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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Taking Dean Baker Seriously

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, August 16, 2010

My book review of Dean Baker's short book, Taking Economics Seriously, is just out in Policy Review. Although I liked a fair amount of the book--see my review--Dean restricted himself with his implication that unless a large number of people hold a view, the view does not have to be taken seriously...

Analysis and Commentary

Will We Have the Best Courses Online in Five Years?

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Monday, August 16, 2010

Within 10 years, half of all high school courses will be taken online, say Clay Christensen and Michael Horn. Bill Gates has now trumped that prediction with an even stronger one: within five years the best higher education will be available on the internet...

Analysis and Commentary

Bam's lousy economic record: Let's just look at the facts, shall we?

by Keith Hennesseyvia Daily News (NY)
Monday, August 16, 2010

Rather than hearing about the last two Presidents, voters may instead want the President to explain the economic realities of his own 18-month tenure and what he foresees for the next two years. To further that understanding here are some facts...

Analysis and Commentary

Whither Marriage?

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Monday, August 16, 2010

Much has been said about one federal judge in San Francisco turning back the millions in California who voted to protect one-man-and-one-woman marriage—and it is disturbing that courts have become engines of social change, taking questions such as marriage away from the states and the people...

Analysis and Commentary

The Slowdown in the Economic Recovery

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, August 15, 2010

After falling rather sharply in 2008 and early 2009, American GDP grew at a good pace in the fourth quarter of 2009, but has slowed down during the second quarter of 2010...This has led to growing fears of a double dip recession, and to a call for still greater fiscal stimulus...

Analysis and Commentary

Novel Ideas

by Charles Hillvia Foreign Policy
Friday, August 13, 2010

Statesmen once looked to great works of literature to help them understand the world. No longer...

Analysis and Commentary

Can We Regulate Systemic Risk?

by Michael Spencevia Creators Syndicate
Friday, August 13, 2010

Systemic risks drive most crises, and pose a challenge for several reasons. First, they are not easy to detect with confidence, and are even more difficult to prove. Second, predicting the exact timing of a break point is, and will likely remain, beyond our ability. Finally, crises are highly non-linear events, which means that they occur without much warning...

Interviews
Interviews

Kennedy on the Great Depression and the New Deal

by Russell Roberts with David M. Kennedyvia EconTalk
Monday, August 16, 2010

David Kennedy of Stanford University and the author of Freedom from Fear talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Great Depression and its political and economic relevance...

Interviews

Thomas Sowell on American Collapse: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Thomas Sowellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, August 16, 2010

Thomas Sowell, author of Dismantling America (Basic Books, 2010), outlines why he believes America is collapsing...

Interviews

Chip Franklin Mornings

with Stewart Bakervia Chip Franklin Mornings (KOGO)
Friday, August 13, 2010
Interviews

KTRH Morning News

with Stewart Bakervia Morning News With Lana Hughes and J.P. Pritchard (KTRH)
Friday, August 13, 2010

President Obama is signing a bill to put more agents and equipment along the Mexican border. We spoke with the former Policy Chief with the Department of Homeland Security, Stewart Baker about it...

Interviews

Economy Update

with Keith Hennesseyvia Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)
Friday, August 13, 2010

Initial claims for unemployment benefits increased last month, underscoring deepening concerns about the economy. We try to make sense of the recent news on jobs, deflation, mortgage rates and other indicators with two former White House economic advisers...

In the News
In the News

Petraeus Opposes a Rapid Pullout in Afghanistan

with H. R. McMastervia New York Times
Sunday, August 15, 2010
In the News

Angels in America

with Edwin Meese IIIvia New York Times
Saturday, August 14, 2010
In the News

Time for an Afghan Study Group?

with Edwin Meese IIIvia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Friday, August 13, 2010
In the News

Foundation for change

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Akron Beacon Journal
Friday, August 13, 2010
In the News

Solana Beach may cancel council election

with Thad Kousservia San Diego Union-Tribune
Friday, August 13, 2010
In the News

Thought Leaders

with John Raisianvia Washingtonian
Friday, August 13, 2010
In the News

SOS From A Troubled Sowell

with Thomas Sowellvia Investor's Business Daily
Friday, August 13, 2010