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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Too Many Go to College

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Stanford, Yale, and Princeton are all in the process of considering whether to increase the number of students they admit...

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The Great Hope

with Shelby Steelevia New York Sun
Wednesday, November 28, 2007

It is not uncommon to see Barack Obama described as "comfortable in his skin..."

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Teacher Pension Plans’ Structure Criticized

with Education Nextvia Education Week
Wednesday, November 28, 2007

At a time when millions of babyboomer 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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Letter: Capitalism Pays the Piper

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I found it humorous that Countrywide Financial Corp.'s CEO Angelo Mozilo was quoted in "Mortgage Crisis Extends Its Reach" (Page One, Nov. 13) as justifying government intervention by stating, "Capitalism isn't perfect..."

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Conference explores nexus of development, global warming, nuclear proliferation

with Larry Diamond, William J. Perryvia Stanford Report
Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A fundamental conflict exists between global efforts to keep nuclear bombs out of the hands of terrorists and a need to reduce carbon emissions, former U.S. Defense Secretary William J. Perry said at the opening of the third annual conference held by the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies...

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"Child-Free" Follies

with Thomas Sowellvia American Spectator
Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Being the father of six children offers many joys, among them the pleasure of provoking shocked reactions from strangers...

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Fed Up

with Milton Friedmanvia New Republic
Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Recently, The Washington Post carried a front-page story about a federal raid on the headquarters of the National Organization for the Repeal of the Federal Reserve Act and Internal Revenue Code (Norfed)...

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Facing up to the falling dollar

with Milton Friedmanvia Christian Science Monitor
Wednesday, November 28, 2007

What do Venezuela's Hugo Chávez, Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and rap mogul Jay-Z have in common?

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National Tests Keep the Districts Honest

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I note with pleasure that The New York Times endorsed (again) the principle of national testing...

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Panel talks workers’ rights

with David Bradyvia Stanford Daily
Wednesday, November 28, 2007

“As an interconnected global institution, Stanford University believes that we have the responsibility to make sure that products affiliated to our name are manufactured in working conditions up to the standard that we embraced,” President John Hennessy said in his opening speech to last night’s panel discussion on “Global Competitiveness: Economics, Ethics, and the Global Labor Force” held at the Bishop Auditorium in the Graduate School of Business (GSB)...

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What Do High Gas Prices Mean for Food Purchases?

with Milton Friedmanvia Conde Nast Portfolio
Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Since alternatives to driving are hard to come by in many parts of the country, it's no surprise that when gas prices doubled in California between 2001 and 2005, spending on gas by consumers also doubled, according to a new research by Dora Gicheva and Justine Hastings of Yale, Sofia Villas-Boas of UC Berkeley...

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That "Top One Percent"

with Thomas Sowellvia National Center for Policy Analysis
Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Americans in the top one percent, like Americans in most income brackets, are not there permanently, despite being talked about and written about as if they are an enduring "class," says Thomas Sowell, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute...

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Grading the System

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The release of this month’s New York City school report cards and the threatened teacher witch-hunt, as reported earlier, has principals questioning the system as well, reports the New York Times...