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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Green Revolutionary

by Henry I. Millervia Weekly Standard
Monday, August 6, 2007

The Gates Foundation could learn a thing or two from Norman Borlaug...

Analysis and Commentary

Journalistic Royalty

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Many, if not most, college commencement addresses are essentially special interest advertising...

Analysis and Commentary

Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson: Turning Point?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, July 31, 2007

What is interesting about the essay is that both scholars were early supporters of the war to remove Saddam Hussein, then constant critics of the acknowledged mistakes of the occupation, and now somewhat confident that Gen. Petraeus can still salvage a victory...

In the News
In the News

Never Speak to Strangers

by David Sattervia Weekly Standard
Monday, August 6, 2007

At 5 P.M., it became dark...

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Information Overloaded

with Milton Friedmanvia Education Week
Wednesday, August 1, 2007

As a high school librarian, I’m reading all kinds of damning reports these days on the student flock’s increasing attention-deficit-disorder brain mode...

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Baseball, Free Markets and Milton Friedman

with Milton Friedmanvia Mackinac Center for Public Policy (MI)
Tuesday, July 31, 2007

What do baseball and free markets have in common?

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Giuliani Fights Democrats Over Health Plans

with Daniel P. Kessler, Scott W. Atlasvia New York Sun
Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Even before he lays out his presidential health care agenda officially this morning, Mayor Giuliani is already fighting with Democrats over whose approach is better able to address what many have called a system in crisis...

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Friedman's Legacy

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Today, in cities across America, events are being held to celebrate the ideas, vision and influence of the late, great economist and Nobel prize-winner Milton Friedman...

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On This Day in History: July 31 - The Economy-Wise Brooklynite

with Milton Friedmanvia Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Milton Friedman was born in Brooklyn July 31, 1912, the only son among four children...

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Giuliani and Health Care

with Mark McClellan, Scott W. Atlasvia MSNBC
Monday, July 30, 2007

Giuliani will unveil an outline of his healthcare plan tomorrow as one of his “12 Commitments” in a speech in New Hampshire...

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Henderson on Disagreeable Economists

by Russell Roberts with David R. Hendersonvia EconTalk
Monday, July 30, 2007

David Henderson, editor of the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics and a research fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about when and why economists disagree...

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Lawmaker: No Child Law Should Be Changed

with Hoover Institution, Education Nextvia Associated Press
Monday, July 30, 2007

A revised No Child Left Behind law should include merit pay for teachers and new ways of judging schools, the chairman of the House education committee said Monday...

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Friedman Foundation to Recognize Nobel Laureate's 95th Birthday

with Milton Friedmanvia Inside Indiana Business
Monday, July 30, 2007

The Indianapolis-based Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation on Tuesday will celebrate the 95th birthday of its founder...

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When economists disagree

by Russell Roberts with David R. Hendersonvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, July 30, 2007

In the latest EconTalk, I talk with David Henderson about whether it's reasonable to presume that economists agree on various issues such as the minimum wage, trade, the causes of growth or the sources of inflation...

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Why the Bank should hike interest rates this week

with Niall Fergusonvia Money Week (UK)
Monday, July 30, 2007

Amid the panic last week, traders are clinging to one silver lining...

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Burgeoning Opera

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, July 30, 2007

Opera is somehow thriving in culturally backward America (HT: Maggie's Farm)...

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Education Next: New National Survey Shows Majority of Americans Support Reauthorization of No Child Left Behind

with Education Next, Hoover Institution, Paul E. Petersonvia Business Wire
Monday, July 30, 2007

A new national survey by the Hoover Institution’s Education Next and the Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG) at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government finds that a majority of the public backs the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the accountability it has brought to public education...

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Epstein CBI: Intuition, Custom and Protocol

by Richard A. Epsteinvia University of Chicago Law School
Monday, July 30, 2007

It's been a while since we brought you a podcast, so here goes...

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Development Aid to Africa: Quo Vadis? (Part I)

with Niall Fergusonvia African Path
Monday, July 30, 2007

I was halfway the writing of my review of this July’s now (in)famous issue of Vanity Fair, while simultaneously dealing with not less controversial, and not that far away from this main plate, issues in my own “parochial community”, when fellow blogger BRE called my attention to the ongoing Sachs vs. Easterly debate, to which the following quotation is just an introduction...

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Let's Get Some Facts Straight

with Milton Friedmanvia Townhall
Monday, July 30, 2007

There's normal life, then there's government...

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Comment on Benefit Cost Analysis Applied to the Iraq War

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, July 29, 2007

Costs are usually easier to measure in modern wars than benefits...

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Fields of Gold

with George P. Shultzvia Across the Aisle
Friday, July 27, 2007

A few days ago a new bipartisan foreign policy initiative was launched to emphasize the role that development assistance and diplomacy must play in America’s foreign policy...