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Analysis and Commentary

Crusades Versus Caution: Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The recently launched crusade to have every child tested for autism before the age of two has as its reason an opportunity for "early intervention" to treat the condition...

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Energy's Slippery Slope

with Michael J. Boskinvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

As high oil prices drive up fuel costs, presidential candidates are likely to find themselves talking to voters who can no longer afford to keep their homes warm or their cars running...

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Trio talks Pakistani politics

with Larry Diamondvia Stanford Daily
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

In a panel discussion last night in Cubberley Auditorium, three Stanford professors provided valuable commentary on the current political situation in Pakistan, repeatedly emphasizing the need for the American people, especially top policymakers, to become more familiar with the nation’s past...

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Addendum to NYC Grades Entry

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I must add two points to my blog about the letter grades handed out to New York City public schools last week...

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Structure of Pension Plans May Warp Teacher Market, Research Says

with Education Nextvia Education Week
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

At a time when millions of baby-boomer teachers are nearing retirement, their decisions on when to leave the classroom are guided more by the early retirement incentives built into state pension plans than by educational considerations, according to new research by a pair of economists...

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What does 'no war in Iran' mean?

with Abbas Milani, Kori Schakevia Stanford Daily
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The latest obsession of protesters at Stanford — or whatever we’re supposed to call the student group that roams around campus from demonstration to demonstration — is stopping the impending “war in Iran..."

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Pension Plans Create Large Spikes in Wealth, Then Drive Experienced Teachers into Early Retirement, Research Finds

with Education Nextvia Business Wire
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The structure of many teacher pension plans is driving experienced teachers to retire early even though they are in high demand because of both teacher shortages and requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, according to Robert M. Costrell of the University of Arkansas and Michael Podgursky of the University of Missouri-Columbia in their new study published in the winter 2008 issue of Education Next...

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Becoming a Motor of the Global Economy

with Milton Friedmanvia Moscow Times
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The International Monetary Fund's latest annual report on Russia describes a remarkable trajectory no less exceptional than that of post-World War II Germany or Japan...

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Competition creates improvement in schools, too

with Milton Friedmanvia Daily Republic (SD)
Tuesday, November 13, 2007

It is not often that anyone outside of that state pays much attention to a referendum election in Utah, but last week’s was different...

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Iraqi thoughts

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Now that the Democrats suspect that the U.S. is not only not losing Iraq, but may well “win”—victory being defined by stabilizing the country with a radical cessation of violence—expect the critique suddenly to morph as well...

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Kidneys for Sale?

with Gary S. Beckervia New York Times
Tuesday, November 13, 2007

There’s an interesting article about organ transplantation in today’s Wall Street Journal, by Laura Meckler...

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Billionaires

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, November 11, 2007

The wealth of some individuals is so staggering that it is hard for the rest of us to fathom...

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Recession? No, a Gentle Slowdown

with John B. Taylorvia KGMB-CBS (Hawaii)
Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The deep, dark recession is dead...

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Failed States & the American National Security

with Stephen D. Krasnervia ForaTv
Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Stephen Krasner discusses Failed States and the American National Security...