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Analysis and Commentary

Nothing New about Outsourcing

by Alvin Rabushkavia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Outsourcing—the subject of intense controversy this election year—is blamed for the loss of jobs in the United States, but outsourcing should be nothing new to Americans. The founding and development of America is the result of English outsourcing in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Analysis and Commentary

The Flat Tax at Work in Russia: Year Three

by Alvin Rabushkavia
Monday, April 26, 2004

The flat tax has been remarkably successful by every conceivable measure, and has encouraged such other countries as Serbia (2003), Ukraine (2004), and Slovakia (2004) to implement flat taxes of their own.

Analysis and Commentary

When Globalization Isn't Enough

by Stephen Habervia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, April 12, 2004

Among the most crucial reforms are those related to Latin America's domestic financial systems, most of which are inadequate.

Karachi, Pakistan
Analysis and Commentary

Some Sobering Thoughts on Pakistan's Future—and Ours

by Guity Nashatvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, March 29, 2004

We can help Pakistan achieve stability by discouraging policies that create unrest and encouraging policies that will benefit the struggling population.

TRADING PLACES: Is Outsourcing Good for America?

with Stephen Haber, Kenneth L. Judd, Harley Shaikenvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, March 26, 2004

Does outsourcing—whether it means the transfer of customer service and high-tech jobs to India or of manufacturing jobs to China—benefit the American economy or harm it? And if American workers are being harmed by outsourcing, what should be done about it? Do we need legislation to prevent corporations from sending jobs overseas? Or should we focus our attention on creating new opportunities for the American labor force through education and job training?

Analysis and Commentary

The Flat Tax Spreads to Serbia

by Alvin Rabushkavia
Tuesday, March 23, 2004

On January 1, 2003, the government of Serbia implemented a comprehensive 14% flat-tax reform.

Analysis and Commentary

When Jobs Are Illegal, Only Illegals Will Have Jobs

by Jennifer Roback Morsevia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, March 15, 2004

Mandated benefits make the young, the low-skilled, and the poorly educated legally unemployable.

Analysis and Commentary

A Better Environment for Endangered Species

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, February 16, 2004

Environmental groups have filed a spate of nuisance lawsuits that attempt to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from registering or reregistering pesticides.

Analysis and Commentary

The Flat Tax Might Spread to Georgia

by Alvin Rabushkavia
Tuesday, February 3, 2004

Georgia's new president, Mikhail Saakashvili, stated his new government's top two economic priorities. The first is to introduce a new flat-rate tax system. The second is to create incentives for foreign investors.

Analysis and Commentary

Shorting Russia's Banks

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstamvia
Thursday, January 22, 2004

Like all business decisions, the wisdom or miscalculation of the purchase of Bank One by J.P. Morgan Chase will be evaluated by future returns and share prices. How does this story compare with Russia?


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