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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Response to Tom West

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, February 11, 2010

On Wednesday, Tom West asked: Let me ask you again, David. Are they any non-fraudulent contracts between capable parties that you believe *should* be disallowed by law? . . .

Analysis and Commentary

New Book on How to End Government Bailouts

by John B. Taylor with Robert E. Hall, Kenneth E. Scott, George P. Shultzvia Economics One (blog)
Thursday, February 11, 2010

America is sick of bailouts. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Did they expect to be bailed out

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, February 11, 2010

I don’t think bankers planned on being bailed out. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Sacks on Trade

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, February 11, 2010

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks on trade from his book, The Dignity of Difference: In an age of resurgent tribalism, the global market offers—as trade has always done—an alternative script to difference as a source of conflict, and therefore tragedy. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Open Primary, Same Closed Results?

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Thursday, February 11, 2010

To some, it’s the promise of an end to ultra-partisan lawmakers. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

When Deficits Become Dangerous

by Michael J. Boskinvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, February 11, 2010

Debt-to-GDP ratios over 90% have significant impact on the pace of economic growth. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

California Con-Con a Non-Non Starter

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Thursday, February 11, 2010

So much for the people’s revolt in California – at least, in this election cycle. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Why Did Rome Fall—And Why Does It Matter Now?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Thursday, February 11, 2010

A German scholar twenty years ago listed, I recall, some 210 reasons for the collapse of the Western empire. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

More Economists To Meet with Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) will meet with more economists on February 26-27 to delve into causes of the crisis, considering in particular: monetary policy, derivatives, shadow banking, GSEs, and bailouts of "too big too fail" institutions. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

A Greek crisis is coming to America

by Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

It began in Athens. . . .

In the News
In the News

IMF Tells Bankers to Rethink Inflation

with John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, February 12, 2010

The International Monetary Fund's top economist, Olivier Blanchard, says central bankers should consider aiming for a higher inflation rate than they do currently to lessen the chances of repeating the recent severe recession. . . .

In the News

Georgia's export surge means we're owned by China

with Niall Fergusonvia Washington Examiner
Friday, February 12, 2010

After almost two years of economic downturn, exports through Savannah increased 11.4 percent, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Port traffic typically augurs a region’s economic well-being. . . .

In the News

Intellectuals and Society

with Thomas Sowellvia FrontPage Mag.com
Friday, February 12, 2010

In 1980, during a debate for Milton Friedman’s Free to Choose series, Frances Fox Piven, of Cloward-Piven infamy, tried to lecture Thomas Sowell on race and economics. . . .

In the News

T. Boone Pickens pushes for natural gas

with George P. Shultzvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Thursday, February 11, 2010

With gas prices dropping again, it is easy to forget how dependent we still are on foreign oil, particularly from the volatile Middle East, but Texas tycoon and energy guru T. Boone Pickens has not forgotten. . . .

In the News

Not a Good Time to Be a Governor

by David Davenportvia townhall.com
Thursday, February 11, 2010

This is not a good time to be a governor. On top of their budget woes, the federal government continues to encroach on states’ rights. . . .

In the News

Iran uses 'enemies of God' charge on protesters

with Abbas Milanivia CNN
Thursday, February 11, 2010

Iran hanged two men at the end of January -- the first political prisoners known to be executed in Iran since the demonstrations protesting the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, according to Amnesty International. . . .