In America we have what’s called a republic. . . .
It has nothing to do with the bloated budget, the payoffs to political friends like the unions in bailing out Detroit and exempting them from health care taxes, the rising debt, the coddling of Wall Street, the stimulus package that didn’t stimulate, the grandiosity of redesigning the health care system and the energy sector. . . .
These are exciting though scary revolutionary times, akin to the constant acrimony in the fourth-century BC polis, mid-nineteenth century revolutionary Europe, or — perhaps in a geriatric replay — the 1960s. . . .
The roots of conservatism go back to philosophers of the 17 and 18th centuries, such as John Locke, David Hume, and Adam Smith...
Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, insists that we humans must face the truth about ourselves—no matter how good it might be. An interview with Peter Robinson.
In Washington, many are struggling to control spending and cut taxes. History is on their side. By Michael J. Boskin.
This month the Hoover Institution hosted the 2nd annual workshop of the Leverhulme-Trust funded project "Hunger Draws the Map! Blockade and Food Shortages In Europe, 1914-1922" which is based at the University of Oxford.
A decent education doesn’t merely confer good grades. It confers the ability to understand complex social issues—the health care battle, for instance. By Chester E. Finn Jr.
The Trump-loathing American left has spiraled out of control.
Silas Palmer Fellow Michael D. Aguirre Investigates The History Of Labor in California's Imperial Valley
This month Silas Palmer fellow Michael D. Aguirre visited Hoover to undertake the herculean task of opening more than eighty-eight boxes from the Victor V. Vesey papers. Vesey, a California legislator from 1971-74, is central to Aguirre's book project, which focuses on the relationship between industrial agriculture and maquiladoras in the eastern California borderlands during the 1960s and 1970s. By reading Vesey's correspondence with constituents and labor leaders, Aguirre was able to better understand the agriculture, labor, and energy policies that shaped California in the late twentieth century.
A recession is a terrible time to make major changes in the economic rules of the game. . . .
Paul Ryan is a straight shooter, and health care is his target. An interview with Peter Robinson.
If a CEO issued the kind of distorted figures put out by politicians and scientists, he'd wind up in prison. . . .
How does a politician pay for something (health care, for instance) with nothing? By cooking the books. By Michael J. Boskin.
What did the midterm elections prove? That Americans yearn for enduring principles—and dislike being pushed around. By Peter Berkowitz.
This clash of candidates is not about policies but about visions—and conservatives see more clearly. By Bruce S. Thornton.
Clarity of purpose is only half of a winning political strategy. The other half involves a clear understanding of the possible. By Peter Berkowitz.
The Obama budget represents the biggest gamble in our entire fiscal history. By Michael J. Boskin.
The Nobel economist says the health-care bill will cause serious damage, but that the American people can be trusted to vote for limited government in November. . . .
Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker is convinced that Americans don’t really want to go backwards on economic liberty. By Peter Robinson.