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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The myth of the big bad drug companies

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Los Angeles Times
Friday, December 22, 2006

The pharmaceutical industry is getting bad press...

Analysis and Commentary

What Is Annanism?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Friday, December 22, 2006

Everyone seems to take some joy in listening to outgoing secretary-general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, especially during the holidays..

In the News
In the News

A Year of Legacies: Triumphant and Tainted

with Milton Friedmanvia Business Week
Friday, December 22, 2006

Death took two major economic thinkers within months of each other in 2006...

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Estimating Yugoslavia

via Balkanalysis.com
Friday, December 22, 2006

That was a strange assembly on the fifth floor of Washington’s Woodrow Wilson Center on Dec. 7: about 70 aging intelligence agents, diplomats, academics and the odd journalist - mostly male - brought together by that now arcane topic: Yugoslavia...

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A Big Boost for Dallas: Bush complex can add to our intellectual life

with Hoover Institutionvia Dallas Morning News
Friday, December 22, 2006

Fifty years or more from now, when big-think people gather to discuss Dallas' development, they will look back to yesterday as one of the city's pivotal moments...

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The man who saw the futures

with Milton Friedmanvia Fortune
Friday, December 22, 2006

Way back in 1972, the head of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange had a crazy idea: If you could trade futures on pork bellies, wheat and beef, Leo Melamed wondered, why not on Swiss francs or deutsche marks?

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This Week on America Abroad

with Tod Lindbergvia America Abroad
Friday, December 22, 2006

This week on TPM Café’s America Abroad, the bloggers are talking about ... a Concert of Democracies, Iraq, the Transatlantic Relationship and Saudi Threats...

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Iran vote rattles leader's authority

with Abbas Milanivia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, December 22, 2006

When Iranians flocked to the polls on Monday to vote in local elections, Iran's official press agency quoted President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cheering the high turnout...

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Emergency Forces

with Joseph D. McNamaravia Star-News
Friday, December 22, 2006

Two years after its creation, the Leland Police Department's SWAT team still awaits its first hostage rescue, high-risk narcotics arrest or any of the other scenarios envisioned in its mission...

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In era of sharing, hedge funds keep to own devices

with Milton Friedmanvia Chicago Tribune
Friday, December 22, 2006

If you want to be avant-garde in the new year, you should read "Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything," by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams...

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Too Many Regulations Harm Drug Industry, Opinion Piece States

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Kaisernetwork.org
Friday, December 22, 2006

Critics of the pharmaceutical industry "are absolutely wrong to portray the nation's big drug companies as heartless, avaricious behemoths that act in whatever manner they choose and always get their way," Richard Epstein, a professor of law at the University of Chicago and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, writes in a Los Angeles Times opinion piece...

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Universal Healthcare: Is the Unthinkable Now Thinkable?

with Milton Friedmanvia Human Events Online
Friday, December 22, 2006

America has the greatest healthcare in the history of the universe, but the system is fraught with problems that are getting worse every day...

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SMU expected to be site for Bush presidential library

with Hoover Institutionvia Houston Chronicle
Thursday, December 21, 2006

George W. Bush's presidential library will be built on the Southern Methodist University campus here pending the outcome of further talks between the school and the president's site selection committee...

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The Dirty Dozen

with Milton Friedmanvia townhall.com
Thursday, December 21, 2006

As college costs soar through the roof—averaging above $31,000 a year for tuition, room & board—today’s college students study adultery, genitalia, and Native American feminism...