How does a politician pay for something (health care, for instance) with nothing? By cooking the books. By Michael J. Boskin.
People must abandon the mad idea that they can borrow their way back into solvency. By Niall Ferguson.
Market failure reconsidered
America can decide to be itself again: free, fair, and thriving. By Victor Davis Hanson.
What did the midterm elections prove? That Americans yearn for enduring principles—and dislike being pushed around. By Peter Berkowitz.
Although under intense political pressure, the Federal Reserve needs to return to its apolitical core mission: monetary stability. By John B. Taylor and Paul D. Ryan.
How “captive regulators,” tamed by mortgage behemoths, added to the pain of the economic downturn. By Gary S. Becker.
America’s founders paid off the states’ debts once—but only once. That wise example could benefit Europe today. By Thomas J. Sargent.
This clash of candidates is not about policies but about visions—and conservatives see more clearly. By Bruce S. Thornton.
In 2015 Americans faced a broad array of issues at home and abroad. Perennials such as the listless economic recovery, healthcare reform, turmoil in the Middle East, ISIS, and the presidential race remained in the forefront, to be joined by the crisis in Syria, refugees, and immigration. Throughout it all, in publications across the country, Hoover fellows offered their unique brand of thoughtful and scholarly insight and ideas.
The Democratic candidate owes America some answers
Whether racing to the top or sinking in debt (or both), some governors are taking the school-reform baton back from Washington. By Chester E. Finn Jr.
Clarity of purpose is only half of a winning political strategy. The other half involves a clear understanding of the possible. By Peter Berkowitz.
At midterm, the Obama age has become something no one expected: an ordinary presidency. By Morton Keller.
The Obama budget represents the biggest gamble in our entire fiscal history. By Michael J. Boskin.
Ottawa quietly slashed federal debt, cut spending, and returned to budget surpluses. How? Not by reading Keynes. By David R. Henderson.
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.