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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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Monday, April 21, 2014

2014 No. 2

by Charles Calomiris, Stephen Haber Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, April 21, 2014
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by David R. Henderson Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Edward Paul Lazear Monday, April 21, 2014
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by George P. Shultz, Scott W. Atlas, John F. Cogan Monday, April 21, 2014
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by John H. Cochrane Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Amy Zegart, Marshall Erwin Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Michael J. Petrilli, Amber M. Northern Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Nancy Hass Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Gary S. Becker Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Josef Joffe Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Tai-Chun Kuo, William Ratliff Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Adam Bosiacki Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Fouad Ajami Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Peter R. Mansoor Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Bruce Thornton Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Lanhee J. Chen Monday, April 21, 2014
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by William Damon Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Mark Harrison Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Maciej Siekierski Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude Monday, April 21, 2014
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by George H. Nash Monday, April 21, 2014
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

2014 No. 1

by John B. Taylor Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by John H. Cochrane Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Jonathan Rodden Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Keith Hennessey, Edward Paul Lazear Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Richard A. Epstein Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Gary S. Becker, Edward Paul Lazear Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Gary S. Becker Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Bill Whalen Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Henry R. Nau Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by David Davenport Wednesday, January 8, 2014
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by Scott W. Atlas Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Charles Blahous Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Lanhee J. Chen Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Henry I. Miller Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Michael J. Petrilli Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Elizabeth Cobbs Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Reuel Marc Gerecht Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Robert P. George Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Tod Lindberg Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Victor Davis Hanson Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Fouad Ajami Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Frederick W. Kagan Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Samuel Tadros, Mark L. Movsesian
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by Michael J. Boskin Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Walter Russell Mead Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Peter M. Robinson Wednesday, January 8, 2014
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by Richard A. Epstein Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Thomas Sowell Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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2013 No. 4

by Paul R. Gregory Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Russell Roberts Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Charles Wolf Jr. Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Michael J. Boskin Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Kenneth E. Scott, John B. Taylor Friday, October 18, 2013
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by David Davenport Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Gary S. Becker Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Kenneth Anderson Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Roger Pilon, Richard A. Epstein Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Thomas Sowell Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Michael J. Boskin Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Scott W. Atlas Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Michael McConnell Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Daniel P. Kessler Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Henry I. Miller Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Edward Paul Lazear Friday, October 18, 2013
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by George P. Shultz Friday, October 18, 2013
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2013 No. 3

by George P. Shultz, Gary S. Becker, Michael J. Boskin, John F. Cogan, Allan H. Meltzer, John B. Taylor Monday, July 1, 2013
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by John H. Cochrane Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Caroline M. Hoxby, Brooke Donald Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Gary S. Becker Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Gary S. Becker, Edward Paul Lazear Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Fouad Ajami Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Colonel Joseph (JP) McGee Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Natalia Reshetova Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Timothy Garton Ash Monday, July 1, 2013
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by George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, Sam Nunn Monday, July 1, 2013
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Better Pay for Better Teachers

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Who really stands in the way of higher pay for teachers? Teachers’ unions.

Ready, Set, Diverge

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

The journey to college or career should start much earlier than the final years of high school—and include a realistic appraisal of students’ skills and interests.

Land of Freedom

by Gary D. Libecapvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Private property has always held a central place in American law and government.

Teach Your Children Well

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Schools teach young Americans about their heritage of freedom. Those lessons must include the failures of socialism.

Running on Empty

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

The Social Security shortfall has been mounting for years, and soon it will pass the point of no return. We need either a radical overhaul or a new source of funds.

The China Syndrome

by Michael Spencevia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

No matter how the trade tensions between the United States and China finally play out, don’t expect a return to any orderly status quo.

It’s Real Growth— Not a Sugar High

by Edward Prescott, Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

The economic gains of recent years are real, and smart policies deserve the credit. What would help even more? Slashing the barriers to trade.

There’s Room to Grow

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

The economy appears to be approaching full employment—without approaching limits on its ability to keep expanding. We’re going well, in a word, but not overdoing it.

Hoover’s Telegram to Lou Henry

The Message

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

The Hoover Institution was born from a telegram: in it, the future president announced he wanted to collect material that might explain—even prevent—war. Since then, the work of the institution has grown ever more urgent.

New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

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Friday, January 25, 2019

The winter issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts. 

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