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Send Me Your Skilled, Your Trained, Your Electrical Engineers . . .

by Joseph B. Costello, Lance Director Nagelvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 30, 1998

Ever heard of an H-1B visa? You would have if you worked in high tech. Hoover fellow Nicholas Imparato joins Joseph B. Costello and Lance Director Nagel in arguing that the computer industry needs immigrants—lots of them.

Who Says the Globe Is Warming?

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 30, 1998

Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell notes that the central assumption on which the entire debate over global warming is based—that the globe is growing warmer as a result of human activity—is utterly unproved.

Let Microsoft Compete

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 30, 1998

The antitrust division of the Department of Justice consists of a few thousand lawyer s. The market for computer software consists of tens of millions of consumers. Which do you think is better equipped to discipline Microsoft? Nobel laureate and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker on why the feds should back off.

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The X Files

by Kellyanne Fitzpatrick, Kevin Harringtonvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 30, 1998

The members of Generation X—Americans born between 1965 and 1978—now account for a quarter of the population. In this interview with Kevin Harrington of the Stanford Review, pollster, pundit, and Hoover media fellow Kellyanne Fitzpatrick tells how Gen-Xers are changing American politics.

The Covenant Marriage

by Chris Caldwellvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 30, 1998

When people say "I do," how can we ensure that they will? Hoover media fellow Christopher Caldwell examines an effort by the state of Louisiana to shore up the institution of marriage.

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Free Trade Helps, Not Hurts, Social Programs

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 30, 1998

Opponents argued that the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, would start a "race to the bottom," forcing the United States to lower its environmental standards to equal those in Mexico and forcing Canada to lower its welfare payments to equal those in the United States. Four years later, Hoover fellow Melvyn Krauss notes that neither race ever got started.

Campaign Finance: A Reform to End All Reforms

by Annelise Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 30, 1998

Reformers such as Senators McCain and Feingold want to impose new limits on the amounts of money political campaigns are allowed to raise and spend. Hoover fellow Annelise Anderson agrees that the current system is a mess—but she proposes precisely the opposite solution.

The Case against Immigration as We Know It

by Peter Brimelowvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 30, 1998

The 1965 Immigration Act changed who is allowed to come to America. It also changed America. By Hoover media fellow Peter Brimelow.

Why One Plus One Equals Billions

by Peter Brimelowvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 30, 1998

The education lobby argues that, if we flood public schools with money, the performance of our students will improve. Will it? Hoover media fellow Peter Brimelow looks at the evidence—and discovers that the educators have their math wrong.

How Fares the American Worker?

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 30, 1998

Conventional wisdom says real income for American workers has stagnated or even fallen. Hoover fellow David R. Henderson says think again.