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By Donald Lambro
Growth spikes are little more than trend-free anomalies
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Milton Friedman
To millions of readers, he was William F. Buckley Jr.: book author, magazine publisher, televised debater. To me, he was Bill: friend, ally, trailblazer.
Jindal v. Obama: The new school choice battle; La. voucher fight revives reform led by conservatives
Two decades ago, while George H.W. Bush was still president, Republican governors like Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin began in earnest their long-brewing war on underperforming public schools.
The nomination of Janet Yellen to become head of the Federal Reserve System has set off a flurry of media stories. Since she will be the first woman to occupy that position, we can only hope that this will not mean that any criticism of what she does will be attributed to sex bias or to a "war on women."
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, the late former first lady Betty Ford and Title IX advocate Bernice Sandler are among the nine women set to be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Switzerland will vote on whether to have an unconditional guaranteed basic income of 2,500 Swiss francs per month from the state. Thinkers as varied as MLK and Nixon supported similar proposals in the late 1960s to alleviate poverty.
Last month marked the 101st anniversary of Milton Friedman's birth. The date was celebrated across the nation, particularly — and rightly — by school-choice advocates.
President Obama floated a plan Tuesday that he hopes will take some of the load off Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the financing of American homeownership.
You have to be my age — 121 or so — to remember Frank Meyer in his National Review prime: firm jaw; light-saber intellect; working the phones at 3 a.m. as he pieced together and sorted out the varied stripes and gradations of conservatism.
Much of the fight over illegal immigration isn't about immigration at all, but rather over the generous social safety net that has sprung up in the past five decades, and which has proved to be a major sticking point in voters' minds as Congress contemplates a legalization.
Just as the word "liberal" has given way to the less-tarnished "progressive," it's hard to find "global warming" in environmental groups' materials celebrating April 22 as Earth Day.
The great tragedy of our time is that so few know economic history; thus we have been doomed to repeat the mistakes of a generation ago, and millions suffer.
The Obama administration would do itself and our economy a great service if it brought back the office of energy czar for the purpose of making this book's thesis a reality -- and made its co-authors, Anne Korin and Gal Luft, co-czars.
If you live and work in Washington, D.C., you might be excused for believing that the American way of life could come to an end if Washington goes over the "fiscal cliff."
The annual Economic Freedom of the World report, including an index of country rankings, has just been released, and it should be a wake-up call.
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"One of the great mistakes," Friedman said, "is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results."
"The ultimate test of the validity of a theory," Friedman wrote, is "the ability to deduce facts that have not yet been observed, that are capable of being contradicted by observation, and that subsequent observation does not contradict."