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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Random Thoughts

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Random thoughts on the passing scene...

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Real crises aren't fixed overnight

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, September 3, 2007

It is extremely hard to know how big a crisis is while it is actually unfolding...

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No "Health Insurance"?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Monday, September 3, 2007

During the first 30 years of my life, I had no health insurance...

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New Russia, new threat

by Michael McFaulvia Los Angeles Times
Sunday, September 2, 2007

Working with the West is no longer the goal as the Kremlin flexes its muscle and rethinks its role in the world...

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Author sneaks in swipe against free market approach

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, August 31, 2007

As an avid reader of all kinds of fiction - part entertainment, part cultural anthropology - my attention perks up whenever I see authors get sneaky...

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In the News

No Child Left Behind: What Would Al Say?

with Diane Ravitch, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Albert Shanker, the legendary president of the American Federation of Teachers, was a founding father of the modern movement for standards-based education reform in the United States...

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Income Mobility in Low-Income Households with Children

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, September 4, 2007

In households with children, real earnings of those in the lowest income quintile increased 80 percent between 1991 and 2005...

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The signs flash: government waste

with Milton Friedmanvia Orange County Register
Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Even small-scale squandering of taxpayer money betrays wrong priorities...

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Shultz on economics and foreign policy

by Russell Roberts with George P. Shultz, Milton Friedmanvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, September 3, 2007

This week's EconTalk is an interview with George Shultz...

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George Shultz on Economics, Human Rights and the Fall of the Soviet Union

by Russell Roberts with George P. Shultzvia EconTalk
Monday, September 3, 2007

George Shultz, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution and Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the role of economics in his career, the tension between morality and pragmatism in foreign policy, and the role of personalities and economics in diplomacy, particularly in US/Soviet relations in the 1980s...

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No equation for current volatility

with Milton Friedmanvia Contra Costa Times
Monday, September 3, 2007

For summer reading during my vacation in Maine, I picked up a copy of David Warsh's "Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations..."

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The public-private job licensure racket

with Milton Friedmanvia Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Sunday, September 2, 2007

Want to become an accountant, architect, barber, chiropractor, cosmetologist, dental hygienist, dentist, paramedic, funeral director, hearing aid fitter, insurance agent, land surveyor, lawyer, nursing home administrator, nurse, occupational therapist, optometrist, pesticide applicator, pharmacist, physical therapist, physician assistant, physician, podiatrist, psychologist, public school teacher, real estate agent, real estate appraiser, school counselor, stock broker, social worker, truck driver, veterinarian or vet's assistant?

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The Transformation of the Kibbutz and the Rejection of Socialism

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, September 2, 2007

Much has been written about the rejection of socialism by major powers like China and the former Soviet Union...

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School Year’s About to Start, and So, Too, Is a Big Change

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Times
Sunday, September 2, 2007

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, beaming over an array of charts and graphs showing New York City’s rising high school graduation rates, turned to introduce Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein at a news conference earlier this year...

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In Book, Bush Peeks Ahead to His Legacy

with Hoover Institutionvia New York Times
Sunday, September 2, 2007

When President Bush is asked what he plans to do when he leaves office, he often replies curtly: “I don’t have that much time to think beyond my presidency” or “I’m going to sprint to the finish..."

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Few Expect a Panacea in a Rate Cut by the Fed

with John B. Taylorvia New York Times
Sunday, September 2, 2007

Would cheaper money relieve the anxiety in financial markets about shoddy mortgages and declining home prices?

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Iraq with an N? Anatomy of a Rumor That Has to be Taken Seriously

with Victor Davis Hansonvia TPMCafe
Sunday, September 2, 2007

I don't see any point to contributing to a cycle of useless panic, but if Victor Davis Hanson is worried about war with Teheran, I'm worried and then some...

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When War Was The Answer

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Washington Post Writers Group
Sunday, September 2, 2007

On a bluff above the sand and a half-mile from the ocean's edge at low tide, which was the condition when the first Allied soldiers left their landing craft, a round circle of concrete five feet in diameter provides a collar for a hole in the ground...

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The Fantastic Freedom Institute

with Hoover Institutionvia Time Magazine
Sunday, September 2, 2007

George Bush rarely opens the window to his inner life...

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Disclosed

with Hoover Institution, George P. Shultz, Martin Anderson, Michael J. Boskin, Condoleezza Ricevia New York Times Book Review
Sunday, September 2, 2007

As the Republican Party was settling on its presidential nominee seven summers ago, no less venerable a statesman than George Shultz was assuring skeptical conservatives that George W. Bush had the potential to be another Ronald Reagan...

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The Ultimate ‘Success Through Failure’ Manual

with Milton Friedmanvia LewRockwell
Saturday, September 1, 2007

I have just written a success manual...

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Obituaries: 13-Term Ohio Congressman Charles Vanik, 94

with Michael McFaulvia Washington Post
Saturday, September 1, 2007

Charles Vanik, 94, a former Democratic congressman from Cleveland who co-sponsored an effort to force the Soviet Union to allow more Jews to emigrate, died Aug. 30 at his home in Jupiter, Fla...

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Mr. Rodgers Goes to Dartmouth

with Peter M. Robinsonvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, September 1, 2007

T.J. Rodgers does not seem pleased, his gelid stare intensifying at a recent project meeting...

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Mister Rodgers' neighborhood

with Peter M. Robinsonvia Power Line
Saturday, September 1, 2007

In 2004 Cypress Semiconductor chief executive officer T.J. Rodgers waged a successful insurgent campaign -- the first in 24 years -- for election to the Dartmouth board against three candidates selected by the alumni council nominating committee...

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Health and the General Welfare

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, September 1, 2007

Everyone disagrees on the effects of closing the borders...

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Feldstein Sees `Significant' Risk of U.S. Recession

with Robert E. Hallvia Bloomberg
Friday, August 31, 2007

Harvard University economist Martin Feldstein, who heads the group that dates U.S. recessions, said there is a ``significant risk'' of a downturn and urged the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates...