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Flying Friendlier Skies

by John E. Robsonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

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.

In Celia’s Office

by Robert Conquestvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

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.”

It Takes a Family

by Jennifer Roback Morsevia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

Recent reports claim that raising children in day care centers does them no harm. Hoover fellow Jennifer Roback Morse has a different report to file.

The Best of All Possible Worlds

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

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.

Race and Responsibility

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

Thirty-one years after the death of Martin Luther King Jr., Hoover fellow Shelby Steele explains why King’s dream remains unfulfilled.

Conservatism at Century's End

by Tod Lindbergvia Policy Review
Thursday, April 1, 1999

A Prospectus for the new Policy Review


The Business of Commerce: Examining an Honorable Profession

by James E. Chesher, Tibor R. Machanvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, March 1, 1999

Chesher and Machan explore the cultural, philosophical, and theological sources of the bad reputation suffered by business in Western culture. They sample prominent opinion, from Plato to Galbraith, in an examination of the fundamental dichotomies of a society that seeks prosperity, yet disdains the processes by which prosperity is achieved.


More Liberty Means Less Government

by Walter E. Williamsvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, March 1, 1999

In this collection of thoughtful, hard-hitting essays, Walter E. Williams once again takes on the left wing's most sacred cows with provocative insights, brutal candor, and an uncompromising reverence for personal liberty and the principles laid out in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution.

It’s All in Your Head

by Paul M. Romervia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Economists used to believe that economic growth arose from sudden, dramatic breakthroughs—the steam engine in the eighteenth century, the transistor in our own. Yet according to Hoover fellow Paul M. Romer, “this account gets things exactly backward.” The founder of New Growth Theory explains himself.

How Black Leaders Are Leading Black Americans Astray

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Black leaders are less interested in leading black Americans than in “extracting what they can from white people.” An essay by Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell.