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Facing the Age Wave

by David A. Wisevia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, July 14, 1997

In Facing the Age Wave, four experts explain the most significant areas of concern created by the aging of the American population and offer possible solutions. From a symposium of distinguished scholars on the subject of aging in America.

One Nation Under God

by Barbara von der Heydtvia Policy Review
Thursday, May 1, 1997

Tough medicine for welfare moms

Abuses and Usurpations

by Michael Lynch, Blake Hurstvia Policy Review
Thursday, May 1, 1997

San Francisco's Chinese Wall When Saving Doesn't Pay

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Why Inflation Figures Are . . . Inflated

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

The consumer price index (CPI) is one of the most important statistics the government produces. It's also one of the most misleading, badly overstating annual cost-of-living increases. Hoover fellow Michael J. Boskin, who chaired the U.S. Congressional Advisory Commission on the Consumer Price Index, explains why.

Two Types of Reforms (Serious and Not)

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

A recent study divided fiscal reforms in a number of countries into two types. Type-one reforms were successful. They tended to cut spending. Type-two reforms were failures. They tended to raise taxes. Will President Clinton choose type one or type two? By Hoover fellow Robert J. Barro.

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Why the CPI Matters, Big-Time

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

Overstating increases in the cost of living by even small amounts costs the federal government tens of billions of dollars every year. An excerpt from the Boskin commission's report.

Don't Cry for Argentina

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

Like Chile before it, Argentina recently privatized its social security system. Why can't we? By Nobel Prize-winner and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker.

Wisconsin's Welfare Miracle

by Robert Rectorvia Policy Review
Saturday, March 1, 1997

How it cut its caseload in half

How the Plan was Born

by Bruce Bartlettvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

Columnist and Hoover media fellow Bruce Bartlett calculated that a 15 percent tax-rate cut would be just enough to roll back President Clinton's tax increases. Bartlett mentioned his idea to a senator named Spencer Abraham, who mentioned it to a senator named Bob Dole.

The Case Against the Case Against the Plan

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

Hoover fellow and Stanford economics professor John B. Taylor examines the arguments against the Dole plan, one by one-and, one by one, he refutes them.


Economic Policy Working Group

The Working Group on Economic Policy brings together experts on economic and financial policy to study key developments in the U.S. and global economies, examine their interactions, and develop specific policy proposals.

Milton and Rose Friedman: An Uncommon Couple