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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Can we have world-class universities as well as social justice in education?

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, May 29, 2008

I divide my academic life between two universities, Oxford and Stanford...

Analysis and Commentary

A Generational Bust

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, May 29, 2008

Here is how our baby-boom generation solves problems:...

Analysis and Commentary

The Jewish key to Henry Kissinger

by Niall Fergusonvia Times Literary Supplement (UK)
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

To say that Henry Kissinger is the most controversial of twentieth-century American Secretaries of State would be an understatement...

In the News
In the News

Sanchez: What makes a teacher great?

with Eric Hanushekvia Austin American-Statesman
Thursday, May 29, 2008

If what happens in Eanes stays in Eanes, then it shouldn't be an issue...

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Don't buy the inevitable 'racism' talk

with Thomas Sowellvia Augusta Chronicle (GA)
Thursday, May 29, 2008

After Barack Obama has captured the Democraic nomination for president, you can expect from the liberal Democrats that any questioning, any opposing viewpoint, any criticism of this man and the policies and agendas that he and the leftist liberals will put forth will be met with one outcry: racism...

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Seven Questions: How Countries Get Rich

with Michael Spencevia Foreign Policy
Thursday, May 29, 2008

Why do some countries succeed when others struggle?...

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Words of War

with Victor Davis Hansonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Thursday, May 29, 2008

Victor Davis Hanson, a former classics professor, is a renowned conservative scholar of ancient history and military affairs who's recently become a nationally syndicated columnist and blogger...

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Q&A: 'Darfur Now' Star Adam Sterling Talks the Cost of Genocide

with George P. Shultzvia Film.com
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Usually, when a critic receives a screener for a film prior to theatrical release, the DVD comes with a long list of restrictions...

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With Bold Steps, Fed Chief Quiets Some Criticism

with John B. Taylorvia New York Times
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Over a frantic weekend in mid-March, Ben S. Bernanke rewrote the rule book as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Like a military commander applying overwhelming force, he took steps then and over the next two months that some at the central bank are now calling the Bernanke Doctrine...

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Two Year Anniversary

with Henry I. Millervia Terry Etherton Blog on Biotechnology (Penn State)
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

It is hard to believe that two years have past since I launched the Terry Etherton Blog on Biotechnology and Terry Etherton’s Blog on Hormones, Biotechnology and Food Safety...

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Easy policy behind global inflation: Taylor

with John B. Taylorvia Reuters
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Inflation is rising globally because of an easy monetary policy, especially in the United States, leading economist and former U.S. Under Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs John Taylor said on Wednesday...

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McCain on "Nuclear Security"

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia TPM Cafe (Blog)
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Yesterday in Denver, John McCain gave a speech setting out his latest views on nuclear weapons...

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Becker and Posner on Paying the Poor to Send their Children to School

with Gary S. Beckervia Children and the Law Blog, Univ. Houston Law Center
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

On the Becker-Posner Blog, Judge Richard Posner, who sits on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and continues to teach at the University of Chicago Law School and Gary Becker, the Nobel Prize-winning economist who also teaches at the University of Chicago routinely take a dueling-banjos approach to the most interesting and often controversial ideas of the day in paired blog posts...

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BOJ gov: Focus on prices could delay policy move

with Milton Friedmanvia Reuters
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said on Wednesday that central banks need to look not only at inflation but broadly at economic conditions when conducting monetary policy...

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Education, Political correctness & DDT

with Henry I. Millervia Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness (blog)
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A good friend pointed me to this excellent article All Wet---P.C. in the heartland by Henry I. Miller in National Review Online about the madness of the Department of Education in Iowa...

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Masaaki Shirakawa, Governor of the Bank of Japan

with Milton Friedmanvia News Pim (South Korea)
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Opening Speech by Masaaki Shirakawa, Governor of the Bank of Japan At 2008 International Conference "Frontiers in Monetary Theory and Policy" hosted by the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan, in Tokyo on May 28, 2008...

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Report offers mixed message on charter schools

with Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Los Angeles Times Blog
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

There are two new reports out about California charter schools today, one from USC and one from Stanford...

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Reading Scores Get 'Bump' From Student Incentives, Study Finds

with Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Education Week
Tuesday, May 27, 2008

School-based reward programs that offer students such incentives as cash, free MP3 players, or other gifts appear to produce improved reading achievement across grade levels, preliminary findings from an ongoing research project suggest...

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Clinton backer concedes Obama will take the prize

with Niall Fergusonvia National Post (Canada)
Tuesday, May 27, 2008

At a combative, spirited debate that imported some of the United States' most influential foreign policy thinkers to Canada yesterday, a major Hillary Clinton supporter conceded that Barack Obama will likely be the Democratic Party's next candidate for president...

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Performance Incentives in Charter Schools Producing Significant Results in Reading With Minimal Investment

with Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia PR Newswire
Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Reward systems using incentives such as concert tickets or mp3 players are found to have stable and positive impacts on reading achievement according to Paying for A's, a new report released today by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University...