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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A Russian Rift

by Paul R. Gregoryvia National Review Online
Monday, May 23, 2011

If we think our 2012 election will offer a stark choice, it’s nothing compared to Russia’s...

Analysis and Commentary

Are There Sizable Benefits From Extending the Lives of the Old and Frail?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, May 22, 2011

It might seem clear that research on extending the lives of frail persons over say age 80 does not produce much value to these persons or to society, but economic analysis of the “value of life” shows that this conclusion is far from obvious...

Analysis and Commentary

Chilling Words: Obama’s Regulators Are Now Punishing Thought Crime

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Sunday, May 22, 2011

If federal regulators base their actions on “motives,” they have assumed unlimited power...

Analysis and Commentary

Let Labor Compete: Why Does It Need NLRB Protection?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Sunday, May 22, 2011

If the New Theory of Unions holds any water, unions might be advised to turn their attention from politics to making their members more efficient and productive...

Analysis and Commentary

Causation From Base Money To The Multiplier: The QE2 Evidence

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Sunday, May 22, 2011

During the panic in the fall of 2008 some interpreted the explosion of the Fed's balance sheet and the monetary base (MB)—currency plus reserves of banks at the Fed—as an appropriate monetary policy response to a shift in the demand for the monetary base...

Analysis and Commentary

Corrupt Language Breeds Bad History and Bad Policy

by Bruce Thorntonvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, May 22, 2011

As the history of communism and fascism both illustrate, modern political tyranny has relied on fabricated history to legitimize its claims and actions, and such history in turn relies on the debasement of language...

Analysis and Commentary

Replacing Daniels in the Lion’s Den

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, May 22, 2011

How does Daniels not entering the lion’s den affect the field of remaining GOP presidential hopefuls...?

Analysis and Commentary

California’s Open Primary: An Open Can of Worms?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, May 20, 2011

In June 2010, California voters passed Proposition 14, changing the process for choosing primary winners...Judging by the results, Californians might want to take a mulligan on last year’s Prop 14 vote...

Analysis and Commentary

Environmentalists’ novel new legal theory

by James Huffmanvia Daily Caller (DC)
Friday, May 20, 2011

Whatever one’s view about the extent and risks of climate change and the need for government action, the filing of public trust-based cases in all 50 states should be recognized for what it is: an abuse of the judicial process...

In the News
In the News

AP-GfK Poll: Medicare doesn't have to be cut

with Charles Blahousvia Associated Press
Monday, May 23, 2011
In the News

Golden State blues

with Hoover Institution, Bill Whalenvia Washington Post
Friday, May 20, 2011