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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Parents' Job II

by Diane Ravitchvia New York Sun
Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Several weeks ago, I wrote an article in the Sun titled "Don't Blame the Teachers..."

Analysis and Commentary

Senior Fellow Thomas Sowell: Defeatism Defeated?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, August 1, 2007

If victory in Iraq was oversold at the outset, there are now signs that defeat is likewise being oversold today...

Analysis and Commentary

Barbarians at the airport gate

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, July 30, 2007

Lord Acton's famous insight, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely," seems to apply to the behavior of nearly all those security personnel at airports across the world...

In the News
In the News

Iraq's fiscal wizard

with John B. Taylorvia Wilmington Morning Star (NC)
Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The small, windowless office on the second story of UNCW's Cameron Hall says "newbie professor" more than it does "global financial warrior..."

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Doubts Cast on Math, Science Teaching Lures

with Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Few strategies for luring more students and working adults into math and science teaching have proved as popular among elected officials as financial incentives, which try to make one of the least appealing aspects of the job—low pay—a little less daunting...

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Professor Promotes Free Markets in W.Va.

with Milton Friedmanvia Wheeling Intelligencer (WV)
Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Jim Shaffer wants taxicab drivers to compete for his dollars the next time he needs to hop across town...

In the News

Preparedness for college life continues to lag

with Eric Hanushekvia Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Wednesday, August 1, 2007

National efforts to improve higher education readiness are no better than they were a decade ago, according to some researchers...

In the News

Study Finds Edge for N.Y.C. Charters

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Education Week
Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Students in New York City charter schools are, on average, posting higher gains in reading and mathematics than they would have had they attended the city’s regular public schools, a federally financed study concludes...

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Survey: Public Narrowly Supports NCLB Reauthorization

with Hoover Institution, Education Nextvia T.H.E. Journal
Tuesday, July 31, 2007

According to a new survey released this week, a not-so-overwhelming majority of Americans favor reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act with little or no modification...

In the News

A Regional Iran Approach

with Condoleezza Rice, Michael McFaul, Abbas Milani, Hoover Digestvia Council on Foreign Relations
Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The United States let loose a one-two diplomatic punch aimed both at undercutting Iranian power and rallying Arab financial and diplomatic assistance for Iraq when President Bush dispatched Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates to the Middle East...

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St Louis Fed's Poole says Fed can wait out current market upsets

with Milton Friedmanvia Thomson Financial
Tuesday, July 31, 2007

There is no urgency for the Fed to act now because of upsets in the financial markets, St Louis Federal Reserve Bank president William Poole said today...

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Fed won't ride to rescue of markets: Poole

with Milton Friedmanvia MarketWatch
Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Financial markets understand that the Federal Reserve won't respond quickly to a typical market upset such as last week's sharp stock sell-off, St. Louis Fed President William Poole said Tuesday...

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A title for my next book

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, July 31, 2007

I'm finishing up my next book and I'm struggling with the title...

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Since when is birth control a Malthusian disaster?

with Niall Fergusonvia Salon
Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The historian Niall Ferguson wishes he could have a free lunch every time he hears "someone declare: 'Malthus was wrong...'"

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What Has Come Over My Sister?

with Victor Davis Hanson, Newt Gingrichvia American Spectator
Tuesday, July 31, 2007

I am appalled at the disgraceful parade of Americans who, seeing their country at war with a savage enemy, have become "advocates of surrender, withdrawal and defeat..."

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Milton Friedman's 95 Birthday Celebrated in 47 States - Including Hawaii

with Milton Friedmanvia Hawaii Reporter
Tuesday, July 31, 2007

On July 31, over 50 events are planned in 47 states to honor Dr. Milton Friedman as part of the Friedman Legacy for Freedom campaign...

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Niall Ferguson on history and business leadership

with Niall Fergusonvia Management-Issues
Monday, July 30, 2007

Niall Ferguson is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and William Zeigler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School...