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The End of the Education Debate

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Advancing a Free Society
Monday, April 19, 2010

The education-reform debate as we have known it for a generation is creaking to a halt.

Jerry Meets and Beats the Press

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, April 19, 2010

Here’s a lesson in diversion and clever media management, courtesy of California Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown.

The challenge: what news to make at last weekend’s California Democratic Party convention.

Trends in American Income Inequality Prior to the Recession

by Gary S. Beckervia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, April 18, 2010

While median family income in the United States fell for over a decade prior to the beginning of the recession that started in late 2007, per capita incomes continued to grow during that time period.

The Internet, Competition, and Censorship

by Gary S. Beckervia Advancing a Free Society
Saturday, April 17, 2010

Invention of the telegraph and telephone in the nineteenth century had revolutionary impacts on the speed of communications among individuals separated sometimes by vast distances.

Arena: Open Mike Weekend

by Robert Zelnickvia Advancing a Free Society
Saturday, April 17, 2010

Abstraction may not be the last refuge of scoundrels, but for those lacking confidence in their power of prognostication, it furnishes something of a convenient retreat.

News from Florida: Can teacher unions became a third political party?

by Paul E. Petersonvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, April 16, 2010

Governor Crist has vetoed the merit pay bill as part of his plan to run as a third party candidate for the open Senate seat in Florida.

Privatized Keynesianism: Rebirth After a Life That Never Was?

by Mark Harrisonvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, April 16, 2010

"Privatised Keynesianism: An Unacknowledged Policy Regime," published in the British Journal of Politics & International Relations11:3 (2009), pp.

Pediatric Environmentalism

by Henry I. Millervia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, April 16, 2010

Every schoolchild these days seems to be a devoted environmentalist, able to spell "sustainable" before "dog." However, much of the indoctrination about environmentalism--especially in schools--is of the passion-is-more-important-than-fact variety.

TV debate woke us up to devolution

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, April 16, 2010

Beyond Nice Nick's personal triumph, there were two things about yesterday's TV debate that may end up changing British politics forever.

The Predictioneer’s Game

by Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, April 15, 2010

By Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Michael Krasny

Putting numbers to the news, Hoover fellow Bruce Bueno de Mesquita lays his bets on issues such as climate change and Middle East peace.

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