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Analysis and Commentary

What 'studies prove' is what government wants

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Saturday, August 12, 2006

W henever I hear the phrase "studies prove" this or that, it makes me think back to the beginning of my career as an economist at the Labor Department in Washington…

Analysis and Commentary

Saving California From Californians

by Henry I. Millervia TCS Daily
Thursday, August 10, 2006

Some aspects of our political and personal lives -- zoning, city planning, traffic laws, noise ordinances, conformity in architecture, composition of school boards, and so forth -- can effectively be determined at a local level…

Analysis and Commentary

A glimmer of hope

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, August 8, 2006

It was a common political move when Chicago's city council voted recently to impose a $10 an hour minimum wage on big-box retailers…

Analysis and Commentary

The Flat Tax Spreads to Central Asia and the Indian Ocean

by Alvin Rabushkavia russianeconomy.org
Tuesday, August 8, 2006

The flat tax continued to pick up steam in 2006, spreading beyond Central and Eastern Europe.

Analysis and Commentary

Letter to the Editor: GMO bill, SB 1056 is a rational choice

by Henry I. Millervia Sonoma Index-Tribune (CA)
Tuesday, August 8, 2006

The letter from Yannick Phillips ("GMO bill needs scrutiny now," July 28) is rife with misrepresentations…

Analysis and Commentary

If Only Most Americans Understood

by David R. Hendersonvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, August 1, 2006

"The Right Minimum Wage: $0.00…

Analysis and Commentary

U.S. as vulnerable as Roman Empire

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, July 27, 2006

We Americans don't seem to worry that we owe billions of dollars to the Chinese, or that our oil hunger is enriching hostile rogue regimes, or that our annual budget deficit keeps adding to our national debt…

Analysis and Commentary

Designer Jeans From Designer Genes

by Henry I. Millervia TCS Daily
Thursday, July 27, 2006

As the "new biotechnology" -- gene-splicing, or "genetic modification" (GM) -- enjoys ever more varied and impressive successes, the intractable opposition from environmental and other activists has become reminiscent of the old cartoon cliché about the person who year after year inaccurately predicts the end of the world…

Analysis and Commentary

Rose and Milton Friedman The Romance of Economics

by Tunku Varadarajan with Milton Friedmanvia Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal)
Saturday, July 22, 2006

One doesn't interview a man like Milton Friedman -- the Nobel laureate in economics in 1976 and among the five or six most consequential thinkers of the 20th century -- without doing some assiduous homework…

In the News

Barro on Growth

with Robert J. Barrovia EconTalk
Monday, July 17, 2006

Russ Roberts interviews Robert Barro, Harvard University Professor and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow, on the economics of growth, what the developed world can do to help poor people around the world, and the role of US assets and the dollar in world finance…

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