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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Character of Nations

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

In an age that values cleverness over wisdom, it is not surprising that many superficial but clever books get more attention than a wise book like "The Character of Nations" by Angelo Codevilla, even though the latter has far more serious implications for the changing character of our own nation...

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Trust remains the key variable

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Gulf News (Dubai)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Victor Davis Hanson, a historian at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, writes: "After the junk bond meltdown, the S&L [savings-and-loan] debacle, and now the financial panic, in just a few years the financial community destroyed the ancient wisdom: deal in personal trust; your word is your bond; avoid extremes; treat the money you invest for others as something sacred; don't take any more perks than you would wish others to take; don't borrow what you couldn't suddenly pay back; imagine the worse case financial scenario and expect it may well happen; the wealthier you become the more humble you should act."...

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Current U.S. Dollar Currency Controls

with Niall Fergusonvia Seeking Alpha
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

National fiat currencies represent the common stock of nations...

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The Sound and the Fury of Bond Market Vigilantes

with Niall Ferguson, John B. Taylorvia Seeking Alpha
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

In Hamlet, Shakespeare wrote “Life is but a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”...

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It will take Wells Fargo longer to repay TARP

with John Shoven, George P. Shultzvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Remember when Wells Fargo & Co. had to be dragged kicking and screaming into taking TARP money, said it couldn't wait to pay back the $25 million, and Chairman Richard Kovacevich called the government's stress test asinine?...

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Charles Kesler on the Grand Liberal Project: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Charles Kesler describes the origins of, and prospects for, the cultural liberalism that sprang forth in the 1960s...

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Cultural Literacy in Retreat

with Diane Ravitchvia Chronicle of Higher Education
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Anybody who has sat in on curriculum meetings and projects in the humanities has experienced those awkward moments when it comes down to selecting certain contents and materials as essential and required...

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New book provides inside view of mayoral control of New York City schools

with Diane Ravitchvia Examiner (DC)
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

As the June 30th deadline for renewal of mayoral control of the New York City schools approaches, there is a great deal of debate about the effectiveness of the system...

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Stanford Review Interview with Bill Evers

by Williamson M. Eversvia Ed Policy
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Stanford Review (a newspaper at Stanford University put out by conservative & libertarian students) published in its current issue an interview with me done by the paper's editor-in-chief Brian O'Connell...

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Reporters Without Borders wants to help

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Reporters Withoutout Borders plans to fight for U.S. journalists' release from North Korea...

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Video Commentary with Hoover senior fellows Terry Moe and Eric Hanushek

with Eric Hanushek, Terry M. Moevia Hoover Institution
Friday, June 5, 2009

Hoover Institution senior fellows and members of Hoover’s Task Force on K–12 Education Terry Moe and Eric Hanushek discuss Moe’s new book Liberating Learning...

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Stimulus Funding for States Could Bolster Status Quo

with Williamson M. Evers, Michael J. Petrillivia Heartland Institute
Monday, June 1, 2009

Education funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, signed into law this winter by President Barack Obama, includes spending for pre-K-12 programs and specifically allocates $2.1 billion in additional funding for Head Start programs, among other initiatives...