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ECONOMICS AND WAR: The Economic Impact of the War on Terrorism

with Milton Friedmanvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, September 25, 2001

The September 11 attacks in New York and Washington have already cost America thousands of lives and billions of dollars in damages. But those are only the direct costs. How severe and how lasting will the impact be on our economy as whole? And how will new burdens on the federal government, including a military buildup and a bailout of the airline industry, affect fiscal policy? Should the government cut taxes or increase spending to get the economy moving again?

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Preparing for the Computer Wars

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, August 13, 2001

The government needs to adopt policies that let U.S. companies remain predominant in the global information economy.

The Next Threat

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 30, 2001

Have the world’s rogue nations at last begun to behave in a civilized manner? Hoover fellow Thomas H. Henriksen fears not.

War and Lack of Governance in Colombia: Narcos, Guerrillas, and U.S. Policy

by Edgardo Buscaglia, William Ratliffvia Analysis
Sunday, July 1, 2001

This essay is based on academic and field research conducted by both authors between 1994 and 2001 in Colombia and the United States. For more references, see Buscaglia, “Law and Economics of Development” in The Encyclopedia of Law and Economics (Cheltenham: Eduard Elgar, 2000).

Colombia today is crippled by its most serious political, economic, social, and moral crisis in a century, a condition that seriously threatens both Latin America and the national interests of the United States in the region.

WILSON'S GHOST: Robert S. McNamara

with Robert S. McNamaravia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, June 20, 2001

More than eighty years ago, President Woodrow Wilson presided over the U.S. entry into the First World War, promising that it would be "the war to end all war." Wilson promoted "peace without victory" and the creation of a League of Nations with the power to enforce the peace thereafter. At that time, Wilson's vision was dismissed by European and American leaders alike as naive idealism. Today, however, Robert S. McNamara, former U.S. secretary of defense, believes that Wilson's vision is essential to reducing the risk of conflict and war in the twenty-first century.

Secrecy and Security

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2001

When teenagers have proven they can hack into Pentagon computers, how can we ever hope to protect our vital national secrets? Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz outlines a security regime for the information age.

Foreign Policy for America in the Twenty-first Century: Alternative Perspectives

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Monday, January 1, 2001

Since the disintegration of the Soviet Union, questions have arisen as to which course the United States should sail in the new international order. In this volume, some of the nation's foremost foreign policy experts present carefully crafted and bold perspectives of what America's global role should be. 

Microsoft’s Future—and Ours

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

The Justice Department’s attempt to break up Microsoft is not only misguided on economic grounds—it could actually put our national security at risk. By Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz.

The New World Disorder

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2000

The bloody ethnic conflicts in Kosovo, Chechnya, and East Timor are symbols of the new world disorder, as small-scale civil wars become the new threat to international peace. By Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman.

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