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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Political Speeches

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

If making speeches is one of the tests of a president of the United States, then Barack Obama has passed his first test with flying colors...

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Helping Wall Street--And Main Street

by Charles Calomirisvia Forbes
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Infrastructure investments, tax cuts and new Fed policies that target lower mortgage interest rates will help spur investment and consumption, but without the recovery of credit markets--the brain of the economy--near-term prospects for growth will remain tentative at best...

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In the News

Hopes for the Obama Presidency

with Milton Friedman, Shelby Steelevia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

When one's candidate loses in American politics, it is only good manners to offer best wishes to the winner...

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Liang Jing, Obama’s China Challenge

with Niall Fergusonvia China Digital Times
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Today is the day of Obama’s swearing in, and the best wishes of all who support justice will go with him...

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Intelligence & Security with James Woolsey: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with James Woolseyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

James Woolsey describes the current conflict, or World War IV, as a global battle against “theocratic totalitarian genocidal maniacs.”...

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Niall Ferguson: America Needs to Cancel Its Debt

with Niall Fergusonvia Vanity Fair
Tuesday, January 20, 2009

As dedicated V.F. readers already know, Niall Ferguson “gets” the economic collapse...

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No hurry

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, January 20, 2009

From the AP: It will take years before an infrastructure spending program proposed by President-elect Barack Obama will boost the economy, according to congressional economists...

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Obama Promises the World a Renewed America

with Timothy Garton Ashvia New York Times
Tuesday, January 20, 2009

President Obama used his Inaugural Address to promise the regeneration of an America many in recent years had feared lost...

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Inconceivable

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, January 20, 2009

When I suggest that the $825 billion pork package might not stimulate the economy, the next question is always the same: so what would you do to stimulate the economy?...

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Keeping Tabs on the Pork, Part II

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pretty cool response, folks, to this post...

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Exclusive: Political Prozac for the Public: Terrorism? Worry Not

with Philip Bobbittvia Family Security Matters
Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A mother of a middle-schooler in my community, I am told, advocated that the Holocaust not be taught in her child’s school because it causes students to be fearful...

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Edmund de Rothschild, Ex-NM Rothschild Chairman, Dies at Age 93

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Edmund de Rothschild, who oversaw the family’s London-based investment bank NM Rothschild & Sons in the first half of the 1970s, has died at the age of 93...

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Views: Shelby Steele

with Shelby Steelevia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, January 20, 2009

“Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech was a rhetorical masterpiece because all its metaphors and images were in service to a single idea: black freedom...

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Can Obama lead the US out of the recession?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Investor's Chronicle asked me for 350 words on whether Obama can lead the US out of recession...

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Other news in brief: Urban education talks

with Eric Hanushekvia Kansas City Star
Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Kansas City Public Library, with University Academy and Tom Bloch, is recruiting national experts to lead “What Works in Urban Education,” a series of free talks focusing on schools...

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Professor aims to challenge Chicago Way

with Gary S. Beckervia Chicago Tribune
Tuesday, January 20, 2009

No print reporters and just two TV cameras showed up last week when Charles Wheelan stood before the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and announced he is running to fill Rahm Emanuel's seat in Congress...

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Obama to name George Mitchell Middle East Envoy - WaPo

with Daniel Pipesvia American Thinker
Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Washington Post is reporting this morning that President Obama will name former Secretary of State George Mitchell as envoy to the Middle East:...

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Keeping tabs on the pork

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, January 19, 2009

I was just talking with Pietro Poggi-Corradini about how we might keep tabs on what actually happens rather than on what is supposed to happen when the government spends $825 billion quickly...