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Global Austerity
Analysis and Commentary

Stimulus Spending Keeps Failing

by Robert J. Barrovia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, May 10, 2012

If austerity is so terrible, how come Germany and Sweden have done so well?...

Analysis and Commentary

The European Revolt Against Reality

by Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, May 10, 2012

What will it be: "Mitterrand for All" or "Schröder Does Europe"?...

Analysis and Commentary

Chameleon Nation

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, May 10, 2012

In truth, after a half-century in our self-created racial labyrinth, no one quite knows who qualifies as an oppressed victim or why -- only that the more one can change a name or emphasize lineage, the better the careerist edge...

Analysis and Commentary

Buy Shares of Russian State Companies: This Time We’ll Behave

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The only reason to consider buying shares of Russian state companies is to wager that the corruption and mismanagement have been more than fully discounted. Investors cannot invest for value considerations...

Analysis and Commentary

Is the Common Core Just a Distraction?

by Eric Hanushekvia Education Next
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

All of the intense pushing and shoving about the Common Core leaves one simple question: should we care?...

Analysis and Commentary

Economic Analysis of Prop 29

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Next month, we California voters will get to vote on Proposition 29, an initiative to raise the cigarette tax by $1.00 per pack...I'll put my comments under two headings: (1) effect of the tax increase on tax revenues, and (2) effect of the tax increase on health care spending...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama, Somewhere Over the Rainbow

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A cynic will point out that there are two forms of political evolution – those genuine and those born of circumstance. Hence the phrase: election-year conversion...

Analysis and Commentary

Opinions On Genetic Engineering That Aren't Worth A Bean

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The primary reason for the expansion in global soy production and the use of genetic engineering technology (mainly to make soy tolerant to the herbicide glyphosate) is economics...

Analysis and Commentary

Data Matters: A Tale of Two Budgets – Obama & Ryan

by John F. Coganvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

[This] graph presents historical outlays and the striking contrast between two different future scenarios: one that follows the Obama administration’s budget and the other that follows the budget path that would be created under Paul Ryan’s plan...

Interviews
Interviews

Obama Embraces Same-Sex Marriage, Calif. Reacts

with Bill Whalenvia KQED News (KQED)
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Today, President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage and the reactions began rolling in from Californians on both sides of this controversial issue...

In the News
In the News

Avoiding the Next Big Bailout

with Kevin M. Warshvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, May 10, 2012
In the News

China's Bully Tactics

by Ying Mavia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Why so much authoritarian wrath for a dissident “nerd who stutters”?...