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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Amateurs Outdoing Professionals

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, August 20, 2008

When amateurs outperform professionals, there is something wrong with that profession...

Analysis and Commentary

The Dunce of Wales

by Henry I. Millervia Guardian (UK)
Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Once again, Prince Charles has demonstrated a pitfall of the sort of inbreeding that has plagued the royal families of Europe for centuries: feeblemindedness...

Analysis and Commentary

Gas prices not as devastating as you might think

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, August 11, 2008

During the past several years in which gasoline prices were steadily rising I have run across a few obscure articles, mostly produced by economists, that claimed the actual price of gas is now lower than it was back in the 1970s when we had the nuisance of all those long lines at gas stations...

In the News
In the News

'No business as usual,' NATO warns Moscow

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Wednesday, August 20, 2008

NATO closed ranks against Russia yesterday, vowing to expand its membership at the risk of angering the Kremlin and suspending talks with the superpower until it withdraws from neighbouring Georgia...

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Internet Article Reviews: Conservative Internationalism

with Policy Reviewvia American Diplomacy (NC)
Wednesday, August 20, 2008

In the August-September issue of the Hoover Institution’s Policy Review, Henry R. Nau, a professor at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs who served in the Ford and Reagan administrations, has written a lengthy and fascinating article identifying the principal tenets and analyzing the historical foundations of an approach to foreign policy he calls “conservative internationalism.”...

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Can Pakistan make fresh start?

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Canberra Times (Australia)
Wednesday, August 20, 2008

In the end, for all his false bravado, the general walked...

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Singapore Shows the Way to Eliminate Man-Made Global Warming

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, August 19, 2008

In its August 18, 2008, issue the Financial Times reported a growing concern among Singapore’s leadership about its low birth rate...

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Economics Crimes

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, August 19, 2008

It is a crime to profit from helping others...

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Russia moves up on next president's agenda

with Michael McFaulvia Reuters
Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Two weeks ago, it seemed the most pressing foreign policy problem for the next occupant of the White House would be extricating the United States from Iraq, or deciding how many troops to move to Afghanistan...

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Inequality Chart Contest

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Recently, Don welcomed Muirgeo back to the comments section of the blog and I noticed a mere 242 comments were made in response...

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The Price of Everything on the Kindle

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A number of people have asked about whether The Price of Everything will be on the Kindle...

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Americans Give Public Schools a C- Grade. What Does this Mean?

with Education Nextvia Washington Examiner
Tuesday, August 19, 2008

According to the Hoover Institution’s 2008 Education Next-PEPG Survey of Public Opinion, Americans are less than excited about the state of public schools...

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Patience can sometimes pay

with Gary S. Beckervia Livemint.com
Tuesday, August 19, 2008

If India and China wanted to take a stand against the West, the last round of the Doha trade talks is not where they should have done it...

In the News

Modernity Starts Here -- Tunisia

with Daniel Pipesvia Middle East Times
Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes has argued for years that the solution to Islamism/radical Islam is moderate Islam...

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Obama: From unknown to nominee, a meteoric rise

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Associated Press
Tuesday, August 19, 2008

When Barack Obama arrived at the Democratic National Convention eight years ago, he was a politician in need of clout...

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Obama’s Tax Proposals: Does He Really Mean it?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Obama advisers Jason Furman and Austan Goolsbee were in the news last week with some specifics of Senator Obama’s tax proposals, which are also posted on his web site...

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Musharraf resigns as Pakistan president

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Monday, August 18, 2008

The sudden resignation on Monday of Pakistani President Pervez Musharaff created a void that could have serious consequences for the war against terror...

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Straight Talk Express Meets the Great Conversationalist

by David Davenportvia townhall.com
Monday, August 18, 2008

When President Bill Clinton played his saxophone on the late-night “Arsenio Hall Show” in 1992, it was obvious that presidential campaigns had changed...