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Analysis and Commentary

A war appraisal too vast to swallow

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Financial Times
Monday, March 3, 2008

Just when the American public, in an inversion of the old saw about economists, was thinking that the Bush administration professes to know the "value" of everything but the "cost" of nothing, along come Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes - two economists - to restore aphoristic order...

Analysis and Commentary

What Students Don't Know About History: The Latest Findings

by Diane Ravitchvia History News Network
Monday, March 3, 2008

For most people, the popular culture is far more influential via movies, television, the Internet, radio, and other forms of mass media than what is taught in school...

Analysis and Commentary

Buckley's writings inspiring even for non-conservative

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, February 29, 2008

William F. Buckley Jr. has died at age 82...

Analysis and Commentary

Teaching The Federalist in South Korea

by Peter Berkowitzvia National Review Online
Friday, February 29, 2008

Recently, New York Philharmonic musical director Lorin Maazel — before departing for his just concluded first trip to North Korea and in the face of sharp criticism that his orchestra’s performance in Pyongyang would present dictator Kim Jong Il with a valuable propaganda victory — reflected on America and the world...

In the News
In the News

Preventing Future Nuclear Catastrophes

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Korea Times
Monday, March 3, 2008

Throughout the Cold War, nuclear deterrence was at the heart of U.S. nuclear policy...

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Prison Sets a Man Free

with Milton Friedmanvia Washington Post
Monday, March 3, 2008

I ended my 1998 review of Jeffrey Archer's "The Eleventh Commandment" by asking why the author, a leader of England's Conservative Party and presumably an intelligent man, was writing such claptrap...

In the News

Lite food, heavy eaters: children of Jared

with Hoover Digestvia WiseTo Social Issues
Monday, March 3, 2008

"As the popularity of healthier menus increases, so does the weight of many Americans," Pierre Chandon and Brian Wansink write in the Journal of Consumer Research (October 2007)...

In the News

Study Finds Sharp Math, Science Skills Help Expand Economy

with Education Next, Eric Hanushekvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, March 3, 2008

Increased years of education boost economic growth -- but only if students' cognitive skills, as measured by math and science tests, are improved as a result, a new study says...

In the News

Education Next: Low Performance by U.S. Students on International Tests Highlights Threat to Nation’s Economic Future

with Education Next, Eric Hanushekvia Business Wire
Monday, March 3, 2008

New research published in the spring 2008 issue of Education Next shows that the cognitive skills of a nation’s students have a large impact on its economic growth...

In the News

The New Gender Gap in Education

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, March 2, 2008

Until the mid 1960's, female high school graduates were less likely than male graduates to go to college, and female college students were far more likely to drop out than were male students...

In the News

Is a Lean Economy Turning Mean?

with Robert E. Hallvia Ledger (FL)
Sunday, March 2, 2008

Nicole Flennaugh has a college degree, office experience and the modest expectation that, somewhere in this city on the eastern lip of San Francisco Bay, someone will want to hire her...

In the News

Exxon Mobil Needs a Hug

with Milton Friedmanvia New York Times
Sunday, March 2, 2008

As I was sitting at my majestic TV in a majestic suite at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami a couple of weeks ago, going over notes for a speech the next morning and waiting for Crockett and Tubbs to speed by, chasing drug kingpins in their “Miami Vice” motorboat, I watched Barack Obama speak in Madison, Wis...

In the News

What Would Reagan Do?

with George P. Shultzvia New York Times Book Review
Sunday, March 2, 2008

When George W. Bush became president, he set out to honor Ronald Reagan’s approach to foreign and domestic policy...

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As I See It: Politicians should cease dabbling in science

with Henry I. Millervia Kansas City Star
Saturday, March 1, 2008

Politics and science are two roads that should not intersect...

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Notes Of Hope

with William J. Perryvia Time Magazine
Friday, February 29, 2008

Foreign correspondents can be a pretty jaded lot, full of a world-weariness that's partly feigned but partly real...

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The Ethanol Hangover

with Henry I. Millervia National Center for Policy Analysis
Friday, February 29, 2008

Despite what is often heard, there is not a right way to produce ethanol...