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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Jihad in Jersey

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Based on what we’re learning about the plot, the cell, and how their plans were averted, National Review Online asked a group of experts: What’s the most important lesson we should take from the averted terrorist attack on Fort Dix?

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Confessions of a Drug Killer

by Charles L. Hoopervia TCS Daily
Tuesday, May 8, 2007

I'll just come out and say it...

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In the News

Daily Forex Commentary

with Milton Friedmanvia Asia Times
Wednesday, May 9, 2007

It is very quiet out there in front of the FOMC on Wednesday, and has been...

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The Fed Has a Target. It's the Unemployment Rate

with Milton Friedmanvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, May 9, 2007

As central banks the world over are shedding their focus on growth and adopting inflation targets as policy guides, the Federal Reserve is falling back on the old idea that there's a tradeoff between growth and inflation, a phenomenon described by the Phillips Curve...

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Wolf in the hen house

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, May 9, 2007

How have we gotten to the point of sufficient pandering and economic ignorance that the President appoints someone whose job it is to do for the manufacturing sector what lobbyists are being paid to do for other sectors?

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Living History Reigns Over British

with Niall Fergusonvia New York Times
Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Even philosophers in Britain tend to be skeptics, and emphasize how little we can know...

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Should Data Matter?

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, May 9, 2007

As you know, Mark Twain (or Disraeli or someone) once wrote that there are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics...

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Hong Kong Beats U.K. in Wealth, Singapore in Taxes

with Milton Friedmanvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Tim Freshwater, Asia vice chairman of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., gazes across the Hong Kong skyline from his 68th-floor window toward a rectangular building that houses the barracks of China's People's Liberation Army...

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Monkeys and Typewriters

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, May 9, 2007

In Fooled by Randomness, Nassim Nicholas Taleb gives the example of a person who wants to hire someone to type a copy of Homer's Odyssey...

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Drug Imports: Senate Sides With Safety

with Milton Friedmanvia Manufacturers' Blog (NAM)
Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Monday afternoon the Senate voted 49-40 for an amendment sponsored by Sen. Thad Cochran, R-MS, that preserves the safety and competitiveness of the U.S. pharmaceutical industry...

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The Problem With Book Reviews

with Niall Fergusonvia PhDiva
Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Apparently Salman Rushdie complained about book reviews at the Pen Gala...

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Fixing school funding is more than just 'more'

with Eric Hanushekvia Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Tuesday, May 8, 2007

It's funny that everybody hates the way Wisconsin reckons school aid...

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A European Council on Foreign Relations?

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Free Market News Network
Tuesday, May 8, 2007

George Soros, the billionaire, spent $27.5 million in 2004 to try to defeat George W. Bush...

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Letter: Don’t give our country away

with Victor Davis Hansonvia West Central Tribune (MN)
Monday, May 7, 2007

Do you honestly think that ICE agents are a bunch of rookies?