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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Mighty Dunn

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Forbes
Friday, December 18, 2009

Why the former footballer is hoping to run for office in California--as a Republican. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Support the rap video and more

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, December 17, 2009

We’re building a website that will be the home for the Keynes/Hayek rap video along with interviews with leading macroeconomists and other good stuff. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Macro addicts rejoice

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, December 17, 2009

The raw footage of my conversation with Robert Skidelsky is now up at the NewsHour. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

More on the NewsHour

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, December 17, 2009

A number of folks have asked me (Sam Grove in the comments to this post, for example) for my impression of how the piece on the NewsHour came out relative to the actual interview, its fairness, etc. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Cut Fat Before Increasing Spending

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Thursday, December 17, 2009

On Dec. 13 the Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that increases the budgets for a wide spectrum of federal departments and agencies, including health, education, veterans' and law enforcement programs. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Hanson: Iraq, Afghanistan demonstrate the unpredictability of war

by Victor Davis Hansonvia San Jose Mercury News
Thursday, December 17, 2009

We don’t hear all that much about Iraq these days, do we?

Analysis and Commentary

Five Things to Watch in California in 2010

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Thursday, December 17, 2009

2009 is coming to a close – mercifully, it would seem, for California’s ruling class. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

The Long March From California to Copenhagen

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Thursday, December 17, 2009

We are still in a great public debate between capitalism and socialism, and individual freedom versus statism — odd since hundreds of millions worldwide have escaped poverty the last 30 years due to the spread of Western-inspired free markets. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

A Christmas Present Steve Jobs Won’t Get — But Deserved

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Thursday, December 17, 2009

To the adage that airplane crashes and celebrity deaths occur in groups of three, I’d like to add another category: questionable award choices. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Emergencies worse when misused

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Thursday, December 17, 2009

There are fewer fallacies as widely circulated as those captured by the saying, “Hard cases make bad law.” . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Rand and Libertarianism

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Thursday, December 17, 2009

The question still comes up, "What does Ayn Rand have to contribute to Libertarianism?" . . .

Interviews
Interviews

The Palin Wonder

with Victor Davis Hansonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Friday, December 18, 2009

Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Victor Davis Hanson, a classicist and historian at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. . . .

In the News
In the News

Through a Chinese screen

with Niall Fergusonvia Economic Times (India)
Friday, December 18, 2009

In the Age of Discontinuity, published by Harper & Row at the height of the Vietnam War and some 25 years after the end of World War Two, management guru Peter Drucker wrote about managing change when there is a total disconnect between the past as we perceive it and the present evolving into the future. . . .

In the News

The Google Books Settlement

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Abovethelaw.com (NY)
Friday, December 18, 2009

Earlier this week, we attended an interesting debate about the Google Books settlement. . . .

In the News

The Rising Tide of Red Ink

with Niall Fergusonvia townhall.com
Friday, December 18, 2009

The real estate market in the U.S. hasn’t yet recovered from the subprime meltdown. . . .

In the News

Were the banks really that sick?

with John B. Taylorvia Arizona Republic
Thursday, December 17, 2009

The accepted narrative is that, after Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in September 2008, the American financial system teetered on complete collapse. . . .

In the News

Clinton at Copenhagen: 'We're running out of time'

with Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia Foreign Policy
Thursday, December 17, 2009

Over at Passport, the top story on today's Morning Brief is Secretary Clinton's last-minute efforts at the climate-change talks in Copenhagen: . . . .

In the News

No Immunity from Radical Islam

with Daniel Pipesvia FrumForum
Thursday, December 17, 2009

Naveed Haq has just been convicted of aggravated murder for killing one woman and injuring five others in a shooting spree at the offices of the Seattle Jewish Federation. . . .

In the News

The End of Chimerica

by Niall Fergusonvia Harvard Business School
Thursday, December 17, 2009

For the better part of the past decade, the world economy has been dominated by a world economic order that combined Chinese export-led development with US over-consumption. . . .

In the News

Harvard’s Feldstein Says U.S. Economy Still Mired in Recession

with Robert E. Hallvia Bloomberg
Thursday, December 17, 2009

The U.S. economy remains mired in a recession, prospects for next year are weak and home prices may resume declines, Harvard University economics professor Martin Feldstein said. . . .

In the News

The Inertia Option

with Timothy Garton Ashvia New York Times
Thursday, December 17, 2009

I hope Iran policy makers in Washington and Europe are reading histories of that world-changing year, 1989. . . .

In the News

More Sightings of Libertarian Voters

with Michael J. Petrillivia Cato Institute
Thursday, December 17, 2009

Michael Petrilli created a stir with his Wall Street Journal op-ed, “Whole Foods Republicans,” on Monday. . . .

In the News

No Kentucky charter school law: It's not fair

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Blue Grass Institute For Public Policy Solutions (KY)
Thursday, December 17, 2009

In 2008, more than 10,000 students were trapped in Kentucky’s 34 Tier 5 schools – schools failing to make adequate progress for at least six years. . . .