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Analysis and Commentary

We're On Top

by Tunku Varadarajan with Josef Joffevia Forbes
Monday, September 22, 2008

Starting today, the United Nations' headquarters in New York turns into a caravanserai for the world's presidents, prime ministers and panjandrums...

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Rough Week, But America's Era Goes On

by Niall Fergusonvia Washington Post
Sunday, September 21, 2008

Does Wall Street's meltdown presage the end of the American century?...

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A long shadow

by Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Sunday, September 21, 2008

Alan Greenspan, that grandmaster of good timing, last week described the current financial crisis as “probably a once-in-a-century event”...

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Poor Rheesoning on paying pupils

via Examiner
Sunday, September 21, 2008

Your child will not eat his broccoli...

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Liberty works in all areas, and that includes economy

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, September 19, 2008

By all historical accounts the fully free society has never been tried, so arguing about it will always be to a large extent theoretical...

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Medical services cost somebody

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Thursday, September 18, 2008

A welfare or positive right is something that can only be protected by coercing others to provide it...

In the News
In the News

The West Hails Georgia As a Democracy. But Is It One?

with Michael McFaulvia Newsweek
Monday, September 29, 2008

GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin made news when she confirmed her belief that Georgia belonged in NATO, even if it meant that "perhaps" the United States would have to go to war with Russia...

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Big Government to the Rescue

with Niall Fergusonvia Newsweek
Monday, September 29, 2008

It seemed as if the global economy were headed for the kind of crash we haven't seen since 1929...

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Karol Boudreaux on Wildlife, Property, and Poverty in Africa

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 22, 2008

Karol Boudreaux, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about wildlife management in Africa...

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Politics & Catholics with Rev. Chaput: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, September 22, 2008

Rev. Charles Chaput corrects House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has said the Catholic Church’s teachings on abortion aren’t clear...

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The role of the CRA

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, September 22, 2008

The Community Reinvestment Act was signed by Carter in 1977...

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Bear Stearns, the CRA, and Freddie Mac

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, September 22, 2008

I keep hearing that the subprime crisis was caused by people willing to buy stuff they couldn't evaluate...

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It's not the CRA

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, September 22, 2008

Mark Thoma explains why the CRA is not the cause of the current crisis...

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The World of the States

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Sunday, September 21, 2008

From Christian Broda, here is what a map of the states would look like if each state were a country with the same sized economy:...

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And don't forget Andrew Cuomo

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Sunday, September 21, 2008

Starting in 1997, Clinton's head of HUD aggressively pushed the GSEs to subsidize the subprime market...

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Shiller and fundamentals

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Sunday, September 21, 2008

Last week's EconTalk episode was with Robert Shiller...

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The Crisis of Global Capitalism?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, September 21, 2008

On Sunday of this past week Merrill Lynch agreed to sell itself to Bank America, on Monday Lehman Brothers, a venerable major Wall Street investment bank, went into the largest bankruptcy in American history..

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Israel cannot damage Iran's N-sites: Abizaid

with John Abizaidvia Nation
Sunday, September 21, 2008

Israel is incapable of seriously damaging Iran’s nuclear facilities, according to a retired US general who oversaw military operations in the Middle East as head of US Central Command until 18 months ago...

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Czech ambassador dies in Pakistan hotel blast

with Hoover Institutionvia Associated Press
Sunday, September 21, 2008

Ivo Zdarek was a month into his new posting as Czech ambassador to Pakistan...

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Elitism, the Culture Wars, and the Campaign

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, September 21, 2008

That sums up the current political debate—whether we look at charges that John McCain has so many houses he can’t remember any longer the actual number of them; or that poor Barack Obama is depressed at the soaring price of arugula; or that Fightin’ Joe Biden once bootstrapped himself up at ten in Scranton; or that moose-hunting Sarah snowmachines as naturally as Barack Obama trips over himself in a bowling lane...

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Barack Obama draws from deep cultural wells

with Shelby Steelevia Calgary Herald (Canada)
Saturday, September 20, 2008

Had Hillary Clinton become president, we would have known what to expect...

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Why people vote Republican

with Milton Friedman, Daniel Pipesvia Oregonian
Saturday, September 20, 2008

Given the Electoral College and Oregon's small number of electors in it, my plumber's vote may not be enough for the John McCain-Sarah Palin ticket to win...

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Economists Debate Rescue Plan's Risk

with David R. Hendersonvia Associated Press
Friday, September 19, 2008

Wall Street responded favorably to a White House plan to prop up money market funds and buy up bad mortgages that could cost taxpayers hundreds of billions...

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Presidential candidates aren't focused on war

with Bill Whalenvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Friday, September 19, 2008

For both Senators Barack Obama (D) of Illinois, and John McCain (R) of Arizona, the main challenge on the campaign trail now, is tapping into the concerns voters have about the financial crisis...

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Calm down

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, September 19, 2008

Some people are misinterpreting my goal in my set of posts today in the new "Government intervention in housing" category...

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Journalists Lose at Harvard

with Niall Fergusonvia Harvard Crimson
Thursday, September 18, 2008

If there’s a choice between historians and journalists as chroniclers of contemporary history, historians win hands down—at least at the Harvard University Library...