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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Conservative Mind

by Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The left prides itself on, and frequently boasts of, its superior appreciation of the complexity and depth of moral and political life...

Analysis and Commentary

A War of Words

by Thomas Sowell with Richard A. Epsteinvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, May 29, 2007

It has long been recognized that those on the political left are more articulate than their opponents...

Analysis and Commentary

Sarkozy should look north for a model

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Project Syndicate
Monday, May 28, 2007

In gearing up to take France on a new economic course, French President Nicolas Sarkozy's choices are not confined to Anglo-American neoliberalism and the dying French model of social protection...

Analysis and Commentary

Reviving the evil empire

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, May 28, 2007

There is no such thing as the future...

Analysis and Commentary

Openness doesn't depend on parties

by David Bradyvia Shanghai Daily
Saturday, May 26, 2007

It seems to be the case that in countries with a dominant party, incentives are more in line, that is, everyone favors economic growth...

Analysis and Commentary

Why shouldn't illegal aliens get share of wealth?

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, May 25, 2007

Paul McGuire, author of the novel "The Warning" and a talk-show host, claims that illegal immigrants impose a $2.2 million burden on U.S. taxpayers and that it is "immoral to make American taxpayers shoulder this burden..."

In the News
In the News

Chicago School Produced Friedman, `Freakonomics,' Bloodbaths

with Milton Friedman, Gary S. Beckervia Bloomberg
Tuesday, May 29, 2007

There is economics, and there is economics as taught at the University of Chicago...

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Greece

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I’ve been in Greece co-leading a tour of 60 Americans around the antiquities, and incommunicado for some days, hence the hiatus...

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Hanson on Health

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, May 29, 2007

This week's EconTalk podcast is with Robin Hanson...

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Hannity & Colmes Guest Says Military Coup "May Be The Only Thing That Can Save This Country"

with Thomas Sowellvia News Hounds
Tuesday, May 29, 2007

On the 5/28/07 edition of Hannity & Colmes, author, columnist and professor Thomas Sowell explained why he thinks a military coup may be the only thing that can save the United States...

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Effective incentives

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Washington Times
Tuesday, May 29, 2007

What should our response be if terrorists set off a nuclear explosion, or some other weapon of mass destruction, in one of our cities?

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Is 'hidden tax' merely a myth?

with Hoover Institutionvia Sacramento Bee
Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The hinge point of the schemes being floated by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders to expand health insurance coverage to the 6.5 million Californians who lack it is what's called the "hidden tax..."

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Reagan was a pragmatic conservative, says historian

with George P. Shultzvia Houston Chronicle
Monday, May 28, 2007

Historian Douglas Brinkley has written on everything from Hurricane Katrina to Jack Kerouac to civil rights icon Rosa Parks, but presidential history has always been one of his passions...

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Governor boosts aides' salaries

with Bill Whalenvia San Jose Mercury News
Monday, May 28, 2007

In a nod to the state's fiscal health and his own fabulous wealth, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declines his $206,500 salary...

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Stanford focusing on China

with Hoover Institution, David Bradyvia China Economic Review
Monday, May 28, 2007

The Hoover Institution, one of the top think-tanks in the United States, has been devoting more resources to studying China...

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Proposed nuke plan dangerous idea

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Pasadena Star-News
Monday, May 28, 2007

One of our local representatives in Congress, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, has a commendable record regarding nuclear nonproliferation issues....

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Will U.S.-Iran Talks on Iraq Lead to Other Topics?

with Abbas Milanivia NPR
Monday, May 28, 2007

Abbas Milani, director of the Iranian Studies program at Stanford University, assesses Monday's bilateral talks in Baghdad between the United States and Iran, the first such talks in almost thirty years...

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Immigration Reform

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, May 28, 2007

After extensive debate, the United States Senate last week passed a comprehensive immigration bill...

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Valedictorian capitalizes on time at Princeton

with Hoover Institution, Milton Friedmanvia News at Princeton
Monday, May 28, 2007

After four years as a Princeton undergraduate, Glen Weyl is still about a year away from his degree -- his Ph.D...

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UR adds media specialist

with Milton Friedmanvia Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Monday, May 28, 2007

Larry Arbeiter, a communications professional from the University of Chicago, has been named associate vice president for communications at the University of Rochester...

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Standardizing the Standards

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Times
Sunday, May 27, 2007

“I know you’re restless today, but I need to see you sitting at your desks...."

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More Arab countries seek atomic expertise

with William J. Perryvia United Press International
Sunday, May 27, 2007

Iran's suspected weapons program is driving other Middle East nations to speed up their own civilian nuclear programs, it was reported Saturday...

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Goobye grammar

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Times
Sunday, May 27, 2007

The Tory faithful’s long-cherished dream – a grammar school in every town – finally died with their leader David Cameron’s declaration that he would seek to cure the country’s educational ills through an expansion of city academies...

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Supreme Court ruling gives advantage to defendant companies

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Bloomberg
Sunday, May 27, 2007

For trial lawyers, any news from the U.S. Supreme Court these days is probably bad...

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Former U.S. defense chief: Israel must not attack Iran

with William J. Perryvia Haaretz
Saturday, May 26, 2007

Former U.S. defense secretary William Perry yesterday said it would be a mistake for Israel to attack Iran...

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Global balancing act 'challenge for China'

with Michael Spencevia Shanghai Daily
Saturday, May 26, 2007

Maintaining high economic growth should be a key goal for China, but it is more important for the country to balance its role in the era of increasing globalization...

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Stanford center keen on China

with David Bradyvia China Daily
Saturday, May 26, 2007

The Hoover Institution, one of the top think-tanks in the United States, has been devoting more resources to studying China...

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The Free Market and Immigration

with Thomas Sowellvia Rush Limbaugh Show
Friday, May 25, 2007

But when you start talking free market, I don't mean to insult you by telling you this, but you really need to read Thomas Sowell's book that I have been plugging here the past two days...

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Stay Inside This Weekend, Read Dr. Sowell's "Basic Economics"

with Thomas Sowellvia Rush Limbaugh Show
Friday, May 25, 2007

Have you seen the big news about the gasoline prices going down?