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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Crusades Versus Caution

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Autism is a devastating condition, both for those who have it and for their parents...

Analysis and Commentary

Sell the Petroleum Reserve

by David R. Hendersonvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, November 13, 2007

For quite a while now, the spot price of oil -- that is, the price at which you can buy or sell oil for delivery today -- has been well above the futures price...

Analysis and Commentary

Freedom, Even from Fear

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Monday, November 12, 2007

A civilization is won or lost by those who fight to protect it — and judged as deserving by the gratitude offered to its soldiers by those who were saved...

Analysis and Commentary

Why We Trade

by Russell Robertsvia Foreign Policy
Monday, November 12, 2007

To hear most politicians talk, you’d think that exports are the key to a country’s prosperity and that imports are a threat to its way of life...

Analysis and Commentary

‘Her Anthem Is a Soothing Lullaby’

by Josef Joffevia Newsweek
Monday, October 29, 2007

Gerhard Schröder, the Social Democrat who ruled Germany from 1998 to 2005, left Angela Merkel with a nasty legacy: bad relations with old friends like the United States and too cozy relations with traditional rivals like Russia...

In the News
In the News

Obama on verge of breakthrough by carving path along racial divide

with Morris P. Fiorinavia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Democratic Illinois Sen. Barack Obama has made his place in the history books as an inspirational orator who has become a serious African American candidate for president from a major party - but now, he is approaching what could be his biggest moment of truth...

In the News

Currency fluctuations cannot be eliminated, but they can be limited

with Milton Friedmanvia Daily Star
Tuesday, November 13, 2007

"Dollar denial," that state of willful blindness in which bankers and central bankers claim not to be worried about America's falling currency, seems to be ending...

In the News

A Market for Kidneys?

with Gary S. Beckervia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, November 13, 2007

U.S. federal law has long banned any compensation for human organs, but with the demand for kidney transplants far outstripping the number of donors, some economists are urging the adoption of market-based innovations to increase supply...

In the News

The rich aren't made of money

with Michael J. Boskinvia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, November 13, 2007

'The question is: Should we be giving an extra $120 billion to people in the top 1%?"

In the News

Why we trade

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Here's my attempt in about 1000 words to explain the relative importance of imports and exports and the total unimportance of the trade deficit...

In the News

Hong Kong's status revisited

with Larry Diamondvia Stanford Daily
Tuesday, November 13, 2007

With its fast-paced growth, China is the talk of the town in the economic sector, and central to China’s development is Hong Kong, a city considered to be a liaison of sorts between China and the Western world...

In the News

Remembering Milton Friedman

with Milton Friedmanvia Reason
Monday, November 12, 2007

Via economist extraordinaire Don Boudreaux comes a reminder that Milton Friedman died a year ago Sunday--and a clip of Friedman on the old Phil Donahue show wherein our hero defends "greed..."

In the News

Breast Cancer-DDT Link Clouds Anti-Malaria Effort

with Henry I. Millervia Women's eNews
Monday, November 12, 2007

Every year, young children and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa are the majority of the roughly 500 million people who contract malaria and the more than 1 million people who die of the disease each year, World Health Organization data show...

In the News

Market tyranny?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, November 12, 2007

For Joel Waldfogel, the glass always seems to be half-empty...

In the News

Waldfogel on Markets, Choice, and the Tyranny of the Market

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, November 12, 2007

Joel Waldfogel of the Wharton School of Business talks about the idea in his new book, The Tyranny of Markets: Why You Can't Always Get What You Want...

In the News

Task force proposes new school funding formula

with Eric Hanushekvia Associated Press
Monday, November 12, 2007

A state task force is proposing a new funding formula for New Mexico's public school districts...

In the News

“American Power after the Berlin Wall”

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia Extreme Mortman
Sunday, November 11, 2007

That’s the title of an excellent book I’m reading now, written by Dr. Thomas Henricksen, Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and the U.S. Special Operations University...

In the News

Waiting for Good Joe

with Gary S. Beckervia Slate
Saturday, November 10, 2007

I'm a real cappuccino lover myself, but many of my female colleagues don't seem to go for the stuff...

In the News

Jeb Bush in 2012?

with Peter M. Robinsonvia Examiner
Friday, November 9, 2007

On the assumption that the Democrats are headed for the White House after the balloting is completed next November, at about three weeks into Clinton Administration II, a lot of people are going to be wondering about the 2012 race...