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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Democracy's beacon

by Arnold Beichmanvia Washington Times
Monday, October 27, 2008

"Decadence begins," wrote the French thinker, Denis de Rougemont, "when people no longer ask, 'What are we going to do?' but rather ask, 'What is going to happen to us?'"...

Analysis and Commentary

Black Power

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Forbes
Monday, October 27, 2008

If Barack Obama becomes president, he will not only be the most powerful black man in the history of mankind; his presence in the White House will also mean that for the first time in that same history, a black man will be the most powerful person on earth...

Analysis and Commentary

Beware of ObamaCare

by Scott W. Atlasvia Washington Times
Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama has a plan for American health care...

In the News
In the News

State of mind we shouldn't fall into

with Diane Ravitchvia Canberra Times (Australia)
Monday, October 27, 2008

It's no secret that, like the US singer Billy Joel, Minister for Education Julia Gillard is in a New York state of mind...

In the News

Thomas Sowell and a Conflict of Visions: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Thomas Sowellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, October 27, 2008

Thomas Sowell describes the critical differences between interests and visions...

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Munger on Middlemen

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 27, 2008

Mike Munger of Duke University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the often-vilified middleman--someone who buys cheap, sells dear and does nothing to improve the product...

In the News

Harvard's Ferguson Praises `Ascent of Money' as Markets Plunge

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Monday, October 27, 2008

Niall Ferguson, a canny chronicler of financial history, knows a thing or two about market timing...

In the News

Observations on the Milton Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, October 26, 2008

Not long after the death of Milton Friedman in the fall of 2006, the president of the University of Chicago, Robert Zimmer, formed a committee drawn from the Economics Department, the Graduate School of Business, and the Law School...

In the News

The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson

with Niall Fergusonvia Times (UK)
Sunday, October 26, 2008

More than two centuries ago, Adam Smith described bankers' credit as providing “a sort of wagon-way through the air”...

In the News

The line forms

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Sunday, October 26, 2008

I fear it is just the beginning...

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“Go Fail, Young Man!”

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, October 26, 2008

An end to failure seems to be the new American creed of the twentieth-first century...

In the News

5 Myths About Values Voters

with Morris P. Fiorinavia Washington Post
Sunday, October 26, 2008

"Values" is a word that clings to American office-seekers like rhetorical lint...

In the News

John McCain, Flexible Aggression

with Philip Bobbittvia New York Times
Saturday, October 25, 2008

Senator John McCain races through the final days of the presidential race reciting a familiar admonition...

In the News

The Rothschilds: They prefer to let their money do the talking

with Niall Fergusonvia Telegraph (UK)
Saturday, October 25, 2008

One by one, they have tried their luck, the historians, biographers and chroniclers of power who would explain the Rothschilds to the rest of us...

In the News

The Campaign Takes a Very Strange Turn

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, October 25, 2008

Why didn’t Colin Powell and Co. jump ship in, say, June or July, and endorse Obama after many months of campaigning when his positions were already well known?...

In the News

UN chief urges nuclear powers to cut arsenals

with George P. Shultzvia Associated Press
Saturday, October 25, 2008

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the world's nuclear powers on Friday to start negotiations on eliminating nuclear weapons and begin talks to assure other nations they will not be attacked...

In the News

The history boy

with Niall Fergusonvia Guardian (UK)
Saturday, October 25, 2008

In the early noughties, over a period of four years and three big books, Niall Ferguson developed an argument for which he would become famous - or infamous, depending on your view...

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Abizaid named Patriot of Year in Mobile

with John Abizaidvia Press-Register (Alabama)
Saturday, October 25, 2008

Retired Army Gen. John P. Abizaid, former head of United States Central Command, was named this year's recipient of the Patriot of the Year Award and will be honored at the Veterans Day celebration to be held Nov. 11 in Mobile...