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The Third EyePosted on April 25, 2007 | Type: Blog
In his blog Ideas, Santa Clara University economist David Friedman (yes, he's Milton's son) wrote about the cost of eyeglasses. He was curious why a new frame and set of lenses costs less than $10 online, but five times that amount or more at most stores.
Tucson outspends Phoenix on AZ lobbyistsPosted on April 12, 2007 | Type: In the News
PHOENIX -- Tucson continues to spend more public money on state lobbyists than the larger city of Phoenix at least on paper.
$100 Million QuestionPosted on April 04, 2007 | Type: Blog | Author: Tom Patterson
What could Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and City Council members have been thinking when they authorized a $100 million tax subsidy for CityNorth, a private development planned for northeast Phoenix?
Miracle on Kildare Street: What Ireland's Economic Revival Means for ArizonaPosted on March 19, 2007 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Benjamin Powell, Ph.D.
An official from India, explaining his country's long embrace of socialism but more recent move toward free-market capitalism, provided a rather frank explanation for the change of heart: The fact is that one of the lessons you learn from history is that history sometimes teaches you the wrong lessons.
A Moment on the Lips, a Lifetime on the HipsPosted on March 06, 2007 | Type: Blog | Author: Tom Patterson
If you wonder when looking at a restaurant menu whether the bacon cheeseburger or the garden salad would be more heart healthy, help from the government may be on the way.