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Failure of institutions, growth of red tape hinder business. Spelling doom for US economy?

      I’ve become a big fan of the work of British-born Harvard economist Niall Ferguson. ¬†Ferguson, a disciple of former British PM Margaret Thatcher, has put together scores of compelling books about capitalism and Western economies through the ages. He’s got a new…

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A real gem on PBS

I — like a lot of free-marketeers — generally give a thumbs down to public broadcasting. ¬†In the era of cable and satellite and Internet broadcasting HUNDREDS if not THOUSANDS of choices, PBS would seem to have outlived its usefulness. Over the holiday weekend, I…