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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Fuel for the Financial Fire

by John B. Taylorvia Forbes
Monday, November 2, 2009

Conventional question: did the government's quick intervention on Wall Street last year save us from another Great Depression?...

Analysis and Commentary

Standing Down

by Tod Lindberg with Stephen D. Krasnervia Weekly Standard
Monday, October 19, 2009

Perhaps President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize will spur a sudden global outpouring of love and affection for the United States, but the American Political Science Association (APSA) thinks our image problem runs deeper: Its 20-member blue chip task force (minus two dissenters) has concluded that U.S. standing in the world is in trouble...

Analysis and Commentary

Mr. President, May I Have A Word?

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Forbes
Friday, October 16, 2009

We've had a full week now to adjust ourselves to the knowledge that the five members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee deemed President Barack Obama worthy of a Peace Prize...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama’s Theorems

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Friday, October 16, 2009

Part of the problem with the president’s agenda is that it is predicated on a number of radical ideas that are asserted, rather than proven...

Analysis and Commentary

As Goldman Gloats, What Does It Matter For Us?

by Russell Robertsvia NPR
Thursday, October 15, 2009

Should we care about Goldman's profits and compensation?...

Analysis and Commentary

Golden Balls and Duopoly: Shocking or Predictable?

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Thursday, October 15, 2009

Want to see an amazing illustration of how the game theory model of duopoly works?...

Analysis and Commentary

Bicoastal constitutional conundrum

by Thad Kousservia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The nation's two mega-states are poised to embark on constitutional experiments of a scale not seen since Philadelphia in 1787...

Interviews
Interviews

Health-Care Reform with Brady & Kessler: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with David Brady, Daniel P. Kesslervia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, October 16, 2009

David Brady and Daniel Kessler discuss the enigma that is our chief executive...

In the News
In the News

From Macro to Freako

with Gary S. Beckervia Time Magazine
Monday, October 26, 2009

Four years ago, economist steven Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner produced a sensation...

In the News

Bank of America Posts Third-Quarter Loss on Defaults

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Friday, October 16, 2009

Bank of America Corp., the biggest U.S. lender, posted its second quarterly loss in less than a year, unable to shake off effects of the economic slump that led to two U.S. bailouts...

In the News

Obama's salute to a New Orleans charter school

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Christian Science Monitor
Thursday, October 15, 2009

President Obama's visit to a charter school in post-Katrina New Orleans today is just one more indication that these nontraditional schools are finally getting the validation they deserve...

In the News

No cost-of-living increase next year for Social Security recipients

with Alvin Rabushkavia Sun (CA)
Thursday, October 15, 2009

When James Cunningham found out this week that there would not be a cost-of-living increase for more than 50 million Social Security recipients next year, the 68-year-old Victorville resident questioned the federal government's priorities...

In the News

Public policy must help small business

with Robert J. Barrovia Long Island Business News
Thursday, October 15, 2009

Forget about big business...

In the News

Iran's Openness to Nuclear Compromise Debated

with Abbas Milanivia Global Security Newswire
Thursday, October 15, 2009

The dramatic expansion of Iran's uranium enrichment program over the last decade has led some analysts to speculate that Tehran could accept measures aimed at preventing it from building bombs in exchange for greater international acceptance of its nuclear work, the New York Times reported today (see GSN, Oct. 14)...

In the News

The Anglosphere alternative to Chimerica and ‘One World Under Bill’

with Niall Fergusonvia Hill
Thursday, October 15, 2009

As the large and rising larger forces in the world gather in Shanghai alleys and other shadowy places, conspiring to bounce the dollar out as a reserve currency, here is a thought...

In the News

Hot to Trotsky:Life of enigmatic revolutionary sizzles in stellar biography

with Bertrand M. Patenaudevia JWeekly (CA)
Thursday, October 15, 2009

There’s not a single figure in the 20th century, historical or fictional, with a more suspenseful ending to their biography than Leon Trotsky, nixed in Mexico with an icepick through the skull...

In the News

Charter success story

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Chicago Tribune
Thursday, October 15, 2009

Folks who want to protect the education status quo in Illinois, take note: A new report by Stanford University professor Caroline Hoxby offers the strongest evidence yet that charter schools are very effective...

In the News

All That NAEP Tells Us Is Things Ain’t Good

with Eric Hanushek, Margaret (Macke) Raymond, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Cato Institute
Thursday, October 15, 2009

Yesterday, another round of scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress – the so-called “Nation’s Report Card” — came out...

In the News

The Most Influential Business Thinkers

with Niall Fergusonvia Forbes
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Corporate strategy sage C.K. Prahalad is the most influential management thinker in the world, according to the Thinkers 50, a biennial ranking of business gurus...

In the News

The World’s Top Thinkers of 2009

with Niall Fergusonvia Forbes India
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Few management thinkers have the ability to come up with one winning idea after another. C.K. Prahalad is a rare exception...

In the News

Stanford center leads discussion on retooling California constitution

with Thad Kousservia Stanford Report
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

California voters have decided issues ranging from whether gays can marry to how cramped a cage may be for an egg-laying chicken...