Monday, August 13, 2012

2012 No. 3

A Ballot-Box Prescription

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

The superlative American health care system can still be saved. By Scott W. Atlas.

The Court that Couldn't Say "Stop!"

by John Yoovia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

At a crucial moment, the Roberts court blinked, setting back both the Constitution and any dreams of limited federal power. By John Yoo.

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Phantom Savings

by Daniel P. Kesslervia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

Regardless of the future of ObamaCare, here’s evidence that key parts of the legislation have already failed. By Daniel P. Kessler.

Free-Market Medicine

by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, Daniel P. Kesslervia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

A simple treatment for soaring costs and infectious bureaucracy. By John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, and Daniel P. Kessler.

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The Roberts Tango

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

Where the chief justice tripped himself up in the health care decision. By Richard A. Epstein.

Why Is the Recovery So Slow?

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

Short-term gimmicks and uncertainty continue to keep long-term growth out of reach. By Edward P. Lazear.

The Wisdom to Start Again

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

Was the Great Recession a “crisis of capitalism”? No. By Gary S. Becker.

Comeback Country

by Kevin Warshvia Hoover Digest

Who should get the credit for America’s slowly improving economy? Not the politicians. By Kevin M. Warsh.

The Fed Needs a Spine

by Thomas J. Sargent, William Silbervia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

Clearer signals about interest rates are well and good, but what the Fed really needs to demonstrate is strength to reject political pressure. By Thomas J. Sargent and William Silber.

Dangerous Intervention

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

The Fed has been given too much power and too much discretion. Why we must rein it in. By John B. Taylor.

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A Golden Opportunity

by Michael J. Boskin, John F. Coganvia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

Can’t anyone free California from deficits and dysfunction? By Michael J. Boskin and John F. Cogan.

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The Myth of the "Big Sort"

by Samuel J. Abrams, Morris P. Fiorinavia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

In the information age, Americans’ political allegiances go far beyond their neighborhoods. By Samuel J. Abrams and Morris P. Fiorina.

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Grand Prize

by Clint Bolickvia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

Presidents hold power for only a few years, but their judicial appointments shape the country for decades. By Clint Bolick.

Resilience Is Not Enough

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

Bouncing back from national-security setbacks is no substitute for overcoming or avoiding them in the first place. By Amy B. Zegart.

Obama and ice cubes

Dim Bulbs

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

The energy market needs competition, not federal handouts. By Michael J. Boskin.

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Pumped-up Rhetoric

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, August 9, 2012

Politicians on both sides get way too much mileage out of rising gas prices. By Richard A. Epstein.

A Matter of National Security

by Condoleezza Rice, Joel Kleinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

The defense of the republic begins in the classroom. By Condoleezza Rice and Joel Klein.

Healthy Schools, Healthy Economy

by George P. Shultz, Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

Want to boost growth and reduce inequality? Focus on education. By George P. Shultz and Eric A. Hanushek.

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The Risks of a "Sputnik moment"

by Williamson M. Eversvia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

Do we really want the federal government to launch a national curriculum? By Williamson M. Evers.

Bright Spots in Indian Country

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

Loosening the bonds of bureaucracy has helped tribes begin to escape dependency and pursue prosperity. By Terry L. Anderson.

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This Land Is My Land

by Gary D. Libecapvia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

From straight lines on a map, straightforward property rights grew. By Gary D. Libecap.

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Sheep May Safely Graze

by Laura E. Hugginsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

How business and environmentalists worked together to protect Patagonian grasslands. By Laura E. Huggins.

The Syrian Rebellion

by Fouad Ajamivia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

Content to watch from afar, President Obama once again demonstrates the tenuousness of his commitment to democracy. By Fouad Ajami.

A New Grand Strategy

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

The greater Mideast is being transformed. Now the United States must transform its Mideast policy just as dramatically. By Charles Hill.

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Hearts and Minds: Counting the Costs

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

The American way of winning popular support is now a well-oiled—and very expensive—strategic machine. By Thomas H. Henriksen.

A Strong Case for Freedom

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

This clash of candidates is not about policies but about visions—and conservatives see more clearly. By Bruce S. Thornton.

Israel in the Dock

by Peter Berkowitz, Jennifer Rubinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

Hoover fellow Peter Berkowitz on the perversion of international law. By Jennifer Rubin.

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"Leading from Behind Is an Oxymoron"

by Condoleezza Rice, Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

Condoleezza Rice weighs America’s failures, successes, and diplomatic challenges yet to come. An interview with Peter Robinson.

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War and Remembrance

by Diana Schaubvia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

This is how the war ends: not with a bang, but with a three-day weekend. How should a nation honor its fallen? By Diana Schaub.

James Q. Wilson accepting the Bradley Prize in 2007

A Teacher of Character

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

James Q. Wilson was a modest man of outsize achievements—a professor and a lifelong student of human nature. By Harvey C. Mansfield.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

The Grand Hotel at Font-Romeu presides over a peaceful summer scene in this 1920s French railway poster, one of many in the Hoover Archives’ poster collection.

Joseph Goebbels “the first ‘spin doctor’

Curse of the Goebbels Diaries

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Monday, August 13, 2012

The war was over, but the battle to publish the papers of the Nazis’ master propagandist was just beginning. By Bertrand M. Patenaude.