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The Case Against Higher Taxes

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

“Deadweight loss” is just as bad as it sounds, just as inefficient, just as unfair.

Perilous Pensions

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Social Security is still heading for a fall. Not even the rising number of new workers can postpone this reckoning.

Conservativism for the People

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

When society and politics become degraded, when American communities crumble, merely “conserving” isn’t enough. Conservatism must restore.

Children of Entitlement

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Young leaders who preach socialism and other fantasies demonstrate an astonishing disregard for facts—maybe because they’ve never been forced to face any facts.

A Manifesto of Misery

by Charles Calomirisvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Socialism has never succeeded in any way—except in surviving in credulous minds.

When Deregulation Really Took Off

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Airline deregulation remains one of the triumphs of sound economic thinking. But for a while it was touch and go . . .

“End of History” Lessons

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The big education battles seem to have settled down, but history suggests they won’t stay settled. It’s time to consolidate gains and push the next wave of education ideas.

No Free Lunch— Or Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

“Medicare for all” promises nothing but crippling expense, inefficiency, and delays.

Inconvenient Billionaires

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

We can never keep money out of politics. But there is a solution to the problem of hugely expensive campaigns: eliminate the spoils of office.

Robespierre for President?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Jacobins of the left wing, like those of Revolutionary France, hunger for power—no matter what it costs, no matter whose heads will roll.

Discrimination and the Ivory Tower

by John Yoo, James C. Phillipsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Supreme Court may finally get to clean up the mess that race-based admissions have created at our universities.

Gimme Shelter

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The definition of a “refugee” dates back decades and has outlived its usefulness. Nations now need a much more rigorous idea of just who deserves refuge.

Tech in the Trenches

by Amy Zegart, Lt Col Kevin Childsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Silicon Valley has shown a remarkable indifference to national defense, depriving the Pentagon of both brains and technological brawn.

Fake Newsies

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

This just in: journalists are people, too—sometimes very dishonest people. The story of a German journalist who told his readers a pack of lies about the United States.

Europe Does Not Exist

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Brexit is just one vivid symptom of the Continent’s failure to produce a true union.

Competence and Confidence

by H. R. McMastervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

“Strategic patience” in Asia has run its course. Now we and our allies must prepare for whatever comes next.

The Empire Strikes Back

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Determined to hold all power, China is forcing its minority Uighurs into re-education camps and attacking their very culture. The Uighurs will not go quietly.

“Covert, Coercive, or Corrupting”

by Orville Schell, Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Beijing has declared war—an information war. A team of Hoover researchers sounds the alarm.

Stop, Thieves

by Martin Feldsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

“Trade war” is the wrong description for our clash with China. Instead, it’s a campaign to halt the stealing of American technology.

The Door Is Already Open

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

A strong China can be a peaceable China.

The Road from Damascus

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Trump administration’s timing may be questionable, but the pullout of US forces from Syria is not.

Scorched Earth

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wildfires last year destroyed thousands of homes and cost dozens of lives, and California’s environmental policies bear some of the responsibility. The Golden State needs less red tape and smarter land management.

Red Ink in the Golden State

by Clifton B. Parker interview with Joshua D. Rauhvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

California owes hundreds of billions of dollars in pension obligations it can’t meet. Hoover fellow Joshua D. Rauh says the overpromising needs to stop—now.

Newsom Laces Up His Shoes

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

California’s new governor is chasing a national profile. By taking the lead on immigration, he could earn attention and praise—or fail miserably.

Loners and Lost Tribes

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

In war or in peace, who has your back? Author Sebastian Junger explores the tension between freedom and the ancient longing for community.

Churchill: Walking with Destiny

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Andrew Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Biographer and historian Andrew Roberts, granted exclusive access to archives about Winston Churchill (including the diaries of King George VI), paints a portrait both familiar and fresh.

Siberian Quagmire

by Kyle Duchynskivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

As the First World War drew to a close, the victorious Allies suddenly found themselves clashing with Bolsheviks in Russia. How that intervention went astray is a tangled, and cautionary, tale.

A Stitch in Time

by Jean McElwee Cannonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Belgian women, rescued by US aid during World War I, thanked Americans by sending messages made from traditional lace and needlework. Lou Henry Hoover gathered those fragile reminders of a historic humanitarian moment.

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Hoover Digest 2006 No. 2
Sunday, April 30, 2006

2006 No. 2

by William C. Hix Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Victor Davis Hanson Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Tod Lindberg Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Niall Ferguson Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Michael McFaul, Abbas Milani Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Thomas Sowell Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Gary S. Becker Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Milton Friedman Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, Daniel P. Kessler Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Scott W. Atlas Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Henry I. Miller Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Peter Berkowitz Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrilli Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by David Davenport Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Gary D. Libecap Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Shelby Steele Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Tod Lindberg Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Patrick Chamorel Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Timothy Garton Ash Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Herbert F. Weiss Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Niall Ferguson Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Timothy Charles Brown Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by William Ratliff Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by William Ratliff Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Arnold Beichman Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Robert Conquest Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Robert Service Sunday, April 30, 2006
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Hoover Digest 2006 No. 1
Sunday, January 1, 2006

2006 No. 1

by Peter Berkowitz Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Charles Wolf Jr. Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Gary S. Becker Monday, January 30, 2006
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by David R. Henderson Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Thomas Sowell Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Paul E. Peterson Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Milton Friedman, Nick Gillespie Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Milton Friedman Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Tom Bethell Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Edward Paul Lazear, James M. Poterba Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Bill Whalen Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Mary Eberstadt Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Jeffrey M. Jones Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Henry I. Miller Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Niall Ferguson Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Scott Tait Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Arnold Beichman Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Michael McFaul Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Tod Lindberg Monday, January 30, 2006
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by William Ratliff Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Kurt R. Leube Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Robert Conquest Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Peter Schweizer Monday, January 30, 2006
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by John Raisian Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Tom Bethell Monday, January 30, 2006
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Hoover Digest 2005 No. 4
Saturday, October 1, 2005

2005 No. 4

by Abbas Milani Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Robert Zelnick Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Gerald A. Dorfman Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by David Satter Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Niall Ferguson Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Michael McFaul Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by John Raisian Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Dennis L. Bark Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Kori Schake, Bruce Berkowitz Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Charles Hill Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Niall Ferguson Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Clark S. Judge Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Shelby Steele Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Daniel P. Kessler Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Jeffrey M. Jones Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Henry I. Miller Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Gary S. Becker Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Victor Davis Hanson Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Jeffrey C. Bliss Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Robert Service Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Arnold Beichman Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Robert Conquest Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Bradley Bauer Sunday, October 30, 2005
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Hoover Digest 2005 No. 3
Friday, July 1, 2005

2005 No. 3

by Niall Ferguson Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Ramon H. Myers Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Victor Davis Hanson Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Fouad Ajami Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Richard A. Posner Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Peter Berkowitz Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Jared A. Cohen, Abbas Milani Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Charles Wolf Jr. Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Arnold Beichman Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Patrick Chamorel Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Gerald A. Dorfman Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by William Ratliff Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Stephen Haber Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Diane Ravitch Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by William F. Buckley Jr. Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Milton Friedman Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by John H. Bunzel Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by John E. Chubb Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Clint Bolick Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Thomas J. Healey Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by David R. Henderson Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Pete Wilson Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Henry I. Miller Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by John B. Taylor Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Lee Edwards Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Jeffrey C. Bliss Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Scott Tait Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Thomas Sowell Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Peter J. Duignan Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Tai-Chun Kuo, Hsiao-ting Lin, Ramon H. Myers Saturday, July 30, 2005
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This Memorial Day

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

What do we remember on this day of mourning and honor?

“The Oppression of Black People Is Over”

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

The recent NFL protests were more dutiful than daring. Freedom has made the theme of victimization obsolete.

Timothy Garton Ash’s Five Books

by Sophie Roell interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Free speech—short phrase, long history. Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash offers a reading list for today’s free speakers.

“We Are Indebted to Them Every Day”

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Hoover fellow Victor Davis Hanson on his new book, The Second World Wars.

Networks and Netizens

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Not too many years ago, we were still dreaming sweet dreams of a high-tech utopia. Now computer users have been awakened, rather rudely. Hoover fellow Niall Ferguson guides us through the new and often menacing reality.

A Degree of Disappointment

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

“College for all” has diluted the value of a bachelor’s degree and diverted many young people from better paths toward the working world.

California Saving

by Joshua D. Rauhvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

California can wake up from its public-pension nightmare. The key: getting rid of ruinous defined-benefit plans.

Housing Holdup

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Regulations rob California of the housing it needs.

The Can’t-Do State

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

The Golden State may remain a land of great strengths, but it suffers from political inertia. Who will defy the entrenched interests?

To Tame Tehran

by Samuel Tadrosvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

The mullahs may have played their cards masterfully, but the game isn’t over. We can still meet them and call them.

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