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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Krugman Helped Us Understand Trade

by David R. Hendersonvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced yesterday that the 2008 winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences is Paul Krugman...

Analysis and Commentary

The Risk-Free World Of John Rawls

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My last column pointed out the dangers of ignoring Robert Nozick's devastating critique of patterned principles...

Analysis and Commentary

Rent or Own: a telecommunications tale

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Financial Times
Monday, October 13, 2008

One of the common features of broadcast licences in the US is that they are just that, licences...

Analysis and Commentary

Scare tactics dog McCain on possible justice picks

by Clint Bolickvia Arizona Republic
Sunday, October 12, 2008

Like the famous falling sky of Chicken Little lore, so do liberal commentators every four years dutifully raise the specter of "back-alley abortions" that are sure to occur when a Republican is elected president and appoints conservative Supreme Court justices...

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Democracy expert will speak

with Larry Diamondvia Bennington Banner (VT)
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

An expert on the democratic process is slated to speak Wednesday at Bennington College...

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Their Great Depression and Ours: Part 2

with Milton Friedman, Niall Fergusonvia History News Network
Monday, October 13, 2008

Last time out, I asked five questions that would allow us to answer this one: Does the current economic turmoil bear the comparisons to the Great Depression we hear every day, every hour? ..

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CAPS Panel Profs Analyse Elections

with Morris P. Fiorinavia Harvard Crimson
Monday, October 13, 2008

Four political experts gathered on Friday at the Center for American Political Studies to probe the dynamics of the imminent presidential election...

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Obama ignores bond with Eastern Europe

with Michael McFaulvia Buffalo News
Monday, October 13, 2008

With Russia openly menacing Poland and its other former Eastern European satellites, Barack Obama appears prepared to throw them a bone...

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The war on coherence

with George P. Shultzvia Mail and Guardian (South Africa)
Monday, October 13, 2008

Just a few weeks ago we were debating whether the West was heading for a new cold war with Russia, or a new Crimean war over Ukraine, or a new Great Game in central Asia...

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Seasteading

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, October 13, 2008

The latest episode of EconTalk is a conversation with Patri Friedman on seasteading, the creation of autonomous private places to live on the ocean...

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Rewriting history

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, October 13, 2008

With financial markets in tatters and the housing market in shreds, it is popular to claim that it's all the fault of Reagan-era deregulation...

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Financial Crisis: Confidence—and Some Cautions

with Niall Fergusonvia Harvard Magazine
Monday, October 13, 2008

The planners of the Harvard Business School (HBS) centennial “Global Business Summit” being held on campus October 12-14 of course could not have known that it would take place during a severe financial crisis worldwide (and perhaps at the early stage of a rough recession)...

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Krugman's prize

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, October 13, 2008

Everyone has their own least favorite Krugman quote...

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Why the Warnings were Ignored: Too many False Alarms-Becker

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, October 12, 2008

I will first make a couple of comments on the present situation...