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Environmental Law 101

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

The best way to protect the environment? Consult common sense—and common law. By legal scholar Richard A. Epstein.

Megamergers—and Megafallacies

by David Bradyvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

Is the recent wave of corporate megamergers cause for alarm? On the contrary, argues Hoover fellow David W. Brady. The new corporate giants are incorporating the best management techniques from around the world. Bigger isn’t better. Better is better.

Book ’Em

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

The biggest improvement in the lives of ordinary Americans during the last couple of decades? According to Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker, the drastic reduction in the rate of crime. The Nobel laureate explains how the United States finally did it.

The Welcome Effects of Latino Immigration

by Michael Baronevia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Since minorities can’t rely on the market to provide jobs and safe neighborhoods, the 1968 Kerner Report suggested, they need something like socialism instead. In the thirty years since, Latino immigrants have proved otherwise. By Hoover media fellow Michael Barone.

You Call That a Case?

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

How weak is the case against Microsoft? Even a Netscape lobbyist considers it wobbly. Hoover fellow David R. Henderson reports.

Why the Antitrust Cops Should Lay Off High Tech

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Federal intervention in the computer industry is unwarranted and counterproductive. How not to mince words, by Hoover fellow Robert J. Barro.

How Private Property Saved the Pilgrims

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

When the Pilgrims landed in 1620, they established a system of communal property. Within three years they had scrapped it, instituting private property instead. Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell tells the story.

Big Brother Is Listening

by Joseph D. McNamaravia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

The FBI and the Department of Justice are proposing tight controls on the production and sale of encryption software. Hoover fellow Joseph D. McNamara argues that the proposals would allow unprecedented government intrusion into our lives, weaken the economy—and actually increase crime.

Monopoly Politics

by James C. Miller IIIvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Friday, January 1, 1999

Miller shows that, as in commercial markets, victims of monopoly power in politics pay higher prices and get less in return. He details how political markets resist being organized competitively and thus not performing as well as commercial markets, and explains how this lack of competition is caused by political incumbents rigging political markets to protect themselves.

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