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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A Cure For The Crisis

by Peter M. Robinson with John B. Taylorvia Forbes
Friday, December 19, 2008

Wisdom from sage economist John Taylor...

Analysis and Commentary

The Employee Free Choice Act Is Unconstitutional

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, December 19, 2008

A top priority of the incoming Democratic Congress and Obama administration is the misnamed Employee Free Choice Act...

Analysis and Commentary

China's Contaminated Brand

by Henry I. Millervia Far Eastern Economic Review
Monday, December 1, 2008

China’s food adulteration woes continue as testing has revealed that melamine contamination of eggs produced in three provinces has caused kidney stones and renal failure in children...

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What “Chimerica” Hath Wrought

by Niall Fergusonvia American Interest
Thursday, January 1, 2009

The U.S. financial system has been as much a part of American power over the past thirty years as the Sixth Fleet...

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Obama Team Takes Two Shapes

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Wall Street Journal
Friday, December 19, 2008

It was said during the Bill Clinton era that the country was getting two presidents for the price of one: President Clinton and first lady Hillary as well...

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A Choice to Redefine the Schools Debate

with Diane Ravitchvia Washington Post
Friday, December 19, 2008

A couple of weeks ago, a senior adviser to Barack Obama dismissed the argument raging at the time over the choice the president-elect faced in naming a secretary of education...

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Reform Realists

with Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia National Review Online
Friday, December 19, 2008

Two of the best minds on American education, Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Michael J. Petrilli, who weighed in on Obama's education secretary earlier this week in the Corner, outline their ideal federal role in K-12 education and appraise the current policy landscape...

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Recession Forecast Blown Up by Subprime Meltdown: John M. Berry

with Robert E. Hallvia Bloomberg
Friday, December 19, 2008

A year ago, I didn’t expect the U.S. economy to fall into a recession in 2008 because I was confident consumers would continue to do what they do so well: spend money...

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Stiglitz Tallies War’s Cost, Missiles Bristle in Top Nonfiction

with Philip Bobbittvia Bloomberg
Friday, December 19, 2008

Economist Joseph E. Stiglitz tots up the cost of the Iraq war, funnyman David Sedaris stops smoking, while John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev sweat out the Cuban missile crisis in notable nonfiction from 2008...

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An open letter to president-elect Obama, secretary-designate Duncan and the 111th Congress

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Foundation
Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute appraises the current policy landscape and its main players, and outlines the ideal federal role in K-12 education...

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Protecting Which Taxpayers?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, December 18, 2008

Members of Congress, the White House, and the Treasury have been repeating the mantra of “protecting taxpayers” in the use of “bailout” funds, the $700 billion TARP (Troubled Assets Relief Program) enacted by Congress...

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A New Monetary Theory

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, December 18, 2008

This video from 1933 touts the virtues of inflation for ending the Great Depression...

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Diane Ravitch’s name suggestion for new reformers: Republicans

with Diane Ravitchvia Gotham Schools
Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ravitch, the education historian, former Bush administration official (the elder Bush), and dean of the Joel Klein critic pool, offers a name for the nameless reformers at her Ed Week blog: Republicans...

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The 50 Best Business Blogs of 2008

with Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Daily Report
Thursday, December 18, 2008

Some blogs truly define today’s business voice...

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Playing Bridge

with Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Thursday, December 18, 2008

A conservative approach to infrastructure...

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Who We (Still) Are

with George P. Shultzvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, December 18, 2008

It's become a status symbol in New York to know someone who lost everything, as we now say, with Bernard Madoff, and to provide the details with a tone of wonder that subtly signals, "I of course was too smart for that, but I do feel compassion."...

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B+ for the new boy

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Economist
Thursday, December 18, 2008

Barack Obama’s education secretary is a diplomatic reformer...