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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Fighting a silent norovirus epidemic

by Henry I. Millervia San Diego Union-Tribune
Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Hollywood's depictions of germ-phobic, obsessive hand-washing, such as by Jack Nicholson in the film “As Good As It Gets,” are good for a laugh...

Analysis and Commentary

What Kind of 'Experience'?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The front-runners in both political parties -- that is, Hillary Clinton and John McCain -- are making "experience" their big talking point...

Analysis and Commentary

Elections a means to facilitate government theft

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, February 4, 2008

Unless elections are confined to selecting administrators of a legal system, they are mostly about mutual theft facilitation...

Analysis and Commentary

Outside Edge: Life does not have to be a pig in the middle

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Financial Times
Friday, February 1, 2008

Two academics – one at Britain’s Warwick university, the other at America’s Dartmouth College – have surveyed 2m men and women in 80 countries and come up with the finding that human happiness, plotted on a graph from infancy to dotage, is U-shaped...

In the News
In the News

The Wrong Experience

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Newsweek
Monday, February 11, 2008

The Democratic Party's two remaining candidates have become so cordial toward one another that you could easily believe there are few substantive differences between them...

In the News

Perry speaks on U.S. defense

with William J. Perryvia Stanford Daily
Tuesday, February 5, 2008

At yesterday’s Stanford in Government Policy Lunch with Former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry B.S. ‘49, M.S. ‘50, students questioned the one-time leader of the powerful United States military...

In the News

Profs advise '08 candidates

with John B. Taylorvia Stanford Daily
Tuesday, February 5, 2008

On the eve of Super Tuesday, The Daily interviewed three professors currently advising presidential contenders: John Taylor, a professor of economics and an adviser to Senator John McCain (R-AZ), and Larry Marshall and Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, both law professors helping Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill.)...

In the News

Notable Economic Milestones of 2007

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, February 5, 2008

New home construction fell 25 percent, the largest drop in 27 years...

In the News

President Mod Squad

with John Raisian, David Brady, Shelby Steelevia Human Events Online
Tuesday, February 5, 2008

"I would ask him how he can attend a church where his mother wouldn't be welcomed," asserted author Shelby Steele at a Hoover Institution gathering in New York City on the eve of the final debate between Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton in California before the crucial Super Tuesday polling...

In the News

Is Barack Ready For a Fistfight? Why I am Voting For Hillary

with Shelby Steelevia Huffington Post
Monday, February 4, 2008

A confession...

In the News

Reaching out: Can Obama avoid being the ‘black candidate’?

with Shelby Steelevia Financial Times
Monday, February 4, 2008

The images that emerged in the days and weeks after Hurricane Katrina brought death and destruction to New Orleans represented – to many Americans – a tragic but undeniable truth about their nation’s legacy of racial injustice...

In the News

Chinese professor named World Bank chief economist

with Milton Friedmanvia Agence France-Presse
Monday, February 4, 2008

The World Bank has named Justin Lin Yifu, who defected from Taiwan and rose to become a top economic strategist for communist China, its chief economist -- the first time a Chinese has held the job...

In the News

Stimulus plan may not lead to many new jobs

with Milton Friedmanvia CNN
Monday, February 4, 2008

Most economists agree that the stimulus package now working its way through Congress will boost the economy...

In the News

Personal bias weighs heavily when picking president

with Peter M. Robinson, Shelby Steelevia Washington Post Writers Group
Monday, February 4, 2008

If Barack Obama were a state, he'd be California, said Maria Shriver as she endorsed Obama last weekend...

In the News

Sports Update: 'Curse of Hillary' ended?

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, February 4, 2008

''Overlooked in last night's Super Bowl upset -- and perhaps a reason why Sen. Clinton was so elated by the end result -- was the idea that the Giants' victory ends the so-called ''Curse of Hillary'' hanging over New York's professional sports franchises,'' says the ever-alert Bill Whalen, research fellow (and a Republican) at the Hoover Institution...

In the News

Selling Illegal Residents the Right to Stay

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, February 3, 2008

No one knows for sure how many illegal immigrants are in the United States, Europe, and other countries, but there are surely many millions...

In the News

The Logic of Life

with Gary S. Beckervia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, February 3, 2008

It's a question as old as humanity, and familiar to anyone who's ever lost money at blackjack, slept with the wrong person or had one drink too many: "What was I thinking?"