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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Great New York City Bicycle Wars

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Daily Beast
Monday, December 14, 2009

The New York Post, feisty Boswell of the Big Apple, chronicles a delicious battle in Brooklyn between Hasidic Jews and hipsters. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Commonsense Health-Care Reforms

by Scott W. Atlasvia National Review
Monday, December 14, 2009

Trumpeting the straw-man argument that “doing nothing is simply unacceptable,” U.S. lawmakers continue to advocate a frighteningly sweeping government takeover of American health care. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Avoid a bad drug trip

by Henry I. Millervia Washington Times
Sunday, December 13, 2009

Federal regulators have warned that taking two common medicines together could harm millions of Americans. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Is America a Deer in the Headlights?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, December 13, 2009

No one quite knows what is going on. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Borenstein's Biased Reporting

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, December 13, 2009

I posted last week on Andrew C. Revkin's and John M. Broder's New York Times news story, to show how clever journalists can bias the reader at every turn. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

David Wessel’s Doubts About “Whatever It Takes”

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Sunday, December 13, 2009

Big Think is conducting a series of video interviews with economists, market participants, journalists, policymakers and others on the financial crisis to try to answer the pressing question of “what went wrong.” . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Whole Foods Republicans

by Michael J. Petrillivia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, December 13, 2009

The GOP needs to enlist voters who embrace a progressive lifestyle but not progressive politics. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

A Perfect Storm or It's Not My Fault?

by John B. Taylor with George P. Shultzvia Economics One (blog)
Saturday, December 12, 2009

This past week we held a conference on Ending Government Bailouts As We Know Them. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Ayn Rand and the World She Made

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, December 12, 2009

I posted briefly on Anne C. Heller's book, Ayn Rand and the World She Made, and have now finished it. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

The Best Sentence of the Week

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, December 11, 2009

Some students and I, in a special readings class, were working our way through some chapters of David Friedman's law and economics book, Law's Order. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Support Of Fannie And Freddie: Bipartisan And Beyond Words

by Thomas Sowellvia Investor's Business Daily
Friday, December 11, 2009

This is the fifth and final installment of our series excerpting the chapter on politics from Thomas Sowell's latest book, "The Housing Boom and Bust." . . .

Analysis and Commentary

How Pedophilia Lost Its Cool

by Mary Eberstadtvia First Things
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The reason that the monstrous crime of pedophilia matters is simple: In an increasingly secular age, it is one of the few taboos about which people on both sides of the religious divide can agree. . . .

Interviews
Interviews

REGISTER EXCLUSIVE: Thomas Sowell dissects intellectuals

with Thomas Sowellvia Orange County Register
Sunday, December 13, 2009

Thomas Sowell, certainly no fool but clearly an intellectual, has written a book on the subject, titled "Intellectuals and Society." . . .

In the News
In the News

An empire threatened by debt

with Niall Fergusonvia Hindu Business Line (India)
Monday, December 14, 2009

An interesting debate is taking place in the US between Keynesians like Prof. Paul Krugman and economic historians like Professor Niall Ferguson, about the rise of US debt and its impact on US' imperial ambitions. . . .

In the News

America is being outplayed

with Niall Fergusonvia Business Spectator (Australia)
Monday, December 14, 2009

Barnaby Joyce said in a wild interview with The Age last week that the United States might default on its debt soon. . . .

In the News

Reviving Federalism

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Monday, December 14, 2009

National and state government should be kept apart. . . .

In the News

Kling on Prosperity, Poverty, and Economics 2.0

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, December 14, 2009

Arnold Kling of EconLog and the author (with Nick Schulz) of From Poverty to Prosperity: Intangible Assets, Hidden Liabilities and the Lasting Triumph over Scarcity talks about the book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. . . .

In the News

Nuclear focus to Tokyo visit

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Australian
Monday, December 14, 2009

KEVIN Rudd visits Tokyo tomorrow to launch a major report on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation that could give him a front-row seat at next year's nuclear summits. . . .

In the News

Analysis: A year on, Iran, NKorea threats worsen

with William J. Perryvia Associated Press
Sunday, December 13, 2009

Another year has passed in the world's standoff with Iran and North Korea over nuclear weapons, and the situation has only gotten worse. . . .

In the News

Remembering Paul Samuelson

with Robert E. Hallvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, December 13, 2009

Paul A. Samuelson, whose analytical work laid the foundation for modern economics, died Sunday. . . .

In the News

Reading File

with Abbas Milanivia New York Times
Saturday, December 12, 2009

Our Decade of Deluded Thinking . . . .

In the News

Obama's remarkable tutorial

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Washington Times
Friday, December 11, 2009

Nobody teaches harder lessons than Experience, the lady who grades on the steepest curve. . . .

In the News

What Has Obama Accomplished

with Thomas Sowellvia Canada Free Press
Friday, December 11, 2009

Making the rounds of conservative talk shows lately is the question, “What has Obama accomplished so far?” . . .

In the News

Behind the headlines

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Financial Mail (South Africa)
Friday, December 11, 2009

Timothy Garton Ash, Oxford and Stanford don and veteran practitioner of what he describes as the "mongrel craft" of scholarship and journalism, has spent a lifetime in pursuit of the "subversive" truth behind the significant geopolitical developments - and inflated political rhetoric - of our times. . . .