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Capitalism and Its Discontents

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 1999

Socialism and central planning do not work. Capitalism and free markets do. Hoover fellow Michael J. Boskin on the outcome of one of the most important debates of the century.

What Trust Fund?

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 1999

Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell exposes the accounting sleight-of-hand known as the Social Security trust fund.

My Luncheon with Bono

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 1999

It’s not every day that a professor of economics gets invited to dine with a rock star. Hoover fellow Robert J. Barro on meeting a superstar who proved pleasant, well meaning—and surprisingly well versed in economics.

Becker to Uncle Sam: Keep Your Hands Off Wall Street

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

President Clinton wants to invest some of the Social Security surplus in the stock market. Nobel laureate and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker sees the president and raises him. Why we should privatize Social Security altogether

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The Greedy Hand in a Velvet Glove

by Amity Shlaesvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

How a little-known man in the front office of Macy’s invented tax withholding and gave rise to the modern welfare state. By Hoover media fellow Amity Shlaes.

Getting Business Off the Dole

by Stephen Moorevia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

Who are America’s costliest welfare recipients? Not unemployed men or single mothers, but the companies of the Fortune 500. Hoover visiting fellow Stephen Moore analyzes an outrage.

Itemize This

by Peter Brimelowvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

Hoover media fellow Peter Brimelow explores the high price of America’s onerous tax code.

Can America Keep Its Lead?

via Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

The information revolution might as well be stamped “made in America,” but there are signs that Taiwan, South Korea, and other nations are moving up on us fast. Hoover fellow Nicholas Imparato on what the United States must do to maintain its edge.

Hong Kong: Less Free to Choose

by Edward Neilanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

Hoover media fellow Edward Neilan discusses the sorry state of Hong Kong today. “To see how the free market really works,” Milton Friedman used to say, “Hong Kong is the place to go.” Would that it were still true.

Why the Republican Congress Hasn’t Cut Your Taxes

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

Republicans control both houses of Congress—yet taxes as a percentage of GDP remain at an all-time high. How can this be? Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell explains.


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