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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Biotech's defining moments

by Henry I. Millervia Trends in Biotechnology
Monday, January 1, 2007

Twenty years ago, the then-FDA Commissioner Frank Young and I began a Wall Street Journal opinion–editorial thus..

Analysis and Commentary

Trading on Commodities

by Niall Fergusonvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, December 19, 2006

In the Hollywood adaptation of Hemingway's "To Have and Have Not," Lauren Bacall offers Humphrey Bogart a justly famous explanation...

Analysis and Commentary

The Worst Continues to Worsen

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, December 19, 2006

In his book "The Great Crash 1929," John Kenneth Galbraith said: "The worst continued to worsen..."

Analysis and Commentary

Bush must exercise winning options in Iraq

by Tod Lindbergvia Washington Times
Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Not that they are in any other respect comparable, but Iraq and the Clinton health care reform effort of 1993-94 are politically comparable in that each precipitated the loss of control of Congress by the party of the president...

Analysis and Commentary

'Christmas' vs. 'holidays' a false dilemma

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, December 18, 2006

There has been much fuss the past couple of years about some people referring to Christmas as "the holidays," and it is a bit strange...

Analysis and Commentary

Chavez and the Fascist Left in Latin America

by William Ratliff with Milton Friedmanvia Independent Institute
Monday, December 18, 2006

In early December Hugo Chavez, the heir apparent of Fidel Castro’s half-century campaign to undermine the United States and promote “socialism” in the Americas, was handily re-elected president of Venezuela...

In the News
In the News

Freeing competition

with Milton Friedmanvia Rocky Mountain News
Tuesday, December 19, 2006

State lawmakers want to change a decades-old predatory pricing law that has barred big retailers from some discount programs on gas, prescription drugs and other products...

In the News

Tech industry has ulterior motive regarding H-1B visas

with Milton Friedmanvia townhall.com
Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The technology industry has dispatched its fat-wallet lobbyists to demand that the new Congress vastly increase the number of foreign computer software techies and engineers who can be imported on H-1B visas..

In the News

Reagan Had Supreme Confidence in Rectitude of His Beliefs

with George P. Shultzvia Human Events Online
Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Reagan’s strength was his supreme confidence in the rectitude of what he was doing and what he believed...

In the News

More debate on Bush library sought at SMU

with Hoover Institutionvia Dallas Morning News
Tuesday, December 19, 2006

College campuses are traditionally havens for spirited public debate – but some professors say that's not the case with Southern Methodist University in its pursuit of the George W. Bush Presidential Library...

In the News

Boettke on Katrina

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, December 18, 2006

This week's EconTalk is Pete Boettke talking about Katrina and the general issue of private voluntary responses to disaster compared to centralized responses...

In the News

Education Next Most Influential Journal in Education, Study Finds

with Education Next, Hoover Institution, Chester E. Finn Jr., Paul E. Petersonvia Business Wire
Monday, December 18, 2006

Education Next is the most influential journal in education, according to a study released last week by the Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) Research Center...

In the News

Expert Panel Proposes Far-Reaching Redesign of the American Education System

with Paul M. Romervia New York Times
Friday, December 15, 2006

Warning that Americans face a grave risk of losing their prosperity and high quality of life to better educated workers overseas, a panel of education, labor and other public policy experts yesterday proposed a far-reaching redesign of the United States education system that would include having schools operated by independent contractors and giving states, rather than local districts, control over school financing...

In the News

Demand Slopes Downward

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, December 15, 2006

Even in Washington, D.C., demands slopes downward...

In the News

The New Way Backward

with Larry Diamondvia Washington Post
Friday, December 15, 2006

One thing has become abundantly clear in the debate over what to do in Iraq: None of the options are good...