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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Ease up on consumers at Christmas

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, December 17, 2007

You all may recall that after 9/11 Osama bin Laden explained his orchestration of the terrorist attacks that murdered some 3,000 innocent human beings in part as payback for America's materialism...

Analysis and Commentary

A Flawed Reform

by Diane Ravitchvia New York Sun
Monday, December 17, 2007

The New York City Department of Education has embarked on a perilous new path in its efforts to raise test scores...

Analysis and Commentary

Performance- pay anxiety: Teachers unions may actually do a kind deed for Florida schools

via Orlando Sentinel
Sunday, December 16, 2007

Was it an ancient Chinese proverb that first noted the peril of trusting teachers unions?

Analysis and Commentary

Letter: Medicine for Big Pharma's Anemic Condition

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Journal accurately describes the drug industry's malaise ("Big Pharma Faces Grim Prognosis," page one, Dec. 6), but it isn't so much that "the industry's science engine has stalled" but that government regulators have slammed on the brakes...

Analysis and Commentary

Our Misplaced Yuan Worries

by Charles Wolf Jr.via Wall Street Journal
Saturday, December 15, 2007

It's conventional wisdom that bipartisanship results in improved public policy...

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In the News

Property rights in Africa

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, December 17, 2007

The latest episode of EconTalk is Karol Boudreaux talking about the effects of letting people own things--giving coffee bean growers in Rwanda more freedom to do what they want with their beans and letting people in South Africa own their own houses...

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Karol Boudreaux on Property Rights and Incentives in Africa

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, December 17, 2007

Karol Boudreaux, Senior Research Fellow at George Mason University's Mercatus Center, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about her field work and research in Rwanda and South Africa...

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Few lured by DISD bonus

with Eric Hanushekvia Dallas Morning News
Monday, December 17, 2007

Recognizing that good teachers can make a world of difference, the Dallas school district tried to lure its best educators into its neediest schools this year by offering them $6,000 in annual bonuses...

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A Small Firm Wages '100 Years' War' on Tort Reform

with Richard A. Epsteinvia National Law Journal
Monday, December 17, 2007

Attorney Robert Peck and his nine law firm partners at the Center for Constitutional Litigation in Washington look like average plaintiffs lawyers when they walk into courtrooms around the country, but they're not...

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Gifts That Promote Ideas

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Barron's Online
Monday, December 17, 2007

If it's the thought that counts most, what better gifts this holiday season than books that provoke thought?

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For Republicans, Falling in Love Is Hard to Do

with Peter M. Robinsonvia New York Times
Sunday, December 16, 2007

Here's another way Republican voters tend to be different from Democratic voters: They like — no, love — their presidential candidates...

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My 3 Top Choices and Why

with George P. Shultzvia RedState
Saturday, December 15, 2007

Before I reel off the names of the people who are my top 3 choices for POTUS I first want to explain the why part...

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New Poll: Majority of South Carolina Republicans and Democratic Voters say reducing nuclear weapons would make country safer

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Union of Concerned Scientists
Thursday, December 13, 2007

More than two-thirds of likely Republican and Democratic primary voters in South Carolina want the United States to lead the world in reducing the number of nuclear weapons globally and believe that those reductions would make the United States safer, according to a new public opinion poll commissioned by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)...