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Analysis and Commentary

Partisan Cracks

via Culture 11
Monday, December 1, 2008

Bill Maher and Jon Stewart want to be both humorists and pundits...

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The U.S. Economy with Peter Thiel: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Peter Thiel explains what’s wrong with the real U.S. economy...

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Slumdog Millionaire

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Saw it this weekend...

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Does Bernanke realize what he's doing?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I just finished an interview with Robert Higgs about the Great Depression for a future EconTalk...

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The Lost Politburo Transcripts: From Collective Rule to Stalin's Dictatorship, edited by Hoover fellows Paul R. Gregory and Norman Naimark

with Paul R. Gregory, Norman M. Naimarkvia Business Wire
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

In the groundbreaking book Lost Politburo Transcripts: From Collective Rule to Stalin's Dictatorship (Yale University Press and Hoover Press, 2008), prominent Western and Russian scholars examine the "lost" transcripts of the Soviet Politburo, a set of verbatim accounts of meetings that took place from the 1920s to 1938 but remained hidden in secret archives until the late 1990s...

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To whom are Americans indebted: Almighty dollar or God almighty?

with Niall Fergusonvia Detroit News
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Perhaps the challenge in the credit crunch and economic downturn lies not in our politicians, but in ourselves...

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How the ascent of money led to crisis

with Niall Fergusonvia American Public Media
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Niall Ferguson, author of "Ascent of Money," talks with Kai Ryssdal about how competition between banks and their drive to boost share prices has led to today's financial mess...

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California Declares a Fiscal Crisis! You Think?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

After various special sessions of the Legislature, assorted cries from the heart of our Governor, and the usual media sensationalism about an amorphous “they” who did this to us, California is once again broke...

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Major Study Urges U.S. to Retool School Finance

with Paul T. Hillvia Education Week
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

When school systems spend more money on wealthy students than they do on poor students, more money on electives than on core academic courses, and more on Advanced Placement program classes than on remedial instruction, the education finance system is out of kilter...

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Con vs. Pomocon

by James W. Ceaservia Culture 11
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My name has appeared on the masthead now for almost two months, but i have hesitated to pen an inaugural entry, especially since, unlike some of the others in the group, i have no full-fledged manifesto to announce...

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Book Forum at Cato

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Here on audio or video is the talk I gave yesterday at the Cato Institute on The Price of Everything...

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Economic Signs Point to Longer, Deeper Recession

with Robert E. Hallvia Washington Post
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The U.S. economy entered a recession one year ago, a group of the nation's leading economists said yesterday, and new evidence that the downturn will be deep and prolonged sent the stock market plummeting...

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Facing the Future

by Paul T. Hillvia Center on Reinventing Public Education
Monday, December 1, 2008

This report is the final result of a six-year study of America’s school finance system, including more than 30 separate studies at a cost of $6 million and involving an interdisciplinary team of more than 40 scholars including many of the country’s best known economists, policy analysts, lawyers, and specialists in school finance, instruction, and educational innovation...

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Flat Tax

by Alvin Rabushkavia Flat Tax
Sunday, November 30, 2008

Essays on the Adoption and Results of the Flat Tax Around the Globe...

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The Spirit of Democracy: How to Make Democracies Work

by Larry Diamondvia Center for International Private Enterprise-Blog
Friday, November 28, 2008

Over the past three decades the world has been transformed...

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Rhee Tackles Classroom Challenge

with Eric Hanushekvia Time Magazine
Wednesday, November 26, 2008

In 11th grade, Allante Rhodes spent 50 minutes a day in a Microsoft Word class at Anacostia Senior High School in Washington...