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Controversial Essays

Controversial Essays

by Thomas Sowellvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, January 1, 2002

One of conservatism's most articulate voices dissects today's most important economic, racial, political, education, legal, and social issues, sharing his entertaining and thought-provoking insights on a wide range of contentious subjects.

Liberty and Equality

Liberty and Equality

by Tibor R. Machanvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, January 1, 2002

This book takes an unflinching look at the difficult, often emotional issues that arise when egalitarianism collides with individual liberties, ultimately showing why the kind of egalitarianism preached by socialists and other sentimentalists is not an option in a free society

Analysis and Commentary

Regulation Is the Biggest Pest of All

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, December 31, 2001

"genetic resistance is where we want to go." But this definitive solution has been made hugely expensive and impractical by regulatory obstacles erected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Analysis and Commentary

Review of the World Bank's "Russian Economic Report, October 2001"

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstamvia
Tuesday, December 4, 2001

In October 2001, the Moscow office of the World Bank issued the first of a new series of quarterly economic reports on Russia, which are intended to describe major economic trends and issues facing the economy.

Analysis and Commentary

Fixing Russia's Banks—A Reminder

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstamvia
Sunday, November 18, 2001

The Russian government plans to hold a meeting on September 27, 2001, to explore several ideas to reform Russia's banks. If the Russian government and its international advisers are really serious about banking reform, they can start by reviewing the relative merits and demerits of existing proposals.

Analysis and Commentary

Towards a New Understanding of the Russian Economy?

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstamvia
Wednesday, November 14, 2001

President Vladimir Putin's visit to Washington, D.C., and to President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, for three days in mid-November 2001 has led to considerable soul searching on Russia's economic prospects and if its recent high growth can be sustained.

Analysis and Commentary

A Russian Revival?

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstamvia
Tuesday, November 13, 2001

Russia's revival, according to The Wall Street Journal, is due largely to its refusing fresh IMF assistance and advice.

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Bush and Putin at the Ranch

by Michael S. Bernstam, Alvin Rabushka
Monday, November 12, 2001

Terrorism has replaced economic and other issues as the top agenda item for the meeting between presidents Bush and Putin at the ranch.

A "Yankee Imperialist" Offers Asia a Little Help

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 30, 2001

How Asian nations, still suffering from the economic meltdown of 1997, can revive their economies at last. By Hoover fellow Robert J. Barro.

The Bush Administration Deals a Blow to Biotechnology—and to Itself

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Scientists worldwide agree that adding genes to plants doesn’t make them dangerous either to the environment or for human consumption. Would someone please tell that to the EPA? By Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller.


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