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Racial Quotas in College Admissions: A Critique of the Bowen and Bok Study

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

In a new statistical analysis, two former Ivy League presidents argue that racial preferences in college admissions are good for both minorities and society at large. Examining the analysis, however, Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell has discovered that the numbers don’t add up.

Why China Doesn’t Need the WTO

by Charles Wolf Jr.via Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

The centerpiece of Chinese premier Zhu Rongji’s recent visit to Washington was to have been the announcement of a deal to usher China into the World Trade Organization. To the consternation of President Clinton, the deal fell through. Hoover fellow Charles Wolf Jr. asks, So what?

And Now, The Good News

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

As the millennium approaches, Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell finds a few reasons for optimism.

How Liberals Funked It

by Robert Conquestvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

Liberals spent the Cold War refusing to see communism for what it was. Hoover fellow Robert Conquest on “how the mind of the liberal became so much a subject of self-deception.”


Business Ethics in the Global Market

by Tibor R. Machanvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, July 26, 1999

What special problems arise for managers and employees of companies when they do business in countries and cultures other than their own? The essays in this book identify universal principles of business ethics and spell out minimal legal and ethical absolutes in foreign trade. They examine human rights and analyze the cross-cultural aspects of two sexual harassment cases filed against Mitsubishi in America.


by David Brooksvia Policy Review
Tuesday, June 1, 1999

David Brooks on The Great Disruption by Francis Fukuyama Holman W. Jenkins Jr. on The Lexus and the Olive Tree by Thomas L. Friedman Tod Lindberg on Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden

Diversity On Trial

by Nick-Anthony Buford, Heather McCormick, Joshua Ridervia Policy Review
Tuesday, June 1, 1999

Three views from Boalt Hall

Russia: Too Sick to Matter?

by Nicholas Eberstadtvia Policy Review
Tuesday, June 1, 1999

Vodka and heart disease weaken the Russian bear

It Takes a Family

by Jennifer Roback Morsevia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

Recent reports claim that raising children in day care centers does them no harm. Hoover fellow Jennifer Roback Morse has a different report to file.

Black History Lesson

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell on a generation of policies that have done black Americans far more harm than good.


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