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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Iran: A Coup In Three Steps

by Abbas Milanivia Forbes
Monday, June 15, 2009

What happened in Iran last Friday was a fully planned but clumsily executed coup, intended to obliterate the last vestiges of democracy in the country...

Analysis and Commentary

Why empathy is the enemy of justice

by Diana Schaubvia Baltimore Sun
Sunday, June 14, 2009

Why do judges wear robes?...

Analysis and Commentary

Alternatives to government health takeover

by Scott W. Atlasvia Washington Times
Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sixteen years ago, a relatively young, ambitious new Democratic president arrived in Washington determined to transform America's health care system...

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A premature 'pandemic' call

by Henry I. Millervia Washington Times
Sunday, June 14, 2009

Cases of H1N1 swine flu continue to appear - especially in Australia, which has seen cases quadruple in a week, with confirmed cases surpassing 1,200...

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Conservatism and the University Curriculum

by Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, June 13, 2009

The political science departments at elite private universities such as Harvard and Yale, at leading small liberal arts colleges like Swarthmore and Williams, and at distinguished large public universities like the University of Maryland and the University of California, Berkeley, offer undergraduates a variety of courses on a range of topics...

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Will Americans (Literally) Be Dying For ObamaCare?

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Friday, June 12, 2009

Remember Harry and Louise, the made-for-television couple whose advertisements helped scuttle the Clinton health care plan 16 years ago?...

In the News
In the News

The Empire Burden

with Niall Fergusonvia Newsweek
Monday, June 22, 2009

When George Orwell was a young man in the 1920s, he served as a British policeman in the colony of Burma...

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The question: To tax or not to tax?

with Bill Whalenvia Argus (CA)
Monday, June 15, 2009

Are Californians overtaxed?...

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Platt on Working at Wal-Mart

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 15, 2009

Charles Platt, author and journalist, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts what it was like to apply for a job at Wal-Mart, get one, and work there...

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The Fatal Conceit: A Pay "Czar"

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, June 14, 2009

This week the Obama administration, acting through Secretary of the Treasury Geithner, appointed a pay czar to review, reject, and possibly set the pay of companies that received large amounts of federal assistance during the financial crisis...

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Fancy empirical work

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Sunday, June 14, 2009

In the last part of this post, I issued a challenge: I continue to ask the question: name an empirical study that uses sophisticated statistical techniques that was so well done, it ended a controversy and created a consensus—a consensus where former opponents of one viewpoint had to concede they were wrong because of the quality of the empirical work...

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What history can teach us about financial crises

with Niall Fergusonvia Daily News and Analysis (India)
Sunday, June 14, 2009

At a time when the world is going through a financial crisis -- the likes of which has not been witnessed for at least a generation -- interest in all matters pertaining to the economy in general and money in particular has grown exponentially...

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Wrong, revisited

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Sunday, June 14, 2009

In response to this post, a lot of comments discussed inequality...

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Ahmadinejad Declared Winner--What Does It Mean?

with Daniel Pipesvia Atlantic Monthly
Saturday, June 13, 2009

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared a decisive winner in Friday's election--65 percent to challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi's 32 percent, according to Iran's state news agency--though Mousavi protested the results, alleging manipulation and fraud...

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U.S. Fed in Trouble as Falling Dollar Risks Bond Investors Revolt

with John B. Taylorvia Market Oracle (U.K.)
Saturday, June 13, 2009

Frank Shostak writes: A growing concern for Fed policy makers is a weakening in the US dollar against major currencies...

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Iran's unlikely embrace of Bolivia builds influence in U.S. backyard

with Abbas Milanivia McClatchy Newspapers
Saturday, June 13, 2009

The government of Iran is following the lead of new ally Venezuela by taking its anti-American message to Bolivia, an impoverished but strategically positioned country in the heart of South America...

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Williamson Evers on Anti-Intellectualism in America

with Williamson M. Eversvia Education Week
Friday, June 12, 2009

Williamson "Bill" Evers, a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and a conservative, expounds on why students in the U.S. don't perform as well in math and science as students do in some other countries...

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Rooting for Ahmadinejad

by Daniel Pipesvia Danielpipes.org (blog)
Friday, June 12, 2009

The heart and the head sometimes go in different directions, and they do for me today as Iranians go to the polls to vote in their country's semi-legitimate presidential elections...

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George Shultz and John Shoven: New Thinking on Health Care Reform

with John Shoven, George P. Shultzvia Commonwealth Club
Friday, June 12, 2009

George Shultz and John Shoven presented their ideas for a reform of Social Security and health care in a featured program last night at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco...

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Wrong

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, June 12, 2009

Over at Freakonomics (HT: Planet Money), Justin Wolfers cites this graph as proof that the rich have gotten most of the income gains in the last 35 years:...