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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The makings of a China-Latin love affair

by William Ratliffvia Asia Times
Saturday, May 31, 2008

The explosive growth of China's links to Latin America in recent years are but the latest developments in a history that reaches back to the Spanish colonial empire in the early-16th century...

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McCain proposal for joint action gains support

with Tod Lindbergvia Associated Press
Friday, May 30, 2008

Gaining ground this political season is a proposed League of Democracies designed to strengthen support for the next president's overseas agenda and ensure a global leadership role for the United States...

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Majority of Russians consider United States a force for evil: US election 2008

with Michael McFaulvia Telegraph (UK)
Thursday, May 29, 2008

Given that Vladimir Putin, their revered prime minister, once likened the United States to the Third Reich, it should come as little surprise that Russians were more suspicious of their Cold War adversary’s motives than any other nationality surveyed...

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Friedman Institute created to provide forum for economists to share path-breaking work

with Milton Friedman, Gary S. Beckervia University of Chicago Chronicle
Thursday, May 29, 2008

The University has announced it will establish a center for path-breaking research to build upon the strengths of economists throughout the University and to honor the contributions of Milton Friedman, considered by many to be the leading economist of the 20th century...

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Richard W. Fisher Nails It

with George P. Shultzvia Wealth Daily
Thursday, May 29, 2008

Long before the sound bite ever became the equivalent of news, there were great speeches...

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The Virtues of Innocence

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, May 29, 2008

In my recent podcast with Robin Hanson, he mentioned a Paul Graham essay, "Lies We Tell Kids."...

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Battles, Past and Present

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Thursday, May 29, 2008

We have had a number of Bushites, who in disillusion about their own careers, or angry that they were becoming scapegoats, wrote memoirs at odds with their former pronouncements...

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The Battle Over Size

with Diane Ravitchvia Newsweek
Thursday, May 29, 2008

It is 8:45 on a raw spring morning in a hardscrabble section of the Bronx...

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McCain's middle way on nuclear weapons

with James Goodbyvia Christian Science Monitor
Thursday, May 29, 2008

John McCain's new arms control proposals may be reminiscent of policies pursued by President Bush – President George H. W. Bush, that is, the current chief executive's father...

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Secondary Sources: Fed, Inflation Expectations, Policy, Costanza Energy

with John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, May 29, 2008

Fed and Inflation: Reuters quotes former U.S. Under Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs John Taylor as saying that Inflation is rising globally because of an easy monetary policy, especially in the U.S...

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Double, double, oil and trouble

with Gary S. Beckervia Economist
Thursday, May 29, 2008

AFTER oil hit its recent record of $135 a barrel, consumers and politicians started to lash out in every direction...

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Zimmer, Becker will recommend medalists

with Gary S. Beckervia University of Chicago Chronicle
Thursday, May 29, 2008

President Zimmer and Gary Becker, University Professor in Economics and the Graduate School of Business, have been named to the committee that recommends individuals to receive the National Medal of Science, the White House has announced...

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McCain: Back to the future

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Boston Globe
Thursday, May 29, 2008

JOHN McCAIN gave a sage and substantive speech Tuesday on his approach to the dangers of nuclear proliferation...

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City celebrates Memorial Day 2008

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Medford Transcript (MA)
Thursday, May 29, 2008

The following address was given May 26 at Oak Grove Cemetery before nearly 150 residents, city officials, veterans and school kids:...

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Cold War veterans to visit India

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Howrah News Service (India)
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

One or more of the former Cold War warriors, Henry Kissinger, George Schultz, William Perry and Sam Nunn, are likely to visit India later in 2008 to press for practical steps to reduce dependence on nuclear weapons and begin the journey to their eventual elimination...