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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Hedging on Iraq

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Friday, February 2, 2007

For all the talk of cutting off funds, redeployment, and pulling out, the new Democratic Congress will, at least for now, probably do nothing except speak impassioned words and make implicit threats. Here’s why...

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Milton Friedman and India

with Milton Friedmanvia Economic Times (India)
Friday, February 2, 2007

Nobel laureate Milton Friedman, the legendary champion of economic freedom and the nemesis of Keynesian orthodoxy, strongly influenced the economic policies of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, the growing opposition to Communism within the eastern bloc, and more controversially Chile under Pinochet...

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Christ Killers, Dumbed-Down Translations, and How Conservatives Got That Way

with Mary Eberstadt, Peter Berkowitzvia First Things
Friday, February 2, 2007

It may be that, as the Gilbert and Sullivan jingle has it, everybody is born a little liberal or a little conservative, but it usually takes some time before one decides for oneself which it is, followed by some more time before one decides one got it wrong the first time. Such are the shiftings and switchings experienced by the contributors to Why I Turned Right: Leading Baby Boom Conservatives Chronicle Their Political Journeys...

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No Longer Free to Choose

with Milton Friedmanvia Inside Higher Education
Friday, February 2, 2007

The principle of freedom of choice is one of the most critical rights in American society...

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Putin bravado fuels fresh fears of nuclear arms race

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Ottawa Citizen
Friday, February 2, 2007

Two of Canada's leading nuclear disarmament crusaders are accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of fueling a new nuclear arms race for bragging yesterday about the prowess of his country's powerful new intercontinental missile...

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Censorship comes gradually

with Diane Ravitchvia Californian
Thursday, February 1, 2007

Bravo to Grace Mellman of Friends of Temecula Library and Rebecca Weersing of "Temecula Reads" for kicking off the 2007 reading campaign with "Fahrenheit 451," Ray Bradbury's novel about censorship and its pernicious effects on society...

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Milton Friedman saluted at memorial

with Milton Friedman, Gary S. Beckervia University of Chicago Chronicle
Thursday, February 1, 2007

Gary Becker, University Professor in Economics, was among six speakers remembering the contributions of Milton Friedman at a memorial service Monday, Jan. 29, in Rockefeller Chapel...

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What do women want?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, February 1, 2007

In this earlier post, I began a discussion of what are called Pigovian taxes, taxes to reduce activities where the harm caused by one's actions are imposed on others, what economists call negative externalities...

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High teacher pay still doesn't translate into achievement

with Eric Hanushekvia Detroit News
Wednesday, January 31, 2007

A new study reinforces what has been true in Michigan and across the nation for a long time: High teacher salaries don't result in high achievement...