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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Road to Serfdom and the Arab Revolt

by Fouad Ajamivia Wall Street Journal
Friday, July 8, 2011

The dictators who came to power in the 1950s and '60s were economic levelers who impoverished their countries. Today's unrest is the result...

Analysis and Commentary

How Russia is Ruled: Insights from the BP Failure

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Thursday, July 7, 2011

The failure of BP’s venture with Rosneft provides tantalizing hints about how Russia is governed and its 2012 Election...

Analysis and Commentary

Consumer Surplus from the Internet

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, July 7, 2011

"Would you give up the Internet for One Million Dollars?" That's the title of a 5-minute YouTube video produced by the Fund for American Studies. There's a lot of good stuff packed into this video plus some apparently contradictory stuff...

Analysis and Commentary

Beware measures of deficit reduction

by Keith Hennesseyvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, July 7, 2011

If a budget deal is reached, officials will undoubtedly boast about how much their deal “reduces the deficit.” They will use numbers like $1 trillion, $2 trillion, or even $4 trillion of deficit reduction. You should be wary of such numbers, which are easily gimmicked...

Analysis and Commentary

Pulling back the curtain

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, July 7, 2011

The lesson here is how easy it is to get what you want politically by making the issue one of safety or the children...

Analysis and Commentary

On the 10th Anniversary of the Keynesian Revival

by John B. Taylorvia Echoes (Bloomberg)
Thursday, July 7, 2011

The overall experience of the Keynesian revival in the 2000s raises doubts about the effectiveness of these stimulus packages. And it adds more weight to the position reached more than 30 years ago by Robert Lucas, Thomas Sargent and many others...

Analysis and Commentary

In California: Stem Cells and Stemming the Tide of Flawed Ballot Initiatives

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, July 7, 2011

By far, the most difficult choice I’ve faced as a California voter was [the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative], approved by 59% of the electorate in the November 2004 election...

In the News
In the News

One Way To Make a Conservative

with Ying Mavia Creators Syndicate
Friday, July 8, 2011
In the News

The SEC’s Publicity Hounds

by Jonathan Maceyvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, July 7, 2011

The commission’s perverse incentives are disrupting capital markets...