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Analysis and Commentary

Give Muslims time to find democratic feet

by Daniel Pipesvia Sydney Morning Herald
Monday, April 14, 2008

The impression that Muslims suffer disproportionately from the rule of dictators, tyrants, unelected presidents, kings, emirs, and various other strongmen is entirely accurate...

Analysis and Commentary

War Plans

by Niall Fergusonvia New York Times Book Review
Sunday, April 13, 2008

The age of “Atlantic man” is conventionally thought to be over...

In the News
In the News

Placing test scores off limits hurts education

with Eric Hanushekvia Buffalo News
Monday, April 14, 2008

Aproposed amendment to the state budget would forbid public school systems from utilizing students’ standardized test scores as part of the decision to grant tenure to teachers...

In the News

TH Radio: Rudy Giuliani Makes the Case for McCain

with Shelby Steelevia Townhall
Sunday, April 13, 2008

Shelby Steele, author of A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can't Win, sat down with Dennis Prager...

In the News

Rising Food Prices and Public Policy

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, April 13, 2008

The World Bank's index of food prices increases by 140 percent from January 2002 to the beginning of 2008, and a full 75 percent just since September 2006...

In the News

A Fresh Look at the Apostle of Free Markets

with Milton Friedmanvia New York Times
Sunday, April 13, 2008

Joblessness is growing...

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Educator recalls his life in school reform

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Washington Times
Sunday, April 13, 2008

Of his former boss, New York Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Checker Finn says: "There was also something oppositional, even countercyclical, about Pat that tended to place him athwart the conventional wisdom and regnant political attitudes of the day."...

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Up Front

with Niall Fergusonvia New York Times Book Review
Sunday, April 13, 2008

Maybe it takes a busy man to know one...

In the News

Syed Tariq Anwar: We have little time left to save Arctic ice shelf

with George P. Shultzvia Amarillo Globe-News
Sunday, April 13, 2008

"The Arctic Ocean is melting, and it is melting fast."...

In the News

The war of the four oligarchs

with David Sattervia Guardian (UK)
Sunday, April 13, 2008

In January last year, Mikhail Prokhorov, the oligarch playboy known as Russia's most eligible bachelor, was arrested in the exclusive French ski resort of Courchevel on suspicion of flying in call-girls from Russia for his fellow partygoers...

In the News

Rational, shmational

with Milton Friedman, Gary S. Beckervia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Saturday, April 12, 2008

When I was in graduate school studying economics in the 1970s, everyone wanted to get a job at the Bank of Canada...

In the News

Munk Debates aim to energize discussion on public policy

with Niall Fergusonvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Friday, April 11, 2008

A new debate series designed to energize Canadian public discourse about major policy issues will debut next month, sponsors Peter and Melanie Munk are set to announce today...

In the News

Political Perceptions: Democrats, Avoiding the Hard Choices

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, April 11, 2008

Newsweek’s Evan Thomas wonders why the Democratic candidates are unwilling or unable to ask Americans to make any sacrifices to solve big problems...

In the News

Fed 2002 Transcripts: Greenspan vs. Taylor Rule

with John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, April 11, 2008

Alan Greenspan has been tangling with his friend and former protégé, Stanford University economist John Taylor, over the latter’s assertion that, according to his own model, the Fed kept rates too low from 2001 to 2004...

In the News

Banks Clamor for Safer Fed Loans

with John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, April 11, 2008

With short-term funding markets still stalled, the Federal Reserve has become the lender of choice these days for banks looking to raise money...

In the News

HOW ABOUT WE DON'T THREATEN TO NUKE IRAN?

with George P. Shultzvia American Prospect Online
Friday, April 11, 2008

In his column today, Charles Krauthammer laments the fact that Iran is moving ahead with its nuclear program...

In the News

Letter: In cycle of global cooling

with Bruce Berkowitz, Hoover Institutionvia TCPalm News
Friday, April 11, 2008

A century of solar warming has ended; our planet is cooling...

In the News

Why are people talking about a market for organs?

with Gary S. Beckervia Case Western Reserve University Observer (OH)
Friday, April 11, 2008

There is an immense shortage of organs for transplant in the United States. Almost 100,000 individuals sit on the waiting list maintained by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)...

In the News

Audio/Video: Richard Epstein Debates Whether Health Care is a Right

with Richard A. Epsteinvia University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog
Friday, April 11, 2008

On April 9 the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virgina held an event in their National Discussion and Debate Series at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall...

In the News

'Crisis' with loss of Catholic schools

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Washington Times
Friday, April 11, 2008

About 300,000 elementary and high school students have been displaced by the closure of more than 1,300 Catholic schools since 1990, mostly in cities, and this "crisis" should be reversed by church leaders, the public, philanthropists and lawmakers, according to a report made public yesterday...

In the News

The rise and fall of American empire

with Niall Fergusonvia Al-Ahram (Egypt)
Thursday, April 10, 2008

The American empire is in danger and needs rescuing...

In the News

2 Camps Trying to Influence McCain on Foreign Policy

with George P. Shultzvia New York Times
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sen. John McCain long has made his decades of experience in foreign policy and national security the centerpiece of his political identity and suggests he would bring to the White House a fully formed view of the world...

In the News

A Plan for Iraq

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia NPR
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

In his testimony before Congress on Tuesday, General David Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, said that progress in Iraq has been "significant but uneven."...

In the News

Toward a Nuclear Free World

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Commonwealth Club
Wednesday, April 2, 2008

GEORGE SHULTZ & WILLIAM PERRY George Shultz , Former U.S. Secretary of State; Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution William Perry , Former U.S. Secretary of Defense; Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution A bipartisan team of George Schultz and William Perry discuss the spread of nuclear weapons and offer up a once-radical alternative: a world without nukes...

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People in Economics: The Quest for Rules

with John B. Taylor, Milton Friedmanvia Finance and Development (IMF)
Saturday, March 1, 2008

Having a concept named after you is as much a mark of honor in economics as it is in other sciences...