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Analysis and Commentary

Carter's narrow niche

by Arnold Beichmanvia Washington Times
Wednesday, December 13, 2006

In judging the intellectual and moral caliber of Jimmy Carter and the meaning of his new anti-Israel book, we should keep in mind he was probably the worst president in modern times...

Analysis and Commentary

What's Really Happening in the Economy?

by David R. Hendersonvia TCS Daily
Wednesday, December 13, 2006

How often have you heard that the vast majority of families' incomes in the United States are rising little or not at all, that the middle class is shrinking, that real wages are stagnating, that the top 20%, or 5%, or 1% are getting the lion's share of the gains in the U.S. economy, that average CEO pay is getting to be a couple of orders of magnitude larger than average people's pay, or that mobility across income groups has declined?

Analysis and Commentary

All Tomorrow's Euro-Muslims

by Josef Joffevia New York Sun
Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Mark Steyn, the Canadian columnist who lives in "blue" New Hampshire, is a true "red-stater" whose genius ranges somewhere between Mark Twain and Ambrose Bierce...

Analysis and Commentary

For what should we really thank computer guru?

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, December 8, 2006

PBS's Charlie Rose recently had Bill Gates back on his show, and it was around Thanksgiving...

In the News
In the News

Jimmy Carter's "Jewish Problem"

with George P. Shultzvia American Spectator
Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Nobody was more surprised than I was by the news that Professor Ken Stein resigned his position at the Carter Center because he could no longer abide the reflexive Israel-bashing and fact-twisting engaged in for decades by former President Jimmy Carter, who has just written a book likening Israel to the former apartheid regime in South Africa...

In the News

The Mogambo Guru

with Milton Friedmanvia Free-Market News Network
Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Surprisingly, Total Fed Credit, which is the magical fairy dust of economics, went down last week, if only by a measly $1.6 billion...

In the News

Still No New Iraq Strategy From Bush

with Larry Diamondvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Another brutally bloody day in Baghdad...

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High-Wage Protectionism

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, December 13, 2006

In an earlier post, I discussed Dean Baker's point that there are trade barriers that keep out foreign competition for high-skilled jobs...

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Hoover Institution Press: Ever Wonder Why? and Other Controversial Essays

with Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Institution
Wednesday, December 13, 2006

In Ever Wonder Why? and Other Controversial Essays (Hoover Institution Press, 2006), Thomas Sowell takes on a range of legal, social, racial, educational, and economic issues—along with “the culture wars”—in this latest collection of his controversial, always thought-provoking essays...

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Study Questions Role Math, Science Scores Play In Nations’ GDPs

with Hoover Institution, Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Wednesday, December 13, 2006

A study of more than three dozen countries, including the United States, challenges the popular belief that superior student achievement on international mathematics and science tests breeds national economic success...

In the News

U.S. eases off Enron-era corporate probe tactics

with Edwin Meese IIIvia Associated Press
Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The Justice Department put new limits on prosecutors seeking confidential data from corporations Tuesday after critics leaned on the government to back off tough tactics authorized during the Enron-era scandals...

In the News

Getting at the truth

with Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the egregious president of Iran, is hosting a conference this week on whether the Holocaust really happened...

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Deleting Irony and Hiding Truth: Recent Reflections on the New York Times and the Narrow Spectrum of Debate

with Larry Diamondvia ZNet
Wednesday, December 13, 2006

It’s like Noam Chomsky says: if you want to see how shockingly narrow the spectrum of acceptable political debate and ideological contestation is in the U.S., read the “liberal” New York Times...

In the News

An Urban Legend—Literally

with Paul T. Hill, Terry M. Moevia Education Week
Wednesday, December 13, 2006

For years, many educators and policymakers have voiced concern that a disproportionate number of inexperienced and less-qualified teachers work in urban, high-poverty schools...

In the News

On Milton Friedman's Unfinished Work

with Milton Friedmanvia National Journal
Friday, December 8, 2006

My previous column had closed and gone to press when I heard that Milton Friedman had died...