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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A Year Late and a Million (?) Dollars Long—the U. S. Proficiency Standards Report

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Monday, August 22, 2011

The U. S. government just provided the public with much the same information Education Next (Ednext) shared with readers a year ago: A comparison of state standards in reading and math at the 4th and 8th grade levels...

Analysis and Commentary

Why the M2 Growth Spurt?

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Sunday, August 21, 2011

Quantitative Easing (both I and II) has caused the monetary base—the sum of currency and bank reserves—to explode in the past three years, but has not resulted in similarly large increases in the growth of broader measures of the money supply such as M2...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama: On the Beach and Underwater

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, August 21, 2011

Largely overlooked during last week’s news cycle was this small gem: Fannie Mae’s latest quarterly National Housing Survey, which contained the following bleak data...

Analysis and Commentary

Employment Policy: A Critical Link Between Domestic and Foreign Policy

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, August 21, 2011

The conventional analysis treats domestic and foreign issues as though they fall into separate silos, such that we tend to speak of the one without regard to the other...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama’s Broken Record: Spend Now, Cut Later and Only Fools Disagree

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Thinking About (Blog)
Sunday, August 21, 2011

The BEA’s downward revision of GDP revealed that we have yet to recover back to pre-recession levels...

Analysis and Commentary

What Happened to the Mixed Economy?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, August 21, 2011

Open up any principles of economics textbook written between the 1950s and the early (and maybe even late) 1970s, and the odds are high that it will say that the United States has a mixed economy...

Analysis and Commentary

Economic Ignorance

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Sunday, August 21, 2011

Nothing captures the state of economic education in America like the debate over Rick Perry’s job creation abilities...

Analysis and Commentary

College Rape Accusations and the Presumption of Male Guilt

by Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, August 20, 2011

Pressured by the Obama administration, universities abandon any pretense of due process in sexual assault cases...

Analysis and Commentary

David Remes on Ricin and other Matters

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Saturday, August 20, 2011

Stepping out of his persona as a Guantanamo habeas lawyer, David Remes writes in with the following comments in response to my recent post on fears that Al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula is working on refining ricin...

Analysis and Commentary

Memories of Twenty Years Back: The Soviet Putsch

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Thinking About (Blog)
Saturday, August 20, 2011

I was planning to return to Moscow on August 23, 1991...

Analysis and Commentary

So Much For People To Learn About Medicare Reform

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Friday, August 19, 2011

There is so much more for people to learn about the various Medicare proposals out there...

Analysis and Commentary

The kind of world Secretary Clinton wants to see

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Friday, August 19, 2011

America's Secretary of State gave a stunning interview this week, in which she defended the Obama administration's foreign policy choices and claimed that soft power was working to reshape America's image in the world...

Analysis and Commentary

Up With Teachers, Not So Much With Unions

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Friday, August 19, 2011

Over the next couple of weeks, youngsters across the land will strap on their SpongeBob backpacks and lace up their new Converses...

In the News
In the News

Political Quotient’s with Tim Groseclose: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, August 22, 2011
In the News

O'Donohoe on Potato Chips and Salty Snacks

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, August 22, 2011
In the News

The Artists Who Made a Poster a Day: Uncovering a Trove of Soviet Art

with Hoover Institutionvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, August 20, 2011

A World War II-era poster now on view at Chicago's Art Institute shows a fearful Adolf Hitler being menaced by a variety of weapons...