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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Senior Fellow Niall Ferguson: Malthusian misery's comeback

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, July 30, 2007

The great demographer and economist Thomas Malthus was 23 years old the last time a British summer was this rain-soaked, which was in 1789...

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Taming Iran and Russia through Europe's pocketbook

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Project Syndicate
Sunday, July 29, 2007

George W. Bush's disastrous war in Iraq has put Europe in a bind...

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Treasury conferees agree corporate tax must be overhauled

with Michael J. Boskinvia AccountingWeb
Monday, July 30, 2007

Last week, members of the U.S. Treasury met with executives and economists for the purpose of discussing America's system of corporate taxation in terms of global competitiveness...

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Confession Time in Iran

with Abbas Milani, Michael McFaul, Hoover Digestvia Council on Foreign Relations
Monday, July 30, 2007

Haleh Esfandiari of the Woodrow Wilson Center describes herself as a link in a chain of civil society groups intended to “shake the system” in Iran...

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Historian: A-bomb ushered in peace

with George P. Shultzvia Concord Monitor (NH)
Sunday, July 29, 2007

For a historian who has spent much of his career exploring the depths of human violence, Richard Rhodes has reached a surprisingly optimistic conclusion...

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Doomed, Doomed

with Niall Fergusonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Sunday, July 29, 2007

Boy, it ain't easy to stay ahead in the Chicken Little business...

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The genius of the market, or just tacky corporate logos?

with Milton Friedmanvia Courier-Journal (KY)
Sunday, July 29, 2007

It's not the first time Jim Wayne has raised questions about naming rights...

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A Conflict of Visions, by Thomas Sowell

with Thomas Sowell, Milton Friedmanvia Global Politician
Sunday, July 29, 2007

Dr. Thomas Sowell is one of those authors whose laundry lists I'd read...

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Charges may be pivotal for Intel

with F. Scott Kieffvia Los Angeles Times
Saturday, July 28, 2007

Intel Corp. may have to change the way it conducts business globally if European regulators prove allegations that the company abused its position as the world's biggest chip maker...

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Without new deal, Vikings' Pat Williams ready to move on in 2008

with Milton Friedmanvia Pioneer Press (MN)
Saturday, July 28, 2007

The 2007 season will be nose tackle Pat Williams' last with the Vikings, according to his agent...

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The cost of two denials

with Shelby Steelevia Edmonton Sun (Canada)
Saturday, July 28, 2007

There are two denials working in tandem at least since Sept. 11, 2001, that undermine liberal-democracies and their efforts to eliminate the scourge of Islamist brigandage from our world...

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'Mr. President?' 'Yah, thaaat is meee.'

with Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Saturday, July 28, 2007

If Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger still wants to be president, he can thank "The Simpsons" creators for granting his wish, if only for a brief time, on screen...

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Letter: Bush critics miss the larger picture

with Hoover Institutionvia Press of Atlantic City (NJ)
Saturday, July 28, 2007

It might behoove your letter writers to take a step back from Bush-hating long enough to see the bigger picture...

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Like a Virus

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, July 27, 2007

Gina Kolata writes on the front page of the New York Times...

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First Iranian Reference Libraries

with Abbas Milanivia Persian Journal
Friday, July 27, 2007

Libraries have been always regarded as one of the institutions that play a very significant role in advancing literacy and education in every society...

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The Millions for the Merger

with Milton Friedmanvia Chicago Reader
Friday, July 27, 2007

Chicago is the intellectual hometown of Milton Friedman, the influential free-market economist who developed many of his libertarian theories at the U. of C...

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Interview: 'No End in Sight' Director Charles Ferguson

with Larry Diamondvia Cinematical
Friday, July 27, 2007

The new Iraq war documentary No End In Sight is the debut of a fairly unconventional film maker, but it's as assured and fascinating a film as you could ask for from any veteran documentary film maker -- rigorously researched, carefully composed, subtly affecting...

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WashPost Gets Raul All Wrong with Lil' Bro Castro Sounding 'Capitalist Notes' In Speech

with Milton Friedmanvia NewsBusters
Friday, July 27, 2007

Covering Raul Castro's July 26 hour-long Revolution Day speech, the Washington Post characterized the fill-in dictator's latest speech as one that "hits capitalist notes while placating hard-line party loyalists..."

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Paulson Says U.S. Tax System Distorts Capital Flows

with Michael J. Boskinvia Reuters
Thursday, July 26, 2007

U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Thursday the U.S. business tax system creates distortions in the allocation of capital and must be re-examined to boost the competitiveness of American companies...