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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Was Feminism Necessary?

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Forbes
Monday, September 15, 2008

Was feminism necessary to produce Sarah Palin's fine performance at the Republican Convention?...

Analysis and Commentary

Can counterinsurgency win?

by Daniel Pipesvia Washington Times
Sunday, September 14, 2008

When it comes to a state fighting a nonstate enemy, there is a widespread impression the state is doomed to fail...

Analysis and Commentary

Their struggle

by Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Saturday, September 13, 2008

In September 1942 Heinrich Himmler had an imperial vision...

Analysis and Commentary

Voters’ self-interest matters most

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Thursday, September 11, 2008

Do voters actually believe it when candidates promise them health, happiness, vacations, clean air and all those other goodies while also demanding they stop being selfish, stop joining special interest groups and dedicate themselves only to the public good?...

In the News
In the News

Pencils And Politics

with Russell Robertsvia Newsweek
Monday, September 22, 2008

Improbable as it might seem, perhaps the most important fact for a voter or politician to know is: No one can make a pencil...

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Shiller on Housing and Bubbles

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 15, 2008

Robert Shiller of Yale University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the current housing mess and related financial market problems...

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Duke study targets teachers' pay

with Education Nextvia McClatchy Newspapers
Monday, September 15, 2008

N.C. public school teachers can look forward to bigger salaries as they get more experience and seek advanced degrees and teaching certification...

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Political Prediction Markets

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, September 14, 2008

Prediction markets are pervasive in finance, especially in modern derivative markets...

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Obamania—as in craziness, not craze

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, September 14, 2008

The contention is not that the media shouldn’t investigate Palin, but whether they are doing it in the manner, spirit, and level of intensity that they likewise explore Biden (and Obama)...

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Bleakonomics: the return of the misery index

with Robert J. Barrovia Chronicle Herald (Canada)
Sunday, September 14, 2008

ECONOMICS is often labelled "the dismal science" since its subject matter deals with gloomy, cheerless topics such as poverty, squalor, unemployment and inflation...

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Rookie teachers matched with poorer schools

with Eric Hanushekvia St. Petersburg Times
Sunday, September 14, 2008

Maybe nine is Cooper Dawson's lucky number...

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Abu Musa: island in the spotlight

with William J. Perryvia National (United Arab Emirates)
Saturday, September 13, 2008

Barely four kilometres in diameter, if it could be overlain onto Abu Dhabi the island of Abu Musa would fit comfortably between the Corniche and 15th Street...

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Batchelor this Week

with Russell Robertsvia John Batchelor Show
Saturday, September 13, 2008

Russell Roberts, author, Hoover Institution, "The Price of Everything: A Parable of Possibility and Prosperity," re the credit crisis, the Detroit failures, the Lehman Brothers moral hazard...

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Teachers' income doesn't reflect results

with Eric Hanushekvia St. Petersburg Times
Saturday, September 13, 2008

Teacher A has 25 years' experience and a master's degree...

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A multiple choice question on gasoline shortages

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, September 12, 2008

The Knoxville News Sentinel is reporting severe gasoline shortages (HT: Instapundit):...