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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Idea that government can stimulate the economy is wrong

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Saturday, April 18, 2009

It is possible, though not very likely, that some of the huge sums the government is steering toward the marketplace will actually help generate creative, productive employment and, thereby, revive some measure of economic growth...

Analysis and Commentary

Did Greenspan Cause The Housing Bubble?

by David R. Hendersonvia Forbes
Friday, April 17, 2009

Critics across the political spectrum are having a field day blaming the current economic crisis on former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, who they allege carried out an excessively expansionary monetary policy following the recession of 2001...

Analysis and Commentary

A Question for the Economists

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Weekly Standard
Monday, April 13, 2009

One group of those involved in the present financial crisis has so far escaped notice--the economists...

In the News
In the News

Roberts on Wealth, Growth, and Economics as a Science

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, April 20, 2009

EconTalk host Russ Roberts talks with reporter Robert Pollie about the basics of wealth and growth...

In the News

Worst-case scenario survival guide

with Robert J. Barrovia CNN
Monday, April 20, 2009

So is this just a really, really bad year?...

In the News

Chutzpah

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Sunday, April 19, 2009

I know a lot of people don't look at the world the way I do...

In the News

Repayment of Tarp Bank Loans

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, April 19, 2009

Six months ago essentially all large American banks and many smaller ones received loans from the federal government to help shore up their capital base as they tried to weather the financial storm...

In the News

$3.1-billion economic stimulus windfall offers a chance to reform California schools, top education official says

with Williamson M. Eversvia Los Angeles Times
Saturday, April 18, 2009

As California received billions of dollars Friday to stave off widespread teacher layoffs, the state's highest elected education official pledged to reform schools, aligning academic standards with other states, rewarding teachers who work in the most challenging classrooms and improving student assessments...

In the News

Gorbachev, Shultz find Reykjavik revived in Rome

with George P. Shultzvia Associated Press
Saturday, April 18, 2009

Back in the Cold War, an eon ago, in a little white house in Iceland, the Russian and the American parried and probed each other as antagonists...

In the News

Iran Sentences U.S. Journalist to 8 Years

with Abbas Milanivia New York Times
Saturday, April 18, 2009

Iran has sentenced an Iranian-American journalist, Roxana Saberi, to eight years in prison after convicting her of spying for the United States, her lawyer said Saturday...

In the News

Humility, Hope and the Financial Crisis

with Charles Calomirisvia Christian Post
Friday, April 17, 2009

Dr. Charles W. Calomiris, a professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, has offered an interesting presentation on how we got into our current economic situation - and how biblically shaped virtues can help lead us out...

In the News

The world’s first modern, public bank

with Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Friday, April 17, 2009

On March 2 1408, eight men gathered in the great hall of the Casa di San Giorgio, a trading house on what was then the main street in Genoa, a few metres from where the waters of the Ligurian Sea lap the Italian shore...

In the News

Stimulus money should go to lowest bidders, economists say

with Robert E. Hallvia Stanford Report
Friday, April 17, 2009

A group of Stanford economists is pressing the government to streamline the process for doling out $7.2 billion in economic stimulus money slated for high-speed Internet development...

In the News

U.S. Military Power Could Hinder Nuclear Disarmament Goals, Gorbachev Says

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Global Security Newswire
Friday, April 17, 2009

The overwhelming military power of the United States might force other countries to retain their nuclear deterrents, ultimately frustrating the Obama administration's stated goal of pursuing global nuclear disarmament, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev said yesterday (see GSN, April 9)...

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California Schools Superintendent Wants to Water Down Academic Standards in Name of "21st-Century Skills"

by Williamson M. Eversvia Ed Policy
Friday, April 17, 2009

California State Schools Superintendent Jack O'Connell spoke to the annual EdSource Forum in Irvine today (April 17)...

In the News

Immigration Myths To Be Avoided When Coming Up With Reforms

with Thomas Sowellvia Bulletin (PA)
Thursday, April 16, 2009

We need immigration reform, but it need not be comprehensive...