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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.

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.

Why Social Security is a Raw Deal - Even for Old Folks

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

For baby boomers, Social Security is a rip-off-that much is already well known. But Hoover fellow David R. Henderson argues that even old folks would have been better off without it.

Welfare Reform North of the Border

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman describes the example that one Canadian province is setting for fifty American states.

These Are the Facts, Folks

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

Wouldn't the Dole plan have been Reaganomics all over again? Voodoo Two? Hoover fellow and Stanford economics professor Michael J. Boskin points out that Reagan's tax cut wasn't voodoo in the first place-and that Dole's plan wasn't black magic either.

How the Budget Would Have Balanced

by John F. Coganvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

Hoover fellow John F. Cogan does the arithmetic.

Seven Principles for Welfare Reform

by Martin Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

Last summer President Clinton signed into law the vast new welfare overhaul that the Republican Congress had sent him. The law abolished the federal government's welfare bulwark, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, replacing it with block grants and wide new authority for the states.

Now the states must design welfare programs that conform with the law. They could do worse than to follow the guidelines that Hoover fellow Martin Anderson set out nearly twenty years ago. Anderson's book Welfare: The Political Economy of Welfare Reform in the United States, published in 1978, represents a tour de force-a thorough analysis of the welfare system, of the proposals for changing it, and of the practical and moral arguments underlying the entire debate.

The Liberal Rout: Why Conservatives Are Winning in the 1990s

by John Englervia Policy Review
Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Despite Clinton's victory, conservatives are winning -- state by state by state.

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.

Absence of Judgment

by James L. Paynevia Policy Review
Friday, November 1, 1996

What social workers really think about the poor


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