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Environmental Law 101

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

The best way to protect the environment? Consult common sense—and common law. By legal scholar Richard A. Epstein.

Whose Boom Is It, Anyway?

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

President Clinton and Hoover fellow Edward P. Lazear agree that the president deserves credit for the current economic expansion. They just disagree about which president.

The Best of All Possible Worlds

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

Every so often it’s worth pausing to reflect on just how good capitalism has been to us. Hoover fellow David R. Henderson compares average Americans with medieval kings—and concludes that the kings were paupers.

The Biggest Ponzi Scheme on Earth

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

The conventional wisdom regarding Social Security is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of how the system does—and does not—work. Nobel laureate and Hoover fellow Milton Friedman explains why it is time to end Social Security as we know it.

Flatten the Payroll Tax—and Change the World

by Alvin Rabushkavia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

Hoover fellow Alvin Rabushka offers a tax reform proposal that would save the Social Security system, make the tax system flat and fair, and give taxpayers the opportunity to increase their retirement savings. Not bad for eight hundred words.

Megamergers—and Megafallacies

by David Bradyvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

Is the recent wave of corporate megamergers cause for alarm? On the contrary, argues Hoover fellow David W. Brady. The new corporate giants are incorporating the best management techniques from around the world. Bigger isn’t better. Better is better.

Social Security Socialism

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

Investing Social Security funds in the stock market would be a fine idea, wouldn’t it? President Clinton thinks so. Nobel laureate and Hoover fellow Milton Friedman thinks not.

The Greedy Hand

by Amity Shlaesvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

The era of big government may be over, but no one seems to have told the IRS. Hoover media fellow Amity Shlaes proposes a tax code overhaul.

What We Should Have Learned by Now

by John F. Coganvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

Hoover fellow John F. Cogan looks at sixty years of Social Security—and explains how not to save the system.

Want High Returns? Take the Risks

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

As the stock market continues its unprecedented boom, Nobel laureate and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker suggests that we all recall an economic truism: The greater the returns, the greater the risk.

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