The biggest improvement in the lives of ordinary Americans during the last couple of decades? According to Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker, the drastic reduction in the rate of crime. The Nobel laureate explains how the United States finally did it.
Hoover fellow Alvin Rabushka offers a tax reform proposal that would save the Social Security system, make the tax system flat and fair, and give taxpayers the opportunity to increase their retirement savings. Not bad for eight hundred words.
The media portrayed the election last November as a Republican catastrophe. Yet the GOP did extremely well in races for the seats of real power—governors’ mansions. By Hoover media fellow Michael Barone.
Is the recent wave of corporate megamergers cause for alarm? On the contrary, argues Hoover fellow David W. Brady. The new corporate giants are incorporating the best management techniques from around the world. Bigger isn’t better. Better is better.
Every so often it’s worth pausing to reflect on just how good capitalism has been to us. Hoover fellow David R. Henderson compares average Americans with medieval kings—and concludes that the kings were paupers.
The conventional wisdom regarding Social Security is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of how the system does—and does not—work. Nobel laureate and Hoover fellow Milton Friedman explains why it is time to end Social Security as we know it.
In an earlier life, Hoover fellow John E. Robson helped to deregulate the American airline industry. The industry has flourished ever since. Yet the industry’s very success has prompted calls for reregulation, to Robson’s considerable chagrin. How deregulation worked—and why reregulation wouldn’t.
The Cold War world was dangerous and hostile but also predictable and tidy. Today’s world is likewise dangerous and hostile—but less predictable and far, far less tidy. Hoover fellow Ken Jowitt offers a new foreign policy for our uncertain times.
A decade has passed since Thatcher and Reagan stepped down. With the Labour Party in power in Britain and a Democrat in the White House, the deputy leader of the British Conservative Party describes what conservatives must do to return to political—and moral—leadership. By the Right Honorable Peter Lilley, MP.
Had there been no IMF, many argue, the Asian financial crisis would have turned into a global catastrophe. Milton Friedman disagrees. Had there been no IMF, he argues, the Asian financial crisis wouldn’t even have taken place. The Nobel laureate and Hoover fellow explains himself.
Hoover fellow Robert Conquest on men who fought on opposite sides of the Cold War—George Orwell and Alger Hiss—and on the legacy of their era. “Although the Cold War is over in reality, it is still being waged mentally in certain circles.”