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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Milton Friedman Vs. David Brooks

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Forbes
Friday, March 20, 2009

This past week, New York Times columnist David Brooks climbed unwittingly into the ring to go a couple of rounds with Milton Friedman--or rather, since Friedman died just over two years ago, with the ghost of Milton Friedman...

Analysis and Commentary

Do not let the 'cure' destroy capitalism

by Gary S. Beckervia Financial Times
Friday, March 20, 2009

Capitalism has been wounded by the global recession, which unfortunately will get worse before it gets better...

Analysis and Commentary

First, do no harm

by Victor Davis Hansonvia San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, March 19, 2009

When it comes to our complex economy, President Barack Obama would do well to heed the physician's ancient commandment to first "do no harm."...

In the News
In the News

Calif. Ports Struggle to Make ‘Clean Trucks’ Payments

with Henry I. Millervia Environment and Climate News (Heartland Institute) (IL)
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Trucking companies that purchased expensive, low-emissions trucks under inducement from a Clean Trucks Program at the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach are in danger of bankruptcy as reports surface the two port authorities are unable to come up with the funds to meet their promises...

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State Senate to Hold Hearing on Issue of Felony Warrants

with Clint Bolickvia Phoenix New Times (AZ)
Friday, March 20, 2009

Whether Sheriff Joe Arpaio is using his resources correctly when it comes to serving felony warrants will be among issues discussed at a legislative hearing on Monday...

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Lessons of charter schools

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Times Union (NY)
Friday, March 20, 2009

President Barack Obama has given his first real sign to education reformers that he will not abandon their cause...

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'Card check': A jobs-killing ruse

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Friday, March 20, 2009

In a robust economy, the union-coddling Employee Free Choice Act would drain job creation...

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March 26 school panel talk

with Diane Ravitchvia Downtown Express (NY)
Friday, March 20, 2009

The South of the Bridge Parent & Youth Association will hold a panel next week called “Demystifying Mayoral Control” with speakers including nationally known education scholar Diane Ravitch; Leonie Haimson, founder of Class Size Matters; and Paul Hovitz, former chairperson of Community Board 1’s Youth and Education Committee...

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Challenges of nation-building, and democratisation in Africa

with Larry Diamondvia Daily Monitor (Uganda)
Friday, March 20, 2009

The first challenge is in the definition...

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Law and Justice with Antonin Scalia: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, March 20, 2009

Justice Antonin Scalia fields questions about his career, his family, his opinions, his faith, his colleagues, his legacy, and the fate of the Constitution...

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An Economic Lent

with Niall Fergusonvia Bulletin (PA)
Friday, March 20, 2009

Recently, I told you about a Lenten “carbon fast” proposed by two Anglican bishops...

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Veterans of U.S. Diplomacy Try to Revive Nuclear Arms Talks With Russia

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia New York Times
Thursday, March 19, 2009

Three former American secretaries of state and a former secretary of defense were in Moscow on Thursday for informal meetings with top Russian officials in an attempt to pull relations between the United States and Russia out of a tailspin before the countries’ presidents meet for the first time next month...

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How Regular Schools with Regular Teachers Could Replicate the Results of High-Powered Charters

by Williamson M. Eversvia Ed Policy
Thursday, March 19, 2009

Education Sector's Steven Wilson in an important AEI pamphlet (drawn from an earlier scholarly paper) looks at the talent that has contributed mightily to the success of high-performing charter schools...

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Obscene bonuses

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, March 19, 2009

Can you believe this?...

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The Fed Moves to Monetize

with Niall Fergusonvia Seeking Alpha
Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Federal Reserve shocked the financial markets yesterday...

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FACTS ON POLICY: The United States then and now—a snapshot of the U.S. economy at the beginning of the five most recent presidencies

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Did you know? . . . Some aspects of the economic challenges that the Obama administration inherited are not unlike those of earlier presidents...