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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Pay Czar Is Unconstitutional

by Michael McConnellvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, October 29, 2009

Last week's announcement that "Pay Czar" Kenneth Feinberg slashed compensation for executives at seven large financial firms by an average of 50% stunned Wall Street, stoked the fires of populist resentment, and troubled economists...

Analysis and Commentary

The stimulus is a joke

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, October 29, 2009

The theme of this story is that a recent government report overstated (surprise!) the number of jobs “saved or created” by the stimulus spending...

Analysis and Commentary

Dismantling America: Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Thursday, October 29, 2009

Many years ago, at a certain academic institution, there was an experimental program that the faculty had to vote on as to whether or not it should be made permanent...

Analysis and Commentary

Politics for Kids

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, October 29, 2009

A few weeks ago, Carl Mounteer, a local lawyer, and I were invited to present our views on a local tax issue to the Monterey County Weekly, the local left-wing weekly...

Analysis and Commentary

Ayn Rand and the philosophers

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My assignment at a conference last week at the National Liberal Club in London, was to discuss whether Ayn Rand's ideas had the kind of philosophical meat worth the respect of those who take the discipline seriously...

Analysis and Commentary

Testimony By John B. Taylor Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law Committee on the Judiciary United States House of Representatives

by John B. Taylorvia United States House of Representatives
Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thank you for the opportunity to provide testimony for this hearing on bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy alternatives for failing non-bank financial institutions...

Interviews
Interviews

The Iran Problem with Hanson & Baer: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Victor Davis Hansonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, October 30, 2009

How should Obama deal with both Iran and Israel?...

In the News
In the News

Afghanistan Is Tougher Than You Think

with Barry R. Weingastvia National Journal
Saturday, October 31, 2009

In 1833, President Jackson, no slouch when it came to firm leadership, advised, "Always take all the time to reflect that circumstances permit, but when the time for action has come, stop thinking."...

In the News

Obama Bridge to Lasting Economic Expansion Risks Going Nowhere

with Robert E. Hallvia Bloomberg
Friday, October 30, 2009

President Barack Obama and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke built a bridge they anticipate will lead to a lasting U.S. economic recovery...

In the News

Jobless may need to plan for recession's end

with John Shovenvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Thursday, October 29, 2009

From Washington, the government has all but declared the "great recession" over...

In the News

Was Hayek A Socialist?

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Atlantic Monthly
Thursday, October 29, 2009

I stick with Hayek in believing in some core government interventions where the individual cannot save himself...

In the News

Hillary Clinton to embark upon uphill Mideast mission

with Daniel Pipesvia Xinhua (China)
Thursday, October 29, 2009

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to visit Israel and the West Bank this weekend...

In the News

Cross-party group urges end to nuclear weapons threat

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, October 29, 2009

A cross-party group of senior politicans joined former defence chiefs today to promote the cause of nuclear disarmament, an issue they described as critical but too often ignored...

In the News

Obama’s bad economic bet may ruin Democrats

with Robert J. Barrovia Reuters
Thursday, October 29, 2009

The anemic third-quarter U.S. GDP report is another indication that President Barack Obama’s economic gamble may yet fail to pay off...

In the News

Hero Land

with Hoover Institutionvia Hoover Archivists' Musings (blog)
Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Working with Hoover's poster collection, I came across a poster with a striking image of a bazaar and "Hero Land" in a huge typeface reminiscent of a movie poster, illustrated by J. Carl Mueller...