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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

How to Make the Poor Poorer

by Gary S. Beckervia Wall Street Journal
Friday, January 26, 2007

The strong bipartisan support for increasing the federal minimum wage to $7.25 an hour from the current $5.15 -- a 40% increase -- is a sad example of how interest-group politics and the public's ignorance of economics can combine to give us laws that manage to be both inefficient and inegalitarian...

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Taking Iran Down a Notch

with Abbas Milanivia US News and World Report
Monday, February 5, 2007

The battlefield, so far, remains confined to Iraq...

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The Limits of Democracy

with Larry Diamondvia Newsweek
Monday, January 29, 2007

No president has attached his name more completely to the promotion of democracy than George W. Bush...

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Young America's Foundation Celebrates Milton Friedman Day

with Milton Friedmanvia PR Newswire
Friday, January 26, 2007

January 29th has been declared Milton Friedman Day, and to honor the late economist, Young America's Foundation is joining Free to Choose Media to commemorate Dr. Friedman's relentless championing of free enterprise and limited government...

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Milton Friedman, Nobelist Who Infuriated Many, Hallowed by PBS

with Milton Friedmanvia Bloomberg
Friday, January 26, 2007

Mark your ledgers: Jan. 29 has been proclaimed Milton Friedman Day, with official sanction in Chicago, throughout California and at PBS, which will air ``The Power of Choice: The Life and Ideas of Milton Friedman'' on that day at 10 p.m. New York time...

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The War of the World

with Niall Fergusonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Friday, January 26, 2007

Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University, and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University...

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Tech Chronicles

with Hoover Institutionvia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, January 26, 2007

For those who don't necessarily want to watch clips of people getting hit in the crotch or eating worms on the Internet, here is a site for them intellectuals...

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Pay taxes now, save more later

with Michael J. Boskinvia MarketWatch
Friday, January 26, 2007

The U.S. Treasury is sitting on a $3-4 trillion in deferred income tax receivable buried in investors' tax-deferred accounts (about as much as seven years ago), according to Michael Boskin, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution...

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The YouTube for thinkers

with Hoover Institutionvia CNET News
Thursday, January 25, 2007

Featured on YouTube Thursday morning was a humorous rap song about a young man buying a prized Wii, a self-explanatory clip titled "Scottie Tails: My Date with Barney, the First Dog," and, seemingly out of place, a video on world peace from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland...

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The Pot and the so-called Kettle

by Russell Roberts with Milton Friedmanvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, January 25, 2007

In this article at the New York Review of Books (HT: Arnold Kling at EconLog), Paul Krugman accuses Milton Friedman of intellectual dishonesty...

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Virgil Goes Viral

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Time Magazine
Thursday, January 25, 2007

At school, I loathed Latin, in general, but I detested Virgil in particular...

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The Untold Story of International Finance in the Post-9/11 World

with John B. Taylorvia ForaTv
Thursday, January 18, 2007

The financial front of the war on terror is one of the least reported yet one of the most successful and important parts of the post-9/11 fight against terrorists. From his unmatched vantage point as head of Treasury's international affairs division for four years, John Taylor provides an intimate look into the days, weeks, and years that followed 9/11. To view the webcast, go to www.fora.tv/

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Who Was Milton Friedman?

with Milton Friedmanvia New York Times Book Review
Monday, January 15, 2007

The history of economic thought in the twentieth century is a bit like the history of Christianity in the sixteenth century...