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“We Need Really Good Answers”

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

New director Condoleezza Rice has her eye on both continuity and challenge—and how Hoover can help answer some of our most urgent questions.

A Path to Economic Freedom

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

How to revive and strengthen our defenses of free market capitalism.

Don’t Go Overboard

by Raghuram Rajanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

A wave of pandemic debt threatens to overwhelm future generations. We must make sure they don’t drown.

Billion-Dollar Strawman

by Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Protesters have been accusing Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos of being, well, rich. But he’s made the rest of us richer too.

The Fed: A Time for Vigilance

by Kevin Warshvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The central bank has great power. We need to make sure it exercises great responsibility—and great independence.

No Trust-Busting Required

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Accusations notwithstanding, the tech business is not a monopoly business. Competition, driven by innovation, is still the name of the game in tech.

Socialism’s False Promise

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Socialism cannot satisfy people’s hunger for autonomy, dignity—or even food. But bitter new politics have revived this failed ideology and hidden its failings.

Real Power to the People

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Only a liberal democracy can protect individuals and restrain rulers, and liberal democracy demands liberal education.

Unchecked, Unbalanced

by John Yoovia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

For centuries, federal power has been expanding at the expense of states’ healthy, proper role—and of individual freedom.

Markets Defeat Malthus

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Only free enterprise has the power to harmonize environmentalism with people’s needs—and to protect land, water, and air for future generations.

Green Power

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The world won’t recycle its way out of climate change. We need new and affordable sources of energy.

No More Mr. Nice China

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Beijing’s “peaceful rise” no longer serves the country’s rulers. Instead they have adopted “sharp power.”

Turmoil in the Home Waters

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Beijing isn’t seeking control over the high seas—where US fleets remain dominant—but over the “inner seas,” where dangerous clashes with other nations are likelier.

Charter Schools Rising

by David Griffith, Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Black and low-income students are making faster gains in charter schools than in traditional ones.

The Coronavirus Scar

by Eric Hanushek, Ludger Woessmannvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

How can we reduce the lifelong learning losses many students have suffered? By making education’s “new normal” a better normal.

Strategy for a New Age

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Why has US policy in the Middle East lost its way, and America its authority? Because we have failed to embrace our new role in an “age of freedom.”

The Mideast, with No Illusions

by Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

In the Middle East, the United States can face its limitations, simplify its aims—and still represent a force for good.

At Home in the Anglosphere

by Andrew Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Post-Brexit Britain need not go it alone. A new federation with Canada, Australia, and New Zealand would create an economic superpower, an ally for the United States, and a bulwark against China.

Checks, Balances, and Guardrails

by Michael McConnellvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The Constitution leaves the “how” of government largely to citizens’ wishes. Rule of law and individual rights shield us from political self-destruction.

Faithless Guardian

by Terry Anderson, Adam Crepellevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Federal oversight over land and development has kept Native American tribes in shackles. A recent legal ruling might loosen them.

Self-Canceling Culture

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

“Systemic racism” is a myth and a dodge.

How to Undo Racial Progress

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Reparations for black Americans would create a new class of victims ex nihilo—and violate every principle of justice.

California Leavin’

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Wildfire smoke comes and goes, but California’s haze of overregulation and high taxes never clears. Why businesses are getting out.

Going Dark

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Rolling electrical blackouts don’t just happen. They result from unwise commitments to solar and wind power.

“Afghanistan Will Never Be Denmark”

by Peter M. Robinson interview with H. R. McMastervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Discussing his new book, Battlegrounds, Hoover fellow H. R. McMaster surveys the strategic landscape.

America, “a Force for Good”

by Russ Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Economics professor Glenn Loury sees not “systemic racism” but systemic problems—problems we can address without violence or attacks on American ideals.

Individuals in Action

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Is “rugged individualism” selfish? Far from it. It’s what moves good people to build their communities of virtue, without waiting for government to do it for them.

Then They Came for Hamilton . . .

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

It’s a tough time to try to tell a balanced, complete, and (dare we say it?) inspiring story about American history.

Maleficent Marxism

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Bitter experience should have cured the world long, long ago of the virulent virus called Marxism. But the disease always finds new hosts.

Epidemics—Even of “Wokeness”—Do Subside

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

America’s liberal tradition may, in the end, be the best medicine against the predations of an arrogant elite.

Mission to Baghdad

by Haidar Hadi, Rayan Ghazal, Erik Lunde, Jean McElwee Cannonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Just as it might have done a hundred years ago, the Hoover Archives has rescued, protected, and restored a historical treasure. The beneficiaries include scholars, of course, but above all the people of Iraq.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

This Hungarian poster offers a biting satire of a communist trope. Here the familiar “Red worker” of socialism, generally shown smashing capitalism with his sledgehammer, has accidentally smashed Hungary itself. 

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Hoover Digest 2006 No. 4
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2006 No. 4

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Home at Last

by Michael S. Bernstamvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Adult foster care is a fresh idea that could stem the tide of homelessness.

Lands Held Under

by George P. Shultz, Pedro Aspevia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Uncontrolled immigration happens when migrants try to escape poor, dangerous countries. If we make their homelands safer, more functional, and more prosperous, we can lessen everyone’s burden.

Hastening Doomsday

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
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Panic over climate change could sabotage the quality of life of billions.

An Imperfect Storm

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Hoover fellow Terry Moe scrutinizes the creative destruction that Hurricane Katrina wrought, quite literally, on New Orleans’ schools. 

It’s Not “for the Children”

by Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Striking for more money serves the needs of teachers, not students. To put pupils’ needs first, boost the salaries of effective teachers.

Well-regulated Background Checks

by John Yoovia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Yes, Congress can expand scrutiny of gun sales without violating the Second Amendment. The real question? Whether those checks would accomplish anything.

Still Exceptional

by Chris Gibson via Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

The founders were right: when we weaken America’s historical sense of balance, we weaken ourselves.

The Wages of Hubris

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Social engineers love to think they possess the wisdom of the ages—and to inflict it on others. Tocqueville noticed this conceit two hundred years ago.

Pluralism 101

by Michael McConnellvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Universities need free speech—and free thinkers—to fulfill their very mission.

America in One Room

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

If voters stopped shouting at each other and tried listening instead, what would they hear? And what would they do next? A novel experiment aimed to find out.

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