financial meltdown.

In the News

Donald Trump's National Emergency Declaration Could Jeopardize Wall Construction, Legal Experts Say

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Newsweek
Monday, March 11, 2019

President Donald Trump's decision to pursue wall construction through a national emergency declaration could jeopardize his ability to build a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border, legal experts told The Texas Tribune.

In the News

Why Rent Control Is Wrong For Chicago

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Crain's Chicago Business
Monday, March 11, 2019

If rent control solved the workforce housing crisis, it would have been the law of the land long ago.

In the News

Opinion: The Folly Of Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax

quoting Martin Feldsteinvia Market Watch
Monday, March 11, 2019

Most fortunes are the earned by entrepreneurs cashing in on their great ideas, not the idle rich of Democrats’ fantasies.

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Socialism And “The “Experts”

mentioning Thomas Sowellvia Power Line Blog
Monday, March 11, 2019

If you really want to learn about socialism or Marxism, how about listing Thomas Sowell's book on the subject by the simple title Marxism?