Houses of Cards

by Charles Calomiris, Stephen Habervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

The mortgage market came tumbling down because activists, regulators, and lenders laid such a wobbly foundation.

Where the Falsehoods Roam

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

Where do failed economic policies come from? The president recently delivered a speech representing Exhibit A.

Break the Budget Stalemate

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

Both parties should have the good sense to demand less waste, more efficiency, and new technology.

Opportunity Is Knocking

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

Care for a genuine stimulus? Untangle regulation and cut taxes.

The Myth of "Secular Stagnation"

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

Presented as a profound new insight, the latest explanation for the lackluster recovery is a sorry example of sloppy thinking and stale excuses.

The War on Poverty Is Lost

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

An army of programs didn’t just fail to defeat poverty. It created a culture of permanent government assistance.

It Doesn't Pay Off

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

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.

Vigorous Youth

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

Why welcome young immigrants? Because there’s an entrepreneurial payoff.

A Policy too Far

by George P. Shultz, Scott W. Atlas, John F. Coganvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

Yes, we need to make affordable health insurance available. But to do so we need to scrap the “cover everything” mentality.

Not too Late for a Cure

by John H. Cochrane via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

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.

Dealing with the New Deal

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

The debate that erupted in the 1930s still presents us with the same fundamental choice: greater liberty, or greater government power?

Bringing The NSA In From The Cold

Bringing the NSA in from the Cold

by Amy Zegart, Marshall Erwinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

Americans need to be convinced the secret agency is working for their good—and that any privacy trade-offs are worth it.

Right-sizing Our Classrooms

by Michael J. Petrilli, Amber M. Northernvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

A surprising experiment suggests students might benefit from bigger classes—but only if they have good teachers.

Test Scores Do Matter

Test Scores Do Matter

by Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

Our distaste for international rankings won’t prevent the rest of the world from pulling ahead of us.

Diamonds for the Ivies

by Nancy Hassvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

An elegant technique developed by Hoover fellow CAROLINE M. HOXBY helps isolated, high-achieving kids get into colleges—good colleges.

Viva la Reforma

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

Mexico is busting out of a century of stagnation, and the United States is likely to benefit too.

The Powers that Will Be

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

China’s rise need not entail America’s fall. How “declinism” distracts us from contemplating a much more complicated future.

The Empire Strikes Back?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

More and more, China resembles the confident—and eventually aggressive—Japan of the 1930s.

Taiwan’s Voice of Experience

by Tai-Chun Kuo, William Ratliffvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

If China wants an example of progress, it need only look across the Taiwan Strait.

Katyn Keeps Its Secrets

by Adam Bosiackivia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

The graves were opened long ago, but Russian files may remain closed forever.

Israel the Peacemaker

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

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.

Lawrence’s Fallen Star

Lawrence’s Fallen Star

by Fouad Ajamivia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

In a tale stranger than any movie, Lawrence of Arabia lived the role of a lifetime.

This Time, There Will Be no Surge

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

There is fresh fighting in Anbar, a province once pacified by U.S. troops. In Iraq, Al-Qaeda is far from spent.

The Arab Spring Implodes

The Arab Spring Implodes

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

We failed to understand the wave of change—or to shape it—because we failed to understand Islamism.

Stuck at the Station

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

California’s recovery, like Jerry Brown’s high-speed railroad, remains in the realm of wishful thinking.

Golden Agers

Golden Agers

via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

The Golden State’s senior politicians will eventually surf off into the sunset. What then?

“Are You Part of My Tribe?”

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest

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.

American Dreams and Visions

by William Damonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

The American dream isn’t just about riches. Even in the twenty-first century, it’s still about freedom.

Marxist Myopia

by Mark Harrisonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

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.

“And Then Came the War . . .”

by Maciej Siekierskivia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

From the memoirs of Helena Paderewska, wife of the celebrated pianist, a scene of festivity and farewell in the summer of 1914.

The Zeppelin Menace

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

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.

The Crusade Years

by George H. Nashvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

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.