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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 2003 No. 2
Tuesday, April 1, 2003

2003 No. 2

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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by James C. Miller III Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Philip R. Alper Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Gregory Conko, Henry I. Miller Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Arnold Beichman Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by George P. Shultz Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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Hoover Digest 2003 No. 1
Wednesday, January 1, 2003

2003 No. 1

by Richard Sousa Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Melvyn B. Krauss Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Milton Friedman Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Charles Wolf Jr. Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Edward Paul Lazear Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Paul E. Peterson Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Richard Sousa, Hanna Skandera Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by David Brady, Morris P. Fiorina Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Dinesh D’Souza Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by John Ferejohn Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Richard A. Epstein Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Clark S. Judge Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Henry I. Miller Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Dinesh D’Souza Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Arnold Beichman Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Larry Diamond Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Robert Zelnick Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Charles Hill Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Michael McFaul Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Bruce Berkowitz Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Timothy Garton Ash Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Stephen Haber, Herbert S. Klein, Richard Sousa Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Michael McFaul Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Gerald A. Dorfman Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Arnold Beichman Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Iva K. Naffziger Thursday, January 30, 2003
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Hoover Digest 2002 No. 4
Tuesday, October 1, 2002

2002 No. 4

by George F. Will Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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by Gary S. Becker Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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by George W. Bush Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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by Terry M. Moe Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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by Diane Ravitch Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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by Hanna Skandera, Richard Sousa Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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by Milton Friedman Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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by David Brady, Jeremy C. Pope Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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by Stanley Kurtz Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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by Stephen Haber, Douglass C. North, Barry R. Weingast Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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by Clark S. Judge Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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by Bowen H. McCoy Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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by Robert Zelnick Wednesday, June 6, 2007
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by Terry Anderson, Laura E. Huggins Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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by Henry I. Miller Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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by George P. Shultz Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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2002 No. 3

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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Tuesday, July 30, 2002
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by Alvin Rabushka Tuesday, July 30, 2002
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by Cissie Dore Hill Wednesday, June 6, 2007
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by Terry Anderson Tuesday, July 30, 2002
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Orders in the Court

by Sharon Driscoll interview with Michael McConnellvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Executive orders are part of every president’s legal toolbox. But DACA? That, says Hoover scholar Michael W. McConnell, was the wrong tool for the job.

A Clean Deal on DACA

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Here's a creative way to fix the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program: sign it into law.

No More Hot Air

by David R. Henderson, John H. Cochrane via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

If the climate is changing, political rhetoric won't help. Hard economic data can.

Land of Many Uses?

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Public lands should be public—not private playgrounds. The administration’s scrutiny of national monuments could restore this principle. 

Rx for Rose-colored Glasses

by Lanhee J. Chen, Micah Weinbergvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

“Medicare for all”? Please. Every country with a nationalized health care system, even those held up as models, struggles with serious tradeoffs.

Single-payer Delusion Syndrome

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Zealots like Bernie Sanders suffer from an acute case of central planning. The only cure is deregulation.

The Reform Less Traveled

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Want to broaden access to health care? Bring down costs—by turning patients into smart consumers. 

Let's End Tax Anarchy

by John H. Cochrane via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

The tax code doesn’t need revision. It needs revolution. 

Aye, Robot

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Yes, the robots are coming, but not for our jobs. Automation will bring new kinds of work, and new chances to create wealth. 

A Tale of Sound and Fury—and Amnesia

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

In war, it’s said, the first casualty is the truth. In the Burns-Novick film about the Vietnam War, that truth was the Cold War.

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