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Analysis and Commentary

Fact and Fancy about Post-Communist Economic Reforms

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstamvia
Tuesday, November 21, 2000

Apart from a sharp decline in living standards, the greatest loser in Russia’s economic reforms has been plain facts.

Analysis and Commentary

The Stock Market and the Consumer

by James M. Poterbavia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, November 6, 2000

How important is the stock market in affecting the real economy and consumer spending in particular?

Microsoft’s Future—and Ours

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

The Justice Department’s attempt to break up Microsoft is not only misguided on economic grounds—it could actually put our national security at risk. By Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz.

First Do No Harm

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

The overzealous policies of the Food and Drug Administration have pushed the time and costs of drug development to stratospheric levels. It’s time for a sweeping reform. By Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller.


by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

Has the left embraced the marketplace at long last? By Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker.

Analysis and Commentary

Fueling High-tech Industries

by Paul M. Romervia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, October 16, 2000

Science and technology policy in the United States has emphasized Ph.D. training for future professors and neglected other kinds of training.

Poverty in the US
Analysis and Commentary

Poverty in the Midst of Plenty

by Douglass C. Northvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, October 2, 2000

We must create incentives for people to invest in more efficient technology, increase their skills, and organize efficient markets.

Analysis and Commentary

Russia’s Banks Are Corrupt and Unreformed

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstamvia
Monday, October 2, 2000

The failure to reform Russia’s banks, wrote the The Moscow correspondent of The Economist, is hampering the development of a vital source of financing for restructuring Russian enterprises.

Making the Most of the Surplus

by Peter J. Ferraravia Policy Review
Sunday, October 1, 2000

Pay off the debt, cut taxes, or offer private Social Security accounts?

Stock Market Democrats

by Ramesh Ponnuruvia Policy Review
Sunday, October 1, 2000

Ramesh Ponnuru on Bull Run: Wall Street, the Democrats, and the New Politics of Personal Finance by Daniel Gross


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