Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Terminatorcare

by David R. Hendersonvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, January 10, 2007

On Monday, Arnold Schwarzenegger presented his proposal for reducing the number of Californians who lack health insurance...

Analysis and Commentary

Back to basics of libertarianism

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Libertarianism is the political position according to which every adult individual is sovereign, self-governing, not a subject of government or king or society or even God unless he or she has freely chosen such a status..

In the News
In the News

Visalia joins 'Cool Cities' battling warming

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fresno Bee
Wednesday, January 10, 2007

It didn't take long for Dean Mann of Visalia to get his wish granted...

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Idea Man

with John Raisianvia San Jose Magazine
Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Hoover Institution Director John Raisian featured - to view online, please turn to the table of contents and select the article on page 74.

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GLOBAL FINANCIAL WARRIORS: The Untold Story of International Finance in the Post-9/11 World

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Institution
Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Former Treasury Undersecretary John B. Taylor reveals the true extent of the financial battle against terrorism since September 11, 2001 in his compelling new book GLOBAL FINANCIAL WARRIORS: The Untold Story of International Finance in the Post-9/11 World [W.W. Norton & Company; January 8, 2007; $26.95 Cloth] – a boots-on-the ground view of the complex challenges faced by America’s money minders in the wake of the country’s worst-ever terror attack. John B. Taylor was Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs from 2001 to 2005. The Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, he is the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University. Now available at www.wwnorton.com and at bookstores...

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On ‘Talk to America’: Changes in US Iraq Policy

with Larry Diamondvia Voice of America
Wednesday, January 10, 2007

In a special speech to the American people Wednesday night, President Bush will lay out his latest plans for U.S. involvement in Iraq...

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Giving gives back to Exxon

with Milton Friedmanvia Dallas Morning News
Wednesday, January 10, 2007

How does Exxon Mobil Corp. recycle some of its outrageously good fortune to the common good?

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Economic Impact of Math and Science Achievement Is Real

with Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Wednesday, January 10, 2007

I read with great interest your report on the study by Francisco O. Ramirez of Stanford University that challenges the common belief that academic success in mathematics and science contributes to economic productivity ("Study Questions Role Math, Science Scores Play in Nations’ GDPs," Dec. 13, 2006)...

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When the lowest pay rises, what happens?

with Thomas E. MaCurdyvia Christian Science Monitor
Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Massachusetts raised its minimum wage last week and for Felicita Rivera that inspires a simple hope: that she'll be able to keep her head above water financially...

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No Hedgehog

with Seymour Martin Lipsetvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Many years ago, Seymour Martin Lipset, the eminent political sociologist who died last week at age 84, startled me, his student, with a casual remark...

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Top Calif. Democrat sees 'fiscally prudent' budget

with Bill Whalenvia Reuters
Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Democrats who control California's legislature expect Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to propose a modest increase in spending when he unveils his initial state budget plan -- and they can live with that, the state Assembly speaker said on Tuesday...

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Reclaiming the Market

with Milton Friedmanvia New York Sun
Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Senator Sarbanes and Rep. Michael Oxley have both retired from Congress, but our country remains burdened by their legacy..

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Pro-Bush concerns about library spur letter from SMU president

with Hoover Institutionvia Associated Press
Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Mindful of reports that President Bush wants a conservative think tank with his presidential library, Southern Methodist University's top official is trying to allay concerns that pro-Bush politics might spread through campus...

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A Marshall Plan for Teaching

with Hoover Institutionvia Education Week
Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Views about the No Child Left Behind Act are currently as divided as Berlin before the wall came down...