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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 1998 No.2
Wednesday, April 1, 1998

1998 No. 2

by David R. Henderson Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Melvyn B. Krauss Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Thomas Gale Moore Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Thomas Sowell Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Gary S. Becker Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by David R. Henderson Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Henry I. Miller Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by William J. Perry, Warren Christopher Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by George P. Shultz, William E. Simon Jr., Walter B. Wriston Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Charles Wolf Jr. Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Michael J. Boskin Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Milton Friedman Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Ramon H. Myers, Thomas A. Metzger Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Kellyanne Fitzpatrick, Kevin Harrington Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Peter Brimelow, Milton Friedman Thursday, April 30, 1998
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Hoover Digest 1998 No. 1
Thursday, January 1, 1998

1998 No. 1

by Milton Friedman Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Robert J. Barro Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Martin Anderson Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Thomas Sowell Friday, January 30, 1998
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by David R. Henderson Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Tom Bethell Friday, January 30, 1998
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by David R. Henderson Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Thomas Sowell Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Stephen Moore Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Williamson M. Evers Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Terry Anderson, Donald R. Leal Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Edward Teller Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Thomas Gale Moore Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Henry I. Miller Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Joseph D. McNamara Friday, January 30, 1998
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by David R. Henderson Friday, January 30, 1998
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by George P. Shultz Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Richard F. Staar Friday, January 30, 1998
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by William J. Perry Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Charles Wolf Jr. Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Ramon H. Myers Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Alvin Rabushka Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Margaret Thatcher Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Henry S. Rowen Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Gary S. Becker Friday, January 30, 1998
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Hoover Digest 1997 No. 4
Wednesday, October 1, 1997

1997 No. 4

by Charles Wolf Jr., Walter B. Wriston Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Gary S. Becker Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Rita Ricardo-Campbell Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by David A. Wise, John Shoven Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Thomas Gale Moore Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Henry I. Miller Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by David R. Henderson Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Edwin Meese III Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Barry R. Weingast, John Ferejohn Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Robert J. Barro Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Thomas Sowell Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by George F. Will Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Tibor R. Machan Thursday, October 30, 1997
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1997 No. 3

by Melvyn B. Krauss Wednesday, July 30, 1997
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by John H. Bunzel, Anita Susan Grossman Wednesday, July 30, 1997
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by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Panic blossoms after the discovery of genetically modified petunias; scientists wilt. 

Forget Paris

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

The Paris Accords on climate change were vague and unenforceable, and carried a stratospheric price tag. Good riddance. 

Single-payer Straitjacket

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Universal, state-managed coverage would be even worse than the current system—which, under ObamaCare, is bad enough. 

The Once and Future Internet

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

The man trying to scrap “net neutrality”—government oversight of the Internet—has a distinct vision of digital progress. He also has angry protesters outside his house. A profile of FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai. 

Death by a Thousand Paper Cuts

by Adam J. Whitevia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Bloated, overpowerful, inefficient: the regulatory state drags down the economy and undermines the rule of law. 

Tyrants Like Unity, Too

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

America’s founders accepted the perennial clash of “interests and passions”—in fact, they welcomed it. What they feared was unity: the unity of a people under a demagogue or a domineering government. 

Objectively Speaking, Rand Is History

by Jennifer Burnsvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 7, 2017

The recent presidential race made it obvious: conservatives have shrugged off Ayn Rand. 

The Future of Genocide

by Kendra Davidson interview with Norman M. Naimarkvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 7, 2017

International law changes, but human nature doesn’t. Hoover fellow Norman M. Naimark on the ancient and persistent crime of genocide.

Rhapsody in Blue and Red

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Russell Muirheadvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 7, 2017

“We don’t need less partisanship. We need better partisanship.” Russell Muirhead shows how political parties get things done. 

“Growth Is the Problem”

by Peter M. Robinson interview with John H. Cochrane via Hoover Digest
Friday, July 7, 2017

Lower tax rates, broaden the base. Such simple changes are all that we need, says Hoover fellow John H. Cochrane.

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