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Thinking Out Loud and Louder

by Jon Jewettvia Policy Review
Monday, April 1, 2002

Jon Jewett on Public Intellectuals: A Study in Decline by Richard A. Posner

The Wellness Gospel and the Future of Faith

by Ronald W. Dworkinvia Policy Review
Monday, April 1, 2002

Medicalizing spirituality hurts both religion and medicine

FOR RICHER OR POORER: The Marriage Problem

with James Q. Wilson, Irwin Garfinkelvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, April 1, 2002

Study after study has shown that married people are healthier and wealthier than unmarried people and that children raised in two-parent homes are generally more successful in life than those who aren't. And yet, according to the U.S. Census, about half of all first marriages end in divorce. Additionally, since 1960 the percentage of children born out of wedlock has grown from single digits to 20 percent. What is going on? Is the decline in marriage a symptom of underlying cultural problems in modern America? Or is it misguided to focus on marriage rather than on the economic problems facing all low-income families, whether married or not?

Analysis and Commentary

Have New York City Children Been Saved?

by Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, March 25, 2002

If the schools are not currently up to standards, how can the courts or legislatures remedy the situation?

Crony Capitalism and Economic Growth in Latin America: Theory and Evidence
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Crony Capitalism and Economic Growth in Latin America: Theory and Evidence

by Stephen Habervia Hoover Institution Press
Friday, March 15, 2002

Crony capitalism systems—in which those close to political policymakers receive favors allowing them to earn returns far above market value—are a fundamental feature of the economies of Latin America.

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: Race and the Census

with Ward Connerly, Ramona E. Douglassvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, February 22, 2002

Should the U.S. Census stop collecting racial and ethnic data? The 2000 census asked Americans to identify themselves according to 126 possible racial and ethnic categories, up from just 5 categories in 1990. Movements are now afoot to add even more racial categories to the 2010 census. Does the collection of all these data stand in the way of the creation of a truly color-blind society? Should we drop questions of race from the census and other government forms? Or are these data critical tools in the ongoing fight to end inequality and discrimination?

Analysis and Commentary

Crime Statistics—the Only Game in Town

by Joseph D. McNamaravia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, February 18, 2002

No official order was ever given to underreport or not report crimes that weren't cleared, but an officer following the rulebook would soon find out from his sergeant that he had an attitude.

China's America Problem

by Ying Mavia Policy Review
Friday, February 1, 2002

As Chinese nationalism rises, so does anti-Americanism

Getting Along

by Elizabeth Arensvia Policy Review
Friday, February 1, 2002

Elizabeth Arens on Two Faces of Liberalism by John Gray

Do Kids Need Government Censors?

by Rhoda Rabkinvia Policy Review
Friday, February 1, 2002

Self-regulation is a better solution

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