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Profiles in Citizenship

by Matthew Spaldingvia Policy Review
Saturday, March 1, 1997

Peter Cooper, a job-training pioneer

The Dole Plan and Human Capital

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

Nobel Prize-winner and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker had never set foot in the Capitol building before getting an invitation from Senator Dole. But Becker believed that the country needed new economic initiatives, so off to Washington he went. Here he describes how the Dole plan would have fostered the formation of human capital.

Drive A Stake Through It

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

The passage of California's Proposition 209 has outlawed affirmative action programs in California's state government and made the status of affirmative action programs everywhere one of the most pressing issues of the day. Here Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell argues that there is precisely one way to deal with affirmative action. End it.

The Growth That Matters Most

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

Productivity-the value of goods or services produced per hour of work-is a very important economic indicator. Hoover fellow and Stanford economics professor John B. Taylor argues that, despite the current low levels of inflation and unemployment, productivity growth in the United States has now fallen to levels not seen since before the Industrial Revolution. Why productivity growth matters-and what can be done to reverse the slump.

Profiles in Citizenship

by Aaron Steelmanvia Policy Review
Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Samuel Gompers: A union boss who opposed partisan politics and government regulations.

One Nation Under God

by Barbara von der Heydtvia Policy Review
Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Immigrant job-training in New York that's lowering welfare rolls and empowering people.

We the People

by Adam Meyersonvia Policy Review
Sunday, September 1, 1996

Adam Meyerson on a rating system for social-service agencies

The Economic Way of Looking at Behavior: The Nobel Lecture

by Gary S. Beckervia Analysis
Monday, July 1, 1996

On October 13, 1992, the Royal Swedish Academy announced the award of the Nobel Prize in economic sciences to Gary S. Becker, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and University Professor of Economics and Sociology at the University of Chicago. In announcing the award, Gary was cited for extending "the domain of microeconomic analysis to a wide range of human behavior and interaction, including nonmarket behavior."

In the lecture he delivered as part of the 1992 Nobel Prize award ceremony, Gary discussed four topics—discrimination against minorities, crime and punishment, the development and accumulation of human capital, and the structure of families—that are emblematic of his innovative approach to the economic analysis of social issues. We are pleased to reproduce Gary's Nobel lecture as a Classic in the Hoover Essays in Public Policy series.

John Raisian
Director, Hoover Institution
June 1996

Smart Women, Foolish Quotas

by Sally C. Pipesvia Policy Review
Monday, July 1, 1996

The sex appeal of the CCRI


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