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A Thatcherite Plan for Latin America

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

After getting under way in the 1980s, the privatization movement in Latin America has stalled out. Hoover fellow David R. Henderson argues that it can still be jump-started-if Latin leaders do what Margaret did.

Wisconsin's Welfare Miracle

by Robert Rectorvia Policy Review
Saturday, March 1, 1997

How it cut its caseload in half

Profiles in Citizenship

by Matthew Spaldingvia Policy Review
Saturday, March 1, 1997

Peter Cooper, a job-training pioneer

Blessings of Liberty

by John Hoodvia Policy Review
Saturday, March 1, 1997

Adversity is the mother of invention

The Dole Plan and Human Capital

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

Nobel Prize-winner and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker had never set foot in the Capitol building before getting an invitation from Senator Dole. But Becker believed that the country needed new economic initiatives, so off to Washington he went. Here he describes how the Dole plan would have fostered the formation of human capital.

The Painful Truth About Medical Research

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

The federal government spends $12 billion a year on medical research. Which diseases get priority? The deadliest killers? According to Nobel Prize-winner and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker, the ones with the best-organized advocacy groups.

How To Downsize the Government

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

As far as it went, the Dole plan made good sense, argues Hoover fellow Robert J. Barro, who offers an evaluation—and suggestions for reforms that would have been even better.

Why Social Security is a Raw Deal - Even for Old Folks

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

For baby boomers, Social Security is a rip-off-that much is already well known. But Hoover fellow David R. Henderson argues that even old folks would have been better off without it.

Welfare Reform North of the Border

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman describes the example that one Canadian province is setting for fifty American states.

A Big Fat Problem

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

A quarter of a century after Procter & Gamble developed the fat substitute olestra, the Food and Drug Administration finally approved it. Now a group associated with Ralph Nader, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, is accusing the FDA of beinga corporate lapdog. Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller details an absurdity.

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