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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

As It Is Written

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Forbes
Friday, March 13, 2009

With virtually the entire legal profession arrayed against him, with the press eager to deride or misrepresent him and with Hollywood intent upon mocking him (see, for example, the way actor Jack Shearer portrayed him last season on Boston Legal), Justice Antonin Scalia...

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1. Jobs Are The New Assets

with Gary S. Beckervia Time Magazine Online
Friday, March 13, 2009

Remember when jobs weren't worth your small talk?...

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Teacher Rx: The Perfect Storm For Reform

with Diane Ravitchvia Huffington Post
Thursday, March 12, 2009

No reform is more critical to closing the nation's shameful achievement gap than boosting the quality of teachers in high-poverty schools...

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Someone Has to Stop Obamanomics Now

with Robert J. Barrovia Motley Fool
Thursday, March 12, 2009

The party's over, people. President Obama's economic plans are becoming more and more worrisome...

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In from the cold?

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Economist
Thursday, March 12, 2009

ON MARCH 10th United Technologies, mangled by the economic crisis, became the latest American industrial giant to announce massive layoffs, cutting its workforce by 11,600, or around 5%...

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America and China, Dragging Down Each Other

with Niall Fergusonvia US News and World Report
Thursday, March 12, 2009

Think American workers have it bad?...

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COLUMN:The DOW at 36,000 and the end of history:Bernd Debusmann

with Niall Fergusonvia Reuters
Thursday, March 12, 2009

It's no longer in print but you can get it over the Internet and $1.99 (plus shipping and handling) buys you a well-preserved copy of DOW 36,000, a book that has become an emblem for really, really wrong forecasts...

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Real wage inequality

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, March 12, 2009

About half of the return to a college education over and above that of a high school education, is eaten up by higher costs of living—college grads tend to live in high wage but high cost urban areas...

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Econowatch

with Robert J. Barrovia Macleans (Canada)
Thursday, March 12, 2009

What happens when interest rates have been cut as low as they can go, and things still seem to be getting worse?...

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We Should Escape the Babble of K-16 Standards, If We Can

by Williamson M. Eversvia Ed Policy
Thursday, March 12, 2009

Michael Kirst blogging at College Puzzle has an insightful post (Mar. 12) on the lack of alignment between (1) K-12 standards and tests and (2) college admissions and placement tests...

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Like a Mama Bear, Networks Protect Obama from His Down Market

with Michael J. Boskinvia Business and Media Institute (VA)
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

On Election Day 2008, as people anticipated Obama’s victory, global news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), called the biggest Election Day rally since 1984 an “Obama effect.”...