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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Now Bush has to win the public opinion war

by Robert Zelnickvia Mobile Register
Wednesday, December 27, 2006

A great deal is riding on President Bush's deliberations on a change of strategy in the war in Iraq...

Analysis and Commentary

A Dangerous Obsession: Part IV

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, December 26, 2006

One of the questions often asked by those obsessed with income "gaps" and "disparities" is: "Is anyone really worth the millions of dollars a year that some people receive as personal income?"

Analysis and Commentary

A Dangerous Obsession: Part V

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Perhaps it is one of the fruits of the "self-esteem" emphasis in our schools that so many people feel confident to voice strong convictions about things they know little or nothing about -- or, worse yet, are misinformed about...

Analysis and Commentary

A Dangerous Obsession: Part III

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, December 26, 2006

People in the media, in academia and among the intelligentsia in general who are obsessed with "disparities" in income and wealth usually show not the slightest interest in how that income and wealth were produced in the first place...

Analysis and Commentary

Democracy's 'systemic' problems

by Tod Lindbergvia Washington Times
Tuesday, December 26, 2006

This has been a good year for taking stock of the state of the political system...

Analysis and Commentary

A Dangerous Obsession

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The media and academia are continuously obsessed with "gaps" and "disparities" in income...

Analysis and Commentary

A Dangerous Obsession: Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The media and academic obsessions with economic "disparities" have gone international...

Analysis and Commentary

After the fall of Soviet Union

by Michael McFaulvia Korea Herald
Monday, December 25, 2006

When a powerful state disintegrates, the result is usually conflict, anarchy or even civil war...

Analysis and Commentary

Racism -- fact or faith?

by Shelby Steelevia Los Angeles Times
Saturday, December 23, 2006

From a police shooting in Queens, N.Y., to a racially charged legal battle involving the Los Angeles Fire Department, from the self-immolation of comedian Michael Richards to the failed Senate campaign of Tennessee's Harold Ford, race is back in the news, bringing with it a batch of new and disturbing questions...

In the News
In the News

Hoover provides Bush an interesting post-White House model

with Hoover Institution, William J. Perryvia McClatchy Newspapers
Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The beginning of the end has arrived...

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The Heavy Burden of Sox

with Hoover Institution, Hoover Digestvia National Center for Policy Analysis
Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) legislation is costing businesses more than anybody anticipated, putting many at risk, and forcing some to go private, or worse, go broke, says Stephen Bainbridge, William D. Warren Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles...

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Milton Friedman, 1912-2006

with Milton Friedmanvia Ludwig von Mises Institute
Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Few American economists have wielded as much influence on economic thought and policy as the late Milton Friedman...

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Economist was strong supporter of free market

with Milton Friedman, Hoover Institutionvia USA Today
Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Nobel Memorial Prize-winner Milton Friedman, one of the most influential economists of the past century and an outspoken advocate of free markets and free choice, died Nov. 16 at the age of 94...

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'Our Most Powerful Engine of Production'

with Paul M. Romervia TCS Daily
Tuesday, December 26, 2006

For a long time, economists believed that much of their job was to analyze a world of scarcity, the grim business of harvesting limited resources and distributing too few goods to too many people...

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Christmas Day Observations

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Monday, December 25, 2006

I thought throughout this Christmas day of the terrible sacrifice of our soldiers, now and in the past, whose ultimate sacrifices gave us this wonderful country...

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Hit the boats and hit the books

with Hoover Institutionvia Orlando Sentinel
Sunday, December 24, 2006

Princess Cruises calls its enrichment program ScholarShipSea, and Crystal Cruises calls its program UniversitySea, but don't expect to earn a Ph.D. Designed as leisure-learning opportunities, these "vacations with a purpose" are currently hot tickets...

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Schools revamp

with Herbert J. Walbergvia Gulf Daily News
Saturday, December 23, 2006

Poorly-performing government schools in Bahrain and the Gulf should be privatised, says a US expert...

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Lightning Strikes

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, December 22, 2006

Just found a remarkable book, Schott's Almanac 2007, written by the amazing Ben Schott, author of Schott's Original Miscellany...