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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Squeamishness Kills

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A whole nation following the tragedy of a mine cave-in in Utah was struck by the further tragedy of another cave-in at the same mine, killing men who had gone underground to try to rescue the miners trapped there...

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Greek Tragedy

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The near simultaneous breakout of dozens of Greek fires at first glance seems inexplicable...

In the News
In the News

Gonzales gone and none too soon

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Orange County Register
Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The surprise resignation – what took him so long? – of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales suggests a curious pattern in the Bush administration...

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Why doing good means doing well

with Milton Friedmanvia Telegraph
Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The world's largest 800 non-financial companies account for as much economic output as the world's poorest 144 countries...

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Democrats Face Online Diagnoses, but No Cure Yet

with Hoover Institutionvia New York Times
Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Although last year’s midterm elections ended in a historic Democratic take-back of Congress, party leaders and grass-roots supporters alike have acknowledged that the gains owed more to public unhappiness with the Iraq war and the presidency of George W. Bush than with any bold new policies advanced by the Democrats...

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Failing Schools

with Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Tuesday, August 28, 2007

For six generations, writes the military historian Victor Davis Hanson, the government has been educating his family in his hometown in California...

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No Starving the Beast

with Milton Friedmanvia National Journal
Tuesday, August 28, 2007

When taxes were cut in 2001 and 2003, supporters of the policy made several arguments...

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The Decline and Fall of Declinism

with Niall Fergusonvia American
Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Under the heading “The end of a U.S.-centric world?” the PostGlobal section of The Washington Post website recently declared that “U.S. influence is in steep decline..."

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Romer on growth

by Russell Roberts with Paul M. Romervia Cafe Hayek
Monday, August 27, 2007

The latest podcast at EconTalk is Paul Romer on growth...

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Congress brings home the bacon

with Milton Friedmanvia Townhall
Monday, August 27, 2007

If anyone wonders why this Congress gets a failing 18 percent job-approval rating from the American people, the lowest score on record, take a look at its waste-ridden spending bills...

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Cape Cod Traffic

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, August 27, 2007

In a comment on a recent post of Don's about Cape Cod, Spencer asks about my prediction about Cape Cod traffic...

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Romer on Growth

by Russell Roberts with Paul M. Romervia EconTalk
Monday, August 27, 2007

Paul Romer, Stanford University professor and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about growth, China, innovation, and the role of human capital...

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Rights & Wrongs: Esfandiari Released, Taylor Trial and More

with Abbas Milanivia World Politics Review
Saturday, August 25, 2007

Iranian authorities released Iranian-American scholar Haleh Esfandiari Aug. 21 after securing more than $300,000 in bail, ending her 100 days in solitary confinement...

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Hannity’s Warmongering Foiled

with Abbas Milanivia News Hounds
Friday, August 24, 2007

A guest on last night’s (8/23/07) Hannity & Colmes put the kibosh on Sean Hannity’s armchair warmongering with Iran...