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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Uncle Sam and the Hostile Takeover

by Jonathan Maceyvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, March 21, 2011

Activist investors are often effective at raising corporate performance, but managements hate them and keep trying to skew the rules in their favor...

Analysis and Commentary

Time out on nuclear power?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Monday, March 21, 2011

It is not surprising, given their experience in the Second World War, that in following most of the advanced nations into substantial reliance on nuclear power that the Japanese are recognized worldwide for their elevated safety standards...

Analysis and Commentary

Presidential War Unilateralism and the Role of a Government Lawyer: The Case of Harold Koh

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, March 21, 2011

The U.S. invasion of Libya without authorization from (or even much consultation with) Congress has caused many people to note Barack Obama’s 2007 statement that “the President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation...

Analysis and Commentary

China Breaches its “One Country, Two Systems” Policy for Macao

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, March 21, 2011

China resumed sovereignty over Hong Kong on July 1, 1997, and Macao on December 20, 1999...

Analysis and Commentary

How we engineered the food crisis

by Henry I. Millervia Guardian (UK)
Sunday, March 20, 2011

Thanks to dysfunctional regulation of genetic engineering and misguided biofuels policy, the world's poorest are going hungry...

Analysis and Commentary

Straightjackets and “We Rule” Shirts

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Sunday, March 20, 2011

David Wessel writes about the "straitjacket" of a one-size-fits-all monetary policy in his Wall Street Journal column this week...

Analysis and Commentary

What a No-Fly Zone Means

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Sunday, March 20, 2011

Now that we are committed to a no-fly zone (an unwise idea, I think, given the absence of consistent aims or defined objectives), we must support it and ensure its success...

Analysis and Commentary

America Through the Looking Glass

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, March 20, 2011

President Obama yesterday praised Brazil for its new offshore oil industry and said he wants to buy as much oil as possible in this new win-win partnership...

Analysis and Commentary

Foreign Policy as Wishful Thinking

by Bruce Thorntonvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, March 20, 2011

The current military intervention in Libya by the West has been marketed with the claim that its purpose, as French President Sarkozy put it, is “to protect the civilian population from the murderous madness of a regime that has forfeited all claim to legitimacy...

Analysis and Commentary

Gas tax increase or budget gimmick?

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Sunday, March 20, 2011

On page 188 of the President’s budget, in Table S-8, we see a section titled “Reauthorize Surface Transportation...

Analysis and Commentary

The Economic Implications of the Japanese Earthquake Disaster and its Aftermath

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, March 20, 2011

Japan has certainly been unfortunate during the past couple of decades...

Analysis and Commentary

Thoughts on Thursday’s HASC Hearing

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Sunday, March 20, 2011

I have now had the chance to go over a transcript of Thursday’s House Armed Services Committee hearing on detention policy, at which Pentagon General Counsel Jeh Johnson and Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III both testified...

Analysis and Commentary

How to Help Poor People in Poor Countries, Part 2

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, March 20, 2011

I was gratified by the response--in quantity and quality--to my post yesterday, "How to Help Poor People in Poor Countries, Part 2." I promised to say what my colleagues wrote in response to my question..

Analysis and Commentary

Foul-Tasting Medications Harm Health

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Sunday, March 20, 2011

The federal government encourages adults to undergo a colonoscopy by age 50 and every ten years thereafter...

Analysis and Commentary

The Congressional Budget Office vs. the President

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Saturday, March 19, 2011

Yesterday the Congressional Budget Office released its preliminary analysis of the President’s budget proposal for FY12...

Analysis and Commentary

How to Help Poor People in Poor Countries, Part 1

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, March 19, 2011

A few weeks ago, we were discussing government-to-government foreign aid...

Analysis and Commentary

The U.S. sits one out

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Friday, March 18, 2011

Last night's U.N. Security Council resolution passed with no visible effort by the Obama administration...

Analysis and Commentary

Qadaffi’s “Cease Fire:” What Would Stalin Do?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Thinking About (Blog)
Friday, March 18, 2011

Republicans sometimes ask: “What would Reagan do? Christians ask: “What would Christ have done in this situation.” Dictators like Qadaffi, Saddam Hussein, and Kim Il Sung could ask the same question of their patron saint: Josif Stalin...

Analysis and Commentary

Student Finance: Bias at the BBC?

by Mark Harrisonvia Mark Harrison's Blog
Friday, March 18, 2011

According to a new report on the BBC website, headlined in last night's BBC TV and Radio news, "Graduates 'could pay back double their student loans...

Analysis and Commentary

Every Number Needs a Denominator

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Friday, March 18, 2011

Every number needs a denominator, my statistics professor taught me in my first year of graduate school...

Interviews
Interviews

Libya is different

with Fouad Ajamivia AC360 Blog (CNN.com)
Friday, March 18, 2011

Anderson Cooper, Jill Dougherty, Prof. Fouad Ajami, and author Robert Baer discuss the situation in Libya...

Interviews

Henry Miller on John Batchelor

with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Friday, March 18, 2011

Guests: Michael Vlahos, Naval War College; John Fund, WSJ; Dr. Henry Miller, Hoover; David Weidner, WSJ...

In the News
In the News

Coyle on the Economics of Enough

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, March 21, 2011
In the News

Mercury News interview: George Shultz, former secretary of state, now Stanford fellow

with George P. Shultzvia San Jose Mercury News
Friday, March 18, 2011

George P. Shultz is an economist, businessman, statesman and Republican Party strategist who is probably best known as secretary of state during the Reagan administration...

In the News

Public Broadcasting Should Go Private

with David Davenportvia townhall.com
Friday, March 18, 2011