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One Nation Under God

by Joseph Locontevia Policy Review
Friday, March 1, 1996

Mississippi churches take responsibility for welfare families

How a Flatter Tax Could Have Kept the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker won the Nobel Prize for applying the discipline of economics to social problems, including crime, education, and drug addiction. Here he applies economics to major league sports.

How to Fix Social Security

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

There has been a great deal of interest lately in privatizing Social Security--presidential candidate Steve Forbes even went so far as to make Social Security privatization one of the planks of his platform. But how, exactly, can privatization be accomplished? In this essay, which he first published in 1972, Hoover fellow Milton Friedman tells how to get from here to there.

A 1962 Flat-Tax Proposal Revisited

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

Most of the flat-tax plans being bruited about in Washington today derive from the proposal that Hoover fellows Robert E. Hall and Alvin Rabushka made over a decade ago. As it happens, Hoover fellow Milton Friedman wrote about a flat tax more than three decades ago. Here Friedman presents that original plan.

How to Think about Taxes

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

Hoover fellow Michael J. Boskin presents a succinct analysis of the principal tax reform proposals of the day. A straightforward guide to a complicated subject.

Why the Flat Tax Isn't Nuts

by Robert J. Barro, Milton Friedman, Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

When presidential candidate Steve Forbes championed a flat tax virtually identical to the one first proposed by Hoover fellows Robert E. Hall and Alvin Rabushka, critics hooted, calling the flat tax a nutty idea. The Wall Street Journal asked a group of renowned economists, including Hoover fellows Robert J. Barro, Gary S. Becker, and Milton Friedman, to comment.

Books

Frontiers of Tax Reform

via Hoover Institution Press
Wednesday, December 27, 1995

The essays offered here represent the first authoritative perspective on tax reform debate. They provide a useful framework for understanding key issues, and then propose fundamental goals for tax reform. This volume will be an indispensable resource for those wishing to evaluate how fundamental tax reform can benefit and restore strong economic growth.

Cross Purposes

by Amy L. Shermanvia Policy Review
Friday, September 1, 1995

Will conservative welfare reform corrupt religious charities?

Caveat Emptor

by Richard Armeyvia Policy Review
Thursday, June 1, 1995

The Case Against the National Sales Tax

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"What I Need Is a Mom"

by Conna Craig via Policy Review
Thursday, June 1, 1995

The Welfare State Denies Homes to Thousands of Foster Children.
SIDEBAR: Conna Craig: Director, Institute For Children

Pages

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