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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The unravelling of patents in the US

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Financial Times
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Individuals and businesses can structure their relationships in only one of two ways: by consent or through coercion...

Analysis and Commentary

A Rookie President

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Someone once said that, for every rookie you have on your starting team in the National Football League, you will lose a game...

Analysis and Commentary

Undoing Limited Government

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

To the committed libertarian, the gulf between negative and positive rights is key to cabining government into its proper function...

Analysis and Commentary

Who Gets a State, and Why?

by Stephen D. Krasnervia Foreign Affairs
Monday, March 30, 2009

In international politics, sovereignty still rules...

In the News
In the News

TAP: More Than Performance Pay

with Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

If you’ve heard of the Teacher Advancement Program before, chances are it’s been mentioned during a conversation about performance-based pay for teachers...

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President Obama's Manufactured Crisis Speech

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I want to go back and discuss President Obama’s big speech on education...

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Crisis & the Law with Richard Epstein: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Richard A. Epsteinvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Richard Epstein discusses the financial crisis, determining that “government incentives were perverse, so the actions of the private parties were perverse.”...

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A Hayekian recession with Fisherian consequences

with John B. Taylorvia Business Standard (India)
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fisher blamed over-indebtedness on 'easy money'-a succinct explanation of the current crisis...

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Obama's Atomic Options

with William J. Perryvia Human Events Online
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Soon North Korea will have nuclear-armed ballistic missiles with which to threaten its neighbors and the United States...

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Conservatives nudge Simon to run for lieutenant governor

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Republican Bill Simon, who ran an unsuccessful 2002 gubernatorial campaign against Democrat Gray Davis, is considering a re-entry into California politics - as a candidate for lieutenant governor...

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The Education Front: Good news for DISD

with Eric Hanushekvia Dallas Morning News
Monday, March 30, 2009

DISD received good news last week...

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Did the Fed Cause the Housing Bubble?

with John B. Taylorvia Hawaii Reporter
Monday, March 30, 2009

What Savings Glut?...

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Frenetic Fiddling

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, March 30, 2009

The White House, stung by the backlash of giving AIG money and then seeing it spent in the way that Washington and Main Street doesn't like, seems intent on not making the same mistake with the automakers...

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Back to the future: Bill Simon exploring a run for lieutenant governor?

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, March 30, 2009

Republican Bill Simon, who ran an unsuccessful 2002 gubernatorial campaign against Democrat Gray Davis, is considering a re-entry into California politics -- as a candidate for lieutenant governor...

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The Good—Part III

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Monday, March 30, 2009

Ok—after those depressing six “bad” and “ugly” trends, here are three things that bring at least some optimism in otherwise trying times...

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Politics, false claims hinder biotech rice-aided disease treatment

with Henry I. Millervia SmartBrief.com (DC)
Monday, March 30, 2009

Unfounded regulatory delays and protests from activists are preventing the adoption of the latest technologies in rice cultivation that could help prevent diseases such as cholera and vitamin A deficiency, writes Dr. Henry I. Miller, former head of the FDA's Office of Biotechnology, in this Wall Street Journal opinion piece...

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The man of system will now fix the auto industry

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, March 30, 2009

The President spoke today about his latest attempts to save the auto industry...

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Look to Beijing

with Niall Fergusonvia Washington Post
Sunday, March 29, 2009

A hundred years ago, London would have made sense as the spot where the world's leaders should gather, as they will this week, to grapple with a spreading economic crisis...

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The Edublog week in review - 3/22 to 3/28

with Diane Ravitchvia NY Education Examiner
Sunday, March 29, 2009

Here's a look at this week's posts from around the edublogs:...

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Bushfire Jihad in Australia?

by Daniel Pipesvia Danielpipes.org (blog)
Thursday, March 26, 2009

As fires swept through a hot and dry Victoria State, Australia in February 2009, some observers (including myself) wondered if this might not be an Islamist attack on the country...