Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

What Parents Think About Their Public Schools

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

If one judged public opinion by conventional public discourse, one would soon conclude that parents in the United States are neatly divided between devotees of district-operated schools and choiceniks determined to avoid them. 

The Federal Reserve
Analysis and Commentary

The Federal Reserve's Too Cozy Relations With Banks

by Stephen Haber, Ross Levinevia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Working at the Fed shouldn't be an audition for a Wall Street job. Waiting periods and other reforms are needed.

The White House
Analysis and Commentary

The White House’s Hotline . . . To New Hampshire?

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Time was when “the hotline” had but one definition: first installed 51 years ago last August, it meant a 24-hour-a-day connection between the White House and the Kremlin in order to speed up communications between the two Cold War powers and prevent another escalation of tension such as the previous October’s Cuban Missile Crisis.

Analysis and Commentary

World at War

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Obama administration’s disastrous foreign policy has led to the rise of a new, more brutal generation of radical Islamists.  

Econ Log
Analysis and Commentary

Prize Bleg

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cafe Hayek blogger Don Boudreaux has reminded me about the 2014 Coolidge Prize for Journalism competition. So, like him, I am asking you a favor.

Analysis and Commentary

Mob Rule Economics

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

While we talk about democracy and equal rights, we seem increasingly to let both private and government decisions be determined by mob rule. There is nothing democratic about mob rule. It means that some people's votes are to be overruled by other people's disruptions, harassments and threats.

Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: “Confronting ISIS”

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Why President Obama can’t get tough on terrorism.

Barack Obama
Analysis and Commentary

Success or failure?

by Thomas Sowellvia Shreveport Times
Monday, September 8, 2014

Those people who say that President Obama has no clear vision and no clear strategy for dealing with the ISIS terrorists in the Middle East may be mistaken. It seems to me that he has a very clear and very consistent strategy. And a vision behind that strategy.

Analysis and Commentary

What Happens if the Government Loses on the Third Amendment? The Senior Preferred Stock Certificates Spell Nothing But Trouble For the Government

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Right now litigation is going forward on multiple fronts in the multi-billion battle over who gets the billions of dollars in new cash flow and deferred tax assets now that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have both turned profitable. 

Bacteria on a green background
Analysis and Commentary

There Are Far Higher Public Health Priorities For Africa Than Ebola

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

In a world of limited healthcare resources, we need to make hard decisions that will deliver high-impact outcomes for the most people at the least cost.  Giving the WHO an additional half-billion dollars to curb Ebola virus infections would be a poor choice.

Interviews
Interviews

John Taylor on CNBC

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Senior Fellow John Taylor discusses his recent MOOC on CNBC.

taxes
Interviews

Lanhee Chen on Bloomberg TV

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Research Fellow Lanhee Chen discusses corporate tax reform on Bloomberg TV.

Interviews

Bill Whalen on the John Batchelor Show (1:49)

interview with Bill Whalenvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Research Fellow discusses the upcoming elections on the John Batchelor Show.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen on the John Batchelor Show (32:50)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Research Fellow Lanhee Chen discusses how the Affordable Care Act will impact the upcoming elections on the John Batchelor Show.

Interviews

Markos Kounalakis on the John Batchelor Show (30:57)

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Visiting Fellow Markos Kounalakis discusses the dangers of being a journalist in a conflict zone on the John Batchelor Show.

In the News
In the News

G.O.P. Hopefuls, Light on Experience, Try to Build Foreign Credentials

mentioning Condoleezza Rice, George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissingervia New York Times
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

WASHINGTON — Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky likes to note that he didn’t have a foreign policy three and a half years ago, when he was a full-time ophthalmologist.

In the News

Hong Kong And Beijing: The Future Of Economic Freedom

mentioning Larry Diamondvia Forbes
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Over the last few years I have seen student protests in the United States, Spain and Venezuela. I never expected, during my recent trip to Hong Kong, that I would witness a new “Occupy” movement. But, the leaders of “Occupy Central with Love and Peace” are not complaining about the lack of economic freedom. In fact, according to the Economic Freedom Index prepared by the Heritage Foundation, Hong Kong’s economic freedom score is 90.1, making it the top-rated economy for the 20th consecutive year.

In the News

Pioneering Central Bank Faces Mandate Change in N.Z. Vote

quoting Allan H. Meltzervia Bloomberg
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is facing the biggest challenge to its mandate since it pioneered inflation targeting 25 years ago.

In the News

Uncle Sam Doesn’t Know Best

featuring Williamson M. Eversvia Joanne Jacobs (Blog)
Monday, September 8, 2014

Common Core standards undermine “competitive federalism,” writes Bill Evers in Against the Common Core.

Nuclear Security: The Problems and the Road Ahead by Secretary George Shultz
In the News

Nuclear Security: The Problems and the Road Ahead Examines Worldwide Efforts to Control Threat of Nuclear Weapons

featuring George P. Shultz, Sidney D. Drell, Henry A. Kissinger, Sam Nunnvia Hoover Daily Report
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Hoover Institution Press released Nuclear Security: The Problems and the Road Ahead by Secretary George Shultz, a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution. In this book, Shultz and his coauthors examine worldwide efforts to control nuclear weapons and ensure the safety of nuclear weapons and reactors against catastrophic accidents.