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Is This the Year?

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell surveys challenges to affirmative action now taking place throughout the country. "Neither in courts of law nor in the political process can affirmative action stand on its merits."

Fujimori Speaks

by William Ratliffvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori almost never grants interviews to Americans. For Hoover fellow William Ratliff, he made an exception. How one man is attempting a revolution--and how his critics are responding.

The California Civil Rights Initiative

by Robert Zelnickvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

ABC News correspondent and Hoover media fellow Bob Zelnick examines the issues at stake and the personalities involved.What does Ward Connerly think of Willie Brown? Read on.

Risk and Return

by Paul M. Romervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

Economic growth does more than raise living standards; it calls forth the best in the human spirit. A meditation (including a good economist joke) by Hoover fellow Paul M. Romer.

Is Democracy Good for Growth?

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

It sounds nice to try to install democracy in places like Haiti and Somalia, but does it make any sense? Hoover fellow Robert J. Barro has his doubts.

The Numbers Tell The Story: Economic Freedom Spurs Growth

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

Nobel Prize–winner and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker surveys the evidence from more than a hundred countries.

The Minimum Wage Was High in the First Place

by Thomas E. MaCurdy, John F. Coganvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

Hoover fellows John F. Cogan and Thomas E. MaCurdy argue that when Congress and the president hiked the minimum wage last summer, they were making a dumb mistake. The hike hurt those it was intended to help and helped those who didn't need it. And the effective minimum wage rate was already at a historic high in the first place.

Workfare, Not Welfare

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

The main welfare initiative of the Clinton administration has been the enlargement of the earned income tax credit program. "Mr. Clinton's support," Hoover fellow Robert J. Barro argues, "is not sufficient reason to regard the program as mistaken."

How to End Welfare--and Help the Working Poor

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

We should stop tinkering with the welfare system and forget about the minimum wage. We already have a way to help the working poor: the earned income tax credit. An analysis by Nobel Prize–winner and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker.

The Squabble over the Minimum Wage

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

Why did so many economists back the hike in the minimum wage earlier this year? In part because of a study based on lousy data. Hoover fellow David R. Henderson explains.

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