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    How to Overcome Title IX

    A Zimbabwean may have the solution.
    Locker Room contributor, July 14, 2005
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    more on the minimum wage

    Here is an excellent article from Tech Central Station debunking more of the arguments in favor of raising (or even having) the minimum wage. Key point: within one year of being hired, 63 percent of workers who were initially paid the minimum wage receive raises and only 15 percent…
    Locker Room contributor, July 14, 2005
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    Nazi comparisons

    Using Nazi comparisons has become a staple of American politics. But now it’s happening in Germany, birthplace of actual Nazis. Gerhard Schroeder’s SPD (Social Democrats) have likened a campaign slogan by the CDU (Christian Democrats) to the infamous “Arbeit macht frei” signs at the entry of…
    Locker Room contributor, July 14, 2005
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    Political Competition and the Economy

    Not exactly surprising news, but nice to have an economist verify it: political competition has quantitatively important effects on state income growth, stat policies, and the quality of Governors. Read the abstract here.
    Locker Room contributor, July 14, 2005
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    Lefties and support of our troops

    The next time you hear a lefty, anti-war type tell you they’re against the war on terror but they support our troops, remember this little incident. There is a visceral hatred among many on the left of our military, though they find it politic to try to…
    Locker Room contributor, July 14, 2005
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    “Giving back” to society

    One of the workhorse statist cliches is that successful people have to “give back to society.” Never mind that whatever wealth an honest person accumulates comes via mutually beneficial exchange — those who amass fortunes must somehow return most of their money to the community that supposedly made the fortune…
    Locker Room contributor, July 14, 2005
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    Another ‘greatest generation’?

    After the “Baby Boomers,” the “Me Generation,” “Generation X” and “Generation Y,” could it be we’re working on a new “Greatest Generation”?  …
    Locker Room contributor, July 14, 2005
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    It was the contingency plan

    The voters of Martin County in Eastern NC turned down a $17 million school bond on Tuesday by a 61 percent to 39 percent margin. Local officials had actually turned down an initial request of $35 million for school construction, arguing that it would involve too much of a…
    Locker Room contributor, July 14, 2005