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Analysis and Commentary

The Difference It Doesn't Make

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Among the many mindless mantras of our time, “making a difference” and “giving back” irritate me like chalk screeching across a blackboard...

Analysis and Commentary

The silver lining in America’s subprime cloud

by John B. Taylor, George P. Shultzvia Financial Times
Monday, November 5, 2007

Turmoil in the US’s financial markets got the top billing in news reports about the recent meetings of the world’s leading international policymakers in Washington...

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Chile Copper Windfall Makes Bachelet Unable to Placate Laborers

with Milton Friedmanvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Pablo Troncoso calls out to prospective customers in Santiago's O'Higgins Park...

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Sweet blog extra: Bush honors Henry Hyde and U of Chicago economist Gary Becker

with Gary S. Becker, Milton Friedmanvia Chicago Sun-Times
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

President Bush on Monday awarded Medals of Freedom to former Rep. Henry J. Hyde (R-Ill.) and Gary Becker, the University of Chicago economist, among others...

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Subprime’s silver lining

with John B. Taylor, George P. Shultzvia Financial Times
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

It might be hard to spot...

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Study: S.C. school board members often re-elected despite district woes

with Education Nextvia State (SC)
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Incumbent school board members in South Carolina who govern low-performing districts have little trouble winning re-election, a study by two University of Chicago researchers found...

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U.N. agency takes wrong position on environment

with Henry I. Millervia Evansville Courier and Press (IN)
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The same United Nations that has favored fad over scientifically based life-saving is now trying to scare the world into liberty-crushing impoverishment...

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'The ECB Has Done a Perfect Job'

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The Wall Street Journal's Joellen Perry spoke with Otmar Issing, a former executive board member at the European Central Bank, on issues ranging from the ECB's performance and the euro to the recent credit-market turmoil...

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General John Abizaid speaks on our future in the Middle East

with John Abizaidvia Tartan Online (PA)
Monday, November 5, 2007

Whether we like it or not, conflict in the Middle East is going to be in all of our futures, the former top U.S. commander in the region told students last Wednesday...

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Cut those costs!

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, November 5, 2007

If the government paid for everybody's health care, some argue that we'd save money by cutting out administrative costs...

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Is Sovereignty Fully Compatible with Globalization?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, November 5, 2007

Globalization is touted as an important factor in global growth, helping to uplift millions of people out of poverty in developing nations...

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The big impact of pharmaceutical industry profits

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, November 5, 2007

Proponents of a single-payer system in health care argue that it would save costs because of lower industry profits and lower administrative costs...

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Equity Symposium Asks: Can School Finance Suits in State Courts Safeguard Brown v. Board of Ed? Should They? (Nov. 12th & 13th at TC's Cowin Center)

with Eric Hanushekvia Columbia University Teachers College
Monday, November 5, 2007

Since June 2007, when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down plans by Seattle and Louisville, Kentucky to maintain racial balance in their public schools, many have seen the nation's education adequacy movement -- the growing wave of lawsuits in state courts that are winning more money for under-funded school districts -- as "the only game in town" for protecting the interests of poor and minority students...

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Presidential Medals of Freedom, with honor, humor

with Gary S. Becker, Milton Friedmanvia Baltimore Sun
Monday, November 5, 2007

Retired Rep. Henry Hyde of Illinois and Nobel Prize-winning Chicago economist Gary Becker joined pioneers in civil rights, the human genetic code and geopolitics today in receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor...

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$10 Million Grant from Annenberg Foundation will Establish The `Annenberg Strategic Initiative' Endowment for Hoover Institution, Stanford University

with Sidney D. Drell, John B. Taylor, Morris P. Fiorina, William J. Perry, George P. Shultz, John Raisianvia Business Wire
Monday, November 5, 2007

The Annenberg Foundation has granted the Hoover Institution at Stanford University $10 million to establish an endowment fund entitled the “Annenberg Strategic Initiative..."

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Romer transcript

by Russell Roberts with Paul M. Romervia Cafe Hayek
Monday, November 5, 2007

An edited transcript of my podcast with Paul Romer is now up at the Library of Economics and Liberty...

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First Report Cards for City Schools Released

with Diane Ravitchvia Gothamist
Monday, November 5, 2007

Today, Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Klein released the "first-ever" public school progress reports with letter grades...

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Diane Ravitch poses a question about the new school grades

by Diane Ravitchvia NYC Public School Parents
Sunday, November 4, 2007

A question for everyone to think about...

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Out of the Ashes: California Fires Provide Arnold With a Chance to Shine

with Bill Whalenvia Pajamas Media
Saturday, November 3, 2007

Natural disasters seem to test all California governors, Governators included...

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Niall Ferguson: After the Bush Doctrine

with Niall Fergusonvia ForaTv
Monday, October 29, 2007

Niall Ferguson discusses After the Bush Doctrine: What Next for American Foreign Policy?

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David Brady and Morris Fiorina: The 2008 Elections

with David Brady, Morris P. Fiorinavia ForaTv
Monday, October 29, 2007

David Brady and Morris Fiorina discuss The 2008 Elections: Setting the Scene...