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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Congressional Budget Office Says the Stimulus Created Several Million Jobs

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, August 30, 2010

CBO’s estimate of the increase in the budget deficit due to ARRA during fiscal years 2009-2019 is $814 billion, a modest increase of $27 billion in the projected deficit of $787 billion when ARRA was being considered...

Analysis and Commentary

The Folly of Subsidizing Unemployment

by Robert J. Barrovia Wall Street Journal
Monday, August 30, 2010

My calculations suggest the jobless rate could be as low as 6.8%, instead of 9.5%, if jobless benefits hadn't been extended to 99 weeks...

Analysis and Commentary

Letters: Iraq Represents a U.S. Achievement

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, August 30, 2010

Defeating an insurgency ranks high in exorcising the Vietnam syndrome and providing lessons and insights on how to wage war on shadowy insurgents...

Analysis and Commentary

Politics Masquerading as Law

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Monday, August 30, 2010

Spanish courts are once again exercising their political muscle in the name of international law...

Analysis and Commentary

How Dismal is the Fiscal Future For America and Europe?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, August 29, 2010

Faster long term growth in per capita incomes and real reform in the looming health and retirement entitlement are the only truly effective and efficient ways to greatly reduce the risk of eventual default on sovereign debt by the US, Europe, and other nations...

Analysis and Commentary

America — Behind the Mosque

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, August 29, 2010

We’ve had nearly a month now of fruitless acrimony over the Ground Zero mosque. About everything that can be said has been said...

Analysis and Commentary

New Ideas about Monetary Policy from Jackson Hole

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Sunday, August 29, 2010

The main thing I took away from Ben Bernanke’s opener [at the annual monetary conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming] was his call for a “cost-benefit” approach to determine whether another dose of unorthodox large scale asset purchases is needed...

Analysis and Commentary

Use Ohio's value-added data to assess teacher effectiveness

by Terry Ryanvia Plain Dealer (OH)
Sunday, August 29, 2010

Nothing matters more to student learning than teacher quality. Not class size, not poverty, not family background, not even overall school quality...

Analysis and Commentary

The Death of Conservatism Was Greatly Exaggerated

by Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, August 28, 2010

In 2008 liberals proclaimed the collapse of Reaganism. Two years later the idea of limited government is back in vogue...

Analysis and Commentary

Friday GDP arithmetic

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Friday, August 27, 2010

We have new GDP numbers from the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis...

Analysis and Commentary

Did the Education Next Reader Poll Predict the Race to the Top Winners?

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Friday, August 27, 2010

There were 19 finalists, 10 winners. So chances of any of the finalists winning were a bit better than a bet on a black square at the roulette wheel, as that bet has a tad bit less than 50-50 chance. In the RttT gamble, the odds for the finalists were a bit better than 50-50...

Analysis and Commentary

Potpourri For a Friday

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Friday, August 27, 2010

The federal government has heavily involved itself in the U.S. economy during the past decade. Its interventions includes banks, vehicles, health care, financial regulation, and so on...

Analysis and Commentary

The Sources of American Anger

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Friday, August 27, 2010

Barack Obama, the great healer, is proving to be the most divisive president since Richard Nixon...

Analysis and Commentary

Why the GOP Should Embrace the Tea Party's Extreme Message

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Daily Beast
Friday, August 27, 2010

Now that the "Palin Primaries" are behind us, Republicans may try to attract more voters by moving to the center. But Tunku Varadarajan says the GOP should continue to channel the activist group’s energy...

Analysis and Commentary

The Decline in Civil Liberties

by David R. Hendersonvia Freeman
Monday, August 23, 2010

Americans are no longer free to travel by commercial air without showing a government official a government-issued ID...In an important way, the United States has become Sovietized...

Interviews
Interviews

Daniel Pink on Drive, Motivation, and Incentives

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, August 30, 2010

Daniel Pink, author of Drive, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about drive, motivation, compensation, and incentives. Pink discusses the implications of using monetary rewards as compensation in business and in education...

Interviews

Politics with Haley Barbour: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Haley Barbourvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, August 30, 2010

Mississippi governor Haley Barbour discusses the decades-long rise of the Republican party in the South...

Interviews

Testing Teachers

with Eric Hanushekvia American Public Media
Friday, August 27, 2010

Teachers matter. A lot. Studies show that students with the best teachers learn three times as much as students with the worst teachers. Researchers say the achievement gap between poor children and their higher-income peers could disappear if poor kids got better teachers...

Interviews

Stanford's Taylor Interview

with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Friday, August 27, 2010

John Taylor, a professor of economics at Stanford University, discusses Federal Reserve monetary policy and the prospects for a double-dip recession in the U.S. Taylor speaks from the Fed's annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with Betty Liu on Bloomberg Television’s “In the Loop...”

In the News
In the News

Religion and the Perfection of Love

with Mary Eberstadtvia Huffington Post
Monday, August 30, 2010
In the News

Pete Wilson now behind the scenes in Meg Whitman's campaign

with Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Monday, August 30, 2010
In the News

Ponzi fraud hurts victims more than it helps scammer

with Gary S. Beckervia Idaho Statesman
Sunday, August 29, 2010
In the News

Economists agree: Stimulus created nearly 3 million jobs

with John B. Taylorvia USA Today
Sunday, August 29, 2010
In the News

Obama to hit campaign trail after island vacation

with Morris P. Fiorinavia Boston Globe
Sunday, August 29, 2010
In the News

Economists Consider Asset Purchases By Central Banks

with John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, August 28, 2010
In the News

You can’t afford to get signals crossed in the underworld

with Michael Spencevia Financial Times
Saturday, August 28, 2010
In the News

Testing Teachers

with Eric Hanushekvia American Public Media
Friday, August 27, 2010