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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

In California, Redrawing Congressional Lines and Rethinking Careers

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, June 26, 2011

What drove [California Rep. Lynn] Woolsey out of office wasn’t burnout or a sense of mission completed. Instead, the culprit was two changes in California’s political landscape...

Analysis and Commentary

Bernanke should stop being coy and support big spending cuts

by Scott S. Powellvia Kansas City Star
Saturday, June 25, 2011

It’s time for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to forget about political posturing and just do the right thing...

Analysis and Commentary

There Are No Socialists

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, June 25, 2011

Who are socialists? There are none. Only technocratic overseers who wish to give someone else’s money to others as a means of winning capitalist-style lifestyles and power for themselves...

Analysis and Commentary

Senate NDAA Thought #1

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Senate’s NDAA language on detainee matters, about which I have previously written here and here, is now available. I have two additional thoughts on the Senate language...

Analysis and Commentary

Krauthammer on War Powers

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Friday, June 24, 2011

Charles Krauthammer today argues for “a new constitutional understanding, mutually agreed to by both political branches, that translates the war-declaration power into a more modern equivalent...”

Analysis and Commentary

Russia's Crisis, Greece's Tragedy

by Mark Harrisonvia Mark Harrison's Blog
Friday, June 24, 2011

The Russian financial crisis came to a head in August 1998, unexpectedly, when many government officials, bankers, and IMF staffers were on vacation. As you pack your bags this summer, think about it...

Analysis and Commentary

A Hopeful Sign for Egypt – and Beyond

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, June 24, 2011

...Egypt’s highest religious council — and the senior religious authority among Sunni muslims — published an extraordinary document that should give us all hope Mubarak’s fall may advance freedom, tolerance, and the rule of law in Egypt...

Analysis and Commentary

Unchanged Debt Explosion

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Friday, June 24, 2011

CBO’s Long-Term Budget Outlook released this week is essentially the same as last year’s: without a change in policy the debt will explode to over 900 percent of GDP...

Analysis and Commentary

Is There a Republican Endgame in Sacramento?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, June 24, 2011

The shame would be if California’s budget impasse somehow ended with Republicans winning the battle, but continuing to lose the war...

Analysis and Commentary

The Khairkhwa Decision and Updated Habeas Numbers

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, June 24, 2011

Yesterday’s release of the Khairkhwa decision prompts a few thoughts–and an update to the habeas data...

Analysis and Commentary

The U.S. and E.U.: Have They Ever Been in Such Terrible Shape?

by Josef Joffevia New Republic
Thursday, June 23, 2011

This is no time for gloating, neither for Americans nor for Europeans. For both sides are in deep economic trouble, only in different ways...

Analysis and Commentary

Bernanke Knows The Problem But Will He Rise To Solve It?

by Scott S. Powellvia Investor's Business Daily
Thursday, June 23, 2011

The central problem of our time is not the debt ceiling. It's the government's claiming too much of the economy...

Interviews
Interviews

Economic Growth with Michael Spence: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonwith Michael Spencevia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 27, 2011

Economist Michael Spence diagrams the emergence of a multispeed world...

Interviews

Q&A with Russ Roberts and John Papola

with Russell Robertsvia Q&A (C-SPAN)
Sunday, June 26, 2011

Economics Professor Russ Roberts and filmmaker John Papolaspoke about their two rap videos about economics. The most recent was "Fight of the Century..."

Interviews

Taylor: We Are In a Balance Sheet Recession

with John B. Taylorvia Big Interview (WSJ.com)
Friday, June 24, 2011

Top economist John Taylor says his "biggest worry" is that the U.S. economy will be anemic for years and unemployment remain high...

In the News
In the News

Otteson on Adam Smith

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 27, 2011
In the News

Ms. Merkel's Reading Tips

with Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal
Monday, June 27, 2011