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Racial Quotas in College Admissions: A Critique of the Bowen and Bok Study

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

In a new statistical analysis, two former Ivy League presidents argue that racial preferences in college admissions are good for both minorities and society at large. Examining the analysis, however, Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell has discovered that the numbers don’t add up.

Cancer Risk Analysis: New Science and Old Politics

by S. Fred Singervia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

New breakthroughs have produced a method of testing for carcinogens that is as much as 100,000 times more sensitive than the techniques currently in use. Now the EPA faces a choice. It can embrace the new method, permitting scientists to determine the levels at which chemicals or radiation are safe. Or it can let politicians and environmental activists determine those levels. By Hoover fellow S. Fred Singer.

Bye-Bye, Bilingual

by Peter J. Duignanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

English is the most widely spoken language in the world at large, but in many of America’s own classrooms it remains a foreign tongue. Peter Duignan argues that bilingual education has proven an abject failure—and must be abolished.

Can America Keep Its Lead?

via Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

The information revolution might as well be stamped “made in America,” but there are signs that Taiwan, South Korea, and other nations are moving up on us fast. Hoover fellow Nicholas Imparato on what the United States must do to maintain its edge.

Getting Business Off the Dole

by Stephen Moorevia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

Who are America’s costliest welfare recipients? Not unemployed men or single mothers, but the companies of the Fortune 500. Hoover visiting fellow Stephen Moore analyzes an outrage.

Itemize This

by Peter Brimelowvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

Hoover media fellow Peter Brimelow explores the high price of America’s onerous tax code.

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The Greedy Hand in a Velvet Glove

by Amity Shlaesvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

How a little-known man in the front office of Macy’s invented tax withholding and gave rise to the modern welfare state. By Hoover media fellow Amity Shlaes.

A Dangerous Precedent

by William Ratliff, David Oppenheimervia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

Hoover fellow William Ratliff and David Oppenheimer explore the real lessons of the Kosovo conflict.

From Seattle to Santiago, Let the Dollar Reign

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

Hoover fellow Robert J. Barro endorses a plan that could bring much-needed economic stability to Central and South America. ¡Viva greenbacks!

Arsenal of Poison

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

The Tocqueville-quoting president of Iran, Mohammed Khatami, has impressed the West as a moderate—while at the same time amassing an arsenal of weapons of mass destruction. By Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman.

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