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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The risk of President Giuliani

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, September 17, 2007

There are two things that are futile to try to predict a year or more ahead: the exchange rate of the dollar and the next president of the United States...

Analysis and Commentary

Bringing the Market to Health Care

by John F. Coganvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, September 15, 2007

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's recent health-care reform proposals, which rely on free-market principles and federalism, will go a long way to fixing our health-care system's woes...

Analysis and Commentary

Politics Starts at the Water’s Edge

by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Kiron K. Skinner, Condoleezza Ricevia New York Times
Saturday, September 15, 2007

It is rare for world leaders to be selected on the basis of their foreign policy acumen or experience...

Analysis and Commentary

Contested Authority

by Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, September 15, 2007

It wasn't supposed to be this way...

In the News
In the News

Bernanke will prove sterner than Wall Street thinks

with Milton Friedmanvia Telegraph
Monday, September 17, 2007

A self-deprecating professor, Ben Bernanke joked on taking over the Federal Reserve last year that he had never run anything beyond deciding "whether to serve tea or coffee" at the Princeton faculty meetings...

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Political scientist to speak at Drake

with Morris P. Fiorinavia Des Moines Register
Monday, September 17, 2007

Political scientist Morris P. Fiorina will give a lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday at Drake University on "The Great Disconnect in American Politics..."

In the News

Big-shot economist to advise teen virtual world 'Gaia Online'

with Michael J. Boskinvia CNET News
Monday, September 17, 2007

What might you expect to be the next career move for a man whose resume includes stints as a U.S. Council of Economic Advisors chairman, a Hoover Institution senior fellow and a Stanford University economics professor?

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Gaia Online Launches Council of Economic Advisors, Revamps Marketplace

with Milton Friedmanvia PRWeb
Monday, September 17, 2007

Gaia Online, the leading online hangout for teens, today announced that it has created a Council of Economic Advisors to be comprised of industry experts, academics, and other specialists to provide on-going analysis and guidance with respect to Gaia's virtual economy...

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Microsoft versus EU

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Financial Times
Monday, September 17, 2007

A top European Union court has rejected Microsoft’s appeal against a landmark antitrust ruling, dealing a serious blow to the US software giant in its nine-year battle with European regulators...

In the News

'The Age of Turbulence' by Alan Greenspan

with Milton Friedmanvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, September 17, 2007

For nearly 20 years Alan Greenspan, as head of America's central bank, was the most powerful economic central planner the world has ever seen...

In the News

Cutter, Sinker, Saver

with Milton Friedmanvia Opinion Editorial (VA)
Sunday, September 16, 2007

Lessons occasionally spawn change, and today’s lesson du jour remains the fact that the U.S. cannot continue to sustain so monstrous a national debt in a globalized economy...

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A ‘Disappointed’ Greenspan Lashes Out at Bush’s Economic Policies

with John B. Taylorvia New York Times
Sunday, September 16, 2007

After nearly two decades as chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan wants to solidify his standing in history...

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Books on the Canon Wars

with E. Donald Hirsch Jr., Diane Ravitchvia New York Times
Sunday, September 16, 2007

Shelves of books on the state of American higher education have appeared over the years, ranging from the historical to the analytical to the downright polemical...

In the News

Greenspan says he was slow to see subprime danger

with John B. Taylorvia USA Today
Friday, September 14, 2007

Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan admitted he was slow to realize that a surge in subprime mortgage lending to borrowers with poor credit had the potential to harm the economy...

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Greenspan attempts to shore up legacy at Fed, but some blame him for credit crisis

with John B. Taylorvia Independent
Friday, September 14, 2007

Alan Greenspan is preparing to hit the publicity trail to promote his eagerly awaited memoirs, just as the feted former chairman's tenure at the US Federal Reserve is facing a revisionist onslaught...

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Religion can build, as well as destroy, in Iraq

with H. R. McMastervia Mercatornet
Thursday, September 13, 2007

The long war in Iraq has been dogged by a tough chicken-and-egg question: what is the relationship between military gains and political progress?