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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Idols of Crowds

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 16, 2008

"A human group transforms itself into a crowd when it suddenly responds to a suggestion rather than to reasoning, to an image rather than to an idea, to an affirmation rather than to proof, to the repetition of a phrase rather than to arguments, to prestige rather than to competence."...

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The Libertarian Manifesto

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Monday, September 15, 2008

Online columnists, it is said, should not suffer from an abundance of caution or subtlety...

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Dragging Kennedy Into a New Fight

with Niall Fergusonvia New York Sun
Tuesday, September 16, 2008

At its best, counterfactual or "virtual" history (to use Harvard historian Niall Ferguson's term), the exploration of what might have happened if history had not taken a certain turn, can be a fascinating intellectual exercise, a "what if" that illuminates what did happen...

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Campaigns get serious as markets wobble

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, September 16, 2008

For the last two weeks, the presidential race has been dominated by the seismic impact of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's entry onto the national political stage and the sometimes trivial news that followed - such as a debate about the phrase "lipstick on a pig."...

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Presidential candidates seize on Wall Street turmoil

with Bill Whalenvia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, September 16, 2008

For Democrat Barack Obama, the Wall Street meltdown is a testament to failed Bush administration policies that his Republican rival would continue...

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Stanford community donates generously to Obama

with Morris P. Fiorina, John B. Taylorvia Stanford Daily
Tuesday, September 16, 2008

As an historic and historically lengthy election season reaches its frenzied final stages, activism, excitement and outrage have spiked on both sides of the political spectrum...

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The New Conventional Wisdom?

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, September 16, 2008

You raise important questions about the role of trust and community in schooling...

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Panderer in chief

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, September 15, 2008

For me, this video captures much of what is wrong with the political process in America...

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Veterans services expanding in Nevada

with John Abizaidvia Lahontan Valley News and Fallon Eagle Standard
Monday, September 15, 2008

Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki - along with current and retired members of the military - said Saturday there's a need for expanding programs for the state's veterans...

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Shattered Fin'l Firms Focus Candidates On Economy

with Bill Whalenvia Investor's Business Daily
Monday, September 15, 2008

The downfall of a Wall Street titan likely won't arouse sympathy on Main Street, but it might grab the nation's attention long enough to refocus the presidential campaign...

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In defense of used books

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, September 15, 2008

A reader commented asking if there was anything in The Price of Everything about buying books on Ebay...

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Asia-Latin Trade Q&A

with William Ratliffvia Latin Business Chronicle
Monday, September 15, 2008

Will Latin America’s trade and business with Asia continue to grow at strong levels the next two years?...

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Seven Years Later: Complacency

by Benjamin Wittesvia New Republic
Thursday, September 11, 2008

America has grown complacent, and how could it have done otherwise?...