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  • Backgrounder posted April 25, 1991 by Edward L. America's Space Policy: Countdown to Major Reforms

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 826 April 25,1991 I A1MERICA'S SPACE POHCX COu"ToMAJORREFoRMs INTRODUCTION The special Presidential Advisory Committee on the future of the U.S. Space Program, chaired by Norman Augustine, Chief Executive Officer of Martin Marietta Corporation, last December issued its Report that correctly identifies a number of the serious…

  • Backgrounder posted March 27, 1991 by Edward L. A Twelve-Step Program to Cure Spend-aholism

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 819 March 27,1991 A TWELVESIEP PROGR AM TO CURE SPEND-AHOLISM INTRODUCTION Many members of Congress and officials of the Bush Administration have a serious problem that they refuse to recognize: They are addicted to spend ing other people's money.They are spend-aholics In recent years they h a ve driven federal spending,…

  • Executive Memorandum posted October 8, 1990 by Edward L. The Budget Summit Agreement, Part IX: What Next?

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 1015190 287 THE BUDGET SUMMIT AGREEMENT: PART IX M11AT NEXT? Several hours ago the House of Representatives rejected the budget summit agreement - and with good reason. Yet the debate revealed a fundamental misunderstanding about the package. The proposed budget woul d not have cut the deficit by cutting…

  • Lecture posted July 1, 1990 by Edward L. Promoting Prosperity Through a U.S. -Mexico Free Trade Area

    (Archived document, may contain errors) Promoting Prosperity Through A U.S.-Mexico Free Trade Area By Edward 1. Hudgins, Ph.D. During the last decade the debt crisis in less developed countri es and the threat of in- creased trade protectionism were the two most serious international economic problems. The spark that set off the crisis was the default of…

  • Lecture posted June 1, 1990 by Edward L. Free Men and Free Markets: Spreading the Revolution to Less Developed Countries

    (Archived document, may contain errors) Free Men and Free Markets: Spreading the Revolution to Less Developed Countries By Edward L Hudgins, Ph. D. I begin this discussion of the problems of less developed countries by looking at a now familiar example of a success story, of a country whose citizens climbed out of poverty and built a…

  • Backgrounder posted May 24, 1990 by Edward L. Private Property: The Basis of Economic Reform in Less DevelopedCountries

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 770 May 24,1990 PRIVAm PROPEXTI THE BASIS OF EXONOMIC REFoRlM IN LESS DEvEu3pED CoUNTRlEs INTRODUCTION The problems of economic growth in less developed countries are taking center stage among policy makers in the United States and in its industrial ked a l lies As Eastern European countries and Nicaragua reject…

  • Lecture posted May 1, 1990 by Edward L. Ten Objections to an East European Development Bank

    (Archived document, may contain errors) Ten Objections to an East European Development Bank By Edward L Hudgins, Ph.D. Nowthat the countries of Eastern Europe have ousted their communist rulers and are on the road to democratic elections, their next great challenge is to reverse over forty years of econ omic destitution caused by their…

  • Backgrounder posted May 18, 1989 by Edward L. The Woods Report: Foreign Aid and Economic Growth

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 708 May 18,1984 I I THE WWDS REFORE FOREIG NAIDANDECONOMICGROWTH INTRODUCTION I The Administrator of the Agency for International Development, Alan Woods, released a study earlier this year that has profound implications for United States economic assistance policies It examines less developed cou ntries in terms of…

  • Executive Memorandum posted May 10, 1989 by Edward L. Why Mosbacher's Plan Would Hurt U.S. Competitiveness

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 5/10/89 234 WHY MOSBACHERIS PLAN WOULD HURT U.S. COMPETITIVENESS In a speech earlier this week, U.S. Comm erce Secretary Robert A. Mosbacher called for "industry-led, business-government partnerships" ostensibly as a means to improve America's global economic competitiveness. Advocates of such policies…

  • Backgrounder posted March 6, 1989 by Edward L. U.S. -Mexico Economic Ties

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 694 March 6,1989 U.Sm=1MExI%AN ECONOMIC TIES INTRODUCTION Mexico9s economic health is of great concern to the United States. Not only is Mexico the third largest U.S. trading partner (after Canada and Japan), but economic hardship in Mexico could trigger political and social unrest that would have immediate repercussions…

  • Executive Memorandum posted March 1, 1989 by Edward L. The Woods Report: Why the U.S. Needs New Foreign Aid Goals

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 3/1/89 226 THE WOODS REPORT: WHY THE U.S. NEEDS NEW FOREIGN AID GOALS The United States has spent billions of dollars to help the less devel'oped.countries..of the- world. Much of this money apparently has been wasted when recipient countries have failed to promote free enterprise and economic growth. This is…

  • Executive Memorandum posted February 14, 1989 by Edward L. V How the U.S. Should Respond to Jamaica's New Government

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 2/14/89 224 HOW THE U.S. SHOULD RESPOND TO JAMAICA'S NEW GOVERNMENT In national elections last week, Jamaicans swept Prime Minister Edward Seaga,.frompower and replaced him with Michael Manley of the National People's Party. Manley previously had served as the country's leader fr o m 1972 until his defeat by…

  • Executive Memorandum posted September 7, 1988 by Edward L. There They Go Again: A Booming Textile Industry Seeks to StingAmerican Consumers

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 9/7/88 212 THERE THEY GO AGAIN: A BOOMING TEXTILE INDUSTRY SEEKS TO STING AMERICAN CONSUMERS.- While trade protec tionism is never economically justified, it is understandable why U.S. in- dustries suffering business difficulties would want to restrict competition from imports. It is not understandable when…

  • Executive Memorandum posted August 10, 1988 by Edward L. How Transportation Department Policies Help Japan and Hurt U.S.Satellite Makers

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 8/10/88 211 HOW TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT POLICIES HELP JAPAN AND HURT U.S. SATELLITE MAKERS The Australian government has announced plans to buy space satellites for commercial ac- tivities from an American manufacturer. The People's Republic of China (PRC) has won the contract to launch these…

  • Executive Memorandum posted April 21, 1988 by Edward L. The Trade Bill Deserves a Veto

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 4/21/88 195 THE TRADE BILL DESERVES A VETO The thousand-page Omnibus Trade Bill (H.R. 3, S. 490), recently reported out of House-Senate conference, is a disappointment. Rather than seeking to expand trade by opening foreign markets, the legislation makes it easier for some U.S. industries to restr i…