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Big Brother in the Workplace

by Charles J. Sykesvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

Hoover fellow Charles J. Sykes explains why "employee privacy" is a contradiction in terms.

Why Cyberspace Should Be Tax Free

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

The Internet revolution has enriched our lives in many ways. Now it may be about to give us something even more valuable than e-mail or online shopping: smaller government. Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker explains.

Japan and the Demand-Side Lie

by Melvyn B. Krauss, Lee R. Thomasvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

In an effort to revive its economy, the Japanese government went on a 10-year spending spree, devoting vast sums to unneeded public works. The result? The Japanese economy continues to languish. Hoover fellow Melvyn Krauss and Lee R. Thomas offer a genuine solution to the Japanese problem.

Another Fine Mess

by Deroy Murdockvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

Claiming to promote cleaner air, in the early 1990s the Environmental Protection Agency began requiring the nation’s oil refiners to blend oxygenated additives into their gasoline, and a substance called MTBE soon became the dominant additive at gas pumps. Now we’re learning that MTBE, which is seeping into much of the nation’s water supply, is itself a dangerous pollutant. Hoover media fellow Deroy Murdock on another fine mess the EPA has gotten us into.

The Courage of Friedrich Hayek

by William F. Buckley Jr.via Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

William F. Buckley Jr. reflects on Friedrich Hayek’s invaluable contributions to the fight against socialism—a fight that was still very much under way when Buckley delivered these remarks a quarter of a century ago.

Analysis and Commentary

Russia Adopts 13% Flat Tax

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstamvia
Wednesday, July 26, 2000

The Russian government, under its new president, Vladimir Putin, has made tax reform its number one economic policy priority. It

Social Security
Analysis and Commentary

Free Lunch? Not When It Comes to Social Security

by John Shovenvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, July 17, 2000

There are only two options to solve Social Security's solvency problem: Promised benefits can be reduced, or contributions to the system can be increased.

Analysis and Commentary

How to Reverse the Upcoming Russian Bust

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstamvia
Saturday, July 1, 2000

A real banking system, a crucial leg in the triad of the financial system (fiscal, monetary, and banking), would effectively separate management of the monetary system from private finance, beget private productive incentives, mobilize private savings, and finance private investment.

The Hayek Century

by John Cassidyvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 30, 2000

Economist and Hoover honorary fellow Friedrich Hayek spent seven decades extolling the supremacy of capitalism over socialism. For most of those decades, Hayek was a voice in the wilderness. Yet as John Cassidy argues, by the end of his life Hayek was vindicated to such an extent that "it is hardly an exaggeration to refer to the twentieth century as the Hayek century."

Tax cuts and reforms
Analysis and Commentary

Time to End the Corporate Income Tax

by Kenneth L. Juddvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, June 12, 2000

The corporate income tax distorts the allocation of capital between partnerships and corporations.


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