Friday, January 25, 2013

2013 No. 1

Federal Reserve building

A Regulatory Giant

by John H. Cochrane via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

The Fed is too big and powerful to remain so unaccountable. By John H. Cochrane.

The New New Deal

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

It’s the spirit of 1932: unsustainable transfers of wealth, vague new “rights” (billed to the taxpayer), and a record of failure. By Richard A. Epstein.

prime cuts

The Coming Fiscal Tsunami

by David Koitzvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

The first step to avoid drowning in debt? Stop ignoring the approaching wave. By David Koitz.

Rationing by Another Name

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

By paying doctors less than they’re willing to accept, an unelected panel will quietly restrict medical care. By Scott W. Atlas.

fraud in Medicare and Medicaid

A Tall Order for Medicare

by Daniel P. Kesslervia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

Medicare needs to cut costs, escape political interference, and stay in business. Here’s how it can do all three. By Daniel P. Kessler.

mannequins

The Ever-Useful Mob

by Yuri Yarim-Agaevvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

Beware of “spontaneous” outrage and the temptation to appeasement. By Yuri Yarim-Agaev.

George Shultz speaks at SF rotunda

The Courage to Be Tolerant

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

Even the most sacred beliefs are better defended with forbearance than violence. By Richard A. Epstein.

made in Iran

Insult and Injury

by Fouad Ajamivia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

Why is the Arab world so easily offended? By Fouad Ajami.

Patent Nonsense

by Rod Cooper, Richard A. Epstein, Stephen Habervia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

The patent troll gets a bad rap. Guarding and managing intellectual property helps everyone. By Rod Cooper, Richard A. Epstein, and Stephen H. Haber.

The Best Teachers in the World

by John E. Chubbvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

Favor experience over credentials, hire the most qualified, and let principals lead. By John E. Chubb.

young child with sign

Struck Out

by Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

Chicago schoolchildren went back to class—and the striking teachers went back to business as usual. By Terry M. Moe.

Gifted and Neglected

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

Schools for high-flying students represent the other half of “opportunity for all.” By Chester E. Finn Jr.

men with different weapons

The New Model Army

by Gabriella Blumvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

Tiny weapons that creep and crawl and think for themselves: this is our future. By Gabriella Blum.

mannequin dressed for battle

Our Robot Children

by Shane Harrisvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

At what point will we trust robots to kill? By Shane Harris.

men with bomb ticking

That's Spytainment

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

Movie and TV audiences love the world of spycraft. But in the real world, neither Bourne nor Bauer can be trusted. By Amy B. Zegart.

woman with Starbucks drinks

Mission to Moscow

by Norman M. Naimarkvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

The czars and commissars alike are long gone. Moscow has almost become a normal European city. By Norman M. Naimark.

Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez

Hale, or Farewell

by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smithvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

A despot’s health is a serious matter. By Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith.

Should Immigrants Pay at the Gate?

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

Countries have many arbitrary ways of deciding who gets in. Here’s one idea that actually makes sense. By Gary S. Becker.

The Fires Next Time

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

The latest fire season was brutal. By thwarting forest-thinning programs, environmentalists are only helping fires get the upper hand. By Terry L. Anderson.

Will the Empires Strike Back?

by Charles Hill, Rob Pollockvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

Liberal democracy took centuries to establish. Without American leadership it could collapse, says Hoover fellow Charles Hill. By Robert L. Pollock.

Food for Thought

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

The Chick-fil-A boycott and counterboycott showed why religious values should command our attention. By David Davenport.

flood near Modesto in January 2012

Quiet Heroism down on the Farm

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

Crop failures and drought ought to remind us that life—and the harvest—is uncertain. By Victor Davis Hanson.

Obama vs Romney

What Did the Founders Think They Were Doing?

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

Why do we vote, and what do we get for our trouble? By Harvey C. Mansfield.

Technopism pie

Clouds over Technopolis

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

Technology is marvelous, and marvelously oversold. By Niall Ferguson.

Isaac L. Kandel (1881– 1965)

Taught to Be Evil

by Erwin H. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013

What we teach children can be a matter of life and death. Two pioneers of education confronted the power of indoctrination. By Erwin H. Epstein.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2013