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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Bush's freedom speech

by Tod Lindbergvia Washington Times
Tuesday, December 5, 2006

At the Riga airport on the way to a German Marshall Fund-sponsored conference running parallel to the biannual NATO summit, a German friend asked me what I thought George W. Bush would say in the speech he was scheduled to give...

Analysis and Commentary

In Latin America, the challenge is pragmatism

by William Ratliffvia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, December 5, 2006

The knee-jerk question about Latin America these days is whether the region is "turning left"...

Analysis and Commentary

Hollywood Economics

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, December 5, 2006

It is not really news that Hollywood is still producing anti-business movies, but there is a certain irony in it nevertheless...

Analysis and Commentary

Oil fuels despotism, bloodshed

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Monday, December 4, 2006

With the gruesome poisoning of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, Vladimir V. Putin's Russia stands accused of killing yet another critic...

In the News
In the News

Inflation

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Since 1990, annual inflation has hovered at historically low levels—averaging under 3 percent per year...

In the News

Is Student Debt Too high?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Some members of the new Congress are claiming that the debt of students to finance their college education is too high, and that more generous federally funded student grants should be available...

In the News

The Power of Specialization

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Two people marooned on a tropical island trying to collect fresh water and catch fish each day, can almost always do better by specializing—have one person do the fishing and the other do the water collecting...

In the News

Caplan on Discrimination

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, December 5, 2006

In the latest episode of EconTalk, Bryan Caplan and I talk about whether markets can reduce or eliminate discrimination...

In the News

Oil News Roundup

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, December 4, 2006

Crude-oil prices fell below $63 a barrel, while natural-gas futures dropped more than 7% with traders concerned about the potential for U.S. energy supplies to outpace demand...