Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Solving Whose Problem?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Unmanageable Competition

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

How the health care bills will unravel private insurance. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Financial reform

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

If you tried but couldn’t get to my piece on financial reform at the Economists’ Voice, you can get it here. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

UC Tuition: The Revolt of the Will-Haves

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, November 23, 2009

Taxpayer funding of higher education is a forced transfer to the relatively wealthy. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Should China Allow its Currency to Appreciate?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, November 23, 2009

By all accounts, President Obama's visit to China last week was pretty much a failure on all the major issues, which include China's contributions to climate change, nuclear weapons, and various aspects of the world economy. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Don’t get around much anymore

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, November 23, 2009

I think Paul Krugman needs to get out and about a little more often. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

On the nature of free will

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, November 23, 2009

In a recent op-ed column for Free Inquiry magazine, Thomas Clark claims that the defense of human agency that some folks, including me, have been advancing for many years involves what he terms “contra-causal” free will. . . .

Interviews
Interviews

Why Niall Ferguson is still bearish

with Niall Fergusonvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Monday, November 23, 2009

Harvard University financial historian Niall Ferguson has climbed to the head of the doom brigade – and the bestseller lists – with his strong views, clear prose and prescient pronouncements about the global financial crisis. . . .

Interviews

Spending Helping the Jobless Picture?

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Fox Business
Monday, November 23, 2009

Hoover Institution Fellow Ed Lazear on whether government spending is easing unemployment. . . .

Interviews

State Politics Roundup

with Bill Whalenvia KQED
Friday, November 20, 2009

Voters will go to the polls next year to elect a new governor, as well as to determine the political fate of the state's junior senator, Barbara Boxer. . . .

In the News
In the News

Soft Despotism with Paul Rahe: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Paul Rahe says it is easy to explain the nanny state, since there is a nanny in all of us. . . .

In the News

Academics Deny Friction Over Research Contrast

with Robert J. Barrovia Harvard Crimson
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

After being quoted in a collegiate newspaper that he had “challenged” an economic study penned by two Harvard faculty members, a sociologist at the University of Texas has insisted that he was not formally critiquing their work, but rather providing an alternative explanation for the economic successes of certain societies compared to others. . . .

In the News

Britain wins 5 International Emmys; 1st for Brazil

with Niall Fergusonvia Associated Press
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Julie Walters and Ben Whishaw took the top acting awards as British TV productions won five International Emmys on a night that saw Brazil get its first ever for a Bollywood-style telenovela. . . .

In the News

Japan eager for U.S. to keep nuke deterrence

with William J. Perryvia Japan Times
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Before the shift in political power in September, Japan aggressively lobbied a U.S. congressional nuclear task force to maintain the credibility of the U.S. "nuclear umbrella" to deter possible attacks by China and North Korea, sources said Monday. . . .

In the News

Infected Bill of Health

with Thomas Sowellvia New American
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The last thing free people need to do is to give the corruptible central government more power — that is, if they expect their freedom to last. . . .

In the News

As robots become more common, Stanford experts consider the legal challenges

with Kenneth Andersonvia Stanford News
Monday, November 23, 2009

Stanford scholars are among the first in the country to ponder the potential legal questions facing the emerging field of personal robotics. . . .

In the News

The Scouting Report: President Obama’s Progress on Closing Guantánamo

with Benjamin Wittesvia Brookings Institution
Monday, November 23, 2009

The decision to try accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-conspirators in New York has brought renewed attention to the thorny problem of how to deal with the detainees at Guantánamo Bay. . . .

In the News

Waiting For The Reformers

with Michael J. Boskinvia New York Times
Monday, November 23, 2009

My column today uses Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee as a springboard to talk about how the Republican Party’s biggest problem, increasingly, is less a dearth of creative conservative policy ideas than a dearth of politicians interested in embracing them and selling them. . . .

In the News

Revolutionary's Road

with Robert Servicevia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Of all the leaders of the Bolshevik revolution, Leon Trotsky commanded the most compelling public presence and, eventually, exerted the most lasting influence on Western intellectuals. . . .