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Analysis and Commentary

Threat in the Andes

by William Ratliffvia Los Angeles Times
Friday, March 7, 2008

There hasn't been a really good war in Latin America for many years, but a couple of Andean ideological hotheads are threatening to change that, as Venezuela and Ecuador mobilize troops at their borders with Colombia...

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Bottom appears to be near for housing prices

with Milton Friedmanvia St. Petersburg Times
Friday, March 7, 2008

On the ups and downs of the market, late economist Milton Friedman once noted that bulls make money and bears make money, but hogs get slaughtered...

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Cypress' T.J. Rodgers on solar, politics, and capitalism, part 2

with Milton Friedmanvia CNET News
Friday, March 7, 2008

T.J. Rodgers is an unapologetic capitalist who happens to be the chief executive of San Jose, Calif.'s, Cypress Semiconductor...

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Crossing Swords: James Baldwin and the Civil Rights Movement

with Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steelevia Intellectual Conservative
Friday, March 7, 2008

In the 1960s and 70s, William F. Buckley, Jr. squared off against James Baldwin and his view of American society as hopelesly irredeemable...

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Wearing pinstripes and flying blind

with Milton Friedmanvia Sydney Morning Herald
Friday, March 7, 2008

As Ben Benanke and his colleagues at the US federal reserve battle daily to keep America from a general economic downturn, our lads at the RBA this week stepped up their efforts to engineer one in Australia...

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To prof, gloom is certain

with Milton Friedmanvia Denver Post
Friday, March 7, 2008

Robert Z. Aliber, professor emeritus from the University of Chicago, stood at a podium at Denver's Cherry Creek Country Club this week, delivering his annual dose of economic gloom to the school's area alumni...

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Stossel advocates a free market

with Milton Friedmanvia Chicago Maroon
Friday, March 7, 2008

In his approach to U.S. drug policy, the prison system, and crime, John Stossel prefers to take them all with a grain of salt...

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Banana Dollar — Part 2

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, March 6, 2008

In a previous post (January 21, 2008) I noted that the term "banana dollar," a $10 occupation currency issued by the Japanese in Malaya during World War II with a picture of a banana tree on the obverse side, also came to signify a rapidly depreciating currency...

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Focus on Issues: Will Russia’s New Leader Continue Down Putin’s Path?

via Hoover Institution
Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Outgoing Russian president Vladimir Putin's handpicked successor, Dmitry Medvedev has won the presidential election...

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'Green' building dedicated

with James L. Sweeneyvia San Jose Mercury News
Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Stanford University on Tuesday dedicated the Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building, the most sustainable campus building constructed to date...

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Facts on Policy: Incarceration Rate

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world...

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Bush puzzles over who'll be in charge in Russia

with Michael McFaulvia Kuwait Times
Monday, March 3, 2008

Imagine a crisis breaking out somewhere in the world, and US President George W Bush suddenly has to get the Kremlin on the hotline...