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Don't Cry for Argentina

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

Like Chile before it, Argentina recently privatized its social security system. Why can't we? By Nobel Prize-winner and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker.

The New American Doctrine

by Christopher L. Shepherdvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

As the brass prepare for the coming Quadrennial Defense Review, "preventive defense" is taking the place of "containment." West Point grad and Hoover national security affairs fellow Lieutenant Colonel Christopher L. Shepherd explains the new doctrine.

How the Indians Did It

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

According to the widespread myth, American Indians lived in an exquisite, mystical harmony with nature. According to Hoover fellow Terry L. Anderson, there was nothing mystical about it. Indians lived in harmony with nature because they practiced property rights.

Two Types of Reforms (Serious and Not)

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

A recent study divided fiscal reforms in a number of countries into two types. Type-one reforms were successful. They tended to cut spending. Type-two reforms were failures. They tended to raise taxes. Will President Clinton choose type one or type two? By Hoover fellow Robert J. Barro.

Totalitarianism and Technology

by Robert Conquestvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

Hoover fellow Robert Conquest examines the uses to which Lenin and Stalin put the technology of their day-and to which future totalitarians might put the technology of tomorrow.

No Nukes Is Bad Nukes

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

Despite a growing nuclear threat from Third World countries and terrorist groups, the United States is getting rid of its own nuclear weapons as fast as it can. Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell reports on what amounts to unilateral disarmament.

A Thatcherite Plan for Latin America

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

After getting under way in the 1980s, the privatization movement in Latin America has stalled out. Hoover fellow David R. Henderson argues that it can still be jump-started-if Latin leaders do what Margaret did.

The Trouble Started with Honest Abe

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

Who was the father of big government? FDR? Not according to Hoover fellow David R. Henderson, who makes a case that the trouble started not with the New Deal but with the Civil War.

The Ten Commandments of Foreign Policy

by George P. Shultzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

Former Secretary of State and Hoover fellow George P. Shultz recently spent some time thinking over the advice he would give to President Clinton's new foreign policy team. What it all comes down to, he decided, is ten fundamental principles.

Two Myths about Biotechnology

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

Biotechnology is already responsible for products ranging from new medicines to genetically engineered tomatoes, yet the very idea of tinkering with genetic material makes millions of Americans nervous. Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller says we can relax.