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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Surging Politics

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, August 9, 2007

Critics of the U.S. troop "surge" in Iraq, called for by President George Bush in January, early on cited American losses and then announced the plan's failure...

Analysis and Commentary

Letters to the Editor

by Scott W. Atlasvia Washington Times
Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The Washington Times misses the mark with its criticism of Rudolph W. Giuliani's bold, free-market ideas for improving America's health care system...

Analysis and Commentary

Refocus the Fund

by Michael Spencevia Financial Times
Monday, August 6, 2007

The International Monetary Fund recently took a step towards establishing a more open, merit-based approach to selecting a replacement to Rodrigo de Rato as its managing director, a position hitherto reserved for a European...

In the News
In the News

Two worlds

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, August 9, 2007

Here is a very nice essay by GMU student Geoffrey Lea on Hayek's argument that we need to behave differently when we interact with friends and family compared to the strangers we meet in the extended order of market transactions...

In the News

The virtues of scalping

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, August 9, 2007

Here is Jeff Jacoby on the decline of anti-scalping legislation and why it's a good thing...

In the News

Trading Free

with Michael J. Boskinvia National Review Online
Thursday, August 9, 2007

There isn’t much debate among the Democratic presidential candidates on free trade: They’re pretty much against it...

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In the Debate Over Iran, More Calls for a Tougher U.S. Stance

with Kori Schake, Policy Reviewvia Washington Post
Thursday, August 9, 2007

Fourteen months after Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice offered to talk to Iran, the failure of carrot-and-stick diplomacy to block Tehran's nuclear and regional ambitions is producing a new drumbeat for bolder action, including the possible use of force...

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Faith and Fiber

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, August 9, 2007

The American people may have "Iraq fatigue," but that doesn't mean they've stopped paying attention...

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Do Good -- or Else

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, August 9, 2007

Adam Smith once warned against people who "affected to trade for the public good," but apparently Indonesia never got the message...

In the News

Quality of Education

by Russell Roberts with Eric Hanushek, George P. Shultz, Paul M. Romervia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, August 9, 2007

This week's EconTalk podcast is with Rick Hanushek...

In the News

Letter to Editor Praises Giuliani Proposal

with Scott W. Atlasvia Kaiser Network - Health 08 Blog
Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The health care proposal recently announced by presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) "underscores the obvious: only the innovation of the private sector and competitive pressures exerted by individual customers will cure what ails the health care system," Scott Atlas -- senior adviser to the Giuliani campaign, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine -- writes in a Washington Times letter to the editor...

In the News

Snoozing through a freedom of speech conflict

with Diane Ravitchvia Get Religion
Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Woe unto the reporter who attempts to write about Islamic charities and the potential ties various groups might have to terrorism in the Islamic world...

In the News

Transcript: Bank of England Inflation Report Press Conference

with Milton Friedmanvia Financial Times
Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Mervyn King, Bank of England governor, Charlie Bean, chief economist and Paul Tucker, executive director for markets, answered journalists’ questions in the Bank at the launch of its quarterly Inflation Report on August 8, 2007...

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Networks Use Bridge Tragedy to Build Support for Higher Taxes

with Thomas Sowellvia Business and Media Institute (VA)
Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The tragic Minnesota bridge collapse on August 1 prompted the media to call for higher taxes and $1.6 trillion in spending – which would enlarge the very government that has failed to maintain U.S. infrastructure...