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The Scientific Business of Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobel Laureates

with Thomas J. Sargentvia PR Newswire
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Scientific business of Thomson Reuters today announced the 2008 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates -- researchers likely to be in contention for Nobel honors -- in anticipation of this year's Nobel Prize winners to be announced in October...

Soviet GDP Growth in Comparative Perspective

How the Soviet System Cracked

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Policy Review
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Shifting incentives, miscalculation at the top

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A Counter-Petition

with Michael J. Boskin, Niall Ferguson, Robert E. Hall, George P. Shultzvia Washington Post
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Last week a group of economists sent a petition to Congress opposing the bailout proposal...

In the News

The intersection of Main and Wall

with Niall Fergusonvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The citizens who are deluging the Congress of the United States with denunciations of the greed of Wall Street should take a look at their neighbours, and indeed at themselves...

Analysis and Commentary

Finding Common Ground

by George P. Shultzvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The crisis over Georgia raises an issue familiar from history: In 1914, an essentially local issue was seen by so many nations in terms of established fears and frustrations that it became global in scope and led to the First World War...

Analysis and Commentary

Biotech to bring home the bacon?

by Henry I. Millervia Washington Times
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Food and Drug Administration policy published for public comment Sept. 18 threatens the health of a promising new field, the production of animals with novel and valuable traits...

In the News

Economic experts talk to both sides of crisis

with John Shovenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

As an anxious world waits and wonders, Congress prepares to reconsider the $700 billion question: Should taxpayers prop up the financial sector?...

In the News

A New Opportunity for McCain

with Richard A. Epsteinvia American Spectator
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

According to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the financial crisis is all due to the Bush Administration's "right wing ideology of anything goes, no supervision, no oversight, no regulation."...

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Community banks aren"t yet feeling pinch of Wall Street meltdown

with John Shovenvia San Jose Mercury News
Tuesday, September 30, 2008

If some Bay Area community bankers cup a hand to their ear, they can just make out the rolling thunder and cries of doom coming out of the nation's capital...

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90 Economists Warn Coloradans Against Harmful Effects of Amendment 58

with Hoover Institutionvia PR Newswire
Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Congress seems to have wrapped up its energy policy debate for now, but an open letter from 90 economists today warns that a new threat to taxpayers' wallets has emerged at the state level: Amendment 58, which would raise taxes on oil and natural gas production and, in their words, "have the effect of raising energy prices on consumers and discouraging growth in Colorado's economy."...

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