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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Contrasts Between the US’s and UK’s Post-Recession Policies

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, October 31, 2010

So which approach will be more successful: the British one that will sharply reduce government spending and fiscal deficits, or the American one that believes these deficits are necessary, and perhaps even too small, to get this country out of the recession...?

Analysis and Commentary

High Taxes Matter

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Sunday, October 31, 2010

You doubt that high taxes matter? Then visit Monaco...Have a look at the benefits high tax states provide for low tax territories...

Analysis and Commentary

When Everything is Secret, Nothing is Secret

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Sunday, October 31, 2010

For more than a decade now, Steve Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists has been on a lonely crusade to get the government to declassify the annual top-line budget number for the intelligence community...

Analysis and Commentary

The Conversation: OK, Meg or Jerry, you've won: Now what?

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Sunday, October 31, 2010

Such is the fluid nature of campaigns and elections that the morning after California chooses its next chief executive, the conversation will shift from a historic victory obtained to what our soon-to-be oldest or first female governor intends to do with this bag-of-rocks office...

Analysis and Commentary

Why the Tea Party? Ask John Kerry.

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Saturday, October 30, 2010

John Kerry once again lashes out at the hoi polloi...

Analysis and Commentary

The Inexplicables

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, October 30, 2010

All the polls of independents and moderates show radical shifts and express unhappiness with higher taxes, larger deficits, a poor economy, and too much government...

Analysis and Commentary

Abolition of the Corporate Income Tax

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, October 30, 2010

Megan McArdle has a good post on her case for abolishing the corporate income tax. I say "good," not "excellent," because, in the midst of a comprehensive though succinct analysis, she doesn't get the issue of incidence correctly...

Analysis and Commentary

More Evidence on Why the Stimulus Didn't Work

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Saturday, October 30, 2010

Polls show that most Americans don't believe that the stimulus package worked, but debate continues among economists...

Analysis and Commentary

President McCain at Midterm

by Tod Lindbergvia Weekly Standard
Saturday, October 30, 2010

...[T]his is not fiction but rather an attempt to take what we know about American politics and ask what would have happened if, mirabile dictu, the 2008 election had gone the other way and John McCain were president of the United States today...

Analysis and Commentary

‘The Trojan Pragmatist’

by Mary Eberstadtvia Corner (National Review Online)
Friday, October 29, 2010

Kathryn’s thorough and informative interview with Stanley Kurtz about his new book, Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism, is must reading...

Analysis and Commentary

Making the world a better place

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, October 29, 2010

Greatness is all around us. It doesn’t come out of Washington. It comes out of you and me and how we live our lives...

Analysis and Commentary

Can’t We All Just Get a Bong?

by Bill Whalenvia Corner (National Review Online)
Friday, October 29, 2010

Polls show Prop 19 trailing. But are voters afraid to tell pollsters what they’re really thinking...?

Analysis and Commentary

A Prosecutor’s Response

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, October 29, 2010

Today, I had an exchange with a distinguished former terrorism prosecutor for whom I have enormous respect about my oped this morning and my earlier Lawfare proposal for multiple-venue prosecution of the 9/11 conspirators...

Analysis and Commentary

The tale of two Washingtons

by Scott S. Powellvia Washington Times
Friday, October 29, 2010

Obama's commerce secretary has a history of fiscal folly...

Analysis and Commentary

Sanity Is Overrated

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Daily Beast
Friday, October 29, 2010

Thousands gathered in Washington, D.C., on Saturday for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity, featuring a novel blend of politics and entertainment. "What exactly was this?" Stewart asked near the end of the show...

Analysis and Commentary

A Crossroads Election

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Most elections are about particular policies, particular scandals or particular personalities. But these issues don't mean as much this year— not because they are not important, but because this election is a crossroads election, one that can decide what path this country will take for many years to come...

Interviews
In the News
In the News

Quiggin on Zombie Economics

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, November 1, 2010
In the News

Marijuana legalization backers plan final ad blitz

with Joseph D. McNamaravia L.A. Now (Los Angeles Times)
Friday, October 29, 2010
In the News

2010 Elections Are Already Underway in a Dozen States

with Bill Whalenvia US News and World Report
Friday, October 29, 2010