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They Only Look Dead

by Michael Baronevia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

The media portrayed the election last November as a Republican catastrophe. Yet the GOP did extremely well in races for the seats of real power—governors’ mansions. By Hoover media fellow Michael Barone.

The Best of All Possible Worlds

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

Every so often it’s worth pausing to reflect on just how good capitalism has been to us. Hoover fellow David R. Henderson compares average Americans with medieval kings—and concludes that the kings were paupers.

Teller Reflects

by Edward Teller, Lee Munsonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

One of the century’s intellectual giants reflects on America’s past—and future. An interview with Hoover fellow Edward Teller by Lee Munson.

Thatcherism after Thatcher

by Peter Lilleyvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

A decade has passed since Thatcher and Reagan stepped down. With the Labour Party in power in Britain and a Democrat in the White House, the deputy leader of the British Conservative Party describes what conservatives must do to return to political—and moral—leadership. By the Right Honorable Peter Lilley, MP.

What Might Save Russia Yet

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

Can Russia still dig itself out of its economic morass? Hoover fellow Robert J. Barro thinks it can—if it follows his advice.

Want High Returns? Take the Risks

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

As the stock market continues its unprecedented boom, Nobel laureate and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker suggests that we all recall an economic truism: The greater the returns, the greater the risk.

Social Security Socialism

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

Investing Social Security funds in the stock market would be a fine idea, wouldn’t it? President Clinton thinks so. Nobel laureate and Hoover fellow Milton Friedman thinks not.

Black History Lesson

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell on a generation of policies that have done black Americans far more harm than good.

In Celia’s Office

by Robert Conquestvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

Hoover fellow Robert Conquest on men who fought on opposite sides of the Cold War—George Orwell and Alger Hiss—and on the legacy of their era. “Although the Cold War is over in reality, it is still being waged mentally in certain circles.”

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.

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