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Stanford professor wins business economics honor

with John B. Taylorvia San Jose Business Journal
Friday, September 7, 2007

An economics professor at Stanford University will receive the Adam Smith Award from the National Association for Business Economics...

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Experts Ponder Future of Iraq

with William J. Perryvia Associated Press
Friday, September 7, 2007

This capital's absorption with the war in Iraq is prompting former senior officials and ex-generals to look beyond the debate over whether U.S. troops should be withdrawn to ways in which the United States might bolster the battered Mideast country...

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Outsourcing's challenge

with Bill Whalenvia San Jose Mercury News
Friday, September 7, 2007

It may not be as big a campaign issue as the war in Iraq or universal health insurance, but outsourcing of U.S. jobs is becoming one of the hottest topics of the 2008 presidential race, with Silicon Valley leaders playing key roles...

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Ravitch Lambasts City's Education System

with Diane Ravitchvia Gotham Gazette
Friday, September 7, 2007

Education historian Diane Ravitch was a guest on Brian Lehrer’s show on WNYC this week, where she calls the Education Department’s initiative to empower principals another part of the “overall scheme to dismantle the public education system” by “sitting each of the schools on their own bottom..."

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Estonia: What Is Behind Economic Success?

with Milton Friedmanvia Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty
Thursday, September 6, 2007

The Economic Freedom Network, a global association of research and educational institutes, has just issued its annual report, which rates only one former communist country among the world's top nations with policies that support economic freedom...

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John Taylor, Hoover Senior Fellow and Stanford Professor, to Receive Adam Smith Award From National Association for Business Economics

with John B. Taylor, Milton Friedman, Gary S. Beckervia Business Wire
Thursday, September 6, 2007

John B. Taylor, the Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former U.S. Treasury undersecretary for international affairs, will receive the Adam Smith Award from the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) on September 10...

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In search of the good company

with Milton Friedmanvia Economist
Thursday, September 6, 2007

The debate about the social responsibilities of companies is heating up again...

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Good luck, BLS

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, September 6, 2007

The iPod will be six years old next month...

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Study: Iraqi army should take over more daily combat

with William J. Perryvia Associated Press
Thursday, September 6, 2007

A panel of retired senior military and police officers recommended Thursday that the United States lighten its footprint in Iraq to counter the image that it's an "occupying force..."

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Poverty and immigration

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, September 6, 2007

Robert Samuelson points out wisely that the measured poverty rate is a misleading measure of economic progress when there is immigration (a common theme here at the Cafe)...

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Supercapitalism: Transforming Business

with Milton Friedmanvia Forbes
Thursday, September 6, 2007

One of the central arguments in Robert Reich's new book, Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life (Knopf: 288 pages, $25), is that as the giant oligopolies declined consumers and investors gained power, and citizens lost it...

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Should charity be tax deductible?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, September 6, 2007

Interesting piece in the NYT on the bang for the buck that comes from the deductibility of charity...

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Mixed Answers In Iraq Commissions Report

with Abraham D. Sofaervia KGO News
Thursday, September 6, 2007

In Washington, lawmakers are setting up for the biggest political battle yet over the war in Iraq...

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Fmr. Secretary of State George Shultz and Environmentalist Paul Ehrlich on Global Warming, Global Warring, China, Al Gore and the Environment

with George P. Shultzvia Democracy Now
Thursday, September 6, 2007

Democracy Now! broadcasts from Stanford University in California where the Society of Environmental Journalists is holding its 17th annual conference...

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Retired Army generals split on Iraq strategy

with William J. Perryvia Army Times
Thursday, September 6, 2007

Lawmakers looking for help in determining the next phase of U.S. operations in Iraq received little help from the testimony of two retired Army generals...

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No CEO Left Behind: A Teacher's Fantasy

with Diane Ravitchvia Huffington Post
Thursday, September 6, 2007

For children across the country, its back to school this week, and many of them will be attending schools in systems run by corporate executives...

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Hong Kong remains world freest economy: report

with Milton Friedmanvia China Daily
Thursday, September 6, 2007

Hong Kong remains the world's freest economy, according to a 2007 annual Economic Freedom of the World Report released Thursday by the Cato Institute, a U.S. think tank based in Washington, D.C...