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The New Economy's Sore Losers

by Holman W. Jenkins Jr.via Policy Review
Tuesday, April 1, 2003

The misplaced focus of blame for the bubble

Market Reform: Lessons from New Zealand

by Rupert Darwallvia Policy Review
Tuesday, April 1, 2003

The economics and politics of liberalization and retrenchment

Elections in Iraq
Analysis and Commentary

The Dilemma of Reforming a Post-Saddam Iraq

by Russell A. Berman, Stephen Haber, Barry R. Weingastvia World Trade
Monday, March 24, 2003

To understand how Western political and economic systems might be transplanted into a post-Saddam Iraq, we need to understand what is "Western" about our culture, politics, and economics.

PIGS AT THE TROUGH? Restoring Confidence in Corporate America

with David Brady, David R. Henderson, Arianna Huffingtonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, March 20, 2003

A series of devastating accounting scandals at Enron, WorldCom, and Tyco, to name a few, have shaken the public's trust in the ethics and business practices of America's large corporations. What are the underlying factors behind this recent wave of scandals? Is deregulation the culprit? If so, do we need more regulation or merely better enforcement of existing regulations? Does the confluence of corporate lobbying and campaign contributions encourage corporate malfeasance? If so, what political reforms are necessary?

Analysis and Commentary

The Flat Tax at Work in Russia: Year Two

by Alvin Rabushkavia russianeconomy.org
Tuesday, February 18, 2003

On January 1, 2001, a 13% flat-rate tax on personal income took effect in Russia.

The Place of Government

by Sebastian Mallabyvia Policy Review
Saturday, February 1, 2003

Setting the terms to promote competition

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Lula’s Moment

by Stephen Haber, Herbert S. Klein, Richard Sousavia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

Brazil has suffered economic and political stagnation for a quarter of a century. Will the nation’s charismatic new president be able to make a difference? By Hoover fellows Stephen Haber, Herbert S. Klein, and Hoover senior associate director Richard Sousa.SIDEBAR: Live from Rio

Economic Policy

Economic Policy after the 16th Party Congress

by Barry Naughtonvia China Leadership Monitor
Thursday, January 30, 2003

The 16th Party Congress focused primarily on political principles and personnel issues. With respect to economic policy, the party congress understandably stressed continuity. Thus, fewer dramatic signs of future economic policy orientation have come in the aftermath of the congress than may be the case in other issue areas. In economic policy, the most important personnel choices tend to come at the level of ministers and vice ministers, one level below the top politicians chosen by the 16th Party Congress. These choices are being announced only gradually in the run-up to the 10th National People’s Congress (NPC) meeting in March 2003. Nonetheless, some important choices have already been made—particularly with respect to the financial system—and the implications of those choices are discussed in this essay. The most important signal is the promotion of the former chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), Zhou Xiaochuan, to head the Central Bank. The reassignment of economic managers is especially important because the key personnel involved represent the young, better-educated members of China’s “fourth generation,” those who began their educations after the Cultural Revolution. The senior members of the fourth generation, who have just ascended to the top of the formal political system, by contrast completed their educations before the Cultural Revolution. Some of the shortcomings of the political succession process may imply that the younger, post–Cultural Revolution leaders could begin to play an especially important role effective immediately.

Nike and the First Amendment

by Clark S. Judgevia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

Does the First Amendment extend to corporate America? The Supreme Court is about to decide. By Clark S. Judge.

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Who Owns the Genome?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

Should private companies be granted patents on the human genome? Hoover fellow Richard Epstein on a debate that he argues has been fraught with needless misunderstanding.

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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