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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Doomsday Debunked

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Something quite strange is happening: Despite all the bad news about the Middle East from the European and American media, things actually seem to be improving...

Analysis and Commentary

The Seven-Year Itch

by Benjamin Wittesvia New Republic
Tuesday, September 18, 2007

There is one big problem with President Bush's nomination of retired Federal. District Judge Michael Mukasey to be Attorney General of the United States: It comes seven years too late...

In the News
In the News

Terrorism Expert to Speak

with Abraham D. Sofaervia Contra Costa Times
Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Abraham Sofaer, a Hoover Institution senior fellow in foreign policy and national security affairs, will speak Sept. 25 at a meeting of the San Ramon Valley Republican Women...

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Mortgages and Monetary Policy

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, September 19, 2007

In the past 50 years, there have been two macroeconomic policy changes in the United States that have really mattered...

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Voucher Program Spurs Better Public Schools, Study Argues

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia New York Sun
Wednesday, September 19, 2007

As a voucher program in Milwaukee has expanded, taking money and pupils out of public schools, the schools have responded by ramping up their own performance, a forthcoming study in the Journal of Public Economics argues...

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Economist explains move to virtual world

with Michael J. Boskinvia CNET News
Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The publisher of the teen-oriented virtual world Gaia Online announced Monday that it is bringing on celebrated economist Michael Boskin to lead its new Council of Economic Advisors...

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Victor Davis Hanson on the "unhinged" Harry Reid

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Hugh Hewitt Show
Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Joined now by Professor Victor Davis Hanson, one of the regular guests on this program that always excites the audience to hear from...

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The Return of HillaryCare

with Milton Friedmanvia FrontPage Magazine
Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Thirteen years after “HillaryCare,” her failed one-woman crusade for universal healthcare coverage, became a byword for political overreach, Sen. Hillary Clinton is in the health care business once again...

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Bloomberg and Broad

with Milton Friedmanvia New York Sun
Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Congratulations are in order for Mayor Bloomberg, Chancellor Klein, and the members of the United Federation of Teachers in respect of the Broad Prize...

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An Extra Ten and Young Again

with John Shovenvia Washington Post
Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Once upon a time in a land close at hand, a Great Wizard came to the people with a special gift: an extra 10 years of good health

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Health Insurance I: Definition of the Uninsured

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Those without health insurance constitute a fluid population that measured between 31 million and 55 million people in 2006...

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Net Worth: Interest-rate cut won't help all caught in credit crunch

with John Shovenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, September 18, 2007

They say the best cure for a hangover is a little hair of the dog that bit you, meaning a nip of whatever you were drinking the night before...

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Prof. wins economics award

with John B. Taylor, Milton Friedman, Gary S. Beckervia Stanford Daily
Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Economics Prof. John B. Taylor Ph. D. ‘73 won the National Association for Business Economics’ (NABE) Adam Smith Award on Sept. 10, taking home an accolade considered “NABE’s highest honor..."

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Middle East and Midwest

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, September 18, 2007

What are we to make of these reoccurring stories of various weapons of mass destruction incidents in Syria, whether the accident in July of Iranians and Syrians arming Scud missiles with mustard (or sarin?) gas, or recent Syrian nuclear depositories being bombed by Israelis...

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Rate cut bonanza: Does the next bubble start here?

with Milton Friedmanvia Salon
Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Back in 2002, when Ben Bernanke was a junior Fed governor, he earned undying notoriety among monetary supply specialists by declaring that deflation was a problem that the federal government was well equipped to solve, because "the U.S. government has a technology called a printing press that allows it to produce as many U.S. dollars as it wished at essentially no cost..."

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Fed treads a fine line between perils

with John B. Taylorvia Financial Times
Monday, September 17, 2007

If Alan Greenspan is right, Ben Bernanke and his colleagues at the Federal Reserve – who meet on Tuesday to set interest rates – have an even tougher decision to make than most people think...

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The Proper Goal of Schooling

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Monday, September 17, 2007

I don’t think you should worry at all about annoying those “with more power” than you...

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The Arab Lobby Can't Buy Support

with George P. Shultzvia Evening Bulletin (PA)
Monday, September 17, 2007

Andrew Killgore, the former U.S. ambassador to Qatar, publishes the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA), a mouthpiece for Arab interests...

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Vindu's View: Valley's global reach keeps local economy stable

with John Shovenvia San Jose Mercury News
Sunday, September 16, 2007

Economic prognosticators are uttering the second-ugliest word they know: recession...

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Rules vs. Authority in Central Bank (and Other) Policies

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, September 16, 2007

There is tremendous speculation about how much, if at all, the Fed will reduce the federal funds rate at its meeting next week on Sept. 18th...

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Iranians in U.S. face a choice -- to speak out, or not

with Abbas Milanivia Los Angeles Times
Sunday, September 16, 2007

USC professor Muhammad Sahimi knew he risked interrogation or arrest while visiting Iran because of his outspokenness about the need for political reform in his homeland...