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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Slumdog President?

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Forbes
Monday, November 17, 2008

After watching Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle's new movie about a young man's unlikely rise out of gut-churning poverty in India, I asked myself whether America had got itself, in Barack Obama, a "slumdog president."...

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Team 'Chimerica'

by Niall Fergusonvia Washington Post
Monday, November 17, 2008

Future historians, I suspect, will look back on Saturday's anticlimactic G-20 gathering in Washington less as Bretton Woods 2.0 and more as a rerun of the London Economic Conference of 1933...

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To be Kristol clear

by Arnold Beichmanvia Washington Times
Sunday, November 16, 2008

It's 2012 and President Barack Obama is running for re-election...

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The Center-Right Nation Exits Stage Left

by Tod Lindberg with David Bradyvia Washington Post
Sunday, November 16, 2008

Here's the main thought Republicans are consoling themselves with these days...

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Credit Markets Stalled While Waiting Game Played

by Russell Robertsvia NPR
Friday, November 14, 2008

Secretary Paulson might be the only person in America who worries that consumers haven't borrowed enough money...

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The History and Future of Money

with Niall Fergusonvia WAMU 88.5
Monday, November 17, 2008

The world's bankers and hedge fund managers aren't about to win any popularity contest with the people hardest hit by the global financial crisis...

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President Obama Will Have Opening On Arms Initiatives

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia National Journal
Monday, November 17, 2008

Few experts in Washington are more steeped in their disciplines than arms control advocate Joseph Cirincione, the president of the Ploughshares Fund, the author of Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons, and an expert adviser to the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States, chaired by former Secretary of Defense William Perry and former Secretary of Energy and Defense James Schlesinger...

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Education Next: States With Genuinely Alternative Teacher Certification Programs Have Greater Representation of Minority Teachers in Schools and Higher Achievement Gains Among Students, New Study Finds

with Education Next, Paul E. Petersonvia Business Wire
Monday, November 17, 2008

States with teacher certification programs that provide a genuine alternative pathway for teacher candidates -- those that require substantially fewer credits than the usual 30 demanded by most certification programs -- have a greater representation of minority teachers and higher classroom learning gains than states that have no alternative certification or a purely symbolic one...

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Choosing Sides in the Fight Over Schools

with Diane Ravitchvia Gotham Gazette
Monday, November 17, 2008

What is New York City's high school graduation rate?...

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G-20's Financial-Market Regulation Proposals May Limit Profit

with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Monday, November 17, 2008

Leaders of the world’s biggest developed and emerging nations put banks and investors on notice they will need to keep more capital and reveal more about their holdings, signaling the industry may emerge from the current crisis with less potential for profit...

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He hates to say 'I told you so,' but historian foresaw crisis

with Niall Fergusonvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Monday, November 17, 2008

Long before the subprime meltdown, renowned Scottish historian Niall Ferguson began warning that the world was not immune from a great liquidity crunch...

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We Love History: The Ascent of Money

with Niall Fergusonvia Daily Mirror (UK)
Monday, November 17, 2008

News just in: money makes the world go round...

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Obama 'Change': Clinton Appointees Dominate

with William J. Perryvia NewsMax
Monday, November 17, 2008

Barack Obama made “change” the mantra of his presidential campaign...

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The Ascent of Money

with Niall Fergusonvia St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Monday, November 17, 2008

Just in time for what could yet be the mother of all meltdowns, British native (and Harvard historian) Niall Ferguson gives us "The Ascent of Money," subtitled "A Financial History of the World."...

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End of the cruise

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Power Line
Sunday, November 16, 2008

National Review's 2008 post election Caribbean cruise ended yesterday when the ship returned to Fort Lauderdale...

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Fame and fortune: Niall Ferguson

with Niall Fergusonvia Times (UK)
Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Scottish historian, writer and Harvard professor ‘intensely dislikes spending money’...

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Bail Out the Big Three Auto Producers? Not a Good Idea

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, November 16, 2008

The big three American auto producers General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, are in terrible financial shape...

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Foreign Advisers See Advantages of a Secretary Clinton in an Obama Administration

with Abbas Milanivia New York Times
Saturday, November 15, 2008

During his campaign, Senator Barack Obama spoke of sitting down for talks with Iran, an idea that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton publicly criticized...

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Conservative lawmaker DeVore challenges Boxer

with Bill Whalenvia Contra Costa Times
Saturday, November 15, 2008

Orange County conservative Assemblyman Chuck DeVore's decision to challenge U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer in 2010 wasn't exactly what some Republicans had in mind when thinking about revitalizing an image that took a bruising in the Nov. 4 elections...

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The lessons of summits past must guide Brown in Washington

with George P. Shultzvia Guardian (UK)
Saturday, November 15, 2008

'It is far better that we meet at the summit than at the brink,' declared John Kennedy at the height of the cold war in 1959...

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Richard Epstein

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Instapundit
Saturday, November 15, 2008

RICHARD EPSTEIN on a lawsuit that could endanger your health...

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"Often those lawsuits add an unwanted deterrent against the sale of desperately needed drugs."

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Reason
Friday, November 14, 2008

In his latest Forbes.com column, Richard Epstein explains why the outcome of Wyeth v. Levine, which the Supreme Court heard this week, matters a very great deal...

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Global Leaders Search for Financial Reforms at G-20 Summit

with Niall Fergusonvia News Hour
Friday, November 14, 2008

Hoping to rein in the global financial crisis, leaders are convening to hammer out plans to help their ailing markets and economies...

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The credit crunch

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, November 14, 2008

Alex (and others) have been debating whether there's a credit crunch...

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Paulson's failure

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, November 14, 2008

Here is my commentary at NPR.org on Paulson's latest fiddling while financial markets burn...

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Davenport: Courts and Gay Marriage

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Friday, November 14, 2008

Voters in three states recently voted against same-sex marriage...

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Financial Meltdown

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, November 14, 2008

I collect my essays and other writings at InvisibleHeart.com...

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California gets dire warning on global warming

with James L. Sweeneyvia San Jose Mercury News
Thursday, November 13, 2008

Global warming will have a broad and devastating impact on California's economy over the next century, according to a report released Thursday...

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Hoover Institution Presents Archival Material to Latvia for the 90th Anniversary

with Herbert Hoover, Hoover Institution, Richard Sousavia Embassy of the United States in Latvia
Thursday, November 13, 2008

On November 13, U.S. Ambassador Charles Larson presented a gift from the people of United States to the people of Latvia to Latvian President Zatlers of archival material about Latvia drawn from archives in the United States...