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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

'Think Long' to Solve the Crisis

by George P. Shultzvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, January 30, 2009

The current economic crisis must be viewed as a gigantic wake-up call...

Analysis and Commentary

Will The Recession Kill School Reform?

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia Forbes
Thursday, January 29, 2009

Few doubt that we're living through profound changes on many fronts...

In the News
In the News

A Big And Scary Experiment

with Robert J. Barrovia Forbes
Friday, January 30, 2009

Starting in September, millions of voices shouted: "Gimme stimulus! Roll out that government spending, hurry!"...

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Job creation in bad times

with Robert E. Hallvia Investors Chronicle (UK)
Friday, January 30, 2009

Asda has announced its plans to create 7,000 jobs, with BSkyB adding another 1,000...

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Davos in the Media: The Forum Draws Some Heat

with Niall Fergusonvia New York Times
Friday, January 30, 2009

Even as Congress looks for ways to expand President Obama’s $819 billion stimulus package, the rest of the world is wondering how Washington will pay for it all, The New York Times reported...

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Davos Delegates in ‘Denial’ as $25 Trillion of Wealth Vanishes

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Friday, January 30, 2009

Regret is cheap for some delegates at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland...

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Four-star general speaks on Middle East

with John Abizaidvia Central Florida Future.com (University of Central Florida)
Friday, January 30, 2009

"How are we going to save the world?" General John Abizaid, former commander of the United States Central Command, asked honor students of the Middle Eastern studies program and Middle Eastern Politics course Wednesday...

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Tit-for-tat as world leaders take over Downturn Davos

with Niall Fergusonvia Channel 4 News (UK)
Thursday, January 29, 2009

Davos was the high temple of free markets and free trade...

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Barack Obama’s Keynesian mistake

with Robert J. Barro, Thomas J. Sargent, John B. Taylorvia National Post (Canada)
Thursday, January 29, 2009

Federal policymakers are moving ahead with a huge $800-billion stimulus plan to return the U.S. economy to growth...

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Nassim Taleb: ‘I Was Happy Lehman Went Bust’

with Niall Fergusonvia New York Times
Thursday, January 29, 2009

Never have so many people signed up to hear bad news...

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Alaska gets D+ grade on teachers

with Eric Hanushekvia Anchorage Daily News
Thursday, January 29, 2009

Alaska, like much of the country, is not doing enough to keep good teachers and get rid of bad ones, according to a national study released Thursday...

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Emergent disorder: four pieces of really bad news

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, January 29, 2009

Buy American!...

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Dimon Blames Banks, Regulators for Debt Problems

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Thursday, January 29, 2009

Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., blamed banks and regulators for letting consumers amass debt like “weapons of mass destruction,” leading to the global economic crisis...

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Global Worries Over U.S. Stimulus Spending

with Niall Fergusonvia New York Times
Thursday, January 29, 2009

Even as Congress looks for ways to expand President Obama’s $819 billion stimulus package, the rest of the world is wondering how Washington will pay for it all...

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Ben Bernanke's blunders

with John B. Taylorvia National Post (Canada)
Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The strangest thing about the ongoing financial crisis is that U.S. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has so far come out of it relatively unscathed...