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In the News

Misunderstanding of inflation fuels demagogues' power

with Milton Friedmanvia Idaho Statesman
Saturday, September 29, 2007

The theory of spontaneous generation — that living beings spring spontaneously from inanimate matter — died out in biology by the mid-1800s...

In the News

Please Stop The Aid

with Milton Friedmanvia NewsByUs
Monday, September 17, 2007

"In 1996, the UN declared that 70 countries, aid recipients all, were poorer than in 1980. An incredible 43 were worse off than in 1970..."

In the News

Of times past: the truth must come out

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Mail and Guardian (South Africa)
Monday, August 6, 2007

The National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) decision to prosecute former police minister Adriaan Vlok and former police commissioner Johan van der Merwe, along with three former police officers, was inevitable...

In the News

Development Aid to Africa: Quo Vadis? (Part I)

with Niall Fergusonvia African Path
Monday, July 30, 2007

I was halfway the writing of my review of this July’s now (in)famous issue of Vanity Fair, while simultaneously dealing with not less controversial, and not that far away from this main plate, issues in my own “parochial community”, when fellow blogger BRE called my attention to the ongoing Sachs vs. Easterly debate, to which the following quotation is just an introduction...

In the News

Cuito Cuanavale revisited

with George P. Shultzvia Mail and Guardian (South Africa)
Monday, July 9, 2007

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the battle of Cuito Cuanavale, in south-eastern Angola, which pitted the armed forces of apartheid South Africa against the Cuban army and Angolan forces...

Analysis and Commentary

Give Annan the boot

by Henry I. Millervia Washington Times
Friday, June 29, 2007

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan will head a new group intended to achieve a "green revolution" in African agriculture...

In the News

Successful growth in SA would give the experts lots to chew on

with Michael Spencevia Business Day (South Africa)
Tuesday, June 19, 2007

If SA's economy fails to grow, it won’t be for lack of input from the world’s leading thinkers on economic growth...

In the News

Think tank in global perspective

with Hoover Institutionvia Vanguard (Nigeria)
Sunday, June 10, 2007

A think tank can be defined as a public policy research organisation or institution...

Analysis and Commentary

Africa fooled us again

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, June 4, 2007

Anyone who has seen the film "Amazing Grace" will appreciate the parallels between the career of William Wilberforce, the politician who led the campaign against the slave trade, and that of outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair

In the News

Nigerian President Sworn In Following Controversial Election

with Larry Diamondvia NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Even as opposition parties continued calls for a new election, Nigeria's new president Umaru Yar'Adua was inaugurated Tuesday following elections in April that international observers derided as being largely rigged...