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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Internationalizing China’s Currency

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, January 3, 2011

China is pursuing a strategy of gradually internationalizing its currency, the renminbi (people’s money) denominated in yuan (dollar), jiao (ten cents), and fen (cents)...

Analysis and Commentary

The Manhattan Project Of Illegal Immigration

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Monday, January 3, 2011

Why do millions of Mexican nationals see America as racist, exploitative — and worth everything to get to and stay in...?

Analysis and Commentary

Implications of International Comparisons of Student Performance

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, January 2, 2011

Despite all the qualifications, scores on standardized tests, like the PISA tests, are much more effective ways to compare student achievements in different countries than are average years of schooling and other measures of school years completed...

Analysis and Commentary

Raging Against “Them”

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, January 2, 2011

In short, there is no “them” who wrecked Greece, ruined California, subverted the climate change movement, sidetracked a half century of liberalism to come, or discredited mega-deficit spending...

Analysis and Commentary

Further Advice for a Future Regulator

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, January 2, 2011

Tyler Cowen posted a while ago about some advice for a future regulator...I have two pieces of advice of my own to add...

Analysis and Commentary

Nevermore Perched Outside My Chamber Door

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Sunday, January 2, 2011

When it comes to education, teacher unions—and their left-leaning allies—are never wrong, no, never, nevermore...In “bleak December,” I resolved to prove that dreary proposition wrong...

Analysis and Commentary

WikiLeaks no favor to historians

by Kiron K. Skinnervia CNN.com
Saturday, January 1, 2011

Kiron Skinner says leak sites springing up globally will stifle private diplomatic exchanges scholars rely on to make sense of the past and will transform the study of history...

Analysis and Commentary

Reply to My Critics on Foreign Policy

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, January 1, 2011

...[I]f you say that given the facts of the case, the U.S. government has the right to invade Afghanistan and put innocent people at risk..., then it follows that the Venezuelan government has the right to attack the United States and put innocent Americans at risk...

Analysis and Commentary

Question for My Foreign-Policy Critics

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, January 1, 2011

In the comments on my post yesterday, Prakhar Goel, Patrick R. Sullivan, and Shayne Cook were critical of my views on U.S. foreign policy...So here's my question to them...

Analysis and Commentary

A Spoonful of Sugar Will Soon Cost More

by Henry I. Miller, Gregory Conkovia Wall Street Journal
Friday, December 31, 2010

Environmental lawsuits to obstruct and delay biotech crops will raise food prices in 2011...

Analysis and Commentary

Russia in 2010: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

by Mark Harrisonvia Mark Harrison's Blog
Friday, December 31, 2010

Where will Russia go in 2011? Under Putin and Medvedev, Russia is not a democracy but the Russian government is not heading back to Soviet-type totalitarianism...

Analysis and Commentary

The 10 most important American economic policy issues of 2010

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Friday, December 31, 2010

Here is my view of the 10 most important American economic policy issues of 2010...

Analysis and Commentary

A Very Good Year for Economics Videos, Especially Cartoons

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Friday, December 31, 2010

Short video clips are a good way to get students interested in economics and help them understand the basics...Here are some new videos which I think would be useful in the classroom if placed in context and used to generate discussion...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama's Presidency Joins the Fray

by Fouad Ajamivia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Americans prefer a leader who does not stand aloof from the weight and the lessons of our history...

Interviews
Interviews

Basic Economics Revisited with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Thomas Sowellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, January 3, 2011

Who was to blame for financial crisis? Thomas Sowell points some fingers...

In the News
In the News

Man of War

with Fouad Ajamivia Newsweek
Monday, January 3, 2011
In the News

Hanson on the Technological Singularity

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, January 3, 2011
In the News

Brown's third inaugural may offer hope amid the gloom

with Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Monday, January 3, 2011
In the News

The Tale of How Insulin Came to Market

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Sunday, January 2, 2011

This inspiring story proves that medical innovation occurs in spite of, not because of, government regulators like the FDA...

In the News

How to Break Bread With the Republicans

with Eric Hanushekvia New York Times
Sunday, January 2, 2011
In the News

Gov.-elect Rick Scott eyes 'game-changing' education overhaul

with Paul E. Petersonvia Orlando Sentinel
Sunday, January 2, 2011
In the News

5 Myths About the Chinese Communist Party

with Robert Servicevia Foreign Policy
Sunday, January 2, 2011
In the News

Gavin Newsom lived on the political edge

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Examiner
Sunday, January 2, 2011
In the News

2011 resolutions: What would a Nobel Laureate do?

with Gary S. Beckervia Prism Money (Reuters)
Friday, December 31, 2010
In the News

Climate change cost-benefit: What's the upside to global warming?

with Thomas Gale Moorevia Christian Science Monitor
Friday, December 31, 2010
In the News

Jack O'Connell lists successes as schools chief

with Williamson M. Eversvia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, December 31, 2010
In the News

Economics Professors Will Consider Code of Ethics

with Robert E. Hallvia Bloomberg
Friday, December 31, 2010
In the News

Academic Economists to Consider Ethics Code

with Robert E. Hallvia New York Times
Friday, December 31, 2010