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Analysis and Commentary

Some Little Contradictions and How They Grew

by Mary Eberstadtvia National Review
Friday, May 23, 2008

I hope that by now You’ve all gotten my first Letter and that Everybody’s had a chance to read it and think over my points and suggestions...

Analysis and Commentary

Drugged out on the Hill

by Henry I. Millervia Washington Times
Friday, May 23, 2008

The Framers of the U.S. Constitution purposefully divided governance among three separate but interdependent branches, intending to ensure the principal powers — legislative, executive and judicial — were not concentrated in a single branch...

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Guest Editorial: Budget woes no excuse to abandon state’s poorest students

with Eric Hanushekvia Los Angeles Wave
Friday, May 23, 2008

As the State of California faces a financial crisis, everyone from the governor to legislators to local elected officials are scrambling to find the best way to close the budget gap...

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The Rise and Fall of Liberalism: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, May 23, 2008

Piereson says conservatives were not at all surprised that a communist killed Kennedy, and thus had no need to recast any of their assumptions about America in the aftermath of the event...

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There is always a substitute

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, May 22, 2008

Economists usually argue that as oil gets more expensive, there is an incentive to discover new technologies and to switch to existing technologies that are only financially viable when oil prices rise...

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Still Not Too Late for Myanmar

with Timothy Garton Ashvia New York Times
Thursday, May 22, 2008

Give Not Invading a Chance: This weekend, “one of the most grotesque events in the political history of the modern world” will take place in Myanmar, writes Timothy Garton Ash on the op-ed page of The Los Angeles Times...

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Why prices rise

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, May 22, 2008

Steve Mufson at the Washington Post is bewitched, bothered, and bewildered about why oil prices keep rising...

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Lentil stew for everyone!

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, May 22, 2008

The National Post editorializes (HT: Nathaniel Clarkson) on the moral high ground being claimed by the Democratic Party's plans for their August convention in Denver:...

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The Price of Everything at Amazon

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, May 22, 2008

My new book, The Price of Everything: A Parable of Possibility and Prosperity is now available for pre-order at Amazon for the lovely low price of $16.47 in hardcover...

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Banana Dollar — Part 5

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, May 22, 2008

The saga of the falling dollar continues, in Ukraine of all places...

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At Williams Public Events May 29 - June 1

with George P. Shultzvia iBerkshires (MA)
Thursday, May 22, 2008

Saturday, May 31 Conversation with Honorary Degree Recipient George Shultz...

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Bear Stearns Too Big to Fail?

with Milton Friedmanvia Washington Independent
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sometime during the week-end of March 14-15, the U.S. Federal Reserve decided the government of the United States could not permit the investment bank Bear Stearns to fail...

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Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century

with Philip Bobbittvia Spectator (UK)
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

This book is so important that I hope the publishers have the civic spirit to send a copy to every parliamentarian, decision-maker and opinion-former in the land...

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Georgia Enacts Comprehensive School Choice Law

with Milton Friedmanvia NewsMax
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

This past week Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law the most expansive school-choice program in the nation, yet the so-called mainstream media has completely ignored it...

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The NHS can learn a lot from Milton Friedman

with Milton Friedmanvia Healthcare Republic (UK)
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The economist Milton Friedman made a telling observation: the care with which we spend money depends upon whether it is ours or someone else's...

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Affirmative action in Colorado

with Thomas Sowellvia Denver Post
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Next November the citizens of Colorado will vote on the Colorado Civil Rights Initiative, a state constitutional amendment that prohibits preferences based on race, gender, national origin, color and ethnicity in state hiring, contracting and education...

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Facts on Policy

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Did you know?...The unemployment rate rose in 2007.