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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Dangerous Demagoguery

by Thomas Sowell with Milton Friedmanvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Most of the horrors of the 20th century — of which there were many — would not have been possible without demagoguery or misleading propaganda...

Analysis and Commentary

Who Exactly Is Running for President?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I wrote not long ago about Bill as the “Clinton Albatross,” but now it is more apt to compare him to an attack dog unleashed...

Analysis and Commentary

Test legislators for 'befuddability'

by Henry I. Millervia Orange County Register
Monday, January 21, 2008

Most Americans are unhappy with the performance of Congress: Recent major polls have found congressional approval ratings in the range of 20 percent to 28 percent...

Analysis and Commentary

Private efforts result in better problem solving

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, January 18, 2008

Often when some unexpected challenge faces a person, someone asks, "What are you going to do about this?"

In the News
In the News

The snare of stimulus

with Milton Friedmanvia Asia Times
Wednesday, January 23, 2008

President George W Bush, Fed chairman Ben Bernanke and the Democrats in both Congress and the presidential campaigns agree that a fiscal stimulus is essential...

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Forget Economic Stimulus, Fix the U.S. Tax Code:

with Milton Friedmanvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Last week, President George W. Bush and congressional leaders moved closer to an informal agreement about the need for an economic-stimulus package...

In the News

Unemployment insurance doesn't stimulate economy

with Milton Friedmanvia Spero News
Tuesday, January 22, 2008

With the economy weakening, some analysts have argued for increasing unemployment insurance (UI) benefits from 26 weeks to 39 weeks to stimulate economic growth...

In the News

A world without nuclear weapons

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Guardian (UK)
Tuesday, January 22, 2008

As a US diplomat who has worked for every president from John F Kennedy to Bill Clinton, I did not believe that nuclear disarmament was practical or necessary...

In the News

Stimulie, I

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, January 22, 2008

After my commentary on NPR, I spent a lot of time last week talking to bright non-economists about the various proposals to stimulate the economy by giving people money...

In the News

Mental Chains and Civil War

with Shelby Steelevia Townhall
Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The physical chains of American slavery may be broken, but the mental chains are still there...

In the News

Schools' Report Cards Anger NYC Parents

with Diane Ravitchvia Associated Press
Monday, January 21, 2008

Thanks to heavy parent involvement and high test scores, Public School 321 in Park Slope, a yuppie neighborhood in Brooklyn, is considered a gem of New York City's public school system...

In the News

Winners and losers from trade

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, January 21, 2008

This week's podcast is with Don Boudreaux, my co-host here at the Cafe and the author of Globalization, a superb primer on trade policy and the phenomenon of globalization...

In the News

Don Boudreaux on Globalization and Trade Deficits

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, January 21, 2008

Don Boudreaux, of George Mason University, talks about the ideas in his book, Globalization...

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Visions of Equality

with Thomas Sowellvia National Review Online
Monday, January 21, 2008

The question I’d like to pose this Martin Luther King Day weekend is: Are we likely to witness the end of racial preferences soon — not just in our lifetimes, not just within the 25 years that Justice O’Connor “expected” in 2003, but in the next, say, 5 to 10 years?

In the News

General to speak on events in Mideast

with John Abizaidvia Florida Times-Union
Monday, January 21, 2008

A four-star general who once led U.S. forces in Iraq will speak to a full house of nearly 800 people Tuesday evening in a program sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville and the University of North Florida...

In the News

Banana Dollar

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, January 21, 2008

The term "banana dollar" owes its origin to the ten-dollar bank note issued during the Japanese occupation of Malaya between February 1942 and September 1945...

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Hoover exhibit reveals WWI soldiers’ lives

with Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Daily
Monday, January 21, 2008

“Never Such Innocence: British Images of the First World War,” an exhibit on display at the Hoover Institution until March 1, features texts and images chosen by the students of Emeritus History Prof. Peter Stansky’s “History and the Arts..."

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Politics Again

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Monday, January 21, 2008

The other day a story ran about new French male fashion shows—of sexually-ambiguous fellows dressed in a sort of terrorist-chic outfit (one had a hood on)...

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Democratic Vistas

with Larry Diamondvia New York Times Book Review
Sunday, January 20, 2008

H. L. Mencken once wrote that “democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus and Heaven..."

In the News

Analysis: Campaign ’08, Elementary So Far

with David Bradyvia CBS News
Sunday, January 20, 2008

Confounding, chaotic, baffling, unpredictable or topsy-turvy - take your pick of those or any similar words and they’ve probably been used to describe the 2008 presidential campaign...

In the News

Tax Rebates

with Milton Friedmanvia CBS News
Sunday, January 20, 2008

Bruce Bartlett takes to the pages of the Wall Street Journal to warn us that while a one-shot tax rebate in April might make us all feel good, it won't actually stimulate the economy because people are unlikely to spend very much of it...

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Change depends on White House

with William Ratliffvia Charleston Post Courier (SC)
Saturday, January 19, 2008

In 1976, some 17 years after he seized power in Cuba, Fidel Castro allowed Cubans to vote for the first time in elections that were meant to give a democratic veneer to the totalitarian Castro-Communist system...