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Analysis and Commentary

Paul Samuelson Vs. Milton Friedman

by Peter M. Robinson with Arnold Beichman, Robert J. Barro, John B. Taylorvia Forbes
Friday, February 20, 2009

Challenging Samuelson on Keynes, government intervention and market regulation...

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Ferguson and Long on Obama, Lincoln, and More: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, February 20, 2009

Ferguson and Long comment on the various expectations attached to Barack Obama’s presidency...

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MacArthur Foundation awards planning grant to improve decision-making in energy policy

with Kenneth L. Juddvia EurekAlert
Friday, February 20, 2009

The University of Chicago is launching a large-scale collaboration to develop a computational modeling tool that will help a wide range of organizations in climate and energy policy decision-making...

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Robert Barro, Professor of Economics at Harvard University: Criticism of the Federal Stimulus Package

with Robert J. Barrovia Tax Foundation
Friday, February 20, 2009

In this edition of the Tax Policy Podcast, we turn to the recently passed federal stimulus package...

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Harvard Economics Professor Calls Stimulus "Terrible Piece of Legislation"

with Robert J. Barrovia Exchange Magazine
Friday, February 20, 2009

Robert Barro, Professor of Economics at Harvard University, criticizes the recently passed federal stimulus package as a "terrible piece of legislation," and calls for permanent changes to the tax structure to spur economic growth...

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Beware what you wish for

with John B. Taylorvia RGE Monitor (NY)
Friday, February 20, 2009

An economy awash, almost drowned, in liquidity and tripping over stimuli being thrown all over the place. Government interference everywhere...

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California Lawmakers Break Impasse, Pass Budget

with Bill Whalenvia Reuters
Thursday, February 19, 2009

California lawmakers approved a state budget package on Thursday to close a $42 billion deficit, ending a lengthy standoff with a slate of bills that aim to raise taxes, slash spending and increase borrowing...

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Calling all extremely ardent libertarians

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ed Glaeser writes: To give Fannie and Freddie more resources, the government is infusing them with $200 billion...

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Hasty taxes might not be what people of the future need

with David R. Hendersonvia Oil and Gas Journal
Thursday, February 19, 2009

Raising taxes to fund uncertain benefits far in the future can be worse than rising sea levels...

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Faber: The Fed Created This Recession

with John B. Taylorvia Money News
Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Federal Reserve got us into this mess...

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FACTS ON POLICY: The Economy in 2008—Select Economic Indicators

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Did you know . . .? Although a number of economic indicators fell, GDP increased in 2008...

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Professor John Taylor joins Lateline

with John B. Taylorvia ABC Online (Australia)
Monday, February 16, 2009

The Government's $42 billion stimulus package is an attempt to prevent Australia suffering the same economic fate as Japan...

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Report: Privatized, Edison Schools outperforming non-profit run schools

with Paul E. Petersonvia WHYY (PA)
Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A new report gives high marks to schools managed by for-profit companies in Philadelphia, and much lower grades to schools run by non-profit agencies...

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Study shows math advances in Phila. for-profit schools

with Paul E. Petersonvia Philadelphia Inquirer
Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Students in the city's public schools that are managed by for-profit companies perform better in math than those attending schools run by the Philadelphia School District, according to a study released yesterday by two Harvard University researchers...