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Amity Shlaes has a great article at Bloomberg on Milton Friedman's world wide legacy.
Today's papers are filled with tributes to the scholarly contributions of Milton Friedman, who died yesterday at the age of 94.
They note how the great economist invented modern monetarism and vanquished orthodox Keynesianism with a single phrase: ``Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon.'' He also inspired former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker to push interest rates to the sky to stop inflation, an event whose benefits we still see in the shape
This piece originally ran in The Washington Times.
Yes, the world is getting warmer, but the Earth does this roughly every 1,500 years, and we cannot stop it. The good news is humans and most other species tend to do better during the warm periods.
Yadkinville NC. Twenty FreedomWorks activists met to hear from State Senator Don East. The discussion turned to how the elections should be a wake-up call for all conservatives and bring them back on message. There is concern that taxes and regulations will increase next year, with some Democrats already crying about a shortfall in the state's budget.
NORTH CAROLINA. Last Tuesday, FreedomWorks North Carolina wrapped up an election-season voter education and mobilization campaign that reached statewide. Photos below are two FreedomWorks members, Roy Loflin and Peggy Boose, working near the polls on Election Day 2006.
Local trends, developments and keys to success arise from vote
Nine things that turned up in Tuesday's election, which not only produced Democratic majorities in the U.S. Congress and the Oregon House, but some not-so-obvious trends and developments:
Local Democrats make a comeback
Marion County Democrats made a resurgence of sorts.
The election of Brian Clem of Salem in House District 21 raises to three the number of Democrats in the Marion County delegation. He joins Betty Komp of Woodburn, who was re-elected in House District 22.
Doug Lamborn handily won a Congressional seat last night in the 5th Congressional District in Colorado. He was one of the first candidates to participate in our Candidate Survey and indicated that he supports modernizing Social Security and Medicare, tort reform, strong property rightsÃ‚Â andÃ‚Â pledged to vote against any tax increases.
He was also a strong supporter of FreedomWorks' effort to fight Referendum C in 2005.
We wish him success in Congress and look forward to continuing our friendship.Ã‚Â