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The Bush Administration Deals a Blow to Biotechnology—and to Itself

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Scientists worldwide agree that adding genes to plants doesn’t make them dangerous either to the environment or for human consumption. Would someone please tell that to the EPA? By Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller.

Big Brother Is Watching

by Charles J. Sykesvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis suggested some 70 years ago that personal privacy—the right to be left alone—is the right we Americans value most. Alas, in the information age that right is constantly being eroded. By Hoover fellow Charles J. Sykes.

Analysis and Commentary

Wind for Sale

by Laura E. Hugginsvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, October 8, 2001

Much of the growth in wind-produced energy is due to the development of more efficient turbines.

DIVISIONS AND DECISIONS: The Ethics of Stem Cell Research

with Irving Weissmanvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, September 25, 2001

In August of 2001, President Bush announced his decision to limit federal funding of stem cell research to already established lines of embryonic stem cells, while forbidding funding for any research that required the destruction of additional human embryos. But his decision ended neither stem cell research nor the debate over the ethics of such research. How do we weigh the medical benefits of this research against the destruction of embryos? Where do we draw the line on research using human embryos and are we on a slippery slope toward even more controversial research?

The Transnational Dimension of Cyber Crime and Terrorism
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The Transnational Dimension of Cyber Crime and Terrorism

by Seymour E. Goodman, Abraham D. Sofaervia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, August 13, 2001

The growing threat of worldwide cyber crime.

Analysis and Commentary

Preparing for the Computer Wars

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, August 13, 2001

The government needs to adopt policies that let U.S. companies remain predominant in the global information economy.

Science, Faith, and Alternative Medicine

by Ronald W. Dworkinvia Policy Review
Wednesday, August 1, 2001

A lesson in what patients want

What California Must Do

by Pete Wilsonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 30, 2001

What can Gray Davis, the current governor of California, do to end California’s energy crisis? Hoover fellow Pete Wilson, the former governor of California, has a few suggestions.

California Steamin’

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 30, 2001

Contrary to the conventional wisdom, California’s energy problems are not the result of deregulation but of reregulation. By Hoover fellow David R. Henderson.

How to Turn the Lights Back On

by Thomas Gale Moorevia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 30, 2001

The only real solution to California’s energy crisis? Let the market work. By Hoover fellow Thomas Gale Moore.

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