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Hoover Digest by topic: Natural Resources Management

September 29, 2010

Lifting the “Resource Curse”

Mineral wealth can build a nation or subvert it. Afghanistan might become a success story yet.
January 14, 2010

Energy Extortionists

Why do the dictators rage? Because, thanks to oil, they can.

Why do the dictators rage? Because, thanks to oil, they can. By Victor Davis Hanson.

January 14, 2010

International Harvester

Goodbye to Norman Borlaug, who saved millions from starvation.

Goodbye to Norman Borlaug, who saved millions from starvation. By Henry I. Miller.

October 9, 2009

From Parks to Pork

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Two million more acres have been swallowed up under strict federal use restrictions, stoking the power of the “park barrel.” By Terry L. Anderson and Reed Watson.

January 22, 2009

Greener Than Thou

Plucking a few facts out of the bin of recycled slogans. By Terry L. Anderson and Laura E. Huggins.

October 14, 2008

What the Fastest-Growing Countries Can Teach Us

After leading a two-year study of the world’s surging economies, Hoover senior fellow Michael Spence wants to put their example to work.

January 16, 2008

On the Horizon, a Climate Consensus

Why not replace the Kyoto Protocol with something that really works? What we can learn from the Montreal Protocol on ozone, by one of the diplomats who drafted it. By George P. Shultz.

January 16, 2008

Running on Empty

Why corn-based ethanol isn’t the solution. By Henry I. Miller and Colin A. Carter.

June 19, 2007

Eco-Chamber

Californians should be feeling serene about a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal. With the dubious help of celebrities, they’re feeling alarmed instead. By Bill Whalen.

April 30, 2005

Chinatown Revisited

Los Angeles, it is widely believed, was able to become a major city only after stealing water from farmers elsewhere in California in the 1920s. The problem with this belief? It’s false. By Gary D. Libecap.