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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Beware of Greeks Bearing Debt

by Fouad Ajamivia Newsweek
Monday, December 12, 2011

Greece lives with the sense that it is exempt from the demands of political and economic discipline...

Analysis and Commentary

Vladimir Putin Is In a Box: What the Demonstrators Should Demand

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Monday, December 12, 2011

Fifty thousand demonstrators are shouting “Russia without Putin!” as I write this post...

Analysis and Commentary

Debate Thoughts

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, December 11, 2011

As luck (and Luck) would have it, Saturday night’s Republican presidential debate in Iowa began just moments after the awarding of the Heisman Trophy in Manhattan...

Analysis and Commentary

NYT's Jeff Sommer's Shoddy Reporting

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, December 11, 2011

In "Good Morning: You're Nobel Laureates," a December 3 piece on Thomas Sargent and Christopher Sims, the most recent recipients of the Nobel prize in economics, Jeff Sommer writes...

Analysis and Commentary

John Brennan on NDAA Veto Threat

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Saturday, December 10, 2011

President Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, has given an extended interview to NPR on the administration’s view of the NDAA’s detainee affairs provision and its threat to veto the legislation...

Analysis and Commentary

The Euro and the Common Core

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Friday, December 9, 2011

If you hope the Euro crashes, that this week’s Brussels summit fails, and that European commerce returns to francs, marks, lira, drachma, and pesetas, you may be one of those rare Americans who also seeks the demise of the Common Core State Standards Initiative in U.S. education...

Analysis and Commentary

The Obama Administration’s War on Stuyvesant and Thomas Jefferson

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Friday, December 9, 2011

Last week, the Departments of Education and Justice released new guidance for school districts and institutions of higher education on constitutionally-sound ways to encourage racial diversity and avoid racial isolation...

In the News
In the News

Bachmann turning on the overdrive?

with Charles Blahousvia Washington Post
Monday, December 12, 2011
In the News

Populist-in-Chief

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Monday, December 12, 2011

Can Obama's progressive policies save the middle class from economic hardship...

In the News

What's In the Social Security Trust Funds, Or: Why Continuing the Payroll Tax Cut Could Eventually End Social Security as We Know It

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Monday, December 12, 2011

The ongoing effort to partially convert Social Security from payroll-tax-financing to income-tax-financing – by further cutting the payroll tax as a stimulus measure and replacing the funds with general revenues – may in short order put an end to the longstanding conception of Social Security as a benefit earned by worker contributions...

In the News

Munger on Profits, Entrepreneurship, and Storytelling

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, December 12, 2011
In the News

Europe with James Delingpole: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, December 12, 2011