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Who’s to Blame: Washington or Wall Street?

with Niall Fergusonvia Newsweek
Monday, March 30, 2009

It won't help anyone recoup the money lost in the housing bubble or the market crash or the recession, but there's a certain satisfaction in knowing where to put the blame...

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Taleb on the Financial Crisis

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, March 23, 2009

Nassim Taleb talks about the financial crisis, how we misunderstand rare events, the fragility of the banking system, the moral hazard of government bailouts, the unprecedented nature of really, really bad events, the contribution of human psychology to misinterpreting probability and the dangers of hubris...

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Equal Time: Maintain control at local level; link pay, performance

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Atlanta Journal Constitution
Sunday, March 22, 2009

President Barack Obama could be the Energizer Bunny...

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Experts' Advice On School Funding Divisive

with Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia Tampa Tribune
Sunday, March 22, 2009

To lift its education system out of a darkening economy, the state lined up three academic advisers with first-rate credentials...

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They Keep the Formulas in Place for a Reason

by Williamson M. Evers with Eric Hanushekvia Ed Policy
Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Sunday New York Times today has a front page article on the Obama administration's decision to channel its stimulus money to the states using existing formulas...

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Newsweek On Air: March 22, 2009

with John B. Taylorvia Newsweek On Air
Sunday, March 22, 2009

Perils of Populism, Blame Washington, Stem Cell Trial, Dealing With Disabilities, D. C. Thriller King, 6th Anniversary of Shock and ...

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Alternative teacher certification programs debated

with Hoover Institutionvia Arizona Republic
Sunday, March 22, 2009

States should do more to support alternative teacher-certification programs, in part by making licensure requirements more flexible, argues a report released this month by a Washington think tank...

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Match Making through the Internet

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Internet has produced revolutions in many kinds of behavior, such as greatly reducing the advantages from reading newspapers, but one of the most important is in providing easy access to various kinds of social interactions...

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Bonuses: Obama feels the heat

with Niall Fergusonvia Times (UK)
Sunday, March 22, 2009

A well-heeled crowd made its way to Rockefeller University in Manhattan last Wednesday to take part in a debate, but the mood was more akin to a fight night than the Oxford Union...

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Federal Reserve to buy up some Treasury bonds

with John B. Taylorvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, March 22, 2009

Relatively lost in the frenzy over $165 million in bonuses paid to AIG employees last week was an announcement by the Federal Reserve that it would take the highly unusual step of buying up to $300 billion worth of long-term Treasury bonds...

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Capping Pay — Part 2

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Sunday, March 22, 2009

On February 6, 2009, I blogged on the issue of capping pay and bonuses at $500,000 for financial firms receiving government (taxpayer) bailouts...

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Why We Could Learn From Sweden's Ikea Education

with Eric Hanushekvia Daily Express (UK)
Sunday, March 22, 2009

Britain has one of the highest-funded education systems on the planet, with more than £6,000 thrown each year at the schooling of every child...

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A Modest Proposal

by Gerald A. Dorfmanvia BritishPolitics-etc
Saturday, March 21, 2009

The media has been full of articles about the difficulty the Obama administration has had filling jobs at the cabinet and sub-cabinet level...

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Medvedev 'counting on a reset'

with George P. Shultzvia Associated Press
Saturday, March 21, 2009

Some of the biggest names in U.S. diplomacy of past decades met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and other Kremlin leaders Friday, in an effort to improve frosty relations that experts say could threaten many U.S. foreign policy goals...

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Now Is No Time to Give Up on Markets

with Gary S. Becker, John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, March 21, 2009

"What can we do that would be beneficial?...

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Would a Tax on Bonuses Be Constitutional?

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Barron's Online
Saturday, March 21, 2009

Experts are divided over the legality of imposing a 90% tax on the bonuses of people working in financial firms that have received federal bailout money, as a bill passed by the House would do...

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Senate sets hearing date for top US arms buyer

with William J. Perryvia Reuters
Friday, March 20, 2009

The Senate Armed Services Committee said it will review the nomination of Ashton Carter, an international-security expert and university professor, as the Pentagon's next chief weapons buyer, on March 26...

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Thoughts About Depressed Americans

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, March 20, 2009

Why are so many Americans so depressed about things these days?...

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Experts weigh in on Obama's Iran message

with Abbas Milanivia ABC 7 News (CA)
Friday, March 20, 2009

President Obama delivered a message to the Iranian government and its people offering a new beginning...

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Now Geithner Needs To Get Down To Business

with Niall Fergusonvia Forbes
Friday, March 20, 2009

Even the ultra-bearish Nouriel Roubini thinks that the recovery can get underway if the Treasury can just clean up the banking mess...

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Former top U.S. officials push diplomatic effort to repair ties with Russia

with George P. Shultzvia Associated Press
Friday, March 20, 2009

Three former U.S. secretaries of state are in Moscow to press an informal bid to seek an end to the big chill in relations between the old Cold War allies, which has hampered U.S. efforts in everything from the struggle against nuclear proliferation to supplying troops in Afghanistan...

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Secondary Sources: AIG Bonuses, Socialism, Credit Cards

with Gary S. Beckervia Wall Street Journal
Friday, March 20, 2009

A roundup of economic news from around the Web...

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Recession Killing Obama Climate Plan

with Gary S. Beckervia US News and World Report
Friday, March 20, 2009

Congress is trying to fast track healthcare reform...

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Takings Issue

with Richard A. Epsteinvia City Journal
Friday, March 20, 2009

Longtime Seattle resident Edith Macefield refused to sell her house to developers, even when their offer for it reached $1 million...

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George Soros interview: A very good crisis

with Niall Fergusonvia Australian
Thursday, March 19, 2009

George Soros is having a very good crisis...

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H3: Dr. Kenneth Tokita, Erwin Chemerinsky, John Eastman, Dr. John Taylor

with John B. Taylorvia Townhall
Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hour 3 - Hugh talks health care, and especially prostate cancer screening after a very misleading couple of news stories with Dr. Kenneth Tokita, legal news of the week with the Smart Guys, and economics with Hoover Institute scholar, Dr. John Taylor...

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Nobel Laureate on the Right Issues

with Michael Spencevia CNBC
Thursday, March 19, 2009

Washington should start focusing on the right issues, says Michael Spence, 2001 Nobel Laureate in economics/Stanford University Emeritus professor...

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Are chemicals altering the planet?

with Henry I. Millervia ABC 7 News (CA)
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Chemicals surround us; from the food we eat, to the electronic devices we use, to the clothes we wear...