Friday, October 18, 2013

2013 No. 4

Bridges to Nowhere

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

When stimulus spending roars down the highway disguised as infrastructure spending, it's time to hit the brakes.

Another Uncertainty Principle

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

Why can't economists gaze into the future the way physicists gaze into the atom? Because the science of economics is still emerging.

Austerity Versus Stimulus

by Charles Wolf Jr.via Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

Either approach might work. The question is how the private sector responds.

Debt Is a Millstone

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

Economists may make their errors, but there's no mistake about federal debt. It's bad.

Failure Is an Option—A Very Good One

by Kenneth E. Scott, John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

How to let "too big to fail" banks close up shop, predictably and fairly.

The Inequality Delusion

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

Why it isn't the government's job to equalize income—or to try to do so by manipulating taxes.

Many Happier Returns

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

How to mend the federal tax code.

Lives in the Balance

by Roger Pilon, Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

The NSA’s data-mining efforts seem, in the end, to be a tradeoff between national security and individual privacy that’s worth making.

Another Bad Bounce

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

Signs that a political delusion may be about to die at last.

Deflate the Disability Bubble

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

Inflated by broad eligibility and chronic unemployment, this troubled program is due to pop.

Medicare on Life Support

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

How desperate does Medicare have to become before policy makers act?

No, He Can't

by Michael McConnellvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

The president has no constitutional authority to suspend the employer mandate—or, for that matter, any other law.

The Coming Rate Shocks

by Daniel P. Kesslervia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

Sleight of hand makes it appear that ObamaCare means cheaper premiums. Look closer. The savings aren’t there.

Against the Grain

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

The real mystery behind Oregon’s patch of “mystery wheat” is why we let the FDA suppress biotech crops in the first place.

Private Schools Left Behind

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

Charter schools and online learning are making old-fashioned private schools look . . . old-fashioned.

The Value of an Immigrant

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

Until we clear up what we want from immigrants, we’ll never clear up immigration policy.

Kurdistan Seizes Its Moment

by Fouad Ajamivia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

In the bustling, confident north, the pretense of “one Iraq” grows weaker by the day.

Pendulum of Power

by Samuel Tadrosvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

Instead of a new political system, Egyptians will get only a new Nasser.

Unholy Alliance

by Marius Deebvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

Alas for Lebanon. Syria, Iran, and Hezbollah have turned the country into an arena for their unending proxy wars.

Taking on Iran

by Abraham D. Sofaervia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

Between empty ultimatums and threats of overwhelming force lies a diplomatic sweet spot. An interview with ABRAHAM D. SOFAER.

"We are Going to Stand on Principle"

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

Senator Rand Paul on libertarianism and the GOP; the Senate; and the Constitution. An interview with PETER ROBINSON.

Who Speaks for Black Americans?

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

When jurors rejected the racial narrative surrounding the Zimmerman trial, they also rejected certain present-day civil rights leaders.

Still the Essential Nation

by George P. Shultzvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

After a lifetime of service to the nation, a reflection on America’s role in the world.

Declaration of Dependence

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

Tocqueville admired the independence of the Americans he met. Their descendants now swaddle themselves in a regulatory state.

Sherman’s Way

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

The Civil War general was a prophet not of total war, as his critics charge, but of conclusive war.

Windows into History

by Nicholas Siekierskivia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

In seldom-seen treasures from the Hoover Archives, stories of artists and their times.

October Surprises

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

The Cuban missile crisis represents an enduring tale of complacency, fragmented data, and the frantic race to pick signal out of noise.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013