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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 1999 No. 2
Thursday, April 1, 1999

1999 No. 2

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by Edward Paul Lazear Friday, April 30, 1999
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by David R. Henderson Friday, April 30, 1999
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by Milton Friedman Friday, April 30, 1999
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by Milton Friedman Friday, April 30, 1999
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, April 30, 1999
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by Robert J. Barro Friday, April 30, 1999
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by Milton Friedman Friday, April 30, 1999
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by Arnold Beichman Friday, April 30, 1999
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by Peter M. Robinson Friday, April 30, 1999
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by Edward Teller, Lee Munson Friday, April 30, 1999
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Hoover Digest 1999 No. 1
Friday, January 1, 1999

1999 No. 1

by Thomas Sowell Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by Shelby Steele Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by Peter Schweizer Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by Amity Shlaes Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by Jennifer Roback Morse Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by Michael S. Malone Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by Tom Bethell Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by Michael Barone Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by Peter Brimelow Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by Paul M. Romer Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by Robert J. Barro Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by David R. Henderson Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by Henry I. Miller Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by Joseph D. McNamara Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by Abraham D. Sofaer Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by Gary S. Becker Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by Arnold Beichman Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by John B. Taylor Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by Michael McFaul Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by John B. Dunlop Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by Henry S. Rowen Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by Arnold Beichman Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by William Ratliff Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by Seymour Martin Lipset Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by Richard V. Allen Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, January 18, 1999
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by Milton Friedman Saturday, January 30, 1999
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by Elena Danielson Saturday, January 30, 1999
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Hoover Digest 1998 No. 4
Thursday, October 1, 1998

1998 No. 4

by John F. Cogan Friday, October 30, 1998
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by Robert J. Barro Friday, October 30, 1998
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by Terry Anderson Friday, October 30, 1998
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by David R. Henderson Friday, October 30, 1998
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by Amity Shlaes Friday, October 30, 1998
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by Chris Caldwell Friday, October 30, 1998
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by Michael Barone Friday, October 30, 1998
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by Tom Bethell Friday, October 30, 1998
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by Jennifer Roback Morse Friday, October 30, 1998
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by Peter Brimelow Friday, October 30, 1998
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by Henry I. Miller Friday, October 30, 1998
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by Amity Shlaes Friday, October 30, 1998
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by Williamson M. Evers Friday, October 30, 1998
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by William J. Perry Friday, October 30, 1998
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by David R. Henderson Friday, October 30, 1998
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Friday, October 30, 1998
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by Jongryn Mo, Chung-in Moon Friday, October 30, 1998
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by Larry Diamond Friday, October 30, 1998
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by Alvin Rabushka, David Newman Friday, October 30, 1998
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by Gary S. Becker Friday, October 30, 1998
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by Michael McFaul Friday, October 30, 1998
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1998 No. 3

by John B. Taylor Thursday, July 30, 1998
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by S. Fred Singer Thursday, July 30, 1998
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by George P. Shultz Thursday, July 30, 1998
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by William J. Perry Thursday, July 30, 1998
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by Peter Schweizer Thursday, July 30, 1998
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by William McGurn Thursday, July 30, 1998
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by Milton Friedman Thursday, July 30, 1998
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by Melvyn B. Krauss Thursday, July 30, 1998
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Lenin’s Ghost

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Russia and China once contested each other’s claims to socialist purity. Now they vie for this distinction: who will challenge America? 

Rand Meets Reds

by Jennifer Burnsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

The Bolshevik Revolution triggered ideological warfare, too, with Ayn Rand among the fiercest warriors. Her foe: American intellectuals. 

Revolutionary Century

by Svetlana Suveică , Sergiu Musteață interview with Norman M. Naimarkvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

The Russian Revolution, a vast and bloody experiment, began a hundred years ago. Hoover fellow Norman M. Naimark insists there are lessons we still need to take from such “forced Utopias.” 

Strategic Patience Wears Thin

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

The waiting game on the Korean Peninsula grows more dangerous. 

The Stalin Template

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Kim Jong-un learned many things from the USSR’s master of repression. Kim’s bloody efforts to prop up the family dynasty, however, are all his own.

Smarter Waiting

by Michael Knigge interview with William J. Perryvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

America should stop wishing for Kim Jong-un to go away, warns Hoover senior fellow William J. Perry, one of our most seasoned diplomats. This daydreaming only gets in the way of hardheaded negotiations. 

The Outlines of a Deal

by Stephen D. Krasnervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

What does China want? If we could figure that out, we might find a way to secure peace on the Korean Peninsula. 

Total Volunteer Force

by Timothy Kane mentioning Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Long advocated by Hoover fellow Milton Friedman, the volunteer military represented a dramatic innovation—forty years ago. Now we need smarter ways to assign, train, and pay military personnel. 

Ayatollah Online

by Abbas Milanivia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

The mullahs call it sin; activists call it liberation. The battle for Iranians’ hearts and minds rages in social media. 

New Weapons, New Shields

by Herbert Linvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Emerging trends in the battle to secure our digital frontiers. 

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