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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Bankrupt ‘Exploiters’

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

In one of those front-page editorials disguised as “news” stories, the New York Times blames “the lucrative lending practices” of banks and other financial institutions for helping create the current financial crisis of millions of borrowers and of the financial system in general...

Analysis and Commentary

Why Jesse Jackson Hates Obama

by Shelby Steele with Thomas Sowellvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A few weeks ago, the Rev. Jesse Jackson made something of a fool of himself...

Analysis and Commentary

What's the Pope's problem with consumers?

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, July 21, 2008

BBC-TV broadcast the news a few days ago that Pope Benedict has condemned “popular culture and consumerism” during his trip to Australia...

In the News
In the News

The Profs They Are A-Changin'

with Gary S. Beckervia Chronicle of Higher Education
Friday, July 25, 2008

According to a recent article in The New York Times, the political makeup of academe may be changing...

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'Early Show' Swallows 'Latte Effect' as Economic Guide

with Hoover Institutionvia Business and Media Institute (VA)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

In their quest to find new ways to describe the economic slowdown, the media have found various creative indicators of a struggling nation...

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Sanctuary policy made city less safe

with Joseph D. McNamaravia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

San Francisco's "sanctuary city" policy - as it was implemented until recently - put the welfare of juvenile gang-bangers and drug dealers, who also were illegal immigrants, before the safety of law-abiding residents who are victimized by gangs and thugs...

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A New Openness to Talks With That ‘Axis of Evil’

with Abbas Milanivia New York Times
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

When Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meets her North Korean counterpart, Pak Ui-chun, in Singapore this week, it will be the first substantive high-level meeting between Washington and the North since Madeleine K. Albright visited North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-il, during the waning months of the Clinton administration...

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School choice is vital element

with Milton Friedman, Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Canberra Times (Australia)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

What is the best way to strengthen Australia's education system?...

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Fair-Weather Capitalism Sweeps U.S. in Crisis

with Robert J. Barrovia Bloomberg
Monday, July 21, 2008

The crisis at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac provided yet another body blow to the already reeling U.S. economy...

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McCain and `States’ Rights’: Principle or Ploy?

with David Davenportvia Media General News Service
Monday, July 21, 2008

John McCain's view that states ought to make their own decisions about off-shore drilling and adoptions by same-sex couples is part of his pattern to move politically sensitive issues off the federal table...

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Tax facts to remember

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, July 21, 2008

From the Tax Foundation: The latest release of Internal Revenue Service data on individual income taxes comes from calendar year 2006, a year in which the economy remained healthy and continued to grow, increasing individual income tax collections along with overall average effective tax rates...

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Skepticism about prices

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, July 21, 2008

Arnold writes: Russ Roberts' not-yet-released novel The Price of Everything starts out by making the economic case for the snow shovel pricing mechanism...

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Brains

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, July 21, 2008

Are our brains being affected by technology?...

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14 July 2008 - Discussion meeting - Tunku Varadarajan

with Tunku Varadarajanvia International Institute For Strategic Studies (UK)
Monday, July 14, 2008

On Monday 14 July 2008, Tunku Varadarajan, Professor of Business Administration, New York University, will talk on “India in the US: Prospects & Perspectives” from 11:30 am-12:30pm...