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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 2000 No. 2
Saturday, April 1, 2000

2000 No. 2

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Gregg Vanourek Sunday, April 30, 2000
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by Melvyn B. Krauss Sunday, April 30, 2000
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by Abraham D. Sofaer Sunday, April 30, 2000
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Sunday, April 30, 2000
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by Condoleezza Rice Sunday, April 30, 2000
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Hoover Digest 2000 No. 1
Saturday, January 1, 2000

2000 No. 1

by Terry M. Moe Sunday, January 30, 2000
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by Pete Wilson Sunday, January 30, 2000
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by Paul E. Peterson Sunday, January 30, 2000
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by Shelby Steele Sunday, January 30, 2000
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by James C. Miller III Sunday, January 30, 2000
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by Thomas Sowell Sunday, January 30, 2000
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by Gary S. Becker Sunday, January 30, 2000
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by Gary S. Becker Sunday, January 30, 2000
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by Lawrence J. McQuillan Sunday, January 30, 2000
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by Terry Anderson, Clay J. Landry Sunday, January 30, 2000
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by Abraham D. Sofaer, Sidney D. Drell, George D. Wilson Sunday, January 30, 2000
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by Charles Hill Sunday, January 30, 2000
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by Arnold Beichman Sunday, January 30, 2000
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by Peter M. Robinson Sunday, January 30, 2000
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Hoover Digest 1999 No. 4
Friday, October 1, 1999

1999 No. 4

by Michael J. Boskin Saturday, October 30, 1999
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by Michael Barone Saturday, October 30, 1999
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by David R. Henderson Saturday, October 30, 1999
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by Amity Shlaes Saturday, October 30, 1999
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by Thomas Sowell Saturday, October 30, 1999
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by Gary S. Becker Saturday, October 30, 1999
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by Dinesh D’Souza Saturday, October 30, 1999
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by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Hilton L. Root Saturday, October 30, 1999
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1999 No. 3

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Time to Get Growing

by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, John B. Taylor, Kevin Warshvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Weak economic performance is not inevitable. 

“We Are a Moral Cause”

by Carol E. Lee interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Hoover fellow Condoleezza Rice explains how to champion human dignity while engaging with a flawed, complex world. 

“Push Back on Dawa”

by Cynthia Haven interview with Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Hoover fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author and foe of political Islam, on doing battle with dangerous ideas. 

The Religious Animal

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Faith informs war, peace, and civil society. That’s why believers must learn to listen to each other. 

Three Ways Forward

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

The charter movement has not one mission but three: improve teaching, spur districts to do better, and—as a last resort—reboot hopeless schools. 

Bully for Budget Cuts

by Williamson M. Evers, Vicki E. Algervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Never mind the hysteria. The proposed federal cuts in education funding are smart and long overdue. 

“Education Emancipates”

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Hoover fellow Peter Berkowitz ponders the pursuit of understanding. An excerpt from his Bradley Prize speech. 

Friedman to the Rescue

by Charles G. Palm featuring Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Milton Friedman’s ideas were a beacon that guided America—and much of the world—toward economic freedom. We need to keep that light burning. 

Jerry Brown and the Windmills

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

While California’s governor tilts against “the forces of carbonization,” he pays too little heed to more pressing programs, such as housing, taxes, and pensions. 

How the West Was Wired

by James L. Sweeneyvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

California’s electrical power capacity is bottled up by an inefficient regional network. Here’s a bright idea: fix that grid. 

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