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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Trouble on Page 9?

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Friday, October 8, 2010

It was easy to overlook last week’s PPIC poll of the California governor’s race...

Analysis and Commentary

Two Thoughts on Judge Walton’s Al-Bihani Decision

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, October 8, 2010

I have now read Judge Reggie Walton’s opinion affirming the detention of Guantanamo detainee Toffiq Nasser Awad Al-Bihani. In keeping with my usual practice, I will leave it to others to discuss the case’s effect on the “scorecard...

Analysis and Commentary

Activists’ assault on green chemistry: method in the madness?

by Henry I. Millervia Daily Caller (DC)
Thursday, October 7, 2010

California is often regarded as a regulatory policy bellwether for the rest of the nation, so there was a great deal of attention paid when in 2008 the state became the first to adopt a program of “green chemistry"...

Analysis and Commentary

Enjoy the film. Then try Facebook's real challenge: restoring your privacy

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, October 7, 2010

New technologies allow firms and governments to crawl all over our private lives. They also empower us to fight back...

Analysis and Commentary

Michelle Obama's Power Trip

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Daily Beast
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Forbes magazine just named the first lady the most powerful woman in the world. Tunku Varadarajan on why that’s an insult to women everywhere...

Analysis and Commentary

Beware of Announcement Effects When Assessing Policy Interventions

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Thursday, October 7, 2010

The effects of exchange market interventions are frequently estimated by looking at what happened on the day of the announcement of the intervention or of the intervention itself...

Analysis and Commentary

Federal Land Non-Management

by Terry Andersonvia The Percolator
Thursday, October 7, 2010

In 1962, Congressman Wayne Aspinall wrote to President Kennedy asking him to establish a commission to review public land laws...

Analysis and Commentary

Paki-ghanistan

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, October 7, 2010

In apparent response to NATO forces killing three Pakistani soldiers (for which Hillary Clinton has now apologized), and perhaps to Hillary’s demand that rich Pakistanis pay more taxes, Pakistan has closed the Torkham border crossing into Afghanistan through which 70% of ground supplies are delivered to NATO forces...

Analysis and Commentary

Austerity or prosperity?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, October 7, 2010

When you ask Keynesians for empirical evidence of how government spending creates prosperity, their best and most frequently cited answer is how World War II ended the Depression–a massive, increase in deficit-financed government spending...

Analysis and Commentary

Comment on Michael Warren: Why Germany’s Unemployment Rate is Lower

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Thinking About (Blog)
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Michael Warren in his article “Why Germany’s Unemployment Rate is Lower” concludes that Germany’s practice of Kurzarbeit (“short work”) is a primary factor behind Germany’s shrinking unemployment rate...

Analysis and Commentary

Bill Gates on Education and Philanthropy

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, October 7, 2010

I was impressed by the latest "60 Minutes" report on Bill and Melinda Gates and many of their choices about what to spend their fortunes on...

Analysis and Commentary

The Inevitability of Military Detention

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Largely overlooked in Judge Kaplan’s Ghailani Order is his statement that Ghailani’s “status as an ‘enemy combatant’ probably would permit his detention as something akin to prisoner of war until hostilities between the United States and Al Qaeda and the Taliban end even if he were found not guilty in this case"...

Analysis and Commentary

No Frost Fix Thanks to Feds

by Henry I. Millervia Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (NY)
Friday, October 1, 2010

Crop Damage Due to Freezing Could Be Mitigated If Not for Overzealous Regulators...

Interviews
Interviews

Debating QE2

with John B. Taylorvia CNBC - Squawk Box
Friday, October 8, 2010

Discussing how QE2's impact for the economy and whether it is a proper stimulus or not, with Laurence Meyer, Macroeconomic Advisers; John Taylor, former Treasury economic policy advisor; James Bullard, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank CEO/president and CNBC's Steve Liesman...

Interviews

America's New Growth Strategy

with Michael Spencevia CNBC - Squawk Box
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Insight on the U.S. economy, with Mike Spence, 2001 Nobel Laureate- Economics...

In the News
In the News

New Rules on Bank Breakups

with Kenneth E. Scottvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, October 8, 2010

FDIC Expected to Use Discretion to Rank the Creditors; That Can Be Tricky

In the News

Geithner's stature and influence at the White House increase

with Keith Hennesseyvia Los Angeles Times
Friday, October 8, 2010
In the News

Jobs numbers a death knell for Dems?

with Charles Calomirisvia Arena (Politico)
Friday, October 8, 2010
In the News

Maid's story may end up being the key to governor's race

with Bill Whalenvia San Jose Mercury News
Thursday, October 7, 2010
In the News

From hoarding to hiring

with Robert J. Barrovia Economist
Thursday, October 7, 2010