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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Pardon the interruption

by Scott W. Atlasvia Washington Times
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

As politicians, economists, popular media and an ever increasing list of others convincingly proclaim cures for the ills of American health care...

Analysis and Commentary

Upside Down Economics

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, February 17, 2009

From television specials to newspaper editorials, the media are pushing the idea that current economic problems were caused by the market and that only the government can rescue us...

Analysis and Commentary

Are Hollywood And The Internet Killing Reading?

by Diane Ravitchvia Forbes
Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Nearly five years ago, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) issued an alarming report called "Reading at Risk," which declared that literary reading was in dramatic decline...

Analysis and Commentary

Market regulation really about consolidating power

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, February 16, 2009

The social science of economics became distinct when several French intellectuals and Scottish moral philosopher Adam Smith isolated the field for special study...

Analysis and Commentary

There have to be consequences in responsibility

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Saturday, February 14, 2009

The expression "I take full responsibility" has come to mean nothing at all in Washington...

Analysis and Commentary

The Great Debate

by Diana Schaubvia Claremont Institute
Wednesday, February 11, 2009

One cannot have a great debate over small matters...

In the News
In the News

We need to start emissions debate

with Gary S. Beckervia Australian
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

THE Australian Government commissioned, reviewed and reported on an emissions trading system four times in the past year, but it wasn't until now that it finally asked the fundamental question of whether we should have a trading scheme at all...

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Ferguson and Long on Obama, Lincoln, and More: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ferguson and Long reflect on the idea that George W. Bush as commander-in-chief was most like Harry S. Truman...

In the News

New route links Afghanistan to sea, via Iran

with Abbas Milanivia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

As President Obama's foreign policy team tries to make lemonade out of the diplomatic lemons it has inherited around the world, one region could represent low-hanging fruit: the Khyber Pass linking Pakistan with Afghanistan...

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The Game Changers Lecture Series: Wall Street: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead

with Niall Fergusonvia Foreign Policy Association
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Foreign Policy Association cordially invites you to attend the third session of The Game Changers Lecture Series, with Dr. Niall Ferguson discussing "Wall Street: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead."...

In the News

The Stimulus, Part Two: The Real Issue

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The debate over the stimulus during the past few months focused on two big issues: (1) the composition of the stimulus, the shares for tax cuts and spending and (2) the size of the stimulus, $700 billion, $800 billion, $900 billion, or more...

In the News

Ed Weaver: Failure is only result possible

with Robert J. Barrovia Troy Record (NY)
Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Dr. Robert Barro, a Harvard University professor, is one of the world’s leading economists...

In the News

The Miracle Teacher, Revisited

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I was about to move on to a new topic but on Sunday read a column in The New York Times by Nicholas Kristof titled "Our Greatest National Shame."...

In the News

Ambrose: How FDA may give you a cold

with Henry I. Millervia Scripps Howard News Service
Tuesday, February 17, 2009

It was a mystery that had remained unsolved throughout history, but diligent, masterful scientists have now finally figured out a likely way to cure the common cold, leaving another, difficult task for others...

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What's Happening to our British Friends in the Current Crisis?

by Gerald A. Dorfmanvia BritishPolitics-etc
Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The old saying about the British economy is that when the United States gets an economic and/or financial cold, Britain gets the same but it becomes pneumonia...