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Obama: Race hustler with the best of them

with Shelby Steele, Thomas Sowellvia WND - World Net Daily
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Barack Obama gave a speech that his disciples compared favorably to the Gettysburg Address and the Sermon on the Mount, but which I thought came a lot closer to Richard Nixon's "Checkers" speech, a desperate attempt to keep himself from being relegated to the trash heap of history...

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The Free-Market Case for Green: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Does solar power “pay,” in the capitalist sense of the word? Almost...

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New Center Applies Cost-Benefit Analysis to Education Policies

with Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Reducing the number of students in a classroom is a popular strategy for raising test scores, and it’s one that has some evidence of success...

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All it takes is a nudge

with Milton Friedmanvia Financial Express (India)
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

In the world of ideas, there’s a battle currently underway between forces that, No 1, believe the brain is often best left with minimum interference to figure out what’s in its own best interest, and No 2, believe the brain needs to experiment with better ways to intervene and shape what is being decided...

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Doing the right thing

with Milton Friedmanvia New Straits Times
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

BURSA Malaysia chief executive officer Datuk Yusli Yusoff notes that local public-listed companies are not doing too well on the corporate social responsibility index set up by his organisation 18 months ago...

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A question of democracy

with David Sattervia Iowa State Daily
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A lecturer said Monday that Russia's politics is defined by three moral failings: corruption, an undemocratic mentality and a lack of democratic safeguards - and that undemocratic mentality has led to hundreds of unnecessary deaths...

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Striking out

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Sometimes I get depressed about the quality of statistical work in economics...

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Dare the Schools Build a New Social Order?

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

We do agree: Violence is not the essential reason that schools are unsuccessful. We agree that violence is not caused by schools, and that in every community the schools are the safest environment that students are likely to encounter...

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Allowing Tax Cuts to Expire Would Not Help Federal Budget, Opinion Piece Says

with John F. Coganvia Kaisernetwork.org
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and Barack Obama (Ill.) plan to "finance longer-term entitlement growth" by allowing the tax cuts implemented by President Bush to expire, but these proposals "fail budget arithmetic and economics," John Cogan, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and former deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, and R. Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia Business School and former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, write in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece...

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Rosetta Stone

with Alvin Rabushka, Robert E. Hall, Milton Friedmanvia Hillsboro Argus (Oregon)
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Some of you are digging through receipts, looking up interest payments, rounding up mileage and contributions...

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Taxes

with John F. Coganvia National Center for Policy Analysis
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

We stand on the verge of a very large tax increase, one that will occur unless the next Congress and president agree to rescind it...

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Conference: Soviet Dissident Movement and American Foreign Policy During 1980s

with George P. Shultz, Michael McFaul, Henry S. Rowen, Charles Wolf Jr., John B. Dunlopvia Business Wire
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

When: Panel discussions from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., April 14, 2008, and pre-dinner speaker Yuri Yarim-Agaev from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m., April 14, 2008...

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China cherishes history that goes beyond epics, trivia about emperors

with Hoover Institutionvia Shanghai Daily
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

THE Hoover Institution's recent acquisitions in its modern China archives shed fresh light on some important figures in the pre-1949 Koumintang government...

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A Schools Veteran Girds for a Broader Battlefield

with Eric Hanushekvia New York Times
Thursday, April 3, 2008

Randi Weingarten has spent more than a decade cultivating a reputation as the archetypal union leader: a combative dealmaker and consummate political street fighter for city teachers...