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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Legacy Preferences Make a Lot of Sense, Up to a Point

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, June 5, 2011

...[L]egacy admission policies have been widely criticized as being unfair to non-legacy applicants who may have better records. Such a criticism has merit from a narrow perspective, but a legacy policy may in the longer run help both students and faculty...

Analysis and Commentary

Sen on "Methodological Individualism"

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, June 4, 2011

About 14 people, roughly evenly split between philosophers and economists, are working our way through Amartya Sen's The Idea of Justice. One of the things I'll raise is a jarring passage on "methodological individualism..."

Analysis and Commentary

A Fresh Proposal for Peace in the Middle East

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Friday, June 3, 2011

I propose a people-for-people swap. There are an estimated 1.6-2.3 million Arabs resident in the West Bank and 1.7 million in Gaza. These 3.3-4.0 million Palestinian Arabs would be swapped for 4 million or more Egyptian Christian Copts...

Analysis and Commentary

Why Other States Are A Step Ahead of California

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, June 3, 2011

When it comes to operating in the red, no state comes close to California’s terrific (that’s “terrific”, in a negative sense, as in the French le terrible) budget deficit...Here are are a few thoughts as to what else ails the Golden State...

Analysis and Commentary

Bernanke, earn your money and save the greenback

by Scott S. Powellvia USA Today
Friday, June 3, 2011

If you're feeling uneasy about the economy and wondering why unemployment remains stubbornly high while money is so cheap, you are not alone...

Analysis and Commentary

Teacher merit pay will move districts forward

by Terry Ryanvia Cincinnati Enquirer
Friday, June 3, 2011

Moving toward a fairer and more modern system of gauging teacher effectiveness and using that information to inform personnel decisions will give districts the flexibility their leaders crave -and need even more when budgets are shrinking...

Analysis and Commentary

Libyan Limbo

by Matthew Waxmanvia Foreign Policy
Thursday, June 2, 2011

Six reasons why it's been so tough to get Qaddafi to quit...

Interviews
Interviews

Henry Miller on the John Batchelor Show

with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Sunday, June 5, 2011

...Henry Miller, Hoover Institution, in re: E. coli outbreak in Germany and Europe...

Interviews

Interview with Michael Spence

with Michael Spencevia Newsweek
Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Stanford economist talks about American inequality, the Chinese economy, and how to score a Nobel...

Interviews

William Damon, “Failing Liberty 101..."

with William Damonvia New Books in Public Policy
Friday, June 3, 2011

In our interview, we discuss Howard Zinn, Michael Barone, political correctness, and the status of the American Dream. Read all about it, and more, in Damon’s thought-provoking new book...

Interviews

The War on Poverty

with Walter E. Williamsvia Stossel (Fox Business)
Friday, June 3, 2011

Economist Walter Williams discusses why the war on poverty has hampered many in the black community...

Interviews

Williams: Welfare Has Broken up the Black Family

with Walter E. Williamsvia Stossel (Fox Business)
Friday, June 3, 2011

Economist Walter Williams discusses why a welfare state is impeding black Americans...

In the News
In the News

Shoot an Elephant, Save a Community

by Terry Anderson, Shawn Reganvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Monday, June 6, 2011
In the News

Reviving Memorial Day

by Diana Schaubvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Friday, June 3, 2011

What Frederick Douglass taught us about the holiday...