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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Those who play up the rich-poor gap are telling a lie via statistics

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Everybody expects politicians to lie, especially during an election year...

Analysis and Commentary

Europe's Continued Hostility to GM Crops Runs Afoul of Science, WTO

by Henry I. Millervia World Politics Review
Wednesday, January 23, 2008

France, Germany, and the United Kingdom may have new leaders who bring the promise overall of better trans-Atlantic relations, but when it comes to the politics of global trade, some things never change. ..

Analysis and Commentary

'Progressive' entitlements turn rights into wrong

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Sunday, January 20, 2008

As people think about public affairs they deploy a variety of criteria by which to evaluate them...

In the News
In the News

Remember, there's no free lunch

with Milton Friedmanvia Boston Globe
Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Politicians left and right are jumping on the "stimulus" bandwagon, and several commentators have recalled Richard Nixon's famous 1971 remark, "We're all Keynesians now..."

In the News

Fed Rate Cut Halts Market Free Fall, But Recession Fears Are Mounting

with Robert E. Hallvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ben Bernanke blinked...

In the News

Democracy's Ongoing Challenges

via Hoover Institution
Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Kenya’s efforts to establish a true and lasting democracy recently suffered a series of major setbacks when widespread violence broke out following allegations its presidential election was rigged...

In the News

Candidates Jump Onto Economic Stimulus Bandwagon

with John B. Taylorvia CQPolitics
Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Presidential candidates clambered into the fiscal fray Tuesday, emphasizing how their long-advocated plans or experience could cure the economy’s ills...

In the News

Disputed Iraqi Archives Find a Home at the Hoover Institution

with Richard Sousavia Chronicle of Higher Education
Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Two shipping containers' worth of records created by Iraq's Baath Party that have been stored on an American naval facility for the past 21 months are about to find a new home at the Hoover Institution, a conservative think tank and library affiliated with Stanford University...

In the News

Rangel, Recession, And Rebates

with Milton Friedmanvia New York Sun
Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Will yesterday's Federal Reserve decision to lower the federal funds and the discount rates by a record three-quarters of a percentage point cause Rep. Charles Rangel, the Democratic chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, to shelve his plans for a fiscal stimulus package?

In the News

Bernanke Battles Wrong Ghost in Deflation Specter

with Milton Friedmanvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ben Bernanke is spooked...

In the News

Economic CPR: Fed slashes rates

with John B. Taylorvia Alameda Times-Star (CA)
Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Federal Reserve's emergency action to slash interest rates Tuesday could be the medicine needed to bolster the ailing economy and help it ward off a broader malady, analysts said...

In the News

Libertarians and liberals . . . brothers under the skin?

with Milton Friedmanvia Atlantic
Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ezra Klein and Tyler Cowen are having an interesting back and forth over whether they systematically differ in their models of human behavior...

In the News

Is U.S. in Recession? Discussions Begin

with Robert E. Hallvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Stanford economist Robert Hall, chairman of the National Bureau of Economic Research committee that dates recessions, is far from announcing whether such an event has started...

In the News

Real ‘Scoop’ on McCain

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Boston Herald
Tuesday, January 22, 2008

“Front-runner..."

In the News

Re: Prescription Drugs

with Milton Friedmanvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ramesh, I'll see your Ed Crane and raise you a Milton Friedman, who signed a letter that said, "If [reimportation] succeeds, American consumers would get the short-term windfall of lower prices, but they would end up unnecessarily suffering and living shorter lives — because promising new therapies would be delayed or not even developed.".."

In the News

Slowing of Black Progress

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, January 20, 2008

Black Americans have made considerable progress during the past two decades in reaching top positions in government, business, and the military...

In the News

The face of power

with Shanto Iyengarvia Los Angeles Times
Sunday, January 20, 2008

Back in June, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton took the stage for a Democratic debate with a visage so flawless it started a flurry of Botox and plastic surgery rumors...

In the News

Will a slower economy sink Silicon Valley's fortunes, too?

with John Shovenvia San Jose Mercury News
Sunday, January 20, 2008

The dollar is dropping, financial firms have lost billions of dollars in subprime loans, credit is tight and the stock market this month has given up all the gains it made last year..

In the News

Romney to Detail Expanded Stimulus Plan

with John F. Coganvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, January 19, 2008

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is set to release an economic stimulus and tax-cut plan Saturday that would reduce taxes for both individuals and businesses...

In the News

Economists Debate the Quickest Cure

with John B. Taylorvia New York Times
Saturday, January 19, 2008

In trying to assemble a bipartisan package to jolt the slumping economy, the White House and Congress have turned to familiar tools that experts say have worked in the past...

In the News

Encouraging a more creative, competitive America

with Milton Friedmanvia Kansas City Star
Saturday, January 19, 2008

America has a duty to further the cause of freedom, the president asserted during a major speech in the waning months of his second term...

In the News

Feel-Good Economics

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, January 19, 2008

With remarkable speed, Congress, the White House, Republicans, Democrats and even the Federal Reserve have come to a consensus on the need for economic stimulus to moderate and perhaps forestall a recession...