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Two Freedoms

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Beijing is attempting to establish economic freedom while stifling political freedom. Can it have the one without the other? Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman has his doubts.

Axing the Family Tree

by Jennifer Roback Morsevia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

The welfare state weakens the family in more ways than you might realize. By Hoover fellow Jennifer Roback Morse.

Why China Will Become a Democracy

by Henry S. Rowenvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

China? A democracy? According to Hoover fellow Henry S. Rowen, the question is not whether, but when.

What the European Central Bank Needs to Do

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

As the European Central Bank begins making decisions, Hoover fellow John B. Taylor asserts, “a clear guideline, or policy rule, would go a long way toward . . . increasing economic stability throughout the globe.” Taylor modestly suggests . . . the Taylor Rule.

You Call That a Case?

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

How weak is the case against Microsoft? Even a Netscape lobbyist considers it wobbly. Hoover fellow David R. Henderson reports.

How Private Property Saved the Pilgrims

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

When the Pilgrims landed in 1620, they established a system of communal property. Within three years they had scrapped it, instituting private property instead. Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell tells the story.

Quantifying the Brave New World

by Michael S. Malonevia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Plant, equipment, inventory—traditional accounting methods can cope with these. But intellectual capital? That poses a problem. Michael S. Malone explains the need for accounting techniques as new as the information age itself.

Britain’s Final Choice

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

With polls showing that the British public still harbors reservations about membership in the European Union, Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman makes a suggestion. Why doesn’t Britain simply drop out of the European Union, joining the North American Free Trade Agreement instead?

A Tale of Two Nations

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Not long ago, Nobel laureate and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker visited two former Soviet states. Georgia, where free market reforms have been instituted, is doing very well. Uzbekistan is another story.

Mr. Market

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Nobel laureate and Hoover fellow Milton Friedman evaluates Alan Greenspan’s job performance, analyzes the role of the International Monetary Fund in the Asian financial meltdown, and explains how to fix Social Security—all in less than three thousand words.

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