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Analysis and Commentary

A Message From The 'Mainstream Media'

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Forbes
Friday, October 31, 2008

Hi. My name is Anonymous, and I'm a reporter in the mainstream media...

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Obama, Powell and popularity

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Friday, October 31, 2008

Among all of the people who are now scrambling to get on the Obama bandwagon, none is likely to impress more people than Colin Powell — especially people who know no more about the specifics of Colin Powell's actions than the specifics of Barack Obama's...

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Don't Just Do Something. Stand There.

by Russell Robertsvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, October 31, 2008

People ask me if the current mess feels like 1929...

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Palin must connect on an intellectual level -- but will she? Can she?

via Orlando Sentinel
Thursday, October 30, 2008

Perhaps you saw it; no doubt, you've seen something like it...

In the News
In the News

Thomas Sowell and a Conflict of Visions: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Thomas Sowellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, October 31, 2008

Thomas Sowell discusses the dangerous unconstrained vision of Barack Obama and other elites...

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The Rules of the Game

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, October 31, 2008

Bob Higgs claims that "regime uncertainty," the uncertainty about the rules of the game, is what made the New Deal so ineffective...

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Misreading the Verdict

with Gary S. Beckervia Washington Post
Friday, October 31, 2008

The great temptation -- or perhaps the job description -- of the commentator is overinterpretation...

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Is There Any Hope For This Man?

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Reason
Friday, October 31, 2008

In July a Rasmussen poll found that libertarians make up 4 percent of the nation's likely voters—and that they favor Barack Obama over John McCain, 53 percent to 38 percent...

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Holiday Retail Coverage

with Hoover Institutionvia BusinessJournalism.org
Friday, October 31, 2008

It’s that time of year again...

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The Ascent of Money, By Niall Ferguson

with Niall Fergusonvia Independent (UK)
Friday, October 31, 2008

The extraordinary events in the financial markets during the past few months – and their aftermath as taxpayers pick up some meaty bills – will have reminded us of the fragility of our banking system...

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Recommended reading for the next president

with John Shoven, George P. Shultzvia San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, October 30, 2008

What books do members of the Bay Area's literary community recommend to the victor of Tuesday's presidential election?...

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Who advises candidates on economic crisis?

with John B. Taylorvia Christian Science Monitor
Thursday, October 30, 2008

Barack Obama can boast that he has an eminent former Federal Reserve chairman on speed-dial, no less than the man credited with dousing the flames of 1970s stagflation...

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A silver lining - gas prices in free fall

with James L. Sweeneyvia San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, October 30, 2008

After a brutal summer at the gas pump, California's average price for a gallon of regular fell below $3 today, dragged down by the nation's crumbling economy...

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Interview: historian Niall Ferguson

with Niall Fergusonvia Country Life (UK)
Thursday, October 30, 2008

There are no prizes for predicting a big financial crisis unless you’re George Soros and bet big sums of money on it as he did...

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Waiting For the Recession Call

with Robert E. Hallvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, October 30, 2008

The government’s report on third-quarter economic output should be enough to pinpoint the start of the current recession to sometime in the summer of 2008 at the latest...

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The Campaign is Over

with Charles Hillvia Politic (CT)
Wednesday, October 29, 2008

An Interview with Charles Hill...

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Are We Rome? Naaah.

with Niall Ferguson, Josef Joffevia Huffington Post
Wednesday, October 29, 2008

In a characteristically sassy column on October 11th, the New York Times' frequently forwarded columnist Maureen Dowd summed up the declinist mood currently sweeping the sushi-and Schopenhauer set...

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FOCUS ON ISSUES: Chaos Erupts in the Caucasus

with George P. Shultz, Victor Davis Hanson, Timothy Garton Ash, Paul R. Gregory, Thomas H. Henriksen, Michael McFaulvia Hoover Institution
Tuesday, October 28, 2008

When Sen. John McCain declared, “We are all Georgians” during an August campaign swing through Pennsylvania, his listeners knew he wasn’t referring to that state 700 miles to the south, no matter how much its 15 electoral votes might matter...