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What California Must Do

by Pete Wilsonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 30, 2001

What can Gray Davis, the current governor of California, do to end California’s energy crisis? Hoover fellow Pete Wilson, the former governor of California, has a few suggestions.

How to Turn the Lights Back On

by Thomas Gale Moorevia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 30, 2001

The only real solution to California’s energy crisis? Let the market work. By Hoover fellow Thomas Gale Moore.

The Perils of Precaution

by Henry I. Miller, Gregory Conkovia Policy Review
Friday, June 1, 2001

Why Regulators' "Precautionary Principle" Is Doing More Harm Than Good

Keeping Secrets in the Digital Age

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 30, 2001

To prevent the transfer abroad of sensitive technology, the United States has imposed drastic export controls. They don’t work. Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz offers a more sensible approach.

Friedman on the Surplus

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 30, 2001

What should the Bush administration do with the surplus? Give it back to the American people, of course. In an interview with Hoover fellow Peter Robinson, Hoover fellow and Nobel laureate Milton Friedman explains why he is "in favor of any tax cut, under any circumstances, in any way, in any form whatsoever."

Private Property, Freedom, and the Rule of Law

by Richard Pipesvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 30, 2001

Juxtapose the history of England with that of Russia. What emerges? The importance of private property. By Richard Pipes.

The Dollar Club

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 30, 2001

In countries throughout the world, the dollar has long served as an unofficial currency. Now quite a few of those countries are deciding to make the greenback official. Here’s why. By Hoover fellow Robert J. Barro.

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The Secret oF Russian Economic Growth: Testing an Old Hypothesis with New Data

by Michael S. Bernstam, Alvin Rabushka
Thursday, April 5, 2001

Inadvertently, the authors and the readers of this web site have become participants in a scientific experiment.

Why "Globalization" Didn't Rescue Russia

by Paul J. Saundersvia Policy Review
Thursday, February 1, 2001

An optimistic theory runs into problems in practice

The Right Way, the Wrong Way, and the Dutch Way

by Melvyn B. Krauss, Lee R. Thomasvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2001

While most nations in Europe are struggling with sluggish economic growth and high unemployment rates, the Netherlands is booming. Hoover fellow Melvyn Krauss and Lee R. Thomas explain what the rest of Europe can learn from “the Dutch way.”


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Milton and Rose Friedman: An Uncommon Couple