Sound Money, Sound Policy

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

These are the keys to restoring the Fed and our economy.

© Frederic de Villamil / LeWeb / Creative Commons

A Better Start for Startups

by Lee Ohanian, Edward Prescottvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New businesses drive productivity—unless taxes and regulation strangle them.

Ouija-Board Economics

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Even the best economic forecasts just aren’t very good at predicting growth, costs, or jobs.

The Problem with “Equal Pay”

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A competitive labor market will make short work of pay gaps.

China Entrepreneur Club / Creative Commons

Not all Inequality Is Equal

by Michael Spencevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Inequality does not equal stagnation. Even as differences in income grow, entire nations may benefit.

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“The Enemy Is Not Waiting”

by General Jim Mattisvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

America is engaged in a clash not only of arms but of ideas, according to a man who understands both kinds of combat.

Whitewashing the Jihadists

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The US government’s spin on Islamist violence—that the perpetrators aren’t Muslims—is both condescending and wrong.

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Omens from the Seventh Century

by Edward N. Luttwak via Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The early caliphate so idealized by Islamists was no golden age, but a time of instability and violence.

Reign of Terrorists

by Mark Moyarvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The self-proclaimed Islamic State might fail as a caliphate but succeed in promoting international terrorism.

Take Care to Innovate

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

How ObamaCare threatens to ruin our leadership in research and development.

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Congress vs. Cronyism

by Allan H. Meltzervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Unelected agencies engage entirely too often in sheer influence peddling. Congress can fix that.

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Expensive—But Worth It?

by Carson Brunovia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

California could be pricing itself right out of an economic recovery.

Transforming Tomorrow’s Schools

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The wheels of education reform grind exceedingly slow, but they have ground out some progress. We need more.

Detention Dysfunction

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The government wants to force a racial quota system onto student punishment. This is an even worse idea than you might suppose.

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Climate Change Realism

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

If we can’t stop climate change, can we adapt to it? Let’s find out.

FEMA / Andrea Booher

The Fires Next Time

by Terry Anderson, Daniel Botkinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Drought, heat, bigger fires: forest management has to keep up.

Hesitating, and Lost

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Obama administration inherited a Pax Americana—a stable and largely peaceful global order—and then threw it away.

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Paved with Good Intentions

by Clifton B. Parkervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

When insurgents sabotage it, American foreign aid can actually make violence and poverty worse. Hoover fellow Joseph Felter explains.

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From Drones to Zeppelins

by Andrew Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Conventional forces will always be relevant, while dazzling new weaponry may quickly become obsolete.

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Putin Is No Peacemaker

by Yuri Yarim-Agaevvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The United States should call out Putin for what he is—and make the world listen.

Russian Presidential Press Office

Fire Putin

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Memo to the Russian people: the great leader is actually a great liability.

Department of Defense

China Rising

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

But what is it rising toward, and how fast? For American leaders, the uncertainty itself poses a challenge.

Uncommon Knowledge with Hoover fellows Rick Hanushek and Paul Peterson

Endangering Prosperity

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

We’ve known for years that our schools are failing huge numbers of students. Now, Hoover fellows Eric Hanushek and Paul E. Peterson show how they’re failing the nation.

Joseph McNamara, San Jose Police Department

An Officer and a Philosopher

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The late Hoover fellow Joseph McNamara was a most remarkable thing: a visionary police chief.

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In Nobody’s Pocket

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Poorly paid politicians are easily corrupted. Offering them a competitive salary would be a price worth paying.

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Are We Reliving 1914?

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

There are disturbing parallels—and heartening differences.

The Afterlives of Empires

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

World War I may have destroyed empires, but their internal tensions lived on. Why today’s little wars are the direct descendants of the Great War.

Australian War Memorial Photo Collection / Captain Frank Hurley

Myths of the Great War

by Mark Harrisonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The statesmen of 1914 knew how terrible the conflict would be—but they marched all the same.

The Bill of Wrongs

by Andrew Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Visitors to the National Archives, please check your reverence at the door.

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Rocket Man

by Vitaly Leonidovich Katayevvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mission Control played Tchaikovsky, the countdown ended, and then the huge Soviet rocket composed its own last movement—a fireball. A Cold War weapons designer recalls a darkly comic memory.

Claude-Joseph Vernet / J. Paul Getty Museum

The Quiet Sea?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Calm may reign around the Mediterranean, but peace on these historic shores is far from inevitable.

Hoover Institution Archives— Jan Karski Papers

“So Many Others Stood Silent”

by Nicholas Siekierskivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Jan Karski brought the Holocaust to the world’s attention and fought to free Poland, his homeland. He also amassed historical treasure for the Hoover Archives.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

This striking poster is a scene of frozen action: two deer suspended in mid-leap, a car braking in a dark forest.

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