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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Initiative?

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

This November, citizens in California and 23 other states will vote on dozens of ballot initiatives. Although ballot initiatives are often maligned in the press and the academy alike, Hoover fellow Bill Whalen stands up for them, arguing that they allow voters to speak out on issues about which elected officials will only whisper.

The Best Argument for Tax Reform: The IRS

by Amity Shlaesvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

The IRS is out of control. The best—indeed, the only—way to rein it in? The flat tax. By Hoover media fellow Amity Shlaes.


by Mary J. Croninvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

Imagine going to a shopping mall in which researchers follow you from store to store, taking notes on every product you examine or buy. Would you shop in such a place? Chances are, you already do. Welcome to the Internet. By Mary J. Cronin.

A Tsar Is Born

by Richard F. Staarvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

What can the West expect from Vladimir Putin? Trouble. By Hoover fellow Richard F. Staar.

Why Cyberspace Should Be Tax Free

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

The Internet revolution has enriched our lives in many ways. Now it may be about to give us something even more valuable than e-mail or online shopping: smaller government. Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker explains.

Negotiations Lite

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

Attempting to produce a string of triumphant Rose Garden signing ceremonies, the Clinton administration has blundered into one disastrously flawed peace agreement after another. Hoover fellow Charles Hill explains why short-term diplomatic "successes" so often turn into long-term disasters.

What Rudy Did for the GOP

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

Working on a book about the Republican Party, last year Hoover fellow Peter Robinson spent some time with Rudolph Giuliani. Although Giuliani is no longer running for the Senate, Robinson argues that Giuliani’s accomplishments as mayor of New York City set an example for Republican candidates just the same. A portrait of a brilliant politician—and a great public servant.

The Courage of Friedrich Hayek

by William F. Buckley Jr.via Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

William F. Buckley Jr. reflects on Friedrich Hayek’s invaluable contributions to the fight against socialism—a fight that was still very much under way when Buckley delivered these remarks a quarter of a century ago.

The American Age

by Fareed Zakariavia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

Capitalism and democracy unleash creativity and human potential, but they can also be destructive, eroding old orders. Are we ready for what Hoover media fellow Fareed Zakaria calls "the wild ride of tomorrow"?

Imperial Understretch

by Richard N. Haassvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

Although at the height of its power and influence, the United States is pursuing a foreign policy both timid and aimless. Richard N. Haass outlines the bold foreign policy we ought to be pursuing instead.