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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.

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.

Monopoly Politics

by James C. Miller IIIvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Friday, January 1, 1999

Miller shows that, as in commercial markets, victims of monopoly power in politics pay higher prices and get less in return. He details how political markets resist being organized competitively and thus not performing as well as commercial markets, and explains how this lack of competition is caused by political incumbents rigging political markets to protect themselves.


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