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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Civilization in Reverse

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, January 19, 2012

In Greek mythology, the prophetess Cassandra was doomed both to tell the truth and to be ignored. Our modern version is a bankrupt Greece that we seem to discount...Washington, please take heed...

Analysis and Commentary

The Race Going into South Carolina

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The primary race that has just started and should still be wide open is already supposedly almost over — but still isn’t quite...

Analysis and Commentary

Different Economics Texts for Different Economic Views

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Alan Blinder and I are frequently on different sides of economic debates, especially when it comes to the effects of monetary and fiscal policy and the impact of short-term discretionary actions...

Analysis and Commentary

California Governor, Optimist-in-Chief

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

From where I was watching, the live Web feed of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State Address froze at the 14-minute mark...the frozen image of Brown on my computer screen said two things about this state of my state’s governor...

Analysis and Commentary

Norman Borlaug: The Genius Behind The Green Revolution

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Noel Vietmeyer’s excellent, meticulously researched biography of Norman Borlaug, the plant breeder known as the Father of the Green Revolution, Our Daily Bread, portrays sympathetically one of the great figures of the 20th Century...

Interviews
Interviews

Raising Keynes

with Russell Robertsvia Exchange (New Hampshire Public Radio)
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

We explore the economic philosophy of John Maynard Keynes. His ideas of government spending “priming the pump” during bad times have been applied by American leaders from FDR to Obama. But Keynsian theory continue to spark fierce debate...

In the News
In the News

The Bright Side of British Colonialism

by Gary D. Libecapvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, January 19, 2012

English institutions—the common law, property rights, and banking—led to economic growth in the colonies...

In the News

Economists pan idea of new US gold standard

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, January 18, 2012