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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

He Heard The Call And Followed The Footsteps

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Forbes
Friday, October 2, 2009

When I sat down a couple of hours ago to write about William Safire, who died last week, I knew I wanted to produce an item that approached his own standard of craftsmanship...

Analysis and Commentary

Fuld’s skin in the game

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, October 2, 2009

According to Seeking Alpha which cites Bloomberg, here are Richard Fuld’s stock sales of his Lehman stock...

Analysis and Commentary

The Obsolescence of a Slur

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Friday, October 2, 2009

The charge of racism has been leveled against critics of President Obama’s health-care reform by everyone from New York Times columnists, racial activists, and Democratic legislators to senior statesmen like Jimmy Carter (“It’s a racist attitude”), Bill Clinton (“some . . . are racially prejudiced”), and Walter Mondale (“I don’t want to pick a person [and] say, ‘He’s a racist,’ but I do think the way they’re piling on Obama . . . I think I see an edge in them that’s a little bit different”)...

Analysis and Commentary

Looking for your help (skin in the game)

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, October 1, 2009

I’m looking for some help from anyone with knowledge of life in the investment bank world...

Analysis and Commentary

Didn’t they really have skin in the game?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, October 1, 2009

Joshua, in the comments to this post, asks the excellent question: My understanding is that the Wall Street guys had large fortunes in the stock of their companies...

Analysis and Commentary

The Age of Nice, or Politics as Psychiatry

by Josef Joffevia Commentary
Thursday, October 1, 2009

Will Obama's administration end up as a remake of Jimmy Carter’s?...

Analysis and Commentary

Examining price of compromise

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Thursday, October 1, 2009

Politics is sometimes said to be the art of compromise and this rings true enough, given the messiness of contemporary politics...

Analysis and Commentary

Three Dangerous Stooges

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, October 1, 2009

Last week, three dictators — from Iran, Libya, and Venezuela — delivered lunatic hate-speeches at the General Assembly of the United Nations...

Analysis and Commentary

Pig-ignorant officials slaughter swine

by Christopher Hitchensvia Australian
Thursday, October 1, 2009

ACCORDING to all recent reports, the ancient city of Cairo now presents to the world the image of a growing pile of festering trash...

In the News
In the News

The Law and More with Laurence Silberman: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, October 2, 2009

Judge Laurence H. Silberman weighs in on originalism and the Constitution...

In the News

Iran Open to Wider Nuke Talks as Powers Await Action

with Abbas Milanivia Bloomberg
Friday, October 2, 2009

Iran opened the way to wider talks on its disputed nuclear work as U.S. and European officials said they awaited follow-through on allowing international inspections and limiting uranium enrichment...

In the News

More bailouts threaten the economy

with Peter Schweizervia Washington Examiner
Friday, October 2, 2009

There they go again...

In the News

What Goes Around...

with Robert J. Barrovia Seeking Alpha
Friday, October 2, 2009

When Citigroup (C) traded at $0.79 earlier this year it was a result of some bad bets in the mortgage market but that was not the first time Citi was in trouble...

In the News

The Magic of Multipliers

with Robert J. Barrovia Atlantic Monthly
Thursday, October 1, 2009

Back when the stimulus was being considered, there was a lot of talk about what the multiplier of stimulus spending is...

In the News

A gripping new account captures the October Revolution's great intellectual facing doom (and feeding bunnies)

with Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Salon
Thursday, October 1, 2009

No matter what your political orientation, if you believe -- or ever did believe -- in the potential betterment of humanity, then you've got something to learn from the strange and tragic story of Leon Trotsky...

In the News

Big government a plague to growth

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Australian
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A TOP US economist has questioned whether economic stimulus packages work, saying they struggle to achieve in the short term and tend to cause damage in the long run...

In the News

Reserve set to lift growth forecasts

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Age (Australia)
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

THE Reserve Bank is set to lift its growth forecasts again within weeks, as evidence increases that the global economy is recovering faster than expected...

In the News

Sell Short When Congress is in Session

by David Davenportvia townhall.com
Friday, September 25, 2009

Funny that folks think Washington is the solution to the economy...