This collection of essays, based on a conference at the Hoover Institution, compares the governmental policies and institutional determinants of economic development for sixteen countries within the context of Western economic development and national trends in the world economy. The study also includes an essay by Amartya Sen that examines the meaning of wealth and its different measurements.
In this hard-hitting book about the decaying moral and intellectual state of U.S. universities and colleges today, Anderson shows us how serious things have become. More important, it offers us dramatic solutions about what we can do about improving our higher education.
The essays offered here represent the first authoritative perspective on tax reform debate. They provide a useful framework for understanding key issues, and then propose fundamental goals for tax reform. This volume will be an indispensable resource for those wishing to evaluate how fundamental tax reform can benefit and restore strong economic growth.
This volume presents twenty-six essays that showcase the brilliant originality and range of economic thought that earned Hoover Institution senior fellow Gary S. Becker the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1992.
Nationally syndicated columnist Walter E. Williams is chairmain of the economic department at George Mason University. This thought-provoking book contains nearly one hundred of William's most popular essays on race and sex, government, education, environment and health, law and society, international politics, and other controversial topics.
This is the first English-language volume that brings the history of Latvia to the threshold of the twenty-first century. Until the re-establishment of Latvian independence in 1991, Soviet dominance served for nearly fifty years to hinder publication of any complete and objective historical record of the region. Plakans now places the evolution and formation of the Latvian nation in a balanced, historical framework that stretches from the early medieval period to the present.
A collection of thought-provoking essays on congressional reform. In February 1994, the Hoover Institution held a conference on Congress, inviting more than two dozen scholars, journalists, and members of Congress to participate in an array of panel discussions. The conference asked, in effect, "Is Congress working as it should? If no, how should Congress be reformed?"
The depth of Hoover’s scholarship is reflected in the numerous books published by our fellows on a broad variety of topics and issues. This timely and prodigious output offers insight on the most pressing issues in public policy.