North America

Filter By:

Topic

Type

Author

Research Team

Use comma-separated ID numbers for each author
Featured Commentary

The Growth Messages For California That Succeeded On 11/4

by Carson Brunovia Real Clear Markets
Thursday, November 20, 2014

While California's official November 4th election results won't be finalized until the end of the month, we can still gauge the success of certain economic competitiveness messages.

A white mechanic works on a car
Featured Commentary

What The Inequality Warriors Really Want

by John H. Cochrane via Wall Street Journal
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Confiscating wealth is ultimately about political power. Koch brothers, no. Public-employee unions, yes.

Blogs

Nancy With The Laughing Denies

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Washington Post has laid out a pretty unflattering look at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — well, not so much a concern about the gentle lady from San Francisco as it is her mathematic skills (and her ability to spin a skeptical press entourage).

Immigration
Blogs

The New Brownsville U-Turn

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I flew into the Corpus Christi airport late last night and waited in line for my rental car. Behind me was a young dark-skinned man who appeared to be from India and he was shouting in a foreign language--Hindi, I think--to another young dark-skinned man who was picking up their bags from the carousel.

Featured Commentary

Why Organic Isn't 'Sustainable'

by Henry I. Miller, Richard Cornettvia Forbes
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

“Sustainable” has become a buzzword that is applicable not only to agriculture and energy production but to sectors as far afield as the building and textile industries. Some universities offer courses or even degrees in “sustainability.”

Other Media

Should We Scrap Treasury Bonds For Treasury Perpetuities?

featuring John H. Cochrane via ValueWalk
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

US Treasury bonds really aren’t like any other instrument. It’s not just that they set a baseline for risk-free returns, no one really imagines that the debt will go away in our lifetime, and rolling over the bonds and paper of different maturities has more to do with managing duration risk than the possibility of getting back to even.

Immigration
Interviews

Tim Kane on the Lars Larson Show (9:44)

interview with Timothy Kanevia Lars Larson Show
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Research Fellow Tim Kane discusses President Obama's proposed immigration reform on the Lars Larson Show.

Blogs

A Five-Point Plan To Resuscitate Catholic Schools

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

On November 11th, the Fordham Institute’s Chester E. Finn, Jr. addressed a private meeting of reform-minded Catholic education leaders and philanthropists. What follows is adapted from his remarks on that occasion.

Young Adults
Featured Commentary

Gruber And Barro Are Wrong To Assume The Public Is Stupid

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A ton of virtual ink has been spilled over Obama Administration advisor Jonathan Gruber’s admission that he and others intentionally misportrayed the effects of the Affordable Care Act to facilitate its passage.

Featured Commentary

Washington Policy-Making: Next Two Years Are About Election 2016

by David Davenportvia Forbes
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Even though the words policy and politics sound a lot alike and share a Greek origin, in practice they are usually quite different. Running for office is not the same as governing. E.J. Dionne argues in his classic book Why Americans Hate Politics that this very difference is a key part of voters’ frustration.

Pages