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The Productivity Revolution

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

Computers have made the entire economy vastly more productive--a fact that government accounting happens to have missed. By Hoover fellow David R. Henderson.

Blessings of Liberty

by John Hoodvia Policy Review
Thursday, January 1, 1998

John Hood on the family benefits of the computer revolution

Virginia’s Free-Market Environmentalist

by Greg Fossedal, John Shanahanvia Policy Review
Thursday, January 1, 1998

Elizabeth Norton Dunlop puts effective environmentalism to work in Virginia

State Department Goes Green

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

American soldiers being sent overseas to combat . . . noxious emissions? According to a new State Department document, the notion isn't as far fetched as it sounds. Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller, M.D., examines the latest wrinkle in the administration's foreign policy.

Global Chill

by Thomas Gale Moorevia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

Hoover fellow Thomas Gale Moore argues that in the name of cooling the global climate the United States is about to ice its economy.

Free Market Environmentalism

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 1997

Hoover fellow Terry l. Anderson knows how to break the gridlock in environmental policy. (A two-word hint: "property rights.")

How the Indians Did It

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

According to the widespread myth, American Indians lived in an exquisite, mystical harmony with nature. According to Hoover fellow Terry L. Anderson, there was nothing mystical about it. Indians lived in harmony with nature because they practiced property rights.

Two Myths about Biotechnology

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

Biotechnology is already responsible for products ranging from new medicines to genetically engineered tomatoes, yet the very idea of tinkering with genetic material makes millions of Americans nervous. Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller says we can relax.

Totalitarianism and Technology

by Robert Conquestvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

Hoover fellow Robert Conquest examines the uses to which Lenin and Stalin put the technology of their day-and to which future totalitarians might put the technology of tomorrow.

In the Beginning was the Transistor

by Paul M. Romervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

According to most accounts, the invention of the transistor kicked off the high-tech revolution. Not exactly, argues Hoover fellow Paul M. Romer. The process of learning and discovery itself proved at least as important. A meditation on incentives and ideas.

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The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.

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