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Stalemate in the Drug War

by William Ratliffvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 30, 2001

Under Plan Colombia, the United States will provide the government of Colombia with nearly $1 billion to use in fighting the drug trade. Yet if the war on drugs has already proven a dismal failure here at home, why should we expect it to succeed anywhere else? Hoover fellow William Ratliff reports from Bogotá.

Private Property, Freedom, and the Rule of Law

by Richard Pipesvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 30, 2001

Juxtapose the history of England with that of Russia. What emerges? The importance of private property. By Richard Pipes.

The Battle for Color-Blind Public Policy

by Robert Zelnickvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 30, 2001

According to Hoover media fellow Robert Zelnick, the government should end racial preferences as a matter of principle. "The ultimate political question," writes Zelnick, "is whether whites and Asians in this democracy have the same constitutional rights as blacks, Hispanics, and other favored groups."

Reflections on the Recent Past: The Framers and Modern-Day Heresies

by Richard F. Staarvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2001

Former independent counsel Kenneth Starr reflects on the lessons to be learned from his investigation of the president.

Tough Justice Is Saving Our Inner Cities

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2001

America’s cities are being reborn. Who are the midwives? Cops. By Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker.

Lessons Unlearned

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

Americans may pay lip service to the Constitution, but all too often they’re willing to sidestep the document in order to achieve short-sighted political agendas. Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell explores a dangerous trend.

Microsoft’s Future—and Ours

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

The Justice Department’s attempt to break up Microsoft is not only misguided on economic grounds—it could actually put our national security at risk. By Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz.

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Invasion of the Privacy Snatchers

by Charles J. Sykesvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

The Internet has made it possible for governments and corporations alike to amass an unprecedented amount of personal information on all of us. Hoover fellow Charles J. Sykes examines the preeminent issue of the Information Age—the end of privacy.

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Law and Economics in Developing Countries

by Edgardo Buscaglia, William Ratliffvia Hoover Institution Press
Friday, August 11, 2000

This concise volume examines the relationship between law, governance, and economic development and shows the main substantive and procedural legal factors that developing nations must address to promote political stability and economic growth, intended for the general informed reader as well as for policymakers in governments and civil society.

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