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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Europe reveals its Microsoft envy

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, October 1, 2007

The 13-member European Court of First Instance has delivered its decision affirming an antitrust judgment against Microsoft Corp., claiming that the software giant has been wielding excessive market power by way of its addition of a digital media player to its Windows operating system, something the court claimed undermined a previously dominant firm for media players, Real Networks...

Analysis and Commentary

Winning Ugly

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Monday, October 1, 2007

There is no need to review the now common judgment on the Iraqi war as a fiasco, quagmire, or “worst” something or other in American history...

Analysis and Commentary

Will an aging population defang China?

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, October 1, 2007

As its immense population gets older, its influence on the world is expected to wane...

Analysis and Commentary

Drug regulation overdosed

by Henry I. Millervia Washington Times
Friday, September 28, 2007

The pendulum swings back and forth about what ails the regulation of drug development...

Analysis and Commentary

It doesn't matter whether wealthy deserve to be rich

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, September 28, 2007

The debate about death taxes has resurfaced. Oddly, even some Democratic senators, such as Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, have decried the estate tax as unfair...

Analysis and Commentary

Drug Regulation: The Worst Has Become the Norm

by Henry I. Millervia TCS Daily
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The pendulum swings back and forth about what ails the regulation of drug development...

In the News
In the News

Nervous Gulf Hears Calmer Tones on Iran

with John Abizaidvia Associated Press
Monday, October 1, 2007

As the top U.S. military commander in the Middle East was leaving the Al-Jazeera television studios after an interview, one of the station managers shook his hand and joked: "Sir, you just made apartment prices jump in Dubai..."

In the News

Sowell of a Justice

with Thomas Sowellvia National Review Online
Monday, October 1, 2007

Thomas Sowell changed a young Clarence Thomas’s life...

In the News

Jewish power

with George P. Shultzvia Ha'aretz (Israel)
Monday, October 1, 2007

If in the past anti-Semitism was mostly religious (Christian) and racist (Nazi), now it ranges from neo-Nazism through Iranian Khomeinism to the margins of political hostility toward Israel...

In the News

Taiwan Studies Goes Global

with Ramon H. Myersvia Taiwan Review
Monday, October 1, 2007

Twenty years ago academics treated Taiwan as part of China; now they are seeing that its unique history and hybrid culture are a new field of study...

In the News

New, acceptable faces of investment

with Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Sunday, September 30, 2007

Hedge funds are growing up, turning from “two men and a Bloomberg” operations into financial powerhouses, complete with compliance officers, backup facilities, the occasional listing – and a clutch of City grandees and ex-politicians as advisers...

In the News

Meet The Hedge Fund Historian

with Niall Fergusonvia Forbes
Sunday, September 30, 2007

"The devastating nuclear exchange of August 2007 represented not only the failure of diplomacy, it marked the end of the oil age..."

In the News

Hillary Clinton ignites passions, both pro and con

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, September 30, 2007

In his other life, Douglas Cogan, 59, is a San Bernardino County commercial real estate broker...

In the News

A pragamatic admiral takes the helm as the US military's top officer

with John Abizaidvia Agence France-Presse
Sunday, September 30, 2007

The US military completes a leadership change Monday with the arrival of a pragmatic navy admiral to help steer it through the more-than-four-year-old war in Iraq...

In the News

Truman economist

with George P. Shultzvia Kansas City Star
Saturday, September 29, 2007

The Truman Medal for Economic Policy will be awarded to economist and former secretary of state George Shultz at a noon luncheon at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 12th Street and Baltimore Avenue...

In the News

The Blackboard Bungle

with Diane Ravitchvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, September 29, 2007

Principal Tina McKnight and third-grade teacher Alia Johnson at Tyler Elementary, in Annapolis, Md., made a strenuous effort to bring their public-school students up to state and national standards in reading and math, according to Linda Perlstein in "Tested" (Holt, 302 pages, $25)...

In the News

Misunderstanding of inflation fuels demagogues' power

with Milton Friedmanvia Idaho Statesman
Saturday, September 29, 2007

The theory of spontaneous generation — that living beings spring spontaneously from inanimate matter — died out in biology by the mid-1800s...

In the News

NAEP Gains: Experts Mull Significance

with Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Friday, September 28, 2007

For some, the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress released this week show that the sustained local, state, and federal efforts to improve instruction in reading and mathematics are paying off...

In the News

Iran: As Tensions Rise, So Does Rhetoric

with John Abizaidvia Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty
Friday, September 28, 2007

To any reader of the English-language blogosphere, September appeared destined to be the month of the Iran war media blitz...

In the News

Blame China for High Food Prices

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Friday, September 28, 2007

Over the past year the price of a bushel of wheat has almost doubled, from $4.79 to $9.50...

In the News

Physicist, Activist Panofsky Dies at 88

with Sidney D. Drellvia Associated Press
Friday, September 28, 2007

Wolfgang K.H. Panofsky, an internationally admired physicist who devoted much of his life to promoting nuclear arms control, has died...

In the News

The Business Climate and Economic Growth

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The World Bank recently issued its annual report on the global business climate, Doing Business 2008, ranking countries on the ease of doing business...