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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Choose Wisely

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, October 23, 2007

High-school seniors who want to go to a selective college in the fall of 2008 should already be making arrangements to take the tests they will need before they apply ahead of the deadlines for such schools, which are usually in January or February...

Analysis and Commentary

Bad bugs, few drugs

by Henry I. Millervia Washington Times
Tuesday, October 23, 2007

There is a constant war between pathogenic bacteria and humans, and the microbes seem to be winning...

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Freedom of press prevails

by Clint Bolickvia Arizona Republic
Sunday, October 21, 2007

Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas did the right thing on Friday by revoking a subpoena that was an egregious abuse of prosecutorial discretion, violating not only freedom of the press but the privacy rights of tens of thousands of Arizonans...

In the News
In the News

News Magnate Baits Beijing By Pairing Politics and Sex

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Late last month, Hong Kong media magnate Jimmy Lai's reporters were among the first in the world to sneak into tightly controlled Myanmar to cover brutal crackdowns on antigovernment demonstrators...

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Hardly Turkish Delight

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I thought (and wrote to that effect) that both the gratuitous and toothless Senate resolutions calling for the de facto trisection of Iraq, and condemnation of Turkey for the century-old Armenian holocaust were unnecessary barbs that would only inflame an already anti-American Turkey...

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Niall Ferguson joins FT

with Niall Fergusonvia Guardian (UK)
Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Financial Times has hired historian Niall Ferguson to be its contributing editor...

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Letter: Reagan Supported Most of Law of the Sea Treaty

with George P. Shultz, Edwin Meese IIIvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, October 23, 2007

William Clark and Edwin Meese doubtless have rich personal perceptions of President Reagan's attitudes ("Reagan and the Law of the Sea," editorial page, Oct. 8)...

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Estonia breaks into globalization top 10

with Milton Friedmanvia Baltic Times
Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Estonia has been ranked as the world’s tenth most globalized nation in the latest A.T. Kearney/Foreign Policy Globalization Index...

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Tehran brushes off U.S. threats

with John Abizaidvia International Herald Tribune
Monday, October 22, 2007

Despite heated new rhetoric from the Bush administration and the threat of additional sanctions, Iran made clear Monday that it had no intention of stopping its nuclear research program...

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Hoping Someone Else Fixes Everyone's Problem

with Stephen D. Krasnervia Washington Post
Monday, October 22, 2007

Let's say there are 10 houses on your street and a giant pothole develops right in the middle of the block...

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Iran: Rhetoric And Reality

with Niall Fergusonvia Liberty Papers
Monday, October 22, 2007

There’s been an increase in combative rhetoric from the Bush Administration regarding Iran over the past week or so...

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My letter re: Friedman's take on the Great Depression

with Milton Friedmanvia Ludwig von Mises Institute
Monday, October 22, 2007

Thanks to Milton Friedman’s brilliance, charisma and diplomacy he became an ardent spokesman for many free market reforms in this country...

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Consolation

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, October 22, 2007

I'm a lifelong Red Sox fan and I thoroughly enjoyed last night's victory over the Indians...

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Fooling ourselves

by Russell Roberts with Milton Friedmanvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, October 22, 2007

At the University of Chicago, where I went to graduate school, a quote from Lord Kelvin, was carved in stone at the Social Sciences Research Building: When you cannot measure...your knowledge is meager and unsatisfactory...

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Ayres on Super Crunchers and the Power of Data

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 22, 2007

Ian Ayres of Yale University Law School talks about the ideas in his new book, Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart...

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Milton Friedman Bleg

with Milton Friedmanvia Ludwig von Mises Institute
Monday, October 22, 2007

Milton Friedman's best-known technical works are his Theory of the Consumption function (1957) and the Monetary History of the United States (with Anna Schwartz, 1963)...

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I Have A Dream

with Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steelevia American Daily
Sunday, October 21, 2007

Martin Luther King's 'Dream' has fallen by the wayside...