Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Executive Compensation Follies

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The topic of executive compensation has once again hit the front pages, and with more heat than light...

Analysis and Commentary

When women rise in the work force, nations benefit

by Condoleezza Ricevia Politico
Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A new study released by the Center for American Progress reveals positive news regarding the role of women in the American workplace...

Analysis and Commentary

Dismantling America

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Just one year ago, would you have believed that an unelected government official, not even a Cabinet member confirmed by the Senate but simply one of the many "czars" appointed by the President, could arbitrarily cut the pay of executives in private businesses by 50 percent or 90 percent?...

Analysis and Commentary

Pseudo-Competition

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, October 26, 2009

The congressional leadership has been very vocal lately about the need for competition in health insurance...

Analysis and Commentary

How is Indonesia’s democracy doing?

by Larry Diamondvia East Asia Forum (Australia)
Monday, October 26, 2009

Since the mid 1990s, the proportion of countries in the world that are democracies – countries that meet the standard of at least electoral democracies in the sense that they can choose their leaders and replace them in free and fair elections – has stagnated, at around 60 and 62.5 per cent...

Analysis and Commentary

Vaccine Shortage

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, October 26, 2009

In response to this podcast I did with Mike Munger, listener Milli Pritchett writes:...

Analysis and Commentary

A New Course on Medical Marijuana?

by Joseph D. McNamaravia New York Times
Monday, October 19, 2009

The Justice Department announced on Monday that federal drug agents will no longer arrest or prosecute people who are legally using, selling or supplying medical marijuana in the states that allow it...

Interviews
Interviews

The Iran Problem with Hanson & Baer: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Victor Davis Hansonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Victor Davis Hanson and Robert Baer describe the motivations and goals of the regime in Tehran...

In the News
In the News

The Real Healthcare Problem Is Cost

by David Davenport with John F. Coganvia townhall.com
Tuesday, October 27, 2009

President Obama has declared that the problem with healthcare is access...

In the News

Professors use blogs as venue to share research and facilitate discussion

with John B. Taylorvia Stanford Daily
Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Internet revolution has created a new outlet for college students to encounter their professors outside of the usual academic setting: blogs...

In the News

Competitiveness Reconsidered

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Inside Higher Education
Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Everybody knows that college is harder to get into today than ever before, right?...

In the News

ANALYSIS-Why it's sane for Kim Jong-il to be mad

with Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia Reuters
Monday, October 26, 2009

For those who see North Korean leader Kim Jong-il as a dangerous lunatic prepared to risk the annihilation of his regime by launching a devastating attack on his neighbours, there is no shortage of supporting evidence...

In the News

Panel takes on economy

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Stanford Daily
Monday, October 26, 2009

The recuperating American economy still requires a structural upgrade, according to the panel of experts gathered for Stanford’s fourth annual Roundtable...

In the News

Democrats lead the way in killing 'job killer' bills

with Bill Whalenvia Contra Costa Times
Monday, October 26, 2009

In his six years in office, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has played the predictable Republican role of gatekeeper on legislation he deems to be anti-business, vetoing more than 90 percent of bills that the state's Chamber of Commerce calls "job killers."...

In the News

"Affordability." 2010 and the Health Overhaul

with John F. Coganvia Hugh Hewitt Blog
Monday, October 26, 2009

This morning’s Politico (here: http://tinyurl.com/yf8pchm ) headlines “Public Option resurfaces as an affordability issue”...

In the News

Futility of the drug war revealed by COMBAT

with Joseph D. McNamaravia Kansas City Star
Thursday, October 22, 2009

Jackson County has been financing the war on drugs with a quarter-cent sales tax since 1989, and voters are being asked to re-up for at least seven more years...