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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Green “Disparate Impact”

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, January 15, 2008

It was front-page news on the January 14 issue of the San Francisco Chronicle that blacks by the tens of thousands have left the San Francisco Bay area since the 1990 census...

Analysis and Commentary

Toward a Nuclear-Free World

by George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The accelerating spread of nuclear weapons, nuclear know-how and nuclear material has brought us to a nuclear tipping point...

Analysis and Commentary

Legal analogies and metaphors in a high tech Age

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Financial Times
Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Political disputes over the so-called new media – chiefly network communications and intellectual property – seem to invite a high-tech analysis to reach sound policy solutions...

Analysis and Commentary

Medicines That Kill

by Henry I. Millervia FEER Forum
Saturday, January 12, 2008

Warehoused pharmaceuticals recently seized in Dubai were part of a complex supply chain of counterfeits that ran from China through Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, Britain and the Bahamas, finally leading to an Internet pharmacy whose American customers believed they were buying medicine from Canada...

In the News
In the News

Australian Science Academy Endorses GM Crops

with Henry I. Millervia Heartland Institute
Friday, February 1, 2008

With years of real-world experience showing genetically enhanced crops offer many health and environmental benefits with few if any negative impacts, the Australian Academy of Science (AAS) has made a formal decision to endorse gene technologies and genetically modified plants...

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Hoover Institution Library and Archives Exhibit Features Contrasting Views of War

with Hoover Institutionvia Business Wire
Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Never Such Innocence: British Images of the First World War, an exhibit at the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion, features two approaches to engaging the British in the First World War (1914-18): one by the British government in thousands of posters and the other, nonofficial war art, poetry, and photographs by disillusioned British soldiers...

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The (Interestingly Accumulated) Wealth of Nations

with Niall Fergusonvia New Republic
Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Lots of big histories read rather like compendia of colorful occurrences--lists of Good and Bad Things, in Sellar and Yeatman's formulation...

In the News

Stimulus Schemes? A Pox on Econ Amox

with Milton Friedmanvia Barron's Online
Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Ask most doctors and they'll readily agree that antibiotics are wildly overprescribed...

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Democratic Future For Pakistan

with Tunku Varadarajanvia Voice of America
Tuesday, January 15, 2008

White House spokeswoman Dana Perino praised Pakistan for setting a definite date to hold parliamentary elections...

In the News

The Era of Reagan Is Not Over

with Milton Friedmanvia Rush Limbaugh Show
Monday, January 14, 2008

Back to the audio sound bites...

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Munger on the Nature of the Firm

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, January 14, 2008

Mike Munger, of Duke University, talks about why firms exist...

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China and Kuwait to the Rescue of Citigroup

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, January 14, 2008

The sub-prime mortgage mess has blown huge holes in the balance sheets of America’s leading financial institutions..

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Pennies From Heaven

with Milton Friedmanvia Townhall
Monday, January 14, 2008

The housing market is caught in a downward spiral that might last the rest of this year, and banks are struggling under a staggering burden of bad loans that has created a severe credit crunch...

In the News

On the job leisure

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, January 14, 2008

Many of us have jobs that allow us to take our leisure on the job throughout the day and at our own discretion...

In the News

14 winning strategies for a bear-market recession

with Milton Friedmanvia MarketWatch
Monday, January 14, 2008

O.K., so you're a perma-bull, a perennial optimist convinced there's always a bull market somewhere...

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Munger on the firm

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, January 14, 2008

Here is the latest EconTalk, Mike Munger talking about the Coase and transaction costs and the nature of the firm...

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Clash of Civilizations? No, a Clash With Iran

with Josef Joffevia Chronicle of Higher Education
Friday, January 11, 2008

In 1993 the Harvard political scientist Samuel P. Huntington wrote an article in Foreign Affairs titled "The Clash of Civilizations?"

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Life in the post-Gutenberg age

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Washington Times
Monday, January 7, 2008

Good theater demands an intermission...