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The Good Intentions And Unfortunate Consequences Of Government Programs

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Milton Friedman explains that in case after case, government programs adopted for good purposes have had the opposite effects. Federal programs on housing, schooling, health care, and job training have created as many problems as they have solved. There are almost no exceptions of governmental programs that have achieved their initial stated goals.

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Drug Pricing Made Easy

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, July 15, 2019

Regulating prices won’t help consumers—but easing entry restrictions will.

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What Do Silicon Valley Tech Workers Earning $100,000 Call An Old Van? Home.

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

It takes an annual income of about $130,000 to qualify for renting the average apartment (less than 800 square feet of living space) in the technology hubs of Silicon Valley and San Francisco, where the average monthly rent is about $3,250. This minimum qualifying income is at the 93rd percentile of the US earnings distribution and is nearly $60,000 higher than the median salary for individuals in San Francisco.

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The Selfish Actors Of Illegal Immigration

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Many people benefit from the lawbreaking: The Mexican and Central American governments, the Democratic party, employers, ethnic activists, rich progressives, and the illegal border crossers themselves.

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A Century Of Ideas: The Big Three: Roosevelt, Stalin, And Churchill During The Second World War

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

During the Second World War, President Franklin Roosevelt, Premier Joseph Stalin, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill exchanged hundreds of cables and held two summit meetings, coordinating the vast allied effort to defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Panelists will discuss why the peaceful new international order that the three agreed to establish after the conflict turned instead into the Cold War.

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American-Hating Americans Are The Ultimate Ingrates And Hypocrites

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Once again, Trump stands up for Americans who love their country.

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Raghuram Rajan Joins Chorus Of Opposition Against Government's Overseas Debt Plan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Money Control
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The ex-RBI chair questioned the government’s argument that raising part of its gross borrowing from overseas markets would ensure enough domestic credit for the private sector.

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Trump’s Outbursts And Autocratic Ploys Endanger American Democracy

quoting Larry Diamondvia The Los Angeles Times
Monday, July 15, 2019

Since President Trump famously hates to read, it’s unlikely that he has studied historical texts on how leaders with autocratic tendencies — even duly elected ones — have turned their countries into dictatorships.

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Modi Govt’s Plan To Sell Foreign Bonds Has No Real Benefit, Says Raghuram Rajan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia The Print
Saturday, July 13, 2019

Raghuram Rajan said that global bond sale won’t reduce the amount of domestic government bonds the local market has to absorb.

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Russia's huge oil and gas fields test relations with foreign investors

with Michael McFaulvia IEEE Spectrum
Friday, December 1, 2006

When it comes to oil and gas, things in Russia are large—very large...

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Free marketplace allows both good and bad results

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, December 1, 2006

The free market economy is the most suited to human commercial affairs...

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Do Corporations Have an Inherent Social Responsbility?

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, December 1, 2006

In response to Henry G. Manne's Nov. 24 editorial-page essay "Milton Friedman Was Right.."

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Smash the WTO; the 19th century version

with Milton Friedman, Niall Fergusonvia Salon
Friday, December 1, 2006

A cartoon from the Sept. 12, 1888 issue of Puck magazine kicks off "A Tale of Two Tariff Commissions and One Dubious 'Globalization Backlash,'" a 2002 exercise in economic history by Stephen Meardon, an economics professor at Williams College...

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Misjudging education

with Eric Hanushekvia Arizona Republic
Friday, December 1, 2006

Within recent weeks, the Arizona Court of Appeals has determined that a court can decide whether the Board of Regents charges too much in university tuition, but not whether the state Legislature appropriates too little for the primary and secondary education of low-income students...

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Agbiotech Evolution Needs A Regulatory Revolution

by Henry I. Millervia ISB News Report
Friday, December 1, 2006

The application of recombinant DNA technology, or gene splicing, to agriculture and food production, once highly touted as having huge public health and commercial potential, has been paradoxically disappointing...

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War-Making and the Machines of War

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Commentary
Friday, December 1, 2006

In recent years, the term “revolution in military affairs” (RMA) has come to be applied to the vast change that computerized intelligence and globalization have brought to the conduct of war...

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No time to waste in fixing DCPS

with Hoover Institutionvia Examiner
Friday, December 1, 2006

Mayor-elect Adrian Fenty promised major changes in the District of Columbia’s Public Schools system...

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EU Ban on Biotech Crops Illegal, Rules WTO

with Henry I. Millervia Heartland Institute
Friday, December 1, 2006

The European Union (EU) had no scientific basis for imposing a moratorium on genetically modified crops, and therefore the ban is illegal, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled on September 29...

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Poisonous Air over Russia

with David Sattervia Council on Foreign Relations
Friday, December 1, 2006

At first blush, the poisoning death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko by a dose of highly radioactive polonium-210 evokes memories of a Cold War mystery in London from a generation ago...

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