Tuesday, October 1, 2002

2002 No. 4

Milton Friedman celebrates his 90th birthday

A Hero of Freedom

by George W. Bushvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

In a ceremony at the White House this past May, President George W. Bush honored Milton Friedman for his lifetime achievements. Herewith the president’s remarks.

Milton Friedman, George W. Bush and Rose Friedman

Man of the Century

by George F. Willvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

George F. Will pays tribute to “America’s most consequential public intellectual of the twentieth century.”

Happy Birthday, Milton Friedman

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

An old friend and former student reflects on how satisfying it must be for Milton Friedman to see how dramatically his ideas have reshaped our world. By Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker.

The Structure of School Choice

by Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

We need the school choice that voucher programs would introduce, but we also need to make certain such voucher programs are properly structured. How government rules can make voucher programs—or break them. By Hoover fellow Terry M. Moe.

A Brief History of Testing and Accountability

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

How to improve our public schools? Many policymakers argue that we can start by holding students, teachers, schools, and school districts accountable for student performance. This approach may sound perfectly reasonable—but it has the education profession up in arms. By Hoover fellow Diane Ravitch.

Can Money Buy Better Schools?

by Hanna Skandera, Richard Sousavia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Is spending more money the way to improve our public schools? In a word, no. By Hoover fellow Hanna Skandera and Hoover associate director Richard Sousa.

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The Market Can Transform Our Schools

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

It’s time to bring elementary and secondary education out of the nineteenth century and into the twenty-first. By Hoover fellow Milton Friedman.

Down to the Wire

by David Brady, Jeremy C. Popevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

The midterm elections this November could well prove the closest in half a century. With control of both houses of Congress hanging in the balance, David W. Brady and Jeremy C. Pope offer their predictions.

Marriage and the Gen-Xer

by Stanley Kurtzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Hoover fellow Stanley Kurtz on the uncertain future of the American family.

The Stealth Tax

by Clark S. Judgevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Posturing in the wake of corporate scandals, Congress has passed new accounting reform legislation that “contains provisions with the potential to cause more market havoc than a dozen Enrons.” By Clark S. Judge.

How to Restore the Trust

by Bowen H. McCoyvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

It’s scandal time in corporate America. Hoover overseer Bowen H. "Buzz" McCoy explains how the public trust can be reestablished.

The Poverty Trap

by Stephen Haber, Douglass C. North, Barry R. Weingastvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

If economists are so smart, why are developing countries so poor? By Hoover fellows Stephen Haber, Douglass C. North, and Barry R. Weingast.

The Essential Right

by Terry Anderson, Laura E. Hugginsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Hoover fellows Terry L. Anderson and Laura E. Huggins on the right that is essential for a democracy to prosper—the right to property.

Lights Out

by James L. Sweeneyvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Why was there a shortage of power in California? Largely because there was a shortage of common sense. Hoover fellow James L. Sweeney derives lessons from the energy crisis.

How Government Stunted an Industry

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

As it turns 20, how healthy is the biopharmaceutical industry? That depends on how you define “healthy.” By Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller.

After Saddam, What?

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

The United States needs to fight a broad war on terror—not simply a war on Saddam Hussein. By Hoover fellow Michael McFaul.

Reversing the Tide of Radical Islam

by Daniel Pipesvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

There is no substitute for victory in the war on terror. By Daniel Pipes.

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New York, New York

by John Corryvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

How the city has changed—and how it never will. By John Corry.

Act Now

by George P. Shultzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

The danger is immediate. Saddam Hussein must be removed. By Hoover fellow George P. Shultz.

What Went Right in the West—and Wrong in Islam

by Jeffrey Hartvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

The West—and the United States in particular—has before it a battle that it must win if civilization is to prosper. Jeffrey Hart places the war on terror in historical context.

The Bush Doctrine

by Tod Lindbergvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Hoover fellow Tod Lindberg on George W. Bush’s new new world order.

Deep Cover

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Bruce Berkowitz on the challenges the U.S. intelligence community faces in the war on terror.

The Needless Intifada

by Robert Zelnickvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

How Yasir Arafat’s deadly gamble failed. A firsthand report from the Middle East by Hoover fellow Robert Zelnick.
SIDEBAR: Defiant Normalcy.

Scrapping the Pound

by Gerald A. Dorfman, Kurt Keilhackervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

A referendum on the euro is likely within a year. Is the pound sterling doomed? An assessment by Kurt Keilhacker and Hoover fellow Gerald A. Dorfman.

Coronation Memories

by Gerald A. Dorfmanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

In Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee year of 2002, Gerald A. Dorfman reflects on the Anglophilia that struck his small New England town during the queen’s coronation in 1952.

Patriotism of a Higher Order

by Dinesh D’Souzavia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

What’s so great about America? Reflections on his adopted country by Dinesh D’Souza—Bombay native, American citizen, and Hoover fellow.

Down in Flames

via Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

How Japanese naval air power went down to defeat. A study of the Second World War by Hoover fellow Mark R. Peattie.

Ronald Reagan’s One Big Thing

by Peter Schweizervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

How Ronald Reagan won the Cold War. By Hoover fellow Peter Schweizer.

The Big Show in Bololand

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

In 1921, Herbert Hoover’s American Relief Administration staged a campaign to battle a devastating famine in Soviet Russia. Hoover fellow Bertrand M. Patenaude examines a little-known chapter in the history of American-Soviet relations.