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Monopoly Politics

by James C. Miller IIIvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, July 19, 1999

Miller shows that, as in commercial markets, victims of monopoly power in politics pay higher prices and get less in return. He details how political markets resist being organized competitively and thus not performing as well as commercial markets, and explains how this lack of competition is caused by political incumbents rigging political markets to protect themselves.

Republicans Lose the Edge

What Voters Want

by David Winstonvia Policy Review
Tuesday, June 1, 1999

The politics of personal connection

They Only Look Dead

by Michael Baronevia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

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.


Barbarians inside the Gates and Other Controversial Essays

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Institution Press
Friday, January 15, 1999

A collection of essays that discusses such issues as the media, immigration, the minimum wage and multiculturalism.

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Why the GOP Is Doomed

by Chris Caldwellvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 30, 1998

Captive to its southern base, the Republican Party has become “obsolescent.” A provocative essay by Hoover media fellow Christopher Caldwell.

The Big Enchilada

by Michael Baronevia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 30, 1998

Who will govern the Golden State? Hoover media fellow Michael Barone examines the gubernatorial race between Democrat Gray Davis and Republican Dan Lungren—and concludes that on one issue, education, the returns are already in.

Big Government: The Perpetual Motion Machine

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 30, 1998

Despite media hoopla about a Republican revolution, little has changed in Washington since the GOP took control of Congress in 1995. Voters tend to blame politicians for the gridlock. Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell blames the system itself.

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Will Conservatives Ever Get It?

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 30, 1998

How conservatives can save environmentalism from the environmentalists. By Hoover fellow Terry L. Anderson.

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The Era of Big Government Ain’t Over

by Peter Brimelowvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

These days it’s difficult to find an avowed socialist. But Washington is crawling with neosocialists—in both parties. By Hoover media fellow Peter Brimelow.

Killing Them Softly

by Joseph Locontevia Policy Review
Wednesday, July 1, 1998

Do needle-exchange programs ward off disease—or consign addicts to death on the installment plan?