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David Robinson says hip hip hooray for higher tuition.
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Got Milk? Will Congress investigate this instance of genuine price gouging? Probably not, since the gougers come to us courtesy of the Congress.
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Wages of Tim: Does Tim Worstall get to say I told you so?

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How Likely Does It Have to Be?
Robert McHenry  | 15 Dec 2006

The press, the blogosphere, the commentariat - in whatever form you take your medicine - are divided on the great question: How likely is a nuclear attack on the United States by a rogue state or a non-state actor, i.e., terrorists? And I have no ready-made answer to my derivative but highly pertinent question: How likely does it have to be?

'Tis the Season in Darfur
J. Peter Pham & Michael I. Krauss  | 15 Dec 2006
Pham and Krauss spell out for you what's going on and why it would not take much to make it better.
Counting by Race
Andrew J. Coulson  | 15 Dec 2006
Can public schools accept or reject students based on their race?
Is the World Moving 'Beyond Liberal Democracy'?
Rowan Callick  | 14 Dec 2006

The earlier rise of authoritarian, Confucianesque "Asian values" promoted by south east Asian leaders bit the dust, rightly so, when the region's economies hit the wall in 1997. But the concept is now returning with a vengeance, far more powerfully fuelled this time - by the leaders of China who are investing millions of dollars in a global chain of Confucian Institutes.

What's Really Happening in the Economy?
David R. Henderson  | 13 Dec 2006

How often have you heard that the vast majority of families' incomes in the United States are rising little or not at all, that the middle class is shrinking, that real wages are stagnating, that the top 20%, or 5%, or 1% are getting the lion's share of the gains in the U.S. economy? David Henderson with the first of three parts that explains what's really going on in the American economy.

The Global Poor Are Getting Richer, Faster
James Peron  | 13 Dec 2006

Uplifting News Flash! For the next 25 years, the World Bank estimates in a new report, developing nations will increase their wealth by an average of 3.1 percent per year, above their average of 2.1 percent for the last 25 years. "That rate of increase will produce average per capita incomes in the developing world of $11,000 by 2030, compared with $4,800 today, roughly the level of the Czech Republic today."

The People Have Spoken - For Higher Energy Costs?
Ben Lieberman  | 14 Dec 2006

Will the incoming Congressional majority misread their mandate from the American people? On energy policy they are off to an incredibly fast start.

Pinochet, The Man in Full
Alvaro Vargas Llosa  | 13 Dec 2006
The Augusto Pinochet saga is probably far from over -- Latin American politics is one big room filled with ghosts from the past -- but the death of the Chilean dictator at least gives us a chance to recapitulate the most important lessons from his country's recent history.
Counternarratives and the Grunt
Josh Manchester  | 12 Dec 2006
When it comes to ground forces, the American press has a standard template for wartime narratives. But the Standard Narrative's days may be numbered.