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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Wyeth v. Levine Could Endanger Your Health

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

This past week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the blockbuster case of Wyeth v. Levine, which posed one simple question...

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Put California in Play

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

How? By appealing to the Golden State's fastest-growing demographic group, Hispanics...

In the News
In the News

Supposing Obama Were a Bipartisan

by Peter Berkowitzvia Weekly Standard
Monday, November 17, 2008

In August 2004, a then-obscure Illinois state senator delivered a dazzling keynote address at the Democratic National Convention...

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Bubble, toil and trouble

with Milton Friedman, John B. Taylorvia Australian
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

In December 1996, then US Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan famously mused: "How do we know when irrational exuberance has unduly escalated asset values?"...

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Barack Obama to boost US academic recruiting

with David Bradyvia Australian
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The US is likely to step up its recruitment of the world's best young minds in the wake of last week's election win by Barack Obama, some leading American academics say...

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Schwarzenegger sees a gleaming fusion future

with George P. Shultzvia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the star of "Total Recall" and other science fiction blockbusters, stared into the future Monday and discovered that it is clean, bright, and energy efficient...

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Some Positive Reactions From the Right

with Shelby Steelevia Human Events Online
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I spent a good part of the past year speaking and writing against the election of Barack Obama...

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Governor praises Livermore laser lab

with Sidney D. Drell, George P. Shultzvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was in the Bay Area Monday, at the Lawrence Livermore Lab...

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Election challenges appraisals of racism

with Shelby Steelevia Omaha World-Herald (NE)
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

When Paul Bryant first heard Barack Obama was running for president, he had the same reaction as many other black Omahans he talked to...

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A Few Reflections on the Elections

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I have the advantage of writing you after the election...

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Sales Tax Hike in California

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, November 10, 2008

To close the state of California’s large budget deficit, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed a combination of spending cuts and a (temporary) increase in the sales tax of 1.5 cents...

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Yield Curve May Steepen to Record During Recession (Update2)

with Robert E. Hallvia Bloomberg
Monday, November 10, 2008

Treasury two-year notes, the worst performing U.S. government securities in the past year, may beat longer-term debt as the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates to pull the U.S. economy out of a nosedive, according to one of the bond market's most-watched barometers...

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G-20 Pits Bush Versus Sarkozy-Merkel Regulation Push (Update1)

with Charles Calomirisvia Bloomberg
Monday, November 10, 2008

This week's economic-crisis summit will pit U.S. and Canadian support for free markets against European demands for greater state control...

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Experts urge changes in financial reporting

with Kenneth E. Scottvia Business Week
Monday, November 10, 2008

On Nov. 15, finance ministers from the 20 wealthiest countries are scheduled to convene in Washington, D.C., to discuss what could amount to a comprehensive overhaul of the global financial system...

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Economic Crisis Could Give Obama Opening for Broad Agenda

with James W. Ceaservia Fox News
Monday, November 10, 2008

Barack Obama is about to see a whole lot of wish lists...

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Freakonomics Quiz: What Is the Most Addictive Thing on Earth?

with Gary S. Beckervia New York Times
Monday, November 10, 2008

I was talking with Gary Becker, a Nobel laureate economist, a while back about addiction (among his many other accomplishments, Becker introduced the idea of rational addiction)...

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African Countries Poised to Send Peacekeepers to Congo

with Mvemba Phezo Dizolelevia News Hour
Monday, November 10, 2008

African and Western governments are concerned that an upswing in violence in Democratic Republic of Congo between rebel fighters and Congo government forces will draw in neighboring countries as was the case in the 1998-2003 war, according to Reuters...