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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Government Sector Unions

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, March 27, 2011

The main story of unions during the past half-century in the United States is the sharp decline in union membership to only 7% of private sector workers, and the equally sharp growth of union membership to 36% of all government employees...

Analysis and Commentary

President Obama’s Ten Libyan Paradoxes

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, March 27, 2011

The president speaks tomorrow on Libya...But there are existential problems with Libya that will have to be addressed, whether Obama chooses to or not...

Analysis and Commentary

Deficits are an important but incomplete metric

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Sunday, March 27, 2011

We need to expand our scope and think about two allocation decisions made in each year’s budget debate...

Analysis and Commentary

How to Raise the Status of Teachers: Restructure Compensation

by Michael J. Petrillivia Room for Debate (New York Times)
Sunday, March 27, 2011

The current budget crisis could pave the way for a restructured teacher compensation system along these lines once the money returns...

Analysis and Commentary

Misunderstanding Prescriptive Versus Descriptive Monetary Policy Rules

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Sunday, March 27, 2011

Monetary policy rules can be used both for prescriptive and descriptive purposes, but it’s important to be clear about which purpose one has in mind...

Analysis and Commentary

The Secularist Delusion

by Bruce Thorntonvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, March 27, 2011

The dubious received wisdom rationalizing our current intervention in Libya was crystallized in Senator John Kerry’s recent essay...Apparently, many in Egypt didn’t get Kerry’s idealistic memo...

Analysis and Commentary

More on BP in Russia: Predicted Final Score: Russia ¾, BP ¼

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friday and Saturday’s papers brought more news of BP’s travails in Russia,...[and] BP’s chances do not look good...

Analysis and Commentary

Blogging Blocked in Beijing

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Saturday, March 26, 2011

One of the things I like most about blogging is that I can post from anywhere in the world—Tokyo, Milan, Washington—not just from my home or office at Stanford. Well not exactly...

Analysis and Commentary

Geraldine Ferraro's legacy

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Saturday, March 26, 2011

Once in the limelight, Ferraro was a smart, colorful personality who brought credit to herself, her party and her country...

The White House
Analysis and Commentary

When Reagan was shot, who was ‘in control’ at the White House?

by Richard V. Allenvia Washington Post
Saturday, March 26, 2011

A powerful Cabinet secretary had made a shocking mistake during a national crisis that demanded he display calm and command. The inside story of that moment, however, is both more mundane and more worrisome...

Analysis and Commentary

What happened to stimulus vs. austerity?

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Friday, March 25, 2011

Stimulus lost the debate. Austerity won. And Winning the Future is a diversion...

Analysis and Commentary

A Conservative’s Dilemma: School Choice versus Fiscal Responsibility

by Terry Ryanvia Education Next
Friday, March 25, 2011

What’s more important for conservatives – more school choice or making our ends meet...?

Analysis and Commentary

The Worst Thing

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, March 25, 2011

The White House is unsuccessfully trying to spin themselves out of criticism about Libya by adopting a tone of weary indulgence...

Analysis and Commentary

Observations on the Evolution of Economic Policies

by Michael Spencevia iMFdirect
Friday, March 25, 2011

One gets the impression that the crisis has triggered a response that it should trigger, and we have embarked on a path of rethinking conceptual frameworks...

Analysis and Commentary

Why the Stimulus Failed to Boost Infrastructure in the US: A Comparison With China

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Friday, March 25, 2011

Despite its large size, the 2009 U.S. stimulus package failed to increase government infrastructure spending or other government purchases as its promoters had claimed it would...

Analysis and Commentary

The FBI’s Miranda Memo: Some Thoughts

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, March 25, 2011

The major significance of the FBI’s Miranda memo, in my view, having now read it, is two-fold...

Analysis and Commentary

Oval Office address inevitable?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Friday, March 25, 2011

I don’t believe the president is capable of explaining his quirky policies in the Middle East any more than I am capable of understanding them...

Interviews
Interviews

Ajami: Syrians are finding their courage

with Fouad Ajamivia Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
Friday, March 25, 2011

Prof. Fouad Ajami speaks with CNN's Sanjay Gupta about the protests and calls for reform in Syria...

Interviews

In Egypt, old habits die hard

with Fouad Ajamivia Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
Friday, March 25, 2011

Prof. Fouad Ajami and CNN's Ivan Watson discuss Egypt's transition away from decades of rule by the Mubarak regime...

Interviews

Lazear Doesn't Expect `Much of a Change' After Hoenig

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Surveillance Midday (Bloomberg Television)
Friday, March 25, 2011

Edward Lazear, a professor at Stanford University and former economic adviser to President George W. Bush, discusses the impact of Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Thomas Hoenig's decision to retire on Fed monetary policy...

Interviews

Lazear on US Budget Woes

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal Report (CNBC)
Friday, March 25, 2011

Former Presidential advisor Ed Lazear discusses the country's unsustainable budget crisis and its threat to the U.S. economy...

In the News
In the News

Republicans Are Winning the Budget Fight

with Keith Hennesseyvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, March 28, 2011
In the News

Group That Beat Back Proposition 23 Is Reborn

with George P. Shultzvia Green (New York Times)
Friday, March 25, 2011
In the News

Story of Iran's Shah feels eerily up to date

with Abbas Milanivia Chicago Tribune
Friday, March 25, 2011