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Analysis and Commentary

Biotech to bring home the bacon?

by Henry I. Millervia Washington Times
Sunday, August 12, 2007

Biotechnology is everywhere these days, from the production of pest-resistant crops to microorganisms that make biofuels to new drugs and vaccines...

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In the News

President Putin's Third Term

with Michael McFaulvia Weekly Standard
Monday, August 20, 2007

Americans might be pardoned for thinking that the presidential race is an out-of-control, ever-lengthening marathon...

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‘Competitiveness’ Bill to Aid Math, Science Is Signed by President

with Chester E. Finn Jr., Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, August 15, 2007

President Bush this week signed into law a bill that seeks to bolster mathematics and science education through improved teacher recruitment and training and the promotion of successful classroom practices through federal grants for schools...

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Central banks' easy virtue, easy money

with Milton Friedmanvia Asia Times
Tuesday, August 14, 2007

There's an old story about the late British statesman Winston Churchill at a party...

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Nine Global Macro Trends

with Niall Fergusonvia Seeking Alpha
Monday, August 13, 2007

This piece is a little dated, but I’m using it to illustrate the nature of consumer surveys in the US...

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Bernanke helps to reassure investors

with Milton Friedmanvia Australian
Monday, August 13, 2007

The New York market might not be thanking chairman Ben Bernanke right now, but a tough stance by the Federal Reserve might be exactly what it needs in the face of a credit crisis...

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A Cry for True Liberalism

with Milton Friedmanvia Opinion Editorial (VA)
Monday, August 13, 2007

Now that the Dems have abandoned the term "Liberal" for the more politically acceptable "Progressive", maybe its time for Conservatives and Libertarians to reclaim ownership...

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A Plea for Conservatism

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Monday, August 13, 2007

Political conservatism, from Barry Goldwater in the 60s to Newt Gingrich in the 90s, was always about smaller government...

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The Accessible Adam Smith

with Thomas Sowell, Milton Friedmanvia FrontPage Magazine
Monday, August 13, 2007

In a fit of hubris a couple of decades ago, I decided I was advanced enough intellectually to tackle Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations...

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Our Silly Modern World

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, August 12, 2007

Someone just asked me that at a reception the other night, wondering why anyone would prefer to write a book on the Peloponnesian War rather than something more modern and readable...

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'The Argument' by Matt Bai

with Hoover Institutionvia Los Angeles Times
Sunday, August 12, 2007

"Clintonism": That's the target of four new groups seeking to transform the Democratic Party...

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If Gordon can't go to the Guv'nor, then he must go to the country

with Milton Friedmanvia Guardian (UK)
Sunday, August 12, 2007

Making an early dash for the polls must have been a tempting prospect for Gordon Brown ever since the Tories rediscovered their talent for pushing the self-destruct button; but if he needed any more persuading, Mervyn King probably clinched it on Wednesday...

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Do We Need New Nukes?

with George P. Shultzvia Parade Magazine
Sunday, August 12, 2007

While the world’s eyes are trained on the nuclear-bomb programs of Iran and North Korea, the U.S. is quietly contemplating building a new arsenal of its own...

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Boaters can well afford to pitch in a few bucks

with Milton Friedmanvia St. Petersburg Times
Sunday, August 12, 2007

Pasco County government is mimicking the late Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, who helped popularize the saying, "There's no such thing as a free lunch..."

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Why Air Transportation Delays?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, August 12, 2007

The past few years, and especially this summer, has seen loud and frequent complaints against American airlines because of flight delays, canceled flights, lost baggage, poor on-board service, overbooking, and other problems...

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Is This How the West Really Lost God?

with Mary Eberstadtvia Albert Mohler
Saturday, August 11, 2007

Does worldview determine behavior or does behavior determine worldview?

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At last, some rationality on nuclear weapons

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Ward Report
Saturday, August 11, 2007

Ron Brownstein writes about the electoral problems facing an increasing very conservative GOP...

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Sowell: Blame Pols for Sub-Prime Crisis

with Thomas Sowellvia American Thinker
Friday, August 10, 2007

Leave it to Thomas Sowell, the brilliant economist and conservative thinker, to show us why the housing market is collapsing and why the sub-prime mortgage industry is in crisis...

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Inside the Mind of the Inner Economist

with Milton Friedmanvia Reason
Friday, August 10, 2007

The last time reason caught up with economist Tyler Cowen for a long sit-down interview was in 2003, just after he'd published Creative Destruction, a wide-ranging and compelling argument for the cultural benefits of globalization...

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Amputations on the beast, then, too

with Milton Friedmanvia Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Friday, August 10, 2007

Clive Crook in the National Journal looks at evidence that seems to suggest against the "starve the beast" notion of using tax cuts to restrain the size of government...

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Some Week Evidence on Successful Schools

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Andew Leigh
Friday, August 10, 2007

My former thesis adviser Caroline Hoxby has a paper out on the effect of New York’s charter schools on student achievement (with Sonali Murarka)...