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Minorities, women, gays lobby for Obama jobs

with Wynton Hallvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, December 15, 2008

As the United States awaits the inauguration of its first nonwhite president, organizations representing women, gays and lesbians and people of color are working overtime to encourage President-elect Barack Obama to make good on his remark that he would nominate "one of the most diverse Cabinets and White House staffs of all time."...

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HOME SCHOOLING GOES MAINSTREAM

with Education Nextvia National Center for Policy Analysis
Monday, December 15, 2008

In the late 1960s and 1970s, home schooling was considered radical and a countercultural critique of the public education system...

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At last we've escaped from reality - with great drama

with Niall Fergusonvia Guardian (UK)
Sunday, December 14, 2008

It might just have been the year TV began to go right again...

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Profits may fall further

with Michael J. Boskinvia Seattle Times
Sunday, December 14, 2008

Corporate profits dropped sharply in the third quarter — 9 percent from a year ago — but if historical trends hold, there may be more pain ahead, economists say...

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Prolonged recession could take a toll on the nation’s birthrate

with Gary S. Beckervia Providence Journal
Sunday, December 14, 2008

Kristen Hirsch Montag took her time finding Mr. Right, so she didn’t want to wait long to start a family...

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Origin of specie

with Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Sunday, December 14, 2008

A historian charts the evolution of money, from ancient Mesopotamia to Wall Street...

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Why Bankruptcy is the Best Solution for American Auto Companies

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, December 14, 2008

Posner gives an excellent and skeptical discussion of the negotiations over terms of the auto bailout...

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Holiday Books: Seven to Savor

with Russell Roberts, Thomas Sowellvia Barron's Online
Saturday, December 13, 2008

'TIS THE SEASON FOR MY ANNUAL LIST OF ECONOMICS-related books worth giving -- or better yet, getting -- as gifts...

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Zero Nukes

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Nation
Saturday, December 13, 2008

An important and inspiring new group, Global Zero, launched in Paris this week with a goal of eliminating all nuclear weapons in 20 to 25 years...

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I Don't Know About You, But I'm Steering Clear of the Malls

with Hoover Institutionvia National Review Online
Saturday, December 13, 2008

From my Christmas-gift suggestion list, complete with Mall-free links...

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How firms can survive crisis

with Niall Fergusonvia Times (South Africa)
Saturday, December 13, 2008

Companies can, and should, act during good times to protect themselves and stakeholders from sudden corrections...

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It really does make the world go round

with Niall Fergusonvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Saturday, December 13, 2008

Niall Ferguson is, at one and the same time, an eminent scholar and a skilled and experienced popularizer of historical insights...

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The 'Certified' Teacher Myth

with Paul E. Petersonvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, December 13, 2008

Like all unions, teachers unions have a vested interest in restricting the labor supply to reduce job competition...

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Inside the List

with Niall Fergusonvia New York Times
Friday, December 12, 2008

The grim headlines have given a boost to some economics-related titles, including Niall Ferguson’s “Ascent of Money” (No. 10 on the hardcover nonfiction list); Michael Lewis’s “Panic!” (No. 19 on the extended hardcover list); and Amity Shlaes’s revisionist history of the Depression, “The Forgotten Man” (No. 13 on the paperback nonfiction list)...

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12 Steps to Purpose

with William Damonvia Palo Alto Online
Friday, December 12, 2008

Stanford professor William Damon and his research team have identified 12 steps to achieving a path of purpose...

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Lost: 10 months. Found: a sense of purpose

with William Damonvia Palo Alto Online
Friday, December 12, 2008

It's called the "paradox of choice."...

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New Deal video

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, December 12, 2008

Here is a 35 minute video from a Canadian TV show, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, discussing the New Deal and the Great Depression...

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Publics Around the World Favor International Agreement to Eliminate All Nuclear Weapons

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia PR Newswire
Friday, December 12, 2008

A WorldPublicOpinion.org poll of 21 nations from around the world finds that people in every country favor an international agreement for eliminating all nuclear weapons.

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Late to launch

with William Damonvia Palo Alto Online
Friday, December 12, 2008

What it takes for young people to find their purpose in life...