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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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Tuesday, April 1, 1997

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1997 No. 1

by David R. Henderson Friday, January 30, 1998
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Where the Great Powers Collide

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Syria is a historical “roundabout” around which religions, civilizations, and nations flow—and clash.

“Moon Shot” for the Flu Shot

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Americans just endured another flu season—a rough one—and the next is always just a sneeze away. Let’s get serious about improving vaccines and conquering the wily influenza virus.

Bottling Up Drug Prices

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
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Medicine will just keep getting more expensive until we do something obvious: introduce price competition.

Brushing Up on “Truth Decay”

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Separating fact from fiction is an elementary skill. So why don’t we teach it in elementary school?

Green Grows the Market

by Lee Ohanian, Ted Temzelidesvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Energy breakthroughs arise from neither political patronage nor government subsidies.

Flow West

by Terry Anderson, Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
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A brisk trade in water rights would send supplies where they’re most needed.

The Future of War

by Williamson Murrayvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Of course we need high-tech weapons. But with great capabilities come great vulnerabilities.

Rightsize the Navy

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

If we continue to build ships that cost too much and do too little, we’ll be sunk.

Textualism? It Has Its Limits

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Even the most faithful judges sometimes have to read between the lines.

Fidelity to the Constitution

by Clint Bolickvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Textualism holds that judges enforce the Constitution and not their own preferences. It may seem a mere legal theory, but our freedoms depend on it.

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