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Culture and Equality

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 30, 1998

What accounts for the enormous disparities in economic, social, and political development among nations and peoples? Not race or genes—but culture. Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell reflects on the findings of his masterwork, the trilogy made up of the volumes Race and Culture, Migrations and Cultures, and Conquests and Cultures.

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Stop the Bailout

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstamvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 30, 1998

Teetering on the verge of collapse, the Russian banking system is threatening to bring the entire Russian economy down with it. Hoover fellows Michael S. Bernstam and Alvin Rabushka argue that Russia’s banks need to be reformed, not bailed out.

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The High Cost of Castro

by Peter Brimelowvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

How much have Fidel Castro’s economic policies cost the people of Cuba? Hoover media fellow Peter Brimelow reviews the numbers. It might be time to offer the world’s worst manager a golden handshake to retire to Spain.

NATO Expansion? It’s Just Welfare for Europe

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

Hoover fellow Melvyn Krauss argues that Americans have every right to be wary of the proposed NATO expansion. Under the NATO collective security arrangement, Americans do the securing, Europeans the collecting. Right back at you, Peter Duignan (see above).

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Building a Democratic Africa

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

In Africa, in any given year, twenty civil wars are being fought. The first step toward peace and stability? Establishing the rule of law. Hoover fellow Larry Diamond explains how.

The More NATO, the Better

by Peter J. Duignanvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

The Senate has now approved the Clinton administration’s proposal to expand NATO to include Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. Arguing that NATO has kept the peace for fifty years, Hoover fellow Peter Duignan votes a resounding aye. Take that, Mel Krauss (see below).

One World, One Bank

by George P. Shultzvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

In an increasingly integrated global economy, the International Monetary Fund has become desperately obsolete. Hoover fellow and former U.S. secretary of state George P. Shultz makes the case for merging it with the World Bank.

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A Nation Transformed

by Václav Klausvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Czech Republic made arguably the most successful transition to democracy and free markets in Eastern Europe. How? By managing “the gap between expectations and reality.” By former prime minister Václav Klaus.

Fixing Russia's Banks:A Proposal for Growth

Fixing Russia's Banks: A Proposal for Growth

by Michael S. Bernstam, Alvin Rabushkavia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, July 6, 1998

Failing to fix Russia's banks risks further economic stagnation or decline and financial catastrophe.

NATO's Next Mission

by William J. Perry, Warren Christophervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 30, 1998

NATO achieved its first mission—preventing attack from the communist East. Now it must take up its larger mission—ensuring a stable and secure demo-cratic Europe. By Hoover fellow and former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry and former Secretary of State Warren Christopher.


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