Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

How we feel about our taxes

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, July 28, 2009

When people talk about their willingness to raise taxes, it is useful to remember that they are usually thinking of someone else...

Analysis and Commentary

Disaster in the Making?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, July 28, 2009

After many a disappointment with someone, and especially after a disaster, we may be able to look back at numerous clues that should have warned us that the person we trusted did not deserve our trust...

In the News
In the News

Tweet lawsuit: Chicago Landlord sues ex-tenant over tweet complaining about apartment

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Chicago Tribune
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Chicago corporate landlord has set the Internet world abuzz by suing a former resident for a seemingly offhand remark on Twitter about her "moldy" apartment...

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Healthcare: Do we need the Lexus?

with John F. Coganvia Boston Globe
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Imagine the sort of car you’d drive if government regulations made it illegal to sell any automobile that didn’t feature 380-horsepower direct-injection V6 engines, computer-controlled electric power steering, eight-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel-drive, automatic climate control, “smart key’’ technology, touch-screen navigation, backup cameras, LED headlights, acoustic glass, surround-sound stereo, and leather seat stitching...

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Analysis: Governor appeared to relish role of government slasher

with Bill Whalenvia San Jose Mercury News
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger seemed to relish the task of reining in government spending, almost as if it was another cinematic role in which to star...

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U.S. Defense Official Skeptical of Revising Nuclear Deterrence Strategy

with William J. Perryvia Global Security Newswire
Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A senior U.S. Defense Department official today voiced skepticism about proposals that would more narrowly circumscribe the role of the nation's nuclear weapons...

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Bernanke, Taylor and the rule that divides us all

with John B. Taylorvia Deal
Tuesday, July 28, 2009

On Friday, economist John Taylor, by way of Bloomberg, gave Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke a big pat on the back...

In the News

Soul-Searching at the National Board for Education Sciences

with Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The mood was contemplative and the talk was candid at yesterday's meeting of the National Board for Education Sciences...

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Mission Not to Accomplish

with Robert J. Barrovia Inside Higher Education
Tuesday, July 28, 2009

In his first State of the Union Address, President Obama boldly asked for every American to commit to obtaining an additional year of higher education or training...

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An F in Effectiveness

with Eric Hanushekvia National Center for Policy Analysis
Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Although more than $100 billion is being doled out for education purposes, most of it is unlikely to improve student achievement and may even impede progress toward that critical goal...

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Obama’s words vs. reality

with Michael J. Boskinvia Republican American (CT)
Tuesday, July 28, 2009

President’s actions put the lie to his centrist rhetoric, says Michael J. Boskin, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and Stanford University economics professor...

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The Taylor Rule Debate

with John B. Taylorvia Calculated Risk
Saturday, July 25, 2009

From Bloomberg: Taylor Says Fed Gets Rule Right, Goldman Doesn’t...