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A Case for Optimism

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

The challenge is deadly serious, but America’s critical-care system is the most advanced in the world.

Hazardous Handouts

by Troy Senik interview with John H. Cochranevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Hoover fellow John H. Cochrane argues that large doses of “stimu-lend,” rather than stimulus, will get workers and businesses back on their feet without incubating a second disease: moral hazard.

The Bedford Falls Solution

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

When panic reigns, timid investors suffer. The lesson from a classic holiday movie: Be like George.

“This Has an End in Sight”

by Dan Crenshaw interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

The pandemic has been devastating, but the wrong response to it could be more devastating still. Hoover fellow Edward P. Lazear lays out a sober set of steps to shore up and revive the US economy.

First Principles and the Future

by John H. Cochranevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Economic freedom underlies every other freedom. We must defy every threat to this essential liberty.

Reclaiming Our Birthright

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

To endure the storms of the new decade, cling to the anchor: personal autonomy.

Honor the World’s Hopes

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Why support the world’s freedom-seeking people? For reasons both moral and practical.

The Assault on Wealth

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Socialism may seem cool all of a sudden, but confiscating wealth is just plain wrong—and does nothing to help the poor or anyone else.

A Taxation Dead End

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

High taxes on capital gains do harm twice over: they lower investment and provoke capital flight.

The Trouble with Tariffs

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Tariffs are sometimes seen as war by other means—and trade conflicts aren’t exempt from the fog of war.

Let’s Unmake a Deal

by Raghuram Rajanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

The global market was born as a partnership between developed economies and emerging markets. Now both sides are pushing for changes, some of which could harm trade, not expand it.

After the Dust Settles

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

When Donald Trump leaves the political scene, conservatives will have to take a deep breath and start figuring out what they still stand for.

How to Be a Dictator

by Tunku Varadarajan featuring Frank Diköttervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Hoover fellow Frank Dikötter on the tribe of tyrants, from Stalin to Mao. What the bad guys have in common.

Letting Go of the Mideast

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

For the first time in many decades, the Middle East is no longer indispensable to America’s security or economic needs.

Lives in the Balance

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Imbalance, the historical curse of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, also affords the clash a certain stability. What we can learn from the motif of sustained crisis.

Getting Iran to the Table

by Jonathan Movroydis interview with Abraham D. Sofaervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Hoover fellow Abraham D. Sofaer lays out a way to make progress even with an intractable, violent nation like the Islamic Republic.

Who’s Afraid of Cyberwar?

by Jacquelyn Schneidervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Tehran often threatens to unleash cyberwarfare against the United States. Its hacking skills may be worrisome, but they’re no match for military might.

The Cult of Climatism

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

The religion of global warming preaches doom and punishment, even as its own high priests hedge their bets. Meanwhile, its fearful, furious dogmas make a cooperative response to climate change all but impossible.

AP Makes the Grade

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Andrew Scanlanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Education reforms come and go, most achieving little. But Advanced Placement programs? They work.

Putting Aside Woke Things

by Frederick M. Hess, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Far too many schools place social justice ahead of learning. For the sake of students, we must reject this harmful revolution.

Space Invaders

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

In the information age, old thinking about war is as faulty as old technology. Where is our unified theory of defense?

Where’s Waldo’s Nuke?

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Amateurs are prowling the Internet for clues to nuclear weapons development. Real spies find these efforts both helpful and worrisome.

Thirty Years On

by Rachel Tausendfreund interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash assesses the state of European democracy.

The Fires Next Time

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

By freezing premiums, California is forcing insurers to pay for fire damage they didn’t cause. This could drive them out of business—to no one’s benefit.

Strange Defeat

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Douglas Murrayvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Douglas Murray, author of The Strange Death of Europe, worries that Europe may have become too exhausted by heedless immigration and self-doubt to defend its own culture.

“Of the Elites, by the Elites”

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

George Will does battle with the administrative state in his new book, The Conservative Sensibility.

“It’s Hard Work, Building A Country”

by General Jim Mattisvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

In American public life, Hoover fellow Jim Mattis reminds us, disagreement is forgivable but despair is not.

“Inequality” As A Cudgel

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Governments crave power, and radical egalitarians are only too eager to supply it.

Race Against Anarchy

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Even after the Great War ended, famine and chaos threatened Europe. Herbert Hoover rescued the continent, reviving trade, rebuilding infrastructure, and restoring economic order, holding a budding Bolshevism in check.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

This poster from the Hoover Archives offers a gentle image of a violent place and time: Germany in 1920, still reeling from its defeat in the First World War.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

2018 No. 2

by James Taranto featuring Morris P. Fiorina Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Peter Berkowitz Friday, April 20, 2018
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by George H. Nash Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Bruce Thornton Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Clint Bolick Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Adam J. White Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, April 20, 2018
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by David R. Henderson Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Charles Hill Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Herbert Lin Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Toomas Hendrik Ilves Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Henry I. Miller Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Stephen Kotkin Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Robert Service Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Michael R. Auslin Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Samuel Tadros Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Michael J. Boskin Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Joshua D. Rauh Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Niall Ferguson Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Victor Davis Hanson Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Sophie Roell interview with Timothy Garton Ash Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Shelby Steele Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Edwin J. Feulner, Jr. Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Michael S. Bernstam Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Elizabeth Banks Friday, April 20, 2018
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Friday, April 20, 2018
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Friday, January 26, 2018

2018 No. 1

by Tunku Varadarajan interview with John F. Cogan Friday, January 26, 2018
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by David R. Henderson Friday, January 26, 2018
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by John H. Cochrane Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Scott W. Atlas Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Lanhee J. Chen, Micah Weinberg Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Terry Anderson Friday, January 26, 2018
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by David R. Henderson, John H. Cochrane Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Sharon Driscoll interview with Michael McConnell Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Timothy Kane Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Michael S. Bernstam Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Williamson Murray Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Barry Strauss Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Michael R. Auslin Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Paul R. Gregory Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Bing West Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Charles Hill Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Niall Ferguson Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Herbert Lin Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Michael McFaul Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Jeremy Carl Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr., George P. Shultz Friday, January 26, 2018
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by David Davenport, Lenny Mendonca Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Williamson M. Evers Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Shelby Steele Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Chris Sweeney interview with Harvey C. Mansfield Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Peter M. Robinson Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Markos Kounalakis Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude, Jodi Roberts Friday, January 26, 2018
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Monday, October 23, 2017

2017 No. 4

by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, John B. Taylor, Kevin Warsh Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Edward Paul Lazear Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Bruce Thornton Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Adam J. White Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Tunku Varadarajan Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Henry I. Miller Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Herbert Lin Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Abbas Milani Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Timothy Kane mentioning Milton Friedman Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Stephen D. Krasner Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Michael Knigge interview with William J. Perry Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Paul R. Gregory Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Svetlana Suveică , Sergiu Musteață interview with Norman M. Naimark Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Jennifer Burns Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Miles Maochun Yu Monday, October 23, 2017
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by James L. Sweeney Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Bill Whalen Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Charles G. Palm featuring Milton Friedman Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Williamson M. Evers, Vicki E. Alger Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Charles Hill Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Cynthia Haven interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Carol E. Lee interview with Condoleezza Rice Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Peter M. Robinson Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Tunku Varadarajan featuring Richard A. Epstein Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Emily Johnson Monday, October 23, 2017
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Friday, July 7, 2017

2017 No. 3

by Edward Paul Lazear Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Adam J. White Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Kori Schake Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Lee Simmons interview with David Brady Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Shelby Steele Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Scott W. Atlas Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Henry I. Miller Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Lanhee J. Chen Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Larry Diamond Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Thomas Donnelly Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Joseph Felter Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Timothy Kane Friday, July 7, 2017
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by George P. Shultz, Ted Halstead Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Terry Anderson, Kurt R. Leube Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Niall Ferguson Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Timothy Garton Ash Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Tunku Varadarajan featuring Michael McFaul Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Toshio Nishi Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Yuma Totani Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Peter Berkowitz Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Ayaan Hirsi Ali Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with John H. Cochrane Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Russell Muirhead Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Kendra Davidson interview with Norman M. Naimark Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Jennifer Burns Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Russell Roberts Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Cynthia Haven Friday, July 7, 2017
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Let’s Unmake a Deal

by Raghuram Rajanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

The global market was born as a partnership between developed economies and emerging markets. Now both sides are pushing for changes, some of which could harm trade, not expand it.

The Trouble with Tariffs

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Tariffs are sometimes seen as war by other means—and trade conflicts aren’t exempt from the fog of war.

A Taxation Dead End

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

High taxes on capital gains do harm twice over: they lower investment and provoke capital flight.

The Assault on Wealth

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Socialism may seem cool all of a sudden, but confiscating wealth is just plain wrong—and does nothing to help the poor or anyone else.

Honor the World’s Hopes

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Why support the world’s freedom-seeking people? For reasons both moral and practical.

Reclaiming Our Birthright

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

To endure the storms of the new decade, cling to the anchor: personal autonomy.

First Principles and the Future

by John H. Cochranevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Economic freedom underlies every other freedom. We must defy every threat to this essential liberty.

“This Has an End in Sight”

by Dan Crenshaw interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

The pandemic has been devastating, but the wrong response to it could be more devastating still. Hoover fellow Edward P. Lazear lays out a sober set of steps to shore up and revive the US economy.

The Bedford Falls Solution

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

When panic reigns, timid investors suffer. The lesson from a classic holiday movie: Be like George.

Hazardous Handouts

by Troy Senik interview with John H. Cochranevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Hoover fellow John H. Cochrane argues that large doses of “stimu-lend,” rather than stimulus, will get workers and businesses back on their feet without incubating a second disease: moral hazard.

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