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Analysis and Commentary

America's founding principles based on basic human nature

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, October 26, 2007

Do the principles of the Declaration of Independence have lasting significance?

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Study Finds No ‘Educational Triage’ Driven by NCLB

with Education Nextvia Education Week
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A new study offers evidence to dispute the notion that the federal No Child Left Behind Act is pressuring educators in struggling schools to focus on the “bubble kids”—students who fall just below the passing threshold on state tests—at the expense of students at the high and low ends of the achievement spectrum...

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Iran's Power Play: Who Is Really in Charge?

with Victor Davis Hanson, Abbas Milani, Kori Schakevia Hoover Institution
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Since his election to office in 2005, Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has garnered much criticism for his brash anti-Semitic comments and questionable nuclear ambitions...

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The accountability dilemma

with Milton Friedmanvia Sydney Morning Herald
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Following the Howard Government's decision to approve Gunns' $2 billion pulp mill, ANZ announced it was running its ruler over the project...

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Liberty and security are not mutually exclusive

with Milton Friedmanvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

At times, our national discourse wrongly assumes that liberty and security are mutually exclusive ideals...

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At $8.4M, school voucher fight costlier than last governor's race

with Milton Friedmanvia Salt Lake Tribune
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The campaign clash over education vouchers has run up a tab that easily would fund Utah's voucher program well into its second year...

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New Study Finds Schools Don’t Target Resources to Students Near Proficiency Threshold in Response to NCLB

with Education Nextvia Business Wire
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A new study in the winter 2008 issue of Education Next finds no evidence of schools engaging in “educational triage” -- targeting students who are near the proficiency threshold for more attention and resources -- to ensure they meet the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act...

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Stanford lures Harvard economist

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia San Jose Mercury News
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Stanford University has poached one of Harvard's top economists by creating a creative dual-career accommodation for Caroline M. Hoxby and her husband, English scholar Blair Hoxby...

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Hamre Tapped to Head Pentagon Policy Board

with William J. Perryvia DefenseNews.com
Tuesday, October 30, 2007

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has tapped John Hamre, a former deputy defense secretary, to head the Pentagon’s internal think tank...

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This Is Not Good Education

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, October 30, 2007

There are times when I feel that we are on the same wavelength, and times when I know we are not...

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Taxpayers United Thanks Congress for Extending Ban on Internet Access Tax

with Milton Friedmanvia PR Newswire
Tuesday, October 30, 2007

"Michiganians won't have to worry during the next seven years about tax hiking politicians in our State Capitol imposing a tax on e-mail and instant messages transmitted on our home personal computers (PCs)," stated Bill McMaster, State Chairman (Volunteer), Taxpayers United Michigan Foundation...

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Frozen Assets: US Has Crimped Al Qaeda Funds

with John B. Taylorvia Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, October 30, 2007

For years the three Saudi men had worked as a loosely organized team, according to US intelligence...

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Milton Friedman lives on…

with Milton Friedmanvia Liberty Papers
Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Mike Huckabee would hate this…

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Ceramics Maker Pushes for Sustainability

with James L. Sweeneyvia Associated Press
Monday, October 29, 2007

A lot of people talk about sustainability...

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Tragedy of the commons

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, October 29, 2007

Here is Bruce Yandle talking about the tragedy of the commons and the evolution of regulation of the environment...

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A few more empirical thoughts

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, October 29, 2007

Colleague Robin Hanson gives me a hard time over at Overcoming Bias (reacting to this earlier post)...

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Bruce BDM is Good

by Russell Roberts with Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia Cafe Hayek
Monday, October 29, 2007

EconTalk listeners and others will enjoy this profile of Bruce Bueno de Mesquita...

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Yandle on the Tragedy of the Commons and the Implications for Environmental Regulation

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 29, 2007

Bruce Yandle of Clemson University and George Mason University's Mercatus Center looks at the tragedy of the commons and the various ways that people have avoided the overuse of resources that are held in common...