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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Ruling Against the School

via National Review Online
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A. J. Duffy, president of United Teachers Los Angeles, tells us that California’s Second District Court of Appeal was correct to rule last week that parents without teaching credentials cannot educate their children at home — i.e., that most of the 166,000-odd homeschooled students in the Golden State could be truants and their parents may be violating the law...

Analysis and Commentary

‘Non-Judgmental’ Nonsense

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

What was he thinking?

Analysis and Commentary

Let The Markets Regulate Microsoft

by F. Scott Kieffvia Forbes
Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Microsoft recently announced what many will see as an unprecedented change in its business model for selling software as commercial products for use by customers immediately after installation...

In the News
In the News

Initiative on improving K-12 education seeks to support new projects

with Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Report
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Stanford Initiative on Improving K-12 Education has announced that $460,000 is available for a set of new academic pilot projects to begin during the 2008-09 academic year...

In the News

The Decline and Fall of Europe: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Prof. Thornton discusses how a bureaucratic European Union “super state” is undermining the old nation-states of England, France, and Germany — a dangerous process...

In the News

A Debate McCain Should Want

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia New York Sun
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Pressure is quietly mounting on John McCain to support the idea of a nuclear-free world..

In the News

Top Dems Want Water Safety Check, EPA Questioned

with Henry I. Millervia Cybercast News Service
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

n light of reports of traces of pharmaceuticals in the drinking water supply, two senior Senate Democrats are calling for an investigation into water safety...

In the News

UCLA experts don't buy recession

with Robert E. Hallvia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Brushing aside conventional wisdom, UCLA economists say California and the nation will survive the housing slump and job losses without plunging into recession -- although it will still be miserable for many Americans...

In the News

Refuting Hitch

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, March 11, 2008

On Day Two of the Uncommon Knowledge interview with Bruce Thornton, author of Decline and Fall: Europe's Slow-Motion Suicide, I note that there are fundamentally two narratives about Europe and Christianity...

In the News

Panel: Don’t Expect Education to Rise as Campaign Issue

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Education won’t be any more prominent in the general-election campaign than it has been during the presidential primaries, said two of the three panelists at a symposium at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington last week...

In the News

We Took Our Show on the Road

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, March 11, 2008

So we took our show on the road for the first time!

In the News

Medvedev-Putin Relationship May Guide Future Russian Policy

with Michael McFaulvia Voice of America
Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Dmitri Medvedev, 42, officially becomes president of Russia on May 7...

In the News

The Myth of Household Wage Stagnation

with Peter M. Robinson, Thomas Sowellvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, March 11, 2008

If I can piggyback Mark Hemingway's brief post of last night, the Wall Street Journal op-ed to which he links is crucial for understanding just how bogus the allegations of household income stagnation really are...

In the News

Markets and Community

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The latest EconTalk is Stephen Marglin talking about his new book, The Dismal Science: How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community...

In the News

IMF Summit: Ibru canvasses global support for African finance sector

with Stephen Habervia Business Day (Nigeria)
Monday, March 10, 2008

She made the call last week, while sharing her thoughts on the private sector perspectives on ways of developing sound financial intermediaries at the High-Level seminar on African Finance for the 21st Century in Tunisia ...

In the News

Marglin on Markets and Community

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, March 10, 2008

Stephen Marglin of Harvard University and author of The Dismal Science: How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the markets and community...