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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

If Iraq Falls

by Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal
Monday, August 27, 2007

In contrast to President Bush's dark comparison between Iraq and the bloody aftermath of the Vietnam War last week, there is another, comforting version of the Vietnam analogy that's gained currency among policy makers and pundits...

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Improving the state budget process

by Bill Whalenvia San Diego Union-Tribune
Friday, August 24, 2007

No sooner had legislative Democrats and Republicans resolved the 52-day state budget impasse than Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata went before to cameras to exult, “Thank God this is over with..."

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Toying with Public Health

by Henry I. Millervia TCS Daily
Thursday, August 23, 2007

Magicians Penn & Teller have a great video on YouTube in which they convince people to sign a petition banning di-hydrogen monoxide, a ubiquitous and potentially dangerous chemical found in many raw and prepared foods, and even in the air...

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In the News

Dr. Romney Goes National

with John F. Cogan, Daniel P. Kesslervia National Review Online
Monday, August 27, 2007

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney laid out his health-care plan on Friday in Florida...

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Canada's Shooting Gallery

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, August 27, 2007

Early on a cool, rainy morning here last week, I decided to walk from my hotel in the most fashionable quarter of this fashionable West Coast metropolis to the "Downtown East Side..."

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The Infrastructure "Crisis" Once Again

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, August 26, 2007

For at least the past three decades the media and others have been concerned about the "crumbling infrastructure" of the U.S. highways, including the roads and bridges...

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Principled principals

with Kiron K. Skinner, Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Sunday, August 26, 2007

Carnegie Mellon University history and political science professor Kiron Skinner's latest book, "The Strategy of Campaigning," explores how two towering political figures of the 20th century, Ronald Reagan and Boris Yeltsin, managed to overcome their "fringe" status and win the highest elected offices in their respective countries...

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Rudy: Dems will raise taxes

with Michael J. Boskinvia Newsday
Sunday, August 26, 2007

Rudy Giuliani warned Saturday that his Democratic rivals would hit American families with up to $3 trillion in tax hikes and promised to slash taxes as president, but he offered few specifics on how he'd find the money to pay for his plan...

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Christianity and the Rise of the Investor Left

with Milton Friedmanvia Townhall
Saturday, August 25, 2007

For most of this decade the Left has been riding a wave of popular discontent over highly-publicized corporate corruption, rarely wasting an opportunity to point out scandals at Enron, Tyco, WorldCom and other major companies...

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Progressives and the Politics of Envy

with Milton Friedmanvia Reason
Friday, August 24, 2007

For a Liberty Fund conference on "The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality," I've been reading selections from Envy: A Theory of Social Behaviour (1966) by sociologist Helmut Schoeck...

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The Market Revolution

with Gary S. Becker, Milton Friedmanvia City Journal
Friday, August 24, 2007

The University of Chicago is both Mecca and Rome for the science of economics, writes Johan Van Overtveldt, a journalist from Belgium, in his new history on what came to be known as the Chicago School of Economics...

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Rereading Vietnam

with James Bond Stockdalevia Atlantic
Friday, August 24, 2007

In 1943, at the age of 18, George Everette "Bud" Day of Sioux City, Iowa, enlisted in the Marines...

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Money men list their summer reading

with Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Friday, August 24, 2007

T ake an informal poll of fund managers, economists and executives in the City about what books on business or investment they are reading this summer and the response is very mixed...