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Fraternities on the Rocks

by Maureen Sirhalvia Policy Review
Tuesday, February 1, 2000

College administrators' political siege on the Greeks

The Quest for Cosmic Justice

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2000

If we could create the universe from scratch, we’d all make sure that no one ever suffered misfortunes or disadvantages. The problem is that we don’t get to create the universe from scratch. Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell argues that the quest for cosmic justice is ultimately at odds with the administration of true justice.

The Public Revolution Private Money Could Cause

by Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2000

School vouchers offer an unprecedented opportunity to improve educational opportunities for children in our inner cities. So why does the left oppose them? By Hoover fellow Terry M. Moe.

The Case for Vouchers

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2000

Critics argue vouchers would make the income and racial disparities in our schools even worse. Paul E. Peterson reports on a pilot program in San Antonio, Texas, that proves them wrong.

We Shall Overcome—by Merit

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2000

The trouble with affirmative action is that it assumes that membership in a minority group is a handicap in itself. Hoover fellow Shelby Steele argues that the best way to level the playing field is to insist on the same rules for everyone.

Initiative: Human Agency and Society

by Tibor R. Machanvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Saturday, January 1, 2000

In a fresh look at the age-old question of nature's law versus individual choice, Machan offers an insightful discussion of human initiative as a basic feature of our personal and community lives—and its implications for personal relations, politics, criminal law, social work, and public policy.

Morality and Work

by Tibor R. Machanvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Saturday, January 1, 2000

Examining some of the special ethical dimensions of work, the contributors look at the basic issues of the labor market and offer some controversial alternatives to conventional ways of understanding that market. Morality and Work confronts issues with a bold, candid approach that is sometimes unsettling but always thought-provoking.

Political Environmentalism: Going behind the Green Curtain

via Books by Hoover Fellows
Saturday, January 1, 2000

Documenting a range of examples, Anderson and his contributors boldly confront specific environmental laws, asking whether they were motivated by environmental or strictly political concerns, whether they are cost-effective, and whether they generate effective or perverse results.

Analysis and Commentary

Education: The New Civil Rights Frontier

by E. Donald Hirsch Jr.via Hoover Daily Report
Monday, November 22, 1999

Apologists for the public schools continue to blame the achievement gap between groups on social pathologies and shortcomings in the innate abilities of entire groups.

When Discrimination Makes Sense

by Dinesh D’Souzavia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 1999

Police have been known to stop suspects because of their race, and cabdrivers have been known to refuse riders for the same reason. According to Hoover media fellow Dinesh D’Souza, we should outlaw the one but permit the other.


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