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The Debate in the United States over Immigration

via Hoover Institution Press
Friday, December 5, 1997

These essays examine economic, political, social, and legal issues related to immigration into the United States—from compelling arguments for limited immigration to forceful arguments for open borders. They assess the benefits and costs of immigration and its impact on education, social welfare, and health care.

Laboratories of Democracy

by Bernadette Malonevia Policy Review
Saturday, November 1, 1997

A tax revolt is stirring-in the states

Miracle on I-35

via Policy Review
Saturday, November 1, 1997

Think free trade is hollowing out the economy? Take a look at Kansas City, one of the nation's newest trading powerhouses

The Gender Refs

by Elizabeth Arensvia Policy Review
Saturday, November 1, 1997

Federal regulators lock arms with college athletic departments to gut men’s sports in the name of equality

Adios, Bilingual Ed

by Jorge Amsellevia Policy Review
Saturday, November 1, 1997

Hispanic parents in California demand serious English instruction for their children

Home Front

by Kristine Napiervia Policy Review
Saturday, November 1, 1997

Kristine Napier serves up solutions to parents’ pop culture woes

Kenneth Arrow

Rich Man, Poor Man

by Kenneth Arrow, Kenneth L. Judd, Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

The difference between the income of rich and poor in the United States is growing--and growing dramatically. In talking recently with Hoover fellow Peter Robinson, two experts, Stanford professor and Nobel Prize–winner Kenneth Arrow and Hoover fellow Kenneth L. Judd, agreed about the reasons but disagreed about whether anything should--or could--be done.

Keeping Savers from Saving

Keeping Savers from Saving

by David A. Wise, John Shovenvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

Beginning in the 1980s, the government began introducing individual retirement accounts and 401(k) programs--widely heralded moves. Since then, in widely unheralded moves, the government has imposed new, all but confiscatory taxes on the saving these programs have encouraged. An analysis by Stanford dean John B. Shoven and Hoover fellow David A. Wise.

Global Chill

by Thomas Gale Moorevia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

Hoover fellow Thomas Gale Moore argues that in the name of cooling the global climate the United States is about to ice its economy.

What Latin America Owes to the "Chicago Boys"

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

Economists educated at the University of Chicago have for some two decades been putting free market reforms into effect in Chile, Argentina, and other Latin American countries. One of their teachers, Nobel Prize–winner and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker, examines the results. What does he find? Dictatorships that have been turned into democracies and economic stagnation that has been transformed into growth.

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