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Barack Obama
Analysis and Commentary

America's Global Retreat

by Niall Fergusonvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, February 24, 2014

Since former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke uttered the word "taper" in June 2013, emerging-market stocks and currencies have taken a beating.

Bank of America
Analysis and Commentary

The Blight of Bank Bailouts

by Charles Calomiris, Stephen Habervia Washington Examiner
Monday, February 24, 2014

Is there hope for reform? Perhaps not, at least until we recognize a major source of the world's government debt. When economists and politicians talk about the problem of unsustainable government debt, they often focus on the need to rein in government budgets and entitlement policies. 

Beijing, China
Analysis and Commentary

The Foreign Policy Essay: Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy—Better Than It Looks

by Stephen D. Krasnervia Lawfare
Monday, February 24, 2014

Editor’s Note: As the United States confronts a range of challenges in the coming decades, pundits and policymakers alike fret that partisan polarization, growing isolationism among the American people, and political institutions that are not up to the tas

Analysis and Commentary

Kiev, Europe's Dangerous Crossroads

by Mark Harrisonvia Mark Harrison's Blog
Monday, February 24, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

The Imperfect “ObamaCore” Analogy

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Monday, February 24, 2014

There are vast differences between ObamaCare and the Common Core when it comes to federal involvement.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Marijuana Should be Decriminalized

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

Olympics Host Putin Protects Mother Russia From A Tangerine-Tossing Student (And A Teenage Girl Too)

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Saturday, February 22, 2014

Keep the image of Alexandra Dukhanina being mauled by security forces in your minds when you view the beaming face of Vladimir Putin at Sunday’s closing ceremony. The smile on his face may be that, the charm offensive over, he can go back to being himself.

Analysis and Commentary

Record-High Deficits Are Not "Austerity"

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Friday, February 21, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian Podcast: Chattanooga, Volkswagen, and the Future of Unionsrust

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Listen to Chattanooga, Volkswagen, and the Future of Unions by Hoover Institution: Richard Epstein looks at the United Auto Workers’ failure to unionize a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee and what it means for the future of... | Explore the largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music & audio.

Analysis and Commentary

Reform or Bust

by Carson Brunovia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, February 20, 2014
In the News
In the News

Robert Frank on Coase

with Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 24, 2014

Robert Frank of Cornell University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the implications of Ronald Coase's views on externalities. Drawing on his book, The Darwin Economy, Frank explores the implications of Coase's perspective for assessing public policy challenges...

In the News

Still Too Big to Fail?

with Stephen Haber, Charles Calomirisvia National Review Online
Monday, February 24, 2014

Boosting megabanks’ capital cushion could preclude future bailouts.

In the News

Land of Inequality

with Carson Brunovia National Review Online
Monday, February 24, 2014

From the March 10, 2014, issue of NR

In the News

Tiger Mom Amy Chua Roars With New Controversial Book About ‘America’s Elite’

with Ze’ev Wurmanvia Miami Herald
Sunday, February 16, 2014

In their book The Triple Package, Yale Law School professors Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld say a mixture of shared traits have helped some groups, including Cuban Americans, lift themselves into “America’s elite.”