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Analysis and Commentary

Will the West Stumble?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Monday, November 20, 2006

What a stupid question...

Analysis and Commentary

The new appeasement

by Victor Davis Hansonvia New Criterion
Monday, November 20, 2006

The wider English-reading public discovered the genius of Mark Steyn after September 11, and for two reasons other than the fact that his amazing prolificacy did not come at the expense of quality...

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Freedom Man

by Thomas Sowellvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 17, 2006

Milton Friedman was one of the very few intellectuals with both genius and common sense...

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Cpl. Dunham, Milton Friedman, and more.

via Weekly Standard
Monday, November 27, 2006

Next to being elected president, the greatest honor bestowed on an American is the Congressional Medal of Honor, awarded for extraordinary courage in battle...

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Friedman's Large Legacy

via Washington Post
Monday, November 20, 2006

What Keynes said was true of economist Milton Friedman, who died last week at 94, except that Friedman's immense influence emerged well before his death...

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Milton Friedman's Lifelong Fight for Freedom

via FrontPage Mag.com
Monday, November 20, 2006

Milton Friedman, arguably the best known and most influential free-market economist in the world for the last 40 years, died in the San Francisco area Thursday at age 94...

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Stalemate over West Bank settlements

with George P. Shultzvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, November 20, 2006

You don't normally see farmers run, but this farmer and his son were sprinting, carrying pails of barley seed down to stony, tiered plots through a rolling desert landscape...

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Marketeer-in-chief

via Sacramento Bee
Monday, November 20, 2006

A debate that began after World War II that continues today was mainly provoked by one man: Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist, devotee of free markets and the primacy of the Federal Reserve in shaping them...

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Remembering Milton Friedman

via MarketWatch
Monday, November 20, 2006

It's a frequently observed paradox that Milton Friedman was simultaneously a great man -- he must now be acknowledged the outstanding economist of the 20th century, displacing John Maynard Keynes after a protracted struggle -- and physically a very small one...

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Opposing view: No government, no Web

via USA Today
Monday, November 20, 2006

The passing of the great free market theorist Milton Friedman and the big problems of Airbus, a heavily subsidized European consortium, seem like a classic case of synchronicity — the occurrence of two seemingly random events that are subtly connected...

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The Era of Big-Government Conservatism Must Come to an End

via National Review Online
Monday, November 20, 2006

The single-best thing the lame-duck GOP Congress can do is vote in a spending-limitation bill with balanced-budget targets for the next couple of years...

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A global centre for excellence

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Monday, November 20, 2006

"No substantial famine has ever occurred in any independent and democratic country with a relatively free press," the Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen has asserted many times in his discussions of development and freedoms...

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Milton Friedman and Free-Market Money

via Free-Market News Network
Monday, November 20, 2006

Milton Friedman died on Wednesday...

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Farewell, Dr. Friedman

via Barron's Online
Monday, November 20, 2006

Milton Friedman was a hero of mine...

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Why Bill Cosby Is Wrong

with Thomas Sowellvia TomPaine.com
Monday, November 20, 2006

For decades, scholars and opinion makers have been seduced by cultural explanations for economic problems...

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Losing a Giant of Liberty

via American Spectator
Monday, November 20, 2006

I first saw Milton Friedman when he delivered a lecture, probably in 1977, at Stanford University, where I was attending law school...

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Friedman's Work in New York

via New York Sun
Monday, November 20, 2006

Milton Friedman's death has brought forth a flood of appropriate tribute for this great and good economist who was able to use ideas to change the world...

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Is it a Roar or a Meow?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Monday, November 20, 2006

Governance is not the same as easy criticism...

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Honoring freedom and Friedman

via townhall.com
Sunday, November 19, 2006

A few days ago, Milton Friedman’s 95th year of life — a long and productive life — was . . . cut short...

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The Great Liberator

via New York Times
Sunday, November 19, 2006

If John Maynard Keynes was the most influential economist of the first half of the 20th century, then Milton Friedman was the most influential economist of the second half...

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An Economist's Heart and Soul

via Human Events Online
Sunday, November 19, 2006

In October 1976, the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in economics to Milton Friedman...

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'Free to lose' isn't good philosophy for the right wing

via Chicago Sun-Times
Sunday, November 19, 2006

If Milton Friedman had to die, then a week after the defeat of a Republican Congress that had apparently forgotten every lesson Friedman taught in Free To Choose is eerily apt timing...

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Friedman: free market prophet who went beyond the pale

via Scotsman
Sunday, November 19, 2006

When a prophet dies, that is the moment when his message is most vulnerable to distortion, as conflicting exegetes impose their interpretations on it...

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Freedom's best friend

via Orange County Register
Sunday, November 19, 2006

The world last week lost a "giant" who many believe was the most influential economist of the 20th century...

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Milton Friedman's Gentle Persuasion

via TCS Daily
Sunday, November 19, 2006

My direct contact with Milton Friedman was limited to an email exchange only a few months before his death...

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Friedman's indispensable role in 20th-century history

by Peter M. Robinsonvia San Jose Mercury News
Sunday, November 19, 2006

``The great man or woman in history,'' the philosopher Sidney Hook argued in ``The Hero in History,'' his classic study -- ``is someone of whom we can say . . . that if they had not lived when they did, or acted as they did, the history of their countries and of the world . . . would have been profoundly different..."

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Students face philosophical tug of war

with Diane Ravitchvia Contra Costa Times
Sunday, November 19, 2006

In ancient Greece, Socrates tested his students through conversations...

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On Milton Friedman's Ideas

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, November 19, 2006

Milton Friedman died this past week...

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The death of monetarism

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Sunday, November 19, 2006

"IInflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon..."

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Big bother for Isaacs over C4

with Niall Fergusonvia Guardian (UK)
Sunday, November 19, 2006

Sir Jeremy Isaacs' London residence is a fashionable loft conversion in the shadow of Tower Bridge...

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Milton Friedman (1912-2006)

via Independent Institute
Saturday, November 18, 2006

Economist and former Newsweek columnist Henry Wallich has credited Milton Friedman with having “almost single-handedly” changed economic thinking on the subject of money...

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Milton Friedman, A Modern Galileo

via Real Clear Politics
Saturday, November 18, 2006

Milton Friedman, whose life I fondly commemorate with this article, was probably responsible for more human happiness and well-being than any other individual in the 20th century...

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Secretary Condoleezza Rice on Passing of Milton Friedman

via United States Department of State
Friday, November 17, 2006

With the passing of Milton Friedman, a great Nobel Laureate in Economics, I have lost a great friend and the nation has lost a one-of-a kind leader and intellect...

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Hopes High for WTO Deal at APEC Summit

with Michael McFaulvia Moscow Times
Friday, November 17, 2006

President Vladimir Putin is widely expected to secure the United States' long-awaited agreement on Russia's World Trade Organization bid at a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders in Vietnam this weekend, a step that could ease bilateral ties and prompt Moscow to drop its opposition to tough sanctions on Iran...

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An enduring legacy

via Economist
Friday, November 17, 2006

Milton Friedman won the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded to an outstanding American economist under the age of 40, in 1951...