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The mortgage market came tumbling down because activists, regulators, and lenders laid such a wobbly foundation.
Where do failed economic policies come from? The president recently delivered a speech representing Exhibit A.
Both parties should have the good sense to demand less waste, more efficiency, and new technology.
Care for a genuine stimulus? Untangle regulation and cut taxes.
Presented as a profound new insight, the latest explanation for the lackluster recovery is a sorry example of sloppy thinking and stale excuses.
An army of programs didn’t just fail to defeat poverty. It created a culture of permanent government assistance.
Most minimum-wage workers aren’t sole breadwinners and don’t live in poor households. That’s why minimum wages do a lot less for the truly poor than you might suppose.
Why welcome young immigrants? Because there’s an entrepreneurial payoff.
Yes, we need to make affordable health insurance available. But to do so we need to scrap the “cover everything” mentality.
ObamaCare isn’t settled law if it doesn’t work. Rather than wait for a total collapse, let’s come up with a genuine alternative now.
The debate that erupted in the 1930s still presents us with the same fundamental choice: greater liberty, or greater government power?
Americans need to be convinced the secret agency is working for their good—and that any privacy trade-offs are worth it.
A surprising experiment suggests students might benefit from bigger classes—but only if they have good teachers.
Our distaste for international rankings won’t prevent the rest of the world from pulling ahead of us.
An elegant technique developed by Hoover fellow CAROLINE M. HOXBY helps isolated, high-achieving kids get into colleges—good colleges.
Mexico is busting out of a century of stagnation, and the United States is likely to benefit too.
China’s rise need not entail America’s fall. How “declinism” distracts us from contemplating a much more complicated future.
More and more, China resembles the confident—and eventually aggressive—Japan of the 1930s.
If China wants an example of progress, it need only look across the Taiwan Strait.
The graves were opened long ago, but Russian files may remain closed forever.
For proof that Israel is more than willing to deal in good faith with the Palestinians, just look at the political freedoms Israeli Arabs enjoy.
In a tale stranger than any movie, Lawrence of Arabia lived the role of a lifetime.
There is fresh fighting in Anbar, a province once pacified by U.S. troops. In Iraq, Al-Qaeda is far from spent.
We failed to understand the wave of change—or to shape it—because we failed to understand Islamism.
California’s recovery, like Jerry Brown’s high-speed railroad, remains in the realm of wishful thinking.
The Golden State’s senior politicians will eventually surf off into the sunset. What then?
David Mamet is one of this generation’s most acclaimed playwrights—and, as of an intellectual conversion just a few years ago, also one of its freshest political thinkers.
The American dream isn’t just about riches. Even in the twenty-first century, it’s still about freedom.
Why is Marxism still fashionable in some quarters? Because although the free market’s hard edges are easy to see, its benefits are more subtle.
From the memoirs of Helena Paderewska, wife of the celebrated pianist, a scene of festivity and farewell in the summer of 1914.
A century before there was the drone, there was the zeppelin. As a weapon of terror, the airship had no equal at the start of the First World War.
When Herbert Hoover left the White House, he remained intensely interested in world affairs, devoting much of the rest of his life to the struggle against collectivism.