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Trickle-Down Economics (and We Mean Trickle)

by Terry Anderson, Clay J. Landryvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2000

Thanks to government overregulation, the distribution of water in much of the United States is grossly inefficient. Hoover fellow Terry L. Anderson and Clay J. Landry offer a plan that would lead to more efficient water use, discourage wasteful overconsumption, and lessen the impact of droughts.

Remembering Karl Popper

by Piers Norris Turnervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2000

A reflection on the life of former Hoover fellow Karl Popper, one of the past century’s greatest thinkers. By Piers Norris Turner.

To America's Health: A Proposal to Reform the Food and Drug Administration

by Henry I. Millervia Books by Hoover Fellows
Saturday, January 1, 2000

A government monopoly over drug regulation is not sacrosanct. This hard-hitting book describes the current regulation of drugs by the FDA and proposes a model for fundamental, yet workable, reform—including an innovative proposal for drug testing and certification review.

Morality and Work

by Tibor R. Machanvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Saturday, January 1, 2000

Examining some of the special ethical dimensions of work, the contributors look at the basic issues of the labor market and offer some controversial alternatives to conventional ways of understanding that market. Morality and Work confronts issues with a bold, candid approach that is sometimes unsettling but always thought-provoking.

Public Policy and the Internet: Privacy, Taxes, and Contract

via Books by Hoover Fellows
Saturday, January 1, 2000

This book presents the initial findings that framed early discussions on Internet public policy and outlines proposals that should guide policymaking in the future. In addition, Cronin, McLure, and Radin's viewpoints show that the future of e-commerce has as much to do with how policy issues are resolved as with how technological challenges are overcome.

Law and Economics in Developing Countries

by Edgardo Buscaglia, William Ratliffvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Saturday, January 1, 2000

This concise volume examines the relationship between law, governance, and economic development and shows the main substantive and procedural legal factors that developing nations must address to promote political stability and economic growth, intended for the general informed reader as well as for policymakers in governments and civil society.

An Agenda for Economic Reform in Korea: International Perspectives

via Books by Hoover Fellows
Saturday, January 1, 2000

An Agenda for Economic Reform in Korea looks at Korea's economic problems from the perspective of the American experience with economic reforms and sheds new light on the problems of economic reform facing nations all over the world. The authors examine such issues as corporate governance, social welfare, labor relations, and other pressing challenges—and suggest a new vision for the Korean economy.

Political Institutions and Economic Growth in Latin America: Essays in Policy, History, and Political Economy

via Books by Hoover Fellows
Saturday, January 1, 2000

Political Institutions and Economic Growth in Latin America offers a new contribution to the literature on institutions and growth through the analysis of historical cases of institutional change and economic growth in Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Analysis and Commentary

Prospects for Tax Reform

by Alvin Rabushkavia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, December 27, 1999

What are the prospects for a flat tax, a national retail sales tax, or any major overhaul of the federal income tax in the near future?

Analysis and Commentary

Making Unemployment Insurance Work

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, December 6, 1999

The main purpose of unemployment insurance is to cushion temporary, unanticipated spells of unemployment.


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