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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

After America: Fareed Zakaria's 'Post-American World'

by Peter Berkowitzvia New York Sun
Wednesday, April 30, 2008

In recent years, a series of startling global developments has provoked a new round of thinking among students of international affairs about the international order and America's place in it...

Analysis and Commentary

The End of School Finance As We Know It

by Paul T. Hillvia Education Week
Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Since the late 1960s, school finance has been a field unto itself. But the past may give clues to a much different future...

Analysis and Commentary

Avian Flu: Triage and Survival

by Henry I. Millervia Far Eastern Economic Review
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Chinese officials have reported that the country’s fifth outbreak of the H5N1 avian flu this year is killing chickens in poultry markets in the southern city of Guangzhou...

In the News
In the News

Obama's Chickens Come Home to Roost

with Shelby Steelevia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Over the weekend, the Obama campaign suffered a further disaster: the Reverend Jeremiah Wright finally seized his 15 minutes of fame...

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Four out of (these) five economists see no "D"

with Gary S. Beckervia Los Angeles Times Blog
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

How do you get four Nobel laureates in economics to agree on something?...

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Flat tax would eliminate our annual April headache

with Milton Friedmanvia Des Moines Register
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Anyone who suffered through another April struggle with income taxes surely must agree that the system is broken...

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Why The Increase In Gas Prices?

with Milton Friedmanvia Canada Free Press
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Unless you depend on a solar power skateboard as your principle means of transportation, you have noticed that the price of gasoline has skyrocketed...

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Catholic school closings touch all

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Daily News (NY)
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

When a Catholic school closes because it is deemed to have too few students, the numbers do seem very small; the loss appears not too significant...

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Hurry up and wait

with Gary S. Beckervia Economist
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

HEATHROW’S Terminal 5 now seems to be working more or less properly, and there has been recent chatter about breaking up BAA to create some competition among London’s main airports (BAA owns Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted)...

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Facing a food crisis, optimist finds hope in the dismal science

with Milton Friedmanvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

More than two decades ago, long before ambition and optimism conspired to make him the Man Who Would Save the World, Jeffrey Sachs was merely the Man Who Would Save Bolivia...

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Fed Paying Interest on Reserves: an Old Idea With a New Urgency

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Milton Friedman back in 1959 argued commercial banks should earn interest on the reserves they are statutorily required to hold on deposit at the central bank...

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The Wright Bell Curve

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A Rev. Wright gives a speech to the NAACP, an organization that has often fought a gallant battle against racists...

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'Stop Snitching' sentiment spreads to Austin

with Joseph D. McNamaravia Austin American-Statesman
Monday, April 28, 2008

Without witnesses, police can't solve homicide or drug cases quickly...

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Taxes: How the burden grows

with Milton Friedmanvia Florida Times-Union
Monday, April 28, 2008

Afew tidbits that might be useful the next time there's a debate over whether people are overtaxed or undertaxed:- Florida Taxpayer Independence Day was April 25 this year, according to FloridaTaxwatch...

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Wider, not higher, sales tax seen as budget fix

with Charles E. McLure Jr.via Sacramento Bee
Sunday, April 27, 2008

Californians are used to paying as much as 8.75 percent sales tax on automobiles, athletic shoes and widescreen televisions...

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My Turn: Nothin wrong with Milton Friedman, free trade

with Milton Friedmanvia Burlington Free Press (VT)
Saturday, April 26, 2008

Ron Coppola's My Turn ("More than one kind of terrorism," March 17) is so wide-ranging, I'll criticize just two points: the legacy of Milton Friedman and the benefits from free international trade...

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Only male kindergarten teacher in Lynchburg City Schools stands out

with Education Nextvia News and Advance (VA)
Saturday, April 26, 2008

John Babcock plops his sturdy frame into a wooden rocking chair in his kindergarten classroom at William Marvin Bass Elementary School...

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Four Key Lessons from the Nation at Risk

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Shop Floor (National Association of Manufacturers)
Saturday, April 26, 2008

Marking the 25th anniversary of the Nation At Risk report on the failings of U.S. education, long-time analyst and reformer Chester Finn identifies four key lessons that should be more broadly applied...

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America's Business: April 26, 2008

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via America's Business With Mike Hambrick (Podcast)
Saturday, April 26, 2008

Education is a top priority for manufacturers who need a skilled workforce to operate increasingly complex shop floor computers and equipment...

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This Week on 'America's Business' radio

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Shop Floor (National Association of Manufacturers)
Friday, April 25, 2008

Education is a top priority for manufacturers who need a skilled workforce to operate increasingly complex shop floor computers and equipment...