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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

First Principles Versus Secular Stagnation

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Friday, January 31, 2014

With real GDP and employment data now in for all of 2013, the recovery still looks about as weak as ever. Sure, it’s good news that growth picked up again in the 3rd and 4th quarter, but  the three...

Analysis and Commentary

Confusion About Income Inequality

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, January 31, 2014

My Econlog co-blogger, Scott Sumner, on his own blog, The Money Illusion, writes that G.I.'s (he thinks this is Greg Ip) post on The Economist blog is a

Analysis and Commentary

Where Is Eric Holder?

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, January 31, 2014

President Obama has sometimes faced criticism---including on Lawfare---for not defending NSA more energetically. These criticisms generally predated the president's landmark speech on NSA, which---among other things---did defend the agency and the propriet

Analysis and Commentary

How to Save Obama's Second Term

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg View
Friday, January 31, 2014

Blocking fast-track trade authority is bad for the president, and the country.

Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian Podcast: A State of the Union Response

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Friday, January 31, 2014

Listen to The Libertarian: A State of the Union Response by Hoover Institution: Richard Epstein responds to some of the major themes of President Obama’s State of the Union address. | Explore the largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music & audio.

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Analysis and Commentary

Initial Thoughts on the Republican Party’s Principles for Immigration Reform

by Tom Churchvia Immigration Reform
Thursday, January 30, 2014

The good news coming out of the Republican Party’s Principles for Immigration Reform released this afternoon is that the prospects for passing immigration reform were not further degra

Interviews
Interviews

Paul Gregory on the John Batchelor Show (20:47)

with Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Co-host Mary Kissel, WSJ.  Guests: Francis Rose, Federal News Radio; Ed Hayes; Paul Gregory, Hoover; Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson on the John Batchelor Show (31:57)

with Victor Davis Hansonvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Co-host Mary Kissel, WSJ.  Guests: Francis Rose, Federal News Radio; Ed Hayes; Paul Gregory, Hoover; Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen on Market Makers

with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg Television
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) –- Former Mitt Romney Adviser Lanhee Chen and Bloomberg’s Al Hunt and Nela Richardson discuss the State of the Union and the theme of income inequality. They speak with Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg)

In the News
In the News

State Pension Obligations Can Be Crushing. But Corporate Welfare Costs More.

with Joshua D. Rauhvia Wonkblog (Washington Post)
Thursday, January 30, 2014

A new report finds that states often spend more on tax breaks and subsidies for businesses than funding their bloated pension plans.

In the News

An Employer Tells Congress the Health Care Mandate Could Triple His Costs

with Lanhee J. Chenvia New York Times
Thursday, January 30, 2014

On Tuesday, while many were preparing for President Obama’s State of the Union address, Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee dived deep into the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate.

In the News

Top Free-Market Think Tanks Combat The Hegemony Of The Bureaucrats

with Hoover Institutionvia Forbes.com
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Last week, the most comprehensive rankings on think tanks was released. So, what are the top think tanks in the U.S. and around the globe?

In the News

Stanford Scholars Examine Evolution of Democracy in South Korea, Taiwan

with Larry Diamondvia Stanford News
Thursday, January 30, 2014

In a new book, Stanford experts analyze the challenges and opportunities confronting South Korea and Taiwan's maturing democracies. Much depends on the political leadership in those two countries rising above narrow interests to craft thoughtful and realistic public policies.