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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Bespoke Drugs

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Friday, January 9, 2009

Personalized health care should be an "explicit goal of health care reform" for the Obama administration, outgoing Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt wrote in a "note on the desk'' to his successor...

Analysis and Commentary

A Salute To Those Who Stayed

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Forbes
Friday, January 9, 2009

Sometime before leaving office a week from this coming Tuesday, George W. Bush will deliver his final speech...

Analysis and Commentary

Dangerous products from China

by Henry I. Millervia San Diego Union-Tribune
Thursday, January 8, 2009

Lethal tampering with food or drug ingredients (to say nothing of lead paint in toys and poisonous toothpaste) from China seems to be business as usual...

Analysis and Commentary

Manufacturing a Crime

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Thursday, January 8, 2009

In December, I was asked to file a second report on an automobile accident that took place back in September, during a visit to Los Angeles...

In the News
In the News

Draper Hills Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development,USA

with Peter Berkowitz, Tod Lindberg, Larry Diamond, Michael McFaulvia Mladiinfo.com (Macedonia)
Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development Program (SSFDD) is a three-week executive education program that is run annually on the Stanford campus by an interdisciplinary team of Stanford faculty...

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Crisis Management with John Taylor: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with John B. Taylorvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, January 9, 2009

John Taylor says it will be tragic if we forget all we learned over the past two-and-a-half decades about the importance of the private sector and the free market...

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Six Picks: Recommendations from the Monitor staff

with Niall Fergusonvia Christian Science Monitor
Friday, January 9, 2009

If you've ever wanted to be a presidential speechwriter, it's time to test your soaring rhetoric – with the help of Lincoln, JFK, and all the other presidents...

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Obama lays out his stimulus proposal

with John Shovenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, January 9, 2009

With a calm sense of urgency, President-elect Barack Obama called Thursday for quick passage of a stimulus plan that could create 3 million jobs and help lift the nation out of its most worrisome recession in generations...

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Warsh’s Crisis Skills Propel Him Toward New York Fed Candidacy

with David Brady, John F. Coganvia Bloomberg
Friday, January 9, 2009

The Federal Reserve is nearing a decision on the next president of the New York Fed, with Kevin Warsh’s Wall Street background and role in the government’s response to the financial crisis making him a leading contender...

In the News

More on The Price of Everything

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Price of Everything is now available on the Kindle...

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Wisdom from Arnold

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, January 8, 2009

Arnold Kling channels Hayek on the stimulus plan...

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The Vatican And The Free Market

with Gary S. Becker, Clint Bolickvia CatholicCitizens.org (IL)
Thursday, January 8, 2009

An unusual event took place in Rome earlier this year...

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Former Pentagon chief predicts Iran crisis soon

with William J. Perryvia Associated Press
Thursday, January 8, 2009

William Perry, who headed the Pentagon during a 1994 nuclear standoff with North Korea, predicted on Thursday that President-elect Barack Obama will soon face a nuclear crisis with Iran...

In the News

The Genoa connection

with Niall Fergusonvia Economist
Thursday, January 8, 2009

WHO were civilisation’s first financiers—the moneymen who could transform one man’s deposits into another customer’s credit?...

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Perry, Glenn, Woolsey, et al, tour Y-12

with William J. Perryvia Knoxville News Sentinel
Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wednesday apparently was a big day at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant, with a visit by members of the Bipartisan Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States...

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Big Stimulus, Small Savings. Obama’s “American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan.”

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, January 8, 2009

Upon taking office, President-elect Obama hopes to sign a big stimulus package as soon as possible...

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Off the Bandwagon: Economists Against Big Fiscal Stimulus

with David R. Hendersonvia New York Times
Thursday, January 8, 2009

As the economics reporter Louis Uchitelle wrote on Wednesday, there seems to be broad consensus among usually head-butting economists that a fiscal stimulus is necessary...

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That whirring sound

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, January 8, 2009

As I type these words, President-elect Obama is here on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University giving a major economics address...

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Getting to Zero

with William J. Perryvia UN Dispatch
Thursday, January 8, 2009

Proliferation -- from Russia, North Korea, Iran and the freelance efforts of Pakistani scientist A.Q. Khan -- is at "a tipping point" that will be "irreversible, and dangerous beyond the imagination of most people," [Former Defense Secretary William] Perry says...

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When Altruism Isn't Enough

with Richard A. Epsteinvia American Enterprise Institute
Thursday, January 8, 2009

America faces a desperate organ shortage...

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Drastic times

with Robert E. Hall, John B. Taylorvia Economist
Thursday, January 8, 2009

THE good news, said Alan Blinder of Princeton University to a crowded hall on the opening day of this year’s gathering of the American Economic Association (AEA) in San Francisco, is that the stockmarket rallied yesterday.

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Please vote

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, January 8, 2009

A reminder to please vote for EconTalk at the Weblog Awards...

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Pride, more than greed, at the heart of financial crisis

with Niall Fergusonvia St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Wednesday, January 7, 2009

It's tempting to see our deepening economic crisis through the prism of the culture of greed that flourished under the let-markets-run-wild ideology of the outgoing Bush administration...

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Economic Recovery: What the Economists Say

with Robert E. Hallvia Business Week
Wednesday, January 7, 2009

You wouldn't expect practitioners of the dismal science to be so pumped up...

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Presidents Gather at Historic White House Meeting

with Herbert Hoover, Hoover Institutionvia News Hour
Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Every living U.S. president -- George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter -- came together at the White House on Wednesday to meet with President-elect Barack Obama...

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Points of view on Gaza

with Daniel Pipesvia BBC News
Wednesday, January 7, 2009

What are the commentators saying about Gaza, after almost two weeks of conflict?...

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Obama Stimulus 2.0

with John B. Taylorvia US News and World Report
Monday, January 5, 2009

We are getting some more details on Barack Obama's stimulus/recovery package...