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Analysis and Commentary

Cancer Patients Deserve Faster Access to Life-Saving Drugs

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, May 2, 2009

As President Barack Obama's new Food and Drug Administration team of Margaret Hamburg and Joshua Sharfstein take the reins, they must decide what to do with off-label uses of FDA-approved drugs...

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In the News

Leamer on Macroeconomic Patterns and Stories

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, May 4, 2009

Ed Leamer, of UCLA and author of Macroeconomic Patterns and Stories, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about how we should use patterns in macroeconomic data and stories about those patterns to improve our understanding of the economy...

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Should congress pass the Employee Free Choice Act?

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Dubuque Telegraph Herald (IA)
Sunday, May 3, 2009

Not since the Carter administration has the American economy been so stressed...

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Mexico's economy gets slammed by flu epidemic

with Stephen Habervia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, May 3, 2009

The potentially deadly H1N1 flu virus is delivering a harsh blow to a Mexican economy and millions of poor workers already crushed by an economic contagion from the United States...

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N. Korea has small nuclear arsenal but lacks deployment ability: U.S. report

with William J. Perryvia Yonhap News (South Korea)
Sunday, May 3, 2009

North Korea possesses “a small nuclear arsenal” but may have the capability to deploy it, according to a recent U.S. report...

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Some Economics of Flu Pandemics

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, May 3, 2009

Every century or so, a major flu pandemic (an epidemic with a global impact) occurs...

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Expert Groups Largely Back Obama's Nuclear Stance

with William J. Perryvia Washington Post
Saturday, May 2, 2009

Two bipartisan panels of nuclear weapons experts are endorsing much of President Obama's ambitious arms-control effort in advance of next week's nonproliferation talks here between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton...

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Nashville preacher leads no-nuke push

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Tennessean
Saturday, May 2, 2009

Tyler Wigg-Stevenson doesn't carry peace signs or wear tie-dyed T-shirts emblazoned with "No Nukes."...

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Ferguson-Scowcroft Conference Call

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Council on Foreign Relations
Friday, May 1, 2009

CHARLES FERGUSON: Good morning, everyone. This is Charles Ferguson. I'm the Philip D. Reed Senior Fellow for Science and Technology at the Council on Foreign Relations, based in Washington, D.C. And it's my pleasure to release the Independent Task Force on U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy report...

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Same Data, Conflicting Forecasts

with Niall Fergusonvia New York Times
Friday, May 1, 2009

In the month since I last wrote in this space, there has been a surge of financial optimism...

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World Unprepared for Nuclear Disarmament, Report Says

with William J. Perryvia Global Security Newswire
Friday, May 1, 2009

While the Obama administration can take steps to reduce threats of nuclear proliferation and conflict, it is not yet possible to rid the world of nuclear weapons, says a report released yesterday by the Council on Foreign Relations (see GSN, April 6)...

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The Great Enigma

with George P. Shultzvia New York Times Book Review
Friday, May 1, 2009

Even those who count Ronald Reagan among the handful of great American presidents have a hard time saying exactly where his greatness lay, or how it made itself felt...

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The thinkers who predicted early on many aspects of this financial crisis

with Niall Fergusonvia RGE Monitor (NY)
Friday, May 1, 2009

Time magazine has kindly included me in its annual list of The 100 Most Influential People in the World...

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Krugman vs. Ferguson: a Battle of Decades

with Niall Fergusonvia Big Money (Blog)
Friday, May 1, 2009

So often discussion of economic policy drifts into "decade talk."...

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Count On This: Two Entertaining Economics Books

with Niall Fergusonvia NPR
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Like many people, I'm being kept awake at night by a financial crisis that I don't even understand...