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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

No such thing as living risk-free

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, November 5, 2007

Skiers sometimes die, as do mountain climbers and motorcyclists and bicyclists, because what they do routinely is dangerous, risky...

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Radio host Michael Krasny opens up in 'Off Mike'

by Henry I. Millervia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, November 4, 2007

Michael Krasny's tell-all memoir, "Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life," will disappoint many of his National Public Radio listeners...

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Back to basics on schools

via St. Petersburg Times
Saturday, November 3, 2007

In all the talk about Pinellas County's proposed student-assignment plan, two major questions have been overlooked...

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Finally, blogging is blessed on high

by Tunku Varadarajan with Gary S. Beckervia Financial Times
Saturday, November 3, 2007

The Presidential Medal of Freedom - America's highest civilian honour - has gone to historians, astronauts, spies, jazz musicians, matinee idols, philosophers, soldiers, activists, novelists, boxers, televangelists, architects, businessmen, politicians (a depressing number), painters and even newspaper editors...

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In the News

Letters: Not So Wylde About Kathryn

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Post
Monday, November 5, 2007

Kathryn Wylde, who is known to possess zero educational mastery, has the nerve to attack Diane Ravitch, who is universally recognized as America's top educational expert ("Hypocritical Critic," PostOpinion, Oct. 30)...

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Voucher Showdown Set for Tuesday in Utah

with Milton Friedmanvia New York Sun
Monday, November 5, 2007

Tomorrow's vote on a Utah ballot referendum is shaping up as the next test in the campaign for school vouchers...

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Henry Hyde's son here for dad's Medal of Freedom

with Gary S. Beckervia Baltimore Sun
Monday, November 5, 2007

Retired Rep. Henry Hyde of Illinois will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom today...

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EconTalk reminder

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, November 5, 2007

EconTalk has been nominated for best podcast as part of the 2007 Weblog Awards...

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Arnold Kling on the Economics of Health Care and the Crisis of Abundance

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, November 5, 2007

Arnold Kling of EconLog talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the economics of health care and his book, A Crisis of Abundance: Rethinking How We Pay for Health Care...

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Time for Thomas Sowell

with Thomas Sowellvia Power Line
Monday, November 5, 2007

Today President Bush awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to eight men and women of varying merits, Cuban dissident Oscar Biscet most notably among them...

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Spotting the Billionaire - And the Wealth of Sweden

with Milton Friedmanvia New York Sun
Monday, November 5, 2007

If the billionaire David Koch were walking down the street, could you, at a glance, pick him out of a crowd by the way he was dressed?

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Growth in health care expenditures

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, November 5, 2007

This week's EconTalk is with Arnold Kling talking about health care...

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Pakistani Messes

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Sunday, November 4, 2007

It would be hard to think of a bigger mess than Pakistan: nuclear; half the population radically Islamic; vast sanctuaries for the architects of 9/11; a virulent anti-Americanism in which aid and military credits are demanded but never appreciated; dictatorship at odds with America’s professed support for Middle-East constitutional government-all the while doing little to hunt down al Qaeda while assuring us that the possible radical alternative, with some reason, is far worse...

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C for Controversy

with Diane Ravitchvia Gotham Gazette
Sunday, November 4, 2007

It’s report card week for the more than 1,000 New York City public school as letter grades for each of the city’s schools will go up on the departent Web site in the next few days...

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Dorgan can help find new direction on nukes

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Grand Forks Herald (ND)
Sunday, November 4, 2007

The recent accidental transport of nuclear-armed cruise missiles from Minot Air Force Base highlights one aspect of North Dakota's continuing role in U.S. nuclear policy: The state still has more than a thousand nuclear warheads on its soil, and many are on hair-trigger alert status, just as they were during the Cold War...

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Jeb chimes in on the GOP presidential race

with Hoover Institutionvia St. Petersburg Times
Sunday, November 4, 2007

Former Gov. Jeb Bush chatted Thursday with the Hoover Institution for a webcast called Uncommon Knowledge and ticked off thoughts about the GOP presidential contenders...

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A Sinkable Treaty

with George P. Shultz, Edwin Meese IIIvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, November 3, 2007

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 17-4 Wednesday to approve the Law of the Sea Treaty, meaning it's now up to 34 Senate Republicans to send this giant octopus of a document back where it belongs...

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Inside Track: Whither Venezuela?

with William Ratliffvia National Interest
Friday, November 2, 2007

In contrast to the rapt attention paid to previous confrontations between the Venezuelan government and those opposed to it, there has been little media coverage here of an intensifying cold civil war that could culminate around a particular day in December, when the Venezuelan people vote in a second referendum, this time on constitutional amendments that would considerably expand President Hugo Chavez’s power...

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The Democrat Party, The Media, And The Academic Elite Know How To Lose WWIV

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Evening Bulletin (PA)
Friday, November 2, 2007

Due to our glorious and perhaps lucky history, we usually think that we can't lose a war...

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GSB prof Becker awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

with Gary S. Becker, Milton Friedmanvia Chicago Maroon
Friday, November 2, 2007

Gary Becker, an economics professor at the Graduate School of Business (GSB), will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom this month for his contribution to knowledge of social institutions through economic theory, the White House announced this week...

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The Impact of Milton Friedman on Modern Monetary Economics: Setting the Record Straight on Paul Krugman’s “Who Was Milton Friedman?”

with Milton Friedmanvia Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Thursday, October 25, 2007

Paul Krugman’s essay “Who Was Milton Friedman?” seriously mischaracterizes Friedman’s economics and his legacy...