Tuesday, January 21, 2014

2014 No. 1

Let It Grow

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The evidence is in that steeper taxes and overregulation fail to boost incomes and ease inequality.

The Treasury's Long Game

by John H. Cochranevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Extending the maturity dates for government debt would literally buy time.

The Detroit Cure

by Jonathan Roddenvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Dr. Johnson’s remark at the prospect of being hanged is just as true of the prospect of municipal bankruptcy: it concentrates the mind wonderfully.

Myths of the Financial Crisis

by Keith Hennessey, Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The damage was done, and the worst outcomes averted, before President Bush even left office.

Breaking Bad Bargains

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Will the administration ever learn? Neither stimulus spending nor the redistribution of income creates jobs.

Debt Ceilings and Distractions

by Gary S. Becker, Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The real problem? The uncontrolled growth of federal spending.

Capitalism's Nine (and More) Lives

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Like Karl Marx, present-day doomsayers hail every crisis at the death knell of capitalism—and, like Marx, they're wrong.

Less Talk, More Wisdom

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The last round of GOP primary debates was less enlightening than exhausting. Let’s make the next round better—by making it shorter.

A President for All Seasons

by Henry R. Nauvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

There was nothing fleeting about the legacy of Ronald Reagan, and conservatives—of all people—must never forget that.

A Nation of Laws?

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Certain public officials have begun defying laws that they—not the courts—consider unconstitutional.

The Doctor Won't See You Now

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

As the new federal program seeks to limit Americans’ access to spe-cialists and medical innovations, primary-care doctors will become ever more scarce.

The Great Unraveling

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Affordable Care Act was never going to be affordable.

Its Own Worst Enemy

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Congress failed to prevent ObamaCare from taking effect. But it’s not too late for damage control.

Free the Modified Mosquitoes!

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A lab-grown mosquito can help prevent a serious disease—if a misled public doesn’t squash it.

Higher Grades, Higher GDP

by Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The stronger the student performance, the more prosperous the nation.

Don't Cheat Your Kids

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Attention, parents: if your kids attend a lousy school and all you do is shrug about it, you’re part of the problem.

Best Frenemies

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Nations have interests, not friends. Neither the Syrian war nor the Snowden case should deter the United States from working with Russia.

The Road to Damascus

by Reuel Marc Gerechtvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Passivity toward Syria isn’t buying the United States time. It’s permitting forces that oppose us and our values to strengthen and coalesce.

Would an Attack on Syria Be a "Just War"?

by Robert P. Georgevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

War isn’t always diplomacy by other means. Sometimes it’s a moral imperative.

Return of the Bear

by Tod Lindbergvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Russia is back in the Middle East. How did we let this happen?

Humpty Dumpty in Syria

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

With or without outside intervention, nothing will put Bashar al-Assad’s tyranny back together again. America should plan accordingly.

How to Breed Atrocities

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Wars such as the Syrian conflict—irregular, undeclared, ideological—all but inevitably give rise to a particular sadism and brutality.

Colliding Currents

by Fouad Ajamivia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ataturk, Erdogan, and the battle for the Turkish soul.

A Long and Trying Season

by Frederick W. Kaganvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Arab Spring has settled one question: the Muslim world does want representative government. It also showed that democracy there has far to go.

For the Copts, Disaster and Diaspora

by Samuel Tadros, Mark L. Movsesianvia Hoover Digest

The Arab Spring is forcing Egypt’s Coptic Christians out of their homeland and into the world. Samuel Tadros on the destruction of an ancient community and culture.

Great Wall of Corruption

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

How the curse of corruption limits and diminishes the miracle of economic growth.

Crazy Like a Fox

by Walter Russell Mead via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Nice to have, suicidal to use: the bizarre logic of Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal.

Wolfe at the Door

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Tom Wolfe’s latest novel, Back to Blood, is a portrait of present-day culture—sprawling, lurid, hilarious, repellent, compelling: “More than anything else, I just love all these people.” An interview with Peter Robinson.

A Dream Derailed

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

King’s fight for justice has been transformed into government-sponsored distortion of labor, housing, and education.

King and the Dream

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Martin Luther King’s dream—to be judged by the content of one’s character—is still just a dream.

The Last Communist

by Andrzej Paczkowskivia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Mieczysław F. Rakowski, the last Communist prime minister of Po-land, sought to repair communism by reforming it. Instead he reformed it right out of existence.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014