Hoover fellow Shelby Steele on the price of his convictions.
Black leaders are less interested in leading black Americans than in “extracting what they can from white people.” An essay by Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell.
Why is the quality of teachers so low? Just try getting rid of a bad one. Hoover media fellow Peter Schweizer explains.
Some worry that school vouchers amount to a risky new experiment. They ought to consider Vermont’s St. Johnsbury Academy. Its voucher program has worked just fine . . . for more than 100 years. By Hoover media fellow Amity Shlaes.
The welfare state weakens the family in more ways than you might realize. By Hoover fellow Jennifer Roback Morse.
When the Pilgrims landed in 1620, they established a system of communal property. Within three years they had scrapped it, instituting private property instead. Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell tells the story.
Plant, equipment, inventory—traditional accounting methods can cope with these. But intellectual capital? That poses a problem. Michael S. Malone explains the need for accounting techniques as new as the information age itself.
Since minorities can’t rely on the market to provide jobs and safe neighborhoods, the 1968 Kerner Report suggested, they need something like socialism instead. In the thirty years since, Latino immigrants have proved otherwise. By Hoover media fellow Michael Barone.
Economists used to believe that economic growth arose from sudden, dramatic breakthroughs—the steam engine in the eighteenth century, the transistor in our own. Yet according to Hoover fellow Paul M. Romer, “this account gets things exactly backward.” The founder of New Growth Theory explains himself.
The recent wave of mergers has stifled competition—or so conventional wisdom would suggest. Hoover media fellow Peter Brimelow argues that the mergers may have fueled economic growth instead.
Federal intervention in the computer industry is unwarranted and counterproductive. How not to mince words, by Hoover fellow Robert J. Barro.
How weak is the case against Microsoft? Even a Netscape lobbyist considers it wobbly. Hoover fellow David R. Henderson reports.
Who would have thought that American bureaucrats could learn about efficiency from . . . European bureaucrats? Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller explains why the Food and Drug Administration should imitate its counterpart in London.
The FBI and the Department of Justice are proposing tight controls on the production and sale of encryption software. Hoover fellow Joseph D. McNamara argues that the proposals would allow unprecedented government intrusion into our lives, weaken the economy—and actually increase crime.
Hoover fellow Abraham D. Sofaer on steps we must take to counter the terrorist threat.
As the European Central Bank begins making decisions, Hoover fellow John B. Taylor asserts, “a clear guideline, or policy rule, would go a long way toward . . . increasing economic stability throughout the globe.” Taylor modestly suggests . . . the Taylor Rule.
With polls showing that the British public still harbors reservations about membership in the European Union, Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman makes a suggestion. Why doesn’t Britain simply drop out of the European Union, joining the North American Free Trade Agreement instead?
Not long ago, Nobel laureate and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker visited two former Soviet states. Georgia, where free market reforms have been instituted, is doing very well. Uzbekistan is another story.
With Russia once again on the brink of collapse, the United States must do all it can to prop the country up. Hoover fellow Michael McFaul explains why.
When the Russians invaded the tiny province of Chechnya in 1994, they expected to achieve a swift victory. Instead they found themselves fought to a bloody stalemate. Hoover fellow John B. Dunlop on the way ignorance and arrogance led to a tragic miscalculation.
China? A democracy? According to Hoover fellow Henry S. Rowen, the question is not whether, but when.
Beijing is attempting to establish economic freedom while stifling political freedom. Can it have the one without the other? Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman has his doubts.
Three former secretaries of state, including Hoover fellow George P. Shultz, recently called for a commission to rethink American policy toward Cuba. Hoover fellow William Ratliff greets the idea with three cheers—and a first order of business: lifting the embargo.
What kind of revolutionaries spend their adult lives seeking to undo the revolution they made as children? Hoover media fellow Christopher Caldwell revisits a decade.
Three decades ago, the Soviets invaded Czechoslovakia—and Lyndon Johnson placed a telephone call to Richard Nixon. By Hoover fellow Richard V. Allen.
Although we tend to think of him as a stiff, remote, and inaccessible figure, George Washington is nevertheless “the most important figure in American history.” By Hoover fellow Seymour Martin Lipset.
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Nobel laureate and Hoover fellow Milton Friedman evaluates Alan Greenspan’s job performance, analyzes the role of the International Monetary Fund in the Asian financial meltdown, and explains how to fix Social Security—all in less than three thousand words.
The Hoover Institution Archives contains more than fifty million items. Herewith Hoover Institution director John Raisian on one of his favorites.
A founder of the Communist Party of the United States, Jay Lovestone broke with the Soviets—he opposed Stalin to his face—then broke with Marxism itself. Joining the American labor movement, working closely with the CIA, he fought communism for the rest of his life. Hoover archivist Elena Danielson describes Lovestone and his papers.
The Hoover Archives has recently acquired important new materials that document both the history of communism and the difficult transitions to democracy that took place in Russia, Latin America, and elsewhere once the Cold War was finally over. Hoover deputy director Charles Palm reports.