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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Why the Job Market Feels So Dismal

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, May 16, 2011

The number of hires is the same today as it was when we were shedding jobs at record rates...

Analysis and Commentary

Illegal Immigrants Do Work Americans Won’t Do

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, May 16, 2011

Proponents of “comprehensive immigration reform,” a combination of stronger border control measures and a path to citizenship for those already here who may have entered illegally, argue that those already here and even more immigrants will be needed in the future to do the jobs lawful resident Americans won’t do...

Analysis and Commentary

The Huck Stops Here

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, May 15, 2011

By chance, I’m watching a PBS documentary on the Krakatoa volcanic eruption of 1883 as I write about Mike Huckabee’s Saturday night announcement...

Analysis and Commentary

The Fellow Travelers of Jihadism

by Bruce Thorntonvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, May 15, 2011

The post-mortem revelations of Osama bin Laden’s daily habits have confirmed the orthodox narrative about the al Qaeda chief...

Analysis and Commentary

Social Security and Longevity: A Follow-Up

by Charles Blahousvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, May 15, 2011

Last week I published a piece at E21 explaining the relationship between longevity trends and proposals to increase Social Security’s eligibility age...

Analysis and Commentary

Subsidies to Oil and Other Energy Sources

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, May 15, 2011

President Obama and members of Congress are calling for a sharp reduction in the substantial direct subsidies to American oil companies...

Analysis and Commentary

Alibaba and the Chinese Thieves (Yahoo in China): Serious Questions About China’s Growth Prospects

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Sunday, May 15, 2011

U.S. business may know something about China they are not telling us...

Analysis and Commentary

Atlas Shrugged--And I Didn't

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, May 15, 2011

My title is a takeoff on the title of P.J. O'Rourke's panning of the movie Atlas Shrugged...

Analysis and Commentary

More on Seniors, Guns And Money

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Saturday, May 14, 2011

Paul Krugman returned to the debate with me about federal spending in his New York Times column yesterday...

Analysis and Commentary

A Banner Day for Media Bias: The NYT’s Friday the 13th On Global Warming

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Saturday, May 14, 2011

The New York Times outdid itself in media bias on Friday the 13th...

Analysis and Commentary

“The Cup of Lawfare”

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Saturday, May 14, 2011

I was inexpressibly moved yesterday when I opened a surprise package that showed up in my office from a military base in Afghanistan...

Analysis and Commentary

Show Me Compassion: Throw Me in Prison

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, May 14, 2011

Washington Post columnist and former Bush speech writer, Michael Gerson, gives a strange argument against Ron Paul...

Analysis and Commentary

Fantasies, Present and Future

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, May 13, 2011

The Obama administration has offered a number of recent fantasies...

Analysis and Commentary

A Race Newt-Ral Proposition

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, May 13, 2011

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich made it official Wednesday night via Twitter and Sean Hannity’s Fox News show: he’s a candidate for president (here’s the video of said announcement)...

Analysis and Commentary

Libya and the War Powers Act

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, May 13, 2011

The Obama Administration is edging up on the 60 day limit beyond which no President of the United States can legally keep American military forces involved in combat without approval of the Congress...

Analysis and Commentary

The Strange Case of John Brennan

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Friday, May 13, 2011

I am mystified by the various metamorphoses and general weirdness in the recent statements from John Brennan, Obama’s anti-terrorism czar...

Analysis and Commentary

The NYT’s Conservative Columnist: Future Congresses To Make Future Spending Cuts?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Daily Report
Friday, May 13, 2011

“Conservative” NYT columnist, David Brooks, has suddenly turned optimist...

Interviews
Interviews

Bouts of Contagion Ahead?

with Michael Spencevia Squawk Box (CNBC)
Monday, May 16, 2011

Michael Spence, NYU Stern School of Business professor, discusses what the Strauss-Kahn arrest means for the European debt crisis...

Interviews

Patterns of Influence

with Michael Spencevia WNYC
Monday, May 16, 2011

On today’s show: Nobel Prize-winning economist Michael Spence explains what will happen to international politics and the environment if current trends continue...

Interviews

Facts and Fallacies with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Thomas Sowellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, May 16, 2011
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