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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Newsworthy Reconsidered

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Friday, October 12, 2007

Which of these two do we Americans know anything about?

Analysis and Commentary

The Last Word

by Kiron K. Skinner with Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Condoleezza Ricevia Carnegie Mellon Today
Thursday, October 11, 2007

I recently attended Glamour magazine’s 50th anniversary celebration of its annual Top Ten College Women competition...

In the News
In the News

In Nobel prizes, economics and fashion don't mix

with Michael Spence, Robert J. Barro, Paul M. Romervia Reuters
Friday, October 12, 2007

House prices, churning markets and global imbalances may be today's burning issues, but don't bet on any of these figuring in the next Nobel economics prize...

In the News

A Tax Cut Even Milton Friedman Might Not Like

with Milton Friedmanvia Bloomberg
Friday, October 12, 2007

Hong Kong has a pegged currency, the only state-owned Disneyland, a leader who's selected by China, a handful of oligarchs towering over it -- and it's the world's freest economy...

In the News

Historians want end to heritage grant cuts

with Niall Fergusonvia Guardian (UK)
Friday, October 12, 2007

Some of Britain's best-known historians are joining the chairman of English Heritage in imploring the government to reverse a decade of cuts in heritage funding which they claim have lost the sector more than £100m...

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Grounds for optimism about Iraq -- the center seems to hold

with Hoover Institutionvia Power Line
Thursday, October 11, 2007

Fouad Ajami is a professor of Middle East Studies at Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies...

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What Greenspan Says Isn’t What Say Said

with Milton Friedmanvia National Review Online
Thursday, October 11, 2007

Since the release of The Age of Turbulence, former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan has been variously praised and criticized for the views he has expressed on taxes, interest rates, and the presidents he served...

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Supermodel Christie Brinkley speaks out for a nuclear weapon-free world

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Associated Press
Thursday, October 11, 2007

American supermodel Christie Brinkley spoke out for a nuclear weapons-free world, saying the U.S. government's contention that Iraq had nuclear weapons "blinded much of the American public..."

In the News

Ajami on Iraq

with Hoover Institutionvia Weekly Standard
Thursday, October 11, 2007

Earlier today, Arab scholar Fouad Ajami spoke in very candid terms about the situation in Iraq, which he’s visited eight times...

In the News

White Flag Over Iraq

with Niall Fergusonvia Reason
Thursday, October 11, 2007

For a long time and until 2003, the Iraqi writer Kanan Makiya was a critical filter through which supporters of war in Iraq channeled their most potent arguments in favor of an invasion...

In the News

Letters: A Senator's Obtuseness Regarding Economics

with Thomas Sowellvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, October 11, 2007

If Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) really thinks trade causes poverty, he should encourage the Vermont legislature to erect high tariff barriers against goods from the other 49 states ("Free Trade Treaties Mean Impoverishment," Letters to the Editor, Oct. 4)...

In the News

Rudy Giuliani Announces Additional Foreign Policy Advisors

with Charles Hill, Kori Schakevia Campaigns and Elections
Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee today announced additional members of Mayor Giuliani’s foreign policy team, including Dr. Ruth Wedgwood, an internationally-renowned legal and United Nations expert, as a member of the International Law and Organizations Advisory Board, and Adm. Robert Natter, Ret., as Senior Military Advisor...

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On Coordinating Transactions in Intellectual Property: A Response to Smith’s Delineating Entitlements in Information

by F. Scott Kieffvia Yale Law Journal
Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Henry Smith’s Intellectual Property as Property: Delineating Entitlements in Information contributes to the intellectual property literature by arguing that enforcing IP with rights to exclude can mitigate the high information costs associated with information-based assets...

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New Nukes or No Nukes?

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia TPMCafe
Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Bush administration's recent wrangling with Russia over the U.S. plan to put missile defense components in Poland and the Czech Republic is the last thing we should be doing if we want to reduce the danger of nuclear confrontation...