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A 1962 Flat-Tax Proposal Revisited

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

Most of the flat-tax plans being bruited about in Washington today derive from the proposal that Hoover fellows Robert E. Hall and Alvin Rabushka made over a decade ago. As it happens, Hoover fellow Milton Friedman wrote about a flat tax more than three decades ago. Here Friedman presents that original plan.

Israel's War on Terrorism

by Abraham D. Sofaervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

Israel has declared war on terrorism. Hoover fellow Abraham D. Sofaer tells the new prime minister how to wage it.

Moscow's Secret Gold

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

In 1992, Boris Yeltsin outlawed the Communist Party, declaring it a criminal organization. Party leaders challenged Yeltsin in court. Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman has been examining the documents in this historic case.

Thoughts of a Philosophical Fighter Pilot

by James Bond Stockdalevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

Congressional Medal of Honor winner and Hoover fellow James Bond Stockdale reflects on the highest ideals of the ancient Greeks and the unlikely way in which he encountered those ideals--during his seven years of confinement and torture in a North Vietnamese prison.

How to Think about Taxes

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

Hoover fellow Michael J. Boskin presents a succinct analysis of the principal tax reform proposals of the day. A straightforward guide to a complicated subject.

The Surprising Politics of School Choice

by Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

Hoover fellow Terry M. Moe describes the surprising political alliances now being forged in the school choice movement--and argues that the movement is gaining strength.

The Outlook for Civil Comity

by Seymour Martin Lipsetvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

Hoover fellow Seymour Martin Lipset looks at the data and concludes that the melting pot is still melting--but that American politics are at an angry boil.

A Brutal Debacle

by Richard F. Staarvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

Hoover fellow Richard F. Staar portrays the 1994-1996 war that mighty Russia has waged on tiny Chechnya, a breakaway ethnic enclave on Russia's southern flank. This conflict has claimed some forty thousand civilian lives--and it continues to fester.

Why the Flat Tax Isn't Nuts

by Robert J. Barro, Milton Friedman, Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

When presidential candidate Steve Forbes championed a flat tax virtually identical to the one first proposed by Hoover fellows Robert E. Hall and Alvin Rabushka, critics hooted, calling the flat tax a nutty idea. The Wall Street Journal asked a group of renowned economists, including Hoover fellows Robert J. Barro, Gary S. Becker, and Milton Friedman, to comment.

Race and the Curse of Good Intentions

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

Racists treat whites and blacks differently in the name of white supremacy. President Bill Clinton does so in the name of affirmative action. According to Hoover fellow Shelby Steele, one is as wrong as the other.

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