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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Iraq Is Not the Worry

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Tuesday, February 12, 2008

General David Petraeus — a sort of combination of Fabius Maximus (“unus homo…”) and Matthew Ridgway — has changed the entire Iraqi war, and thereby given us a breathing spell to reflect on our longer-term strategies of victory...

Analysis and Commentary

Hannitizing the Media

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Even before Mitt Romney bowed out — with class, by the way — supporters of John McCain, and Republican party pooh-bahs in general, were chastising those conservatives in the media who had criticized Senator McCain...

Analysis and Commentary

Americans turn backs on ways of freedom

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, February 11, 2008

Ever since I have been an American citizen, starting in 1961, I have noticed that after elections the losers often blame winners for distortions, misrepresentations and so forth...

Analysis and Commentary

Letter: It’s Time to Reform the F.D.A.

by Henry I. Millervia New York Times
Sunday, February 10, 2008

Although it’s true that the Food and Drug Administration lacks “enough money or enough skilled scientists to do its job,” more resources alone are not the answer...

Analysis and Commentary

Firms Need to Focus on Profits

by Henry I. Millervia Genetic Engineering News
Friday, February 1, 2008

President Calvin Coolidge was famous for saying that the business of America is business...

In the News
In the News

The New Unions

with Milton Friedmanvia Forbes
Monday, February 25, 2008

In the Middle Ages you couldn't be a baker unless you were admitted to the guild...

In the News

Good Reasons to Be Humble

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Commonweal
Friday, February 15, 2008

In matters of foreign policy, the next president faces a tall order in a short time. ..

In the News

Remarks by the National Security Advisor, Stephen Hadley, to the Center for International Security and Cooperation

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Business Week
Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I appreciate the opportunity to be with you here this afternoon at the Center for International Security and Cooperation...

In the News

Was Ben Spooked?

by Peter M. Robinson with John B. Taylor, Kenneth L. Juddvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, February 12, 2008

As stock markets around the world tumbled last month, the Fed cut its interest rate by 125 basis points, from 4 ¼ to just 3 percent, in a space of just eight days...

In the News

'The Great Disconnect in American Politics' - Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar Morris Fiorina to speak at Austin College

with Morris P. Fiorinavia North Texas e-News
Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Morris Fiorina will present a lecture, "The Great Disconnect in American Politics," Thursday, Feb. 14, at 4:30 p.m. in Hoxie Thompson Auditorium of Sherman Hall...

In the News

"The Dirty Dozen"

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Point of Law
Tuesday, February 12, 2008

In the mail: Robert Levy of Cato and William Mellor of the Institute for Justice are out in May with a new book whose subtitle is "How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom...

In the News

The Economy According to Taylor and Judd: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with John B. Taylor, Kenneth L. Juddvia National Review Online
Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Much of the recent economic and stock market indigestion is the result of the sub-prime credit crisis that erupted last summer...

In the News

Campus Political Groups Debate Environmental Policy

with Milton Friedmanvia Harvard Crimson
Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The temperature rose last night as the Harvard College Democrats and the Harvard Republican Club clashed in a debate over the future of American environmental policy that was hosted by the Harvard Political Union...

In the News

The Wrong Stuff

with Victor Davis Hansonvia American Spectator
Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The other week, Barack Obama came up with what he doubtless saw as a snappy comeback in answer to Hillary Clinton's oft-repeated boast that she would have the experience to be ready to govern "on Day One" by saying that "it is important to be right on Day One..."

In the News

New Speaker Series From SMI and SLU

with Eric Hanushekvia Show-Me-Institute (MO)
Monday, February 11, 2008

Saint Louis University and the Show-Me Institute are proud to inaugurate a new speaker series on February 19, featuring an address by Eric Hanushek, Ph.D., asking "Can We Improve Urban Schools?"

In the News

Iran: Dissidents See Dark Legacy Of 'Glorious Revolution'

with Abbas Milanivia Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty
Monday, February 11, 2008

Thousands of Iranians have turned out for rallies to mark the day 29 years ago when the U.S.-backed shah of Iran was toppled...

In the News

Nasty dogs?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, February 11, 2008

Arnold at EconLog has a very nice post on the environmental impact of dogs...

In the News

Whither the Republican Party?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, February 11, 2008

John McCain’s imminent annunciation as the Republican Party’s presidential candidate has set off a vigorous debate within the party...

In the News

Three continents, one theme

with Michael McFaulvia International Herald Tribune
Monday, February 11, 2008

Mass demonstrations in Burma last fall...

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On Corporate Altruism

by Gary S. Becker with Milton Friedmanvia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, February 10, 2008

In the past few decades, economists have analyzed the competition from companies motivated solely by the desire for profits against companies truly motivated in part by other considerations...