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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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Doing Government's Dirty Work

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom News Networks
Friday, September 29, 2006

It has always bothered me that government carries out all kinds of tasks that are none of its business...

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California Moves to Preempt Biotech Bans

with Henry I. Millervia Truth about Trade and Technology
Friday, September 29, 2006

The California legislature is considering a bill sponsored by state Sen. Dean Florez (D-Shafter) preempting individual counties from banning the growing of genetically enhanced crops...

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'Threat of the first order'

with George P. Shultzvia Daily Princetonian
Friday, September 29, 2006

With the world "on the cusp of a new era of nuclear danger," international governing bodies "in crisis" and the prospect of a worldwide disease epidemic posing "a national security threat of the first order," the United States must make dramatic policy changes to ensure Americans' safety, a report released Wednesday by the Wilson School's Princeton Project on National Security argues...

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The Choice: A Longer Life or More Stuff

via New York Times
Thursday, September 28, 2006

The most authoritative report on the cost of health insurance came out yesterday, and it’s sure to cause some new outrage...

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Keepin' it real is real stupid

with Margaret Thatcher, Shelby Steelevia Macleans (Canada)
Thursday, September 28, 2006

Faced with some problem or other, one of Margaret Thatcher's colleagues proposed creating a special cabinet department to deal with it...

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Education Next: NCLB Does Poor Job of Distinguishing Good Schools From Ineffective Ones; Florida's A+ Plan Better at Isolating Low Performers

with Education Nextvia Business Wire
Thursday, September 28, 2006

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act has proven to be less than satisfactory in measuring school quality in Florida schools...

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Class Struggle: New Research on Gender in the Classroom

with Education Nextvia Pacific Research Institute
Thursday, September 28, 2006

"Some people will react strongly to this...

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Iranian Expert Urges Promotion of Democracy to Deter Iran From Becoming Nuclear

with Abbas Milanivia Voice of America
Thursday, September 28, 2006

President Bush and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad recently addressed the 61st session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. Abbas Milani, director of the Iranian Studies Program at Stanford University, says he thinks President Bush’s more conciliatory remarks addressed directly to the Iranian public is part of a new “two-track policy” of talking tough with the regime while conveying to the Iranian people that Washington’s fight is not with them but with their government...

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Former Attorney General of the United States speaks out on left wing politics

with Edwin Meese IIIvia Campbell University (NC)
Thursday, September 28, 2006

Edwin Meese III, who served as Attorney General of the United States during the Reagan Administration, called the recent confirmation hearings of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts “trial by ordeal...

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Terrifying revelations

by Thomas Sowellvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, September 28, 2006

Recent weeks have told us more than we wanted to know about ourselves and about our enemies...

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