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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

MPs are no less moral than us

by Mark Harrisonvia Coventry Telegraph (UK)
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

WHAT on earth were they thinking of, as they filed their claims for moat cleaning, mole catchers, munchies, and non-existent mortgages?...

Analysis and Commentary

Lion's Den: A call for American boldness in Iran

by Daniel Pipesvia Jerusalem Post
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

In a striking coincidence, two very different expressions of Iranian dissent took place simultaneously on two continents on Saturday, June 20...

Analysis and Commentary

Exploring utopian visions of government

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It began with Socrates and his pupil Plato who in that world famous dialogue, Republic, set out to discuss human excellence...

In the News
In the News

Pick of the Paperbacks

with Niall Fergusonvia Telegraph (UK)
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Our reviewers' verdicts on the latest paperbacks, including The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson, and new books from Ali Smith, David Lodge and Jhumpa Lahiri...

In the News

On Richard Epstein

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Point of Law
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The AALS Torts Section is doing a panel on the work of this influential scholar at AALS's 2010 annual meeting...

In the News

Fiscal prudence, now and here

with Niall Fergusonvia Business Standard (India)
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Unlike the US and China, India may need to start fiscal consolidation soon...

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Case of Denial

with John B. Taylorvia National Review
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

John Berlau of the Competitive Enterprise Institute has taken issue with a recent editorial in which National Review supported giving the federal government the power to seize insolvent financial institutions and force them into receivership...

In the News

Africa with Dambisa Moyo: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Dambisa Moyo describes the unique Africa–China relationship, and why she supports it...

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Neda - the face of the Iranian uprising

with Abbas Milanivia National (United Arab Emirates)
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

If history can be distilled in a fleeting moment which then electronically ricochets around the globe, this is what happened when one joyful life, tragically and brutally cut short became the icon of a quest for political empowerment...

In the News

Khomeini’s Power Is Weakening, Says Expert

with Abbas Milanivia Talk Radio News Service
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ayatollah Khomeini will “not be able to regain the mantle of authority that he once had,” said Abbas Milani, Stanford University’s Director of Iranian Studies...

In the News

Iran’s Clenched Fist Election: What Next for U.S. Policy?

with Abbas Milanivia Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (DC)
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

President Obama provided his strongest condemnation of the violence in Iran at his White House press briefing on Tuesday...

In the News

AALS Torts Section Announces Panel on Richard Epstein

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Law Professor Blogs Network (OH)
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Richard Epstein is among the most prominent and influential torts scholars of our times...

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Fed Chief Works to Secure More Power for Agency

with John B. Taylorvia New York Times
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

During the debate over financial regulation, the Federal Reserve chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, has been surprisingly quiet...

In the News

The car market

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

There have been a few regulations over time...

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U.S. health care is not inferior

with Gary S. Beckervia Denver Post
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The most annoying claim in America's health-care debate?...

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The Social Cost of the Decline of Newspapers?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

According to data compiled by my colleagues Matt Gentzkow and Jesse Shapiro, the number of daily newspapers in the United States has been declining for more than 90 years, from a peak of about 2200 to its present level of about 1400...

In the News

Iranian women stand up in defiance, flout rules

with Abbas Milanivia CNN
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A young Iranian woman named Neda is gunned down in one of the most iconic images of the last week...

In the News

Experts Support Obama’s Response to Contested Iranian Election

with Abbas Milanivia Talk Radio News Service
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Nick Burns, former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, countered critics who have described Obama’s response to the allegedly fraudulent election in Iran as overly passive...

In the News

The Supreme Court punts on constitutional questions surrounding the Voting Rights Act

with Thomas Sowellvia Examiner (DC)
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday in an 8 to 1 decision to let stand a controversial provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act...

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The State of the Economy

with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Discussing what to expect from tomorrow's Fed decision, with Ed Lazear, former Council of Economic Advisers chairman and Martin Baily, Brookings Institute senior fellow...

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Education Chief to Warn Advocates That Inferior Charter Schools Harm the Effort

with Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia New York Times
Monday, June 22, 2009

The Obama administration has made opening more charter schools a big part of its plans for improving the nation’s education system, but Education Secretary Arne Duncan will warn advocates of the schools on Monday that low-quality institutions are giving their movement a black eye...

In the News

Mousavi Grows Under Protest; Plus: Where’s Islam?

with Daniel Pipesvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, June 22, 2009

Daniel Pipes is director of the Middle East Forum and fellow at the Hoover Institution...

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John Taylor, Fmr. Treasury Undersec., Bush Admin. (2001-05)

with John B. Taylorvia C-SPAN
Monday, June 22, 2009

Fmr. Treasury Undersecretary John Taylor (2001-2005) spoke about the economy, including the deficit, and the stimulus passed by the Obama Administration...

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1979: The Great Backlash

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Foreign Policy
Monday, June 22, 2009

If you want to understand the surge of politicized religion, post-communist globalization, and laissez-faire economics that has defined our modern era, forget 1968...