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The Truth About Robber Barons

by Woody Westvia Policy Review
Tuesday, February 1, 2000

Woody West on Morgan: American Financier by Jean Strauss and Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller Sr. by Ron Chernow and Kevin A. Hassett

The Quest for Cosmic Justice

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2000

If we could create the universe from scratch, we’d all make sure that no one ever suffered misfortunes or disadvantages. The problem is that we don’t get to create the universe from scratch. Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell argues that the quest for cosmic justice is ultimately at odds with the administration of true justice.

Political Environmentalism: Going behind the Green Curtain

via Books by Hoover Fellows
Saturday, January 1, 2000

Documenting a range of examples, Anderson and his contributors boldly confront specific environmental laws, asking whether they were motivated by environmental or strictly political concerns, whether they are cost-effective, and whether they generate effective or perverse results.

Why China Doesn’t Need the WTO

by Charles Wolf Jr.via Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

The centerpiece of Chinese premier Zhu Rongji’s recent visit to Washington was to have been the announcement of a deal to usher China into the World Trade Organization. To the consternation of President Clinton, the deal fell through. Hoover fellow Charles Wolf Jr. asks, So what?

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Business Ethics in the Global Market

by Tibor R. Machanvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, July 26, 1999

What special problems arise for managers and employees of companies when they do business in countries and cultures other than their own? The essays in this book identify universal principles of business ethics and spell out minimal legal and ethical absolutes in foreign trade. They examine human rights and analyze the cross-cultural aspects of two sexual harassment cases filed against Mitsubishi in America.

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Virtues and the Making of Modern Liberalism

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 18, 1999

For students of politics, the study of virtue is not a choice but a necessity imposed by the character of their subject matter.

Civic Renewal vs. Moral Renewal

by Don Eberlyvia Policy Review
Tuesday, September 1, 1998

In two recent reports, elite opinion is divided over the proper way to reinvigorate civil society

Bawling Alone

by William R. Mattox, Jr. via Policy Review
Tuesday, September 1, 1998

An epidemic of clinical depression can be related to the breakdown of family and the decline of civic virtue

The Modern State as an Occasion of Sin

by Jennifer Roback Morsevia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

The usual defense of the welfare state? That whatever its economic inefficiencies, it accomplishes a great deal of good. Hoover fellow Jennifer Roback Morse begs to differ. A rigorous essay in economics—and moral theology.

The First Casualty of Politics

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

Americans distrust politicians—and with good reason. Hoover fellow David R. Henderson explains why principles are often the first casualty of politics.

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