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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Ehud Olmert's Israel

by Peter Berkowitzvia Weekly Standard
Monday, February 4, 2008

According to recent opinion polls, roughly 70 percent of Israelis--and about 70 percent of Palestinians--believe that two states living side by side in peace is the just solution to the conflict between them...

Analysis and Commentary

Kamikaze Republicanism

by Wynton Hallvia Townhall
Monday, January 28, 2008

Some unsatisfied Republican voters, especially conservative ones, have threatened to sit out the Republican primary in protest...

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Ethics and the writers strike

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, January 28, 2008

In the field of business ethics there is a very influential movement called stakeholder theory or, alternatively, corporate social responsibility...

Analysis and Commentary

Slow but sure

by Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Friday, January 25, 2008

Has the democratic wave broken?

Analysis and Commentary

Government has no magic against economic woes

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, January 25, 2008

Those who study a country's economic conditions, mostly macro-economists, track general trends: inflation, unemployment, productivity, comparative strength of the currency, etc...

In the News
In the News

Candidates' Advisor Choices Reveal Policy Intentions

with Terry M. Moe, Education Nextvia Heartland Institute
Friday, February 1, 2008

With the 2008 presidential campaign in full swing, the leading candidates of both major parties have outlined vastly differing education policy proposals...

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Copping flak over corporate socialism

with Milton Friedmanvia Melbourne Herald Sun (Australia)
Tuesday, January 29, 2008

With the world's financial markets in freefall, the United States economy grinding to a halt and a French trader forcing his bank to bring out the begging bowls, who would've thought a five-minute speech about corporate socialism could cause an uproar in the press?

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Shelby Steele on Obama and the Politics of Race: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Shelby Steelevia National Review Online
Monday, January 28, 2008

In conversation with Peter Robinson, Shelby Steele explores Barack Obama’s candidacy — and his character — in light of the two strategies that African Americans have traditionally used for dealing with life in the white American mainstream: bargaining and challenging...

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Tight races highlight Calif.

with George P. Shultzvia USA Today
Monday, January 28, 2008

Finally, voters in the nation's most populous state get to help pick the finalists for president...

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Education Next: School Choice Impact in Milwaukee Improperly Studied, Reports Brown University Scholar

with Education Nextvia Business Wire
Monday, January 28, 2008

Serious research flaws underlie the findings of a high-profile study released this past fall on the impact of Milwaukee’s school choice programs, according to education researcher Martin R. West of Brown University...

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The Bottom Billion

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, January 28, 2008

The latest EconTalk is a conversation with Paul Collier about the ideas in his book, The Bottom Billion...

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Russia Sidelined in U.S. Campaign

with Michael McFaulvia Moscow Times
Monday, January 28, 2008

With the U.S. economic downturn, the war in Iraq and the threat of looming conflict with Iran, it is little wonder that candidates in the heated U.S. presidential primaries spare few words for Russia...

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Letter: FAST Makes Waste, At Least in This Case

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, January 28, 2008

Steve Forbes's op-ed on the Fair and Simple Tax ("The Giuliani Tax Cut," Jan. 24) was disappointing...

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Collier on the Bottom Billion

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, January 28, 2008

Paul Collier of Oxford University talks about the ideas in his recent book, The Bottom Billion, an analysis of why the poorest countries in the world fail to grow...

In the News

Reaching for a Place in History

with George P. Shultz, Herbert Hoovervia Washington Post
Sunday, January 27, 2008

As President Bush prepares to deliver his last State of the Union address tomorrow night, a legion of pundits, politicians and, yes, historians is already assigning the 43rd president his final place in history...

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Tax Burdens

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, January 27, 2008

The burden of taxes to a country depends not only on the fraction of its gross domestic product GDP that are collected as tax revenue –the data shown in Posner's chart- but on many other factors as well...

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Obama Wins Big in S. Carolina

with Shelby Steelevia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, January 27, 2008

Democratic voters in South Carolina have, for weeks, watched the unexpectedly bitter battle that pitted a charismatic white Southerner known as America's "first black president" against a charismatic African American - who hopes to be America's first black president...

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I'm Fat. You're Fat. And Your Kids Are Fat, Too.

with Henry I. Millervia USA Daily
Sunday, January 27, 2008

If you want the government, federal, state and local, to tell you what you can and cannot eat, please raise your hand...

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Priests, nuns in minority at Catholic schools

with Education Nextvia Ventura County Star
Sunday, January 27, 2008

When Catherine Osimo attended Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana in the 1960s, it was common to see Catholic nuns in their habits heading classrooms and teaching everything from religion to mathematics...

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Polarized political scene not good for economy: pundits

with David Bradyvia Taipei Times
Sunday, January 27, 2008

Social and political polarization in Taiwan could be harmful to the country's economic growth, participants said at a Taipei conference yesterday, citing developments in other countries...

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California gets a chance to make a difference

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, January 27, 2008

California, now it's your turn...

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A lesson for our children

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Melbourne Herald Sun (Australia)
Saturday, January 26, 2008

Tomorrow is United Nations International Memorial Day, when Holocaust victims are remembered...

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Facts, consequences & trade-off

with Thomas Sowellvia Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Saturday, January 26, 2008

Economist and syndicated columnist Thomas Sowell says he has lost track of how many books he's written on economics, history, social policy, ethnicity and the history of ideas...

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Clintonia

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, January 25, 2008

I was listening tonight to a C-Span broadcast of Bill Clinton’s stump speech for his wife in South Carolina...