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The Loneliness of the “Black Conservative”

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Hoover fellow Shelby Steele on the price of his convictions.

Quantifying the Brave New World

by Michael S. Malonevia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Plant, equipment, inventory—traditional accounting methods can cope with these. But intellectual capital? That poses a problem. Michael S. Malone explains the need for accounting techniques as new as the information age itself.

Still the Father of His Country

by Seymour Martin Lipsetvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Although we tend to think of him as a stiff, remote, and inaccessible figure, George Washington is nevertheless “the most important figure in American history.” By Hoover fellow Seymour Martin Lipset.

A Little School in the Northeast Kingdom

by Amity Shlaesvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Some worry that school vouchers amount to a risky new experiment. They ought to consider Vermont’s St. Johnsbury Academy. Its voucher program has worked just fine . . . for more than 100 years. By Hoover media fellow Amity Shlaes.

What the European Central Bank Needs to Do

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

As the European Central Bank begins making decisions, Hoover fellow John B. Taylor asserts, “a clear guideline, or policy rule, would go a long way toward . . . increasing economic stability throughout the globe.” Taylor modestly suggests . . . the Taylor Rule.

How Russia Blundered into Chechnya

by John B. Dunlopvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

When the Russians invaded the tiny province of Chechnya in 1994, they expected to achieve a swift victory. Instead they found themselves fought to a bloody stalemate. Hoover fellow John B. Dunlop on the way ignorance and arrogance led to a tragic miscalculation.

The Dance of the Lemons

by Peter Schweizervia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Why is the quality of teachers so low? Just try getting rid of a bad one. Hoover media fellow Peter Schweizer explains.

Five Ways to Beat the Thugs

by Abraham D. Sofaervia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Hoover fellow Abraham D. Sofaer on steps we must take to counter the terrorist threat.

Mr. Market

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Nobel laureate and Hoover fellow Milton Friedman evaluates Alan Greenspan’s job performance, analyzes the role of the International Monetary Fund in the Asian financial meltdown, and explains how to fix Social Security—all in less than three thousand words.

Why China Will Become a Democracy

by Henry S. Rowenvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

China? A democracy? According to Hoover fellow Henry S. Rowen, the question is not whether, but when.

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