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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Doubling Down on a Flawed Insurance Model

by John F. Cogan, Daniel P. Kesslervia Wall Street Journal
Friday, September 25, 2009

“What this plan will do is make the insurance you have work better for you....And here’s what you need to know, I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits—either now or in the future. Period.”...

Analysis and Commentary

Commit to Afghanistan or Get Out

by Kori Schakevia Wall Street Journal
Friday, September 25, 2009

In his inaugural address in 1961, John F. Kennedy said the United States would “pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend” in defense of liberty...

Analysis and Commentary

Keynesian economics

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, September 24, 2009

Richard Posner has read Keynes’s General Theory so you don’t have to. He does a superb job of summarizing (HT: Greg Mankiw) what Keynes actually said...

Analysis and Commentary

Heavy Lifting Needed on No Child Left Behind

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Corner (National Review Online)
Thursday, September 24, 2009

Eight months into the Obama administration, the White House has been mute on its intentions regarding No Child Left Behind, George W. Bush's signature education accomplishment — and a statute that nearly everyone in America believes needs a makeover...

Analysis and Commentary

Masonomics

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tyler Cowen recently gave a talk on what is distinctive about George Mason economics...

Analysis and Commentary

Keep those goodies coming

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, September 24, 2009

The post office will be taking a few billion dollars of money...

Analysis and Commentary

Those pesky animal spirits

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Keynesian argument for government spending is that when people are scared of the future, they put their money in their mattress instead of spending on consumption goods or investment goods...

Analysis and Commentary

Competence And Charm

by Ruth Wedgwoodvia Forbes
Thursday, September 24, 2009

The grand opening of a United Nations General Assembly has its moral hazards...

Interviews
Interviews

A World With No Nukes

with George P. Shultzvia ABC News
Thursday, September 24, 2009

Obama speaks to the U.N. Security Council about a world without nuclear weapons...

Interviews

Kiron Skinner: Obama Reneges on Long Standing Defense Pact

with Kiron K. Skinnervia NewsMax
Thursday, September 24, 2009

U.S. foreign policy expert Kiron Skinner tells Newsmax.TV that Obama’s nixing of the European missile defense shield is very disturbing...

In the News
In the News

Infantalizing US

with Thomas Sowellvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, September 25, 2009

I’ve long believed — for reasons very similar to, but less refined than, those offered by my colleague Bryan Caplan — that the modern state brings out the children in us...

In the News

Security Council backs abolishing nuclear arms

with George P. Shultzvia Los Angeles Times
Friday, September 25, 2009

World leaders agreed Thursday on the sweeping goal of a planet free of atomic weapons, but faced continued divisions over details of one of their thorniest challenges, Iran's nuclear program...

In the News

Obama-led UN council backs broad nuclear agenda

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Associated Press
Friday, September 25, 2009

With President Barack Obama presiding, the U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously endorsed a sweeping strategy aimed at halting the spread of nuclear weapons and ultimately eliminating them, to usher in a world with "undiminished security for all."...

In the News

U.N. Passes Nuclear-Safeguards Plan

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, September 25, 2009

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved a nuclear-safeguards resolution drafted by the Obama administration to lay the legal framework for military and diplomatic action against nations that use civilian nuclear technology for military purposes...

In the News

Bad Title, Mind-Changing Book

with Eric Hanushekvia Washington Post
Friday, September 25, 2009

We education writers receive many books in the mail with terrible titles, real slumber-time stuff...

In the News

Why So Many People are So Angry At Arne Duncan

with Diane Ravitchvia Washington Post
Thursday, September 24, 2009

Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s speech today about the future of No Child Left Behind explains why people who had hoped that President Obama's education team would make a clean break with "No Child Left Behind" are angry...

In the News

Ex-nuke negotiators applaud U.N. action

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia United Press International
Thursday, September 24, 2009

Four former Washington arms control negotiators Thursday hailed the U.N. Security Council's unanimous approval of a nuclear disarmament resolution...

In the News

Expert: Obama's End to Missile Shield Sends Dangerous Message

with Kiron K. Skinnervia NewsMax
Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Obama administration's decision to scrap plans for a missile shield in Eastern Europe conveys a dangerous signal to other countries that the United States can't be trusted, says international relations expert Kiron Skinner...

In the News

Defending the Internet from Rascals and FCC Chairmen

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Reason
Thursday, September 24, 2009

At his coming out speech this week, the new head of the Federal Communications Commission appointed himself top cop on the Internet (as chronicled by Reason's own Peter Suderman)...

In the News

Iran Proposes Plan for Reducing Fears on Nuclear Program

with Michael McFaulvia Global Security Newswire
Thursday, September 24, 2009

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad yesterday said his nation could make its nuclear scientists available to answer questions from their counterparts from other nations in an effort to build trust in Tehran's peaceful nuclear intentions, the Washington Post reported yesterday (see GSN, Sept. 23)...

In the News

The No Nukes Dream

with George P. Shultzvia ABC News
Thursday, September 24, 2009

President Obama today became the first U.S. president to ever chair a meeting of the UN Security Council...