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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The United States of Britain?

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, July 9, 2007

Britain's new prime minister, Gordon Brown, was a day early with his Independence Day celebrations.

Analysis and Commentary

Decoding messages in Maine

by Michael McFaulvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, July 8, 2007

George W. Bush made his most profound statement about Russia in a November 1999 speech when he correctly argued that "dealing with Russia on essential issues will be far easier if we are dealing with a democratic and free Russia..."

Analysis and Commentary

A Cold Warrior and His Contradictions

by Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal
Friday, July 6, 2007

Even admirers of George F. Kennan -- the man most famous for articulating America's postwar containment policy toward the Soviet Union -- may well find themselves feeling ambivalent toward him as they learn more about his life and outlook...

In the News
In the News

More Than Words: The Value of U.S. Non-Nuclear-Use Promises

with William J. Perryvia Arms Control Association
Monday, July 9, 2007

Last year, for the first time, the United States voted in the UN General Assembly against a traditional resolution calling for negotiation of legally binding negative security assurances (NSAs) by nuclear-weapon states...

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How self-worth affects your child

with William Damonvia Asian Journal (CA)
Monday, July 9, 2007

Marco began the school year as a smart, inquisitive and happy 7-year-old boy eager to learn new things and acquire new experiences...

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Nine Good Reasons to Hit the Beach

with Milton Friedmanvia Barron's Online
Monday, July 9, 2007

While some want escapist reading in July and August, plenty of books have been published this year for those who crave summer reading that deepens their intellectual capital...

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An Irresponsible, Spendthrift Budget

with Hoover Institutionvia Hartford Courant
Monday, July 9, 2007

The state budget process has come to an end, and with it comes a big slap in the face to fiscal conservatives...

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Middle class feels squeeze as rich get richer

with Milton Friedmanvia Reuters
Sunday, July 8, 2007

When the rich get richer, it isn't just the poor who get squeezed, according to a new book by income-inequality expert Robert H. Frank...

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With a little help from my friend

with Milton Friedmanvia Financial Express (India)
Sunday, July 8, 2007

Corporates are forging effective partnerships with NGOs to do their bit for the society...

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The Abuse of "Empire"

with Niall Fergusonvia Washington Post
Sunday, July 8, 2007

In the recent past, nothing has fascinated theorists more than the idea of America as an empire...

In the News

In Which I Outsource to Prof. Martin Carnoy

with Milton Friedman, Paul E. Peterson, John E. Chubb, Terry M. Moe, Caroline M. Hoxbyvia TPMCafe
Sunday, July 8, 2007

Folks: I didn’t want to let last week’s interesting discussion about vouchers and their implications for public education drop, so I asked Stanford professor Martin Carnoy to add his two cents...

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Hong Kong's pulse slowing down

with Milton Friedmanvia Taipei Times
Sunday, July 8, 2007

In 1995, before the handover of Hong Kong to China, Time magazine's sister magazine Fortune published a special report titled The death of Hong Kong...

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War and Peace, Peace and War

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, July 8, 2007

Last week’s war-on-terror reports were blood-curdling: the Thyestean feast reported by Michael Yon, albeit second-hand, of al Qaeda in Iraq apparently serving up a son for lunch to his parents; the Johnny Torch image of the bomber in Glasgow still shrieking to Allah as he tried to ignite his gas cargo; the destruction of men, women, and children—and, Mycallesus-like, animals as well—in an Iraqi village...

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The International Market for Talent

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, July 8, 2007

Estimates suggest that intangible capital, which is mainly skilled employees, constitutes 70 per cent of the total capital of large American companies...

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Court supports Bush in wiretap suit

with Larry Diamondvia Los Angeles Times
Saturday, July 7, 2007

A federal appeals court on Friday handed the Bush administration a major victory, ruling that plaintiffs who had challenged its domestic spying program did not have legal standing to do so...

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Leave No Risk Behind

with Milton Friedmanvia Forbes
Friday, July 6, 2007

The government should stop guaranteeing lenders of student loans...

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Not Roman Military, but Same Arrogance

with Niall Fergusonvia Washington Post
Friday, July 6, 2007

The question asked by PostGlobal editors this week stems from “Are we Rome?”, Cullen Murphy’s book comparing the United States to the Roman empire...

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Blissfully Uneducated

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American
Friday, July 6, 2007

Is “ho”—the rapper slang for the slur “whore”—a bad word?

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'Terrorists Would Have Hit U.S. with Nuclear Weapons'

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Greenwich Citizen (CT)
Friday, July 6, 2007

The heat inside was sweltering as a thunderstorm lit the sky and rumbled over the First Congregational Church in Old Greenwich last Thursday night...

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Crimson econ. prof. turns Card

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Stanford Daily
Thursday, July 5, 2007

Stanford has completed a considerable coup in convincing Caroline Hoxby, one of Harvard’s most highly regarded economists, to join the University this fall after 13 years of teaching in Cambridge...

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Parents Involved in Community Schools, v. Seattle School District No. 1, et al.

by Herbert J. Walbergvia Supreme Court of the United States of America
Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Brief of Amici Curiae Drs. Murphy, Rossell and Walberg in support of petitioners...