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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Random thoughts on the passing scene

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Someone said that good judgment comes from experience — which in turn comes from bad judgment...

Analysis and Commentary

Hurray for Frank Quattrone; Rotten Tomatoes for the Media

by David R. Hendersonvia TCS Daily
Monday, August 28, 2006

Hurray for Frank Quattrone...

Analysis and Commentary

Should the US Nuke Iran and Syria?

by David R. Hendersonvia Anti-war.com
Monday, August 28, 2006

In a recent article, "Will the U.S. Defend Itself?", economist Walter Williams seems to make a case for nuclear war on Syria and Iran. His case cries out for a response...

In the News
In the News

Teaching 9/11 today

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Washington Dateline
Thursday, August 31, 2006

As they prepare lesson plans to mark the fifth anniversary of Sept. 11th, school teachers are caught between presenting the terrorist attacks as a memorial and as history...

In the News

NCES Calls for Sticking to the Stats

with Paul E. Petersonvia Education Week
Wednesday, August 30, 2006

In discussing a new federal study on charter schools last week, the commissioner of statistics for the U.S. Department of Education reiterated that his office should not be initiating analyses such as that one and a recent comparison of public and private schools, both of which he believes rely too much on subjective judgments...

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Reanalysis of NAEP Scores Finds Charter Schools Lagging

with Paul T. Hillvia Education Week
Wednesday, August 30, 2006

A federal reanalysis of 2003 test-score data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress finds that charter schools trailed regular public schools that year in student achievement in both reading and mathematics...

In the News

Stock Option Fiends Revealed

with Milton Friedman, George P. Shultzvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, August 30, 2006

With the indifference of the pure at heart to social convention, an ad hoc group has come out with a call for ending (get a grip on your coffee here) the expensing of stock options...

In the News

Targeting Inflation is Right on the Money

with Milton Friedmanvia St. Petersburg Times
Tuesday, August 29, 2006

If the government’s general outline for monetary policy in 2007 is any indication, next year could turn out to be pivotal from an economic standpoint...

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Economist Niall Ferguson to speak at Vanderbilt University; Historian of the global economy opens Chancellor’s Lecture Series

with Niall Fergusonvia Vanderbilt News Network
Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, will speak on “The War of the World” on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Vanderbilt University in the inaugural presentation of the 2006-07 Chancellor’s Lecture Series...

In the News

Reaganomics: How’s It Going?

with Milton Friedmanvia American Enterprise Institute
Monday, August 28, 2006

When Ronald Reagan came to Washington, he brought with him a conservative school of economics...

In the News

Bernanke's Hail Mary

with Milton Friedmanvia National Review Online
Monday, August 28, 2006

This year the high-powered monetary base has flat-lined, compared to 6 percent growth last year

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The Rapidly Changing Signs at the Gas Station Show Markets at Work

with Milton Friedmanvia New York Times
Thursday, August 24, 2006

The recent gyrations in oil prices offer a textbook illustration of how financial markets and commodity markets interact...