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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Manila Must Beat the Separatists

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 13, 2008

Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo recently suspended peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, a separatist group that wants to claim the southern island of Mindanao as its own...

Analysis and Commentary

Jumping Ship...

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Monday, October 13, 2008

This is becoming a very strange campaign...

Analysis and Commentary

An opposing view on Measure Z

by David R. Hendersonvia Monterey Herald
Sunday, October 12, 2008

Many of the people who say they hate taxes are advocating yet another tax on Monterey County residents...

Analysis and Commentary

Lessons for North Korea?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Washington Times
Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Soviet Union did not change and failed; China changed with remarkable success...

Analysis and Commentary

Letters: The F.D.A. and Engineered Food

by Henry I. Millervia New York Times
Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Food and Drug Administration’s proposed policy is inconsistent and unwise...

Analysis and Commentary

Learning From The Prisoners

by David R. Hendersonvia Forbes
Friday, October 10, 2008

One idea that has swept economics in the last 20 years is game theory...

Analysis and Commentary

Not Over Yet

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Friday, October 10, 2008

Of course, this is a Democratic year...

In the News
In the News

Patri Friedman on Seasteading

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 13, 2008

Patri Friedman, Executive Director of the Seasteading Institute, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about seasteading, the creation of autonomous ocean communities as an alternative to existing political and cultural forms...

In the News

A chat with CIA chief-turned-venture capitalist R. James Woolsey

with Hoover Institutionvia San Jose Mercury News
Sunday, October 12, 2008

Once America's top spy as head of the Central Intelligence Agency, R. James Woolsey has reinvented himself as a Silicon Valley venture capitalist...

In the News

World weighs McCain and Obama’s global views

with George P. Shultzvia Financial Times
Sunday, October 12, 2008

No matter who wins next month’s presidential election, some of the fundamental challenges facing US foreign policy will remain the same...

In the News

For good or ill, nominees hold similar resolve on Russia

with George P. Shultzvia Agence France-Presse
Sunday, October 12, 2008

Faced with a Russia emboldened by its energy wealth, the two US presidential candidates have shown a similar resolve on how to deal with the country's former Cold War foe...

In the News

Economic View: What will it take for the markets to see we have the weapons to resist disaster?

with Niall Fergusonvia Independent (UK)
Sunday, October 12, 2008

Does the share collapse change everything?...

In the News

A Power That May Not Stay So Super

with Niall Fergusonvia New York Times
Saturday, October 11, 2008

AT the turn of the 20th century, toward the end of a brutal and surprisingly difficult victory in the Second Boer War, the people of Britain began to contemplate the possibility that theirs was a nation in decline...

In the News

Those With a Sense of History May Find It’s Time to Invest

with Stephen Habervia New York Times
Saturday, October 11, 2008

The four most dangerous words for investors are: This time is different...

In the News

SLPS hopes to keep kids put

with Hoover Institutionvia St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Saturday, October 11, 2008

Not two months into the new school year, it's happening already: students in class one day and gone the next...

In the News

McCain-Palin's hot rhetoric risks GOP backlash

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Saturday, October 11, 2008

Republican Sen. John McCain had long promised American voters that he would be the ultimate maverick presidential candidate and run "a respectful campaign...

In the News

American Academy Inducts 228th Class of Scholars, Scientists, Artists, Civic, Corporate and Philanthropic Leaders

with Sidney D. Drellvia PR Newswire
Saturday, October 11, 2008

Cutting edge research and scholarship, artistic accomplishment and exemplary service to society will be celebrated here on Saturday, October 11, as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences officially welcomes its 228th class of Fellows...

In the News

Panel raises speculation of stock market closure in face of financial crisis

with John Shoven, John B. Taylorvia Stanford Report
Friday, October 10, 2008

Economic theory mixed with gut speculation Friday as a group of economists took stock of the world’s gloomy financial situation...

In the News

Sure you want to be a multi-millionaire?

with Robert E. Hallvia MarketWatch
Friday, October 10, 2008

There it was, in black and white...

In the News

Back to Basics on Property Rights

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Scoop (New Zealand)
Friday, October 10, 2008

Last week New Zealand’s major business organisations released a new report designed to promote a wider understanding among New Zealanders of the importance of security of property rights...

In the News

Sarah Palin: A True Conservative

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Friday, October 10, 2008

It's been a difficult couple of decades for true conservatives...

In the News

Many culprits take blame in meltdown

with Russell Robertsvia Jackson Citizen Patriot (MI)
Friday, October 10, 2008

As nest eggs vanish and anger with Wall Street runs high, there is no shortage of finger-pointing over the nation's ongoing financial meltdown...

In the News

War of words in presidential campaign intensifies

with Bill Whalenvia San Jose Mercury News
Friday, October 10, 2008

Barack Obama assailed the Republican ticket on Friday for "stoking anger and division'' after a remarkably hot-tempered week that saw searing attacks from John McCain and Sarah Palin at rallies while their supporters shouted "terrorist" and "traitor" and even "off with his head" at the mention of the Democratic candidate's name...

In the News

Wells gets green light for Wachovia

with Kenneth E. Scottvia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, October 10, 2008

Wells Fargo & Co. is proceeding with plans to acquire Wachovia Corp. for $11.7 billion, a deal that promises to transform the San Francisco institution into one of the nation's largest retail banks, after spurned suitor Citigroup Inc. said it wouldn't pursue additional legal actions to halt the takeover...

In the News

Retired U.S. General John Abizaid to Discuss, "The United States and the Middle East: Strategic Choices for the Way Ahead," October 14 as a Montgomery Fellow

with John Abizaidvia Dartmouth College
Friday, October 10, 2008

Invited to Dartmouth by the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Endowment, retired four-star U.S. Army General John Abizaid will give a public presentation at Dartmouth during his upcoming residency as a Montgomery Fellow at the College...

In the News

Ten Legal Podcasts to Keep You Informed

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Law Technology News
Friday, October 10, 2008

Podcasts come and podcasts go -- and others merely lie fallow...

In the News

Read it and weep

with Niall Fergusonvia Economist
Thursday, October 9, 2008

One man’s pain is another man’s pleasure...

In the News

The free market isn't necessarily free

with Russell Robertsvia McCook Daily Gazette (NE)
Saturday, October 4, 2008

Despite the current financial crisis, there's no better economic system in the world than the one we enjoy in the United States...