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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Mortgage Interest Deduction Brouhaha

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, November 15, 2010

On November 10, 2010, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson...presented suggestions for spending cuts and tax increases to the 18 member group. Several personal income tax changes were included in the package...

Analysis and Commentary

Jerry Meandering

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Monday, November 15, 2010

The calendar may say that California is between gubernatorial administrations, but that doesn’t mean the media can’t engage in speculation about what kind of governor Jerry Brown will be...

Analysis and Commentary

Open Letter to Ben Bernanke

by Michael J. Boskin, Charles Calomiris, John F. Cogan, Niall Ferguson, John B. Taylorvia Real Time Economics (Wall Street Journal)
Monday, November 15, 2010

We believe the Federal Reserve’s large-scale asset purchase plan (so-called “quantitative easing”) should be reconsidered and discontinued. We do not believe such a plan is necessary or advisable under current circumstances...

Analysis and Commentary

Why I Do Not Like QE2

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, November 14, 2010

Other governments, and their central banks, have reacted vocally and negatively to the Federal Reserve’s plan for another round of quantitative easing...I believe that another large-scale Fed purchase of bonds is also against American interests...

Analysis and Commentary

The Perspective of Hindsight

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Sunday, November 14, 2010

President Bush’s new book Decision Points, and the interviews Bush has given in connection with the book, have caused some commentators from different parts of the political spectrum to suggest that Bush’s rhetorical and decision-making style..seems more attractive now than when he was president...

Analysis and Commentary

I Agree: Budget Cutting is Easy

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, November 14, 2010

I found it way easier than I thought it would be to cut the federal budget on the New York Times' interactive site. After I was done, the Times announced that I had solved the deficit. How did I do so...?

Analysis and Commentary

QE2 and G20

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Sunday, November 14, 2010

An unintended consequence of QE2 has been the strong openly voiced opposition from some of America’s traditional allies as well as those countries, like China, perceived to be on the other side of the bargaining table...

Analysis and Commentary

Letter: Flu Shots and Medical Evidence

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, November 13, 2010

Joe Queenan debunks, somewhat reluctantly, the post hoc, ergo propter hoc (after this, therefore because of this) fallacy, which mistakenly links two events as cause and effect. I will never forget a vivid, personal near-example of it...

Analysis and Commentary

Social Security Shortfall Warrants Action Soon

by Charles Blahousvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, November 12, 2010

On Tuesday, November 9, Bob Greenstein and I released our joint paper “Social Security Shortfall Warrants Action Soon,” sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Fiscal Policy Initiative...

Analysis and Commentary

Want to see ESEA Updated in 2011? Try this Approach

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Friday, November 12, 2010

With the votes finally counted almost everywhere, the fancies of education policy wonks turn to ESEA/NCLB, long overdue for reauthorization—and the subject of many aches, pains, and kvetches...

Analysis and Commentary

Did media screw up on polls during the 2010 midterm elections?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Friday, November 12, 2010

Most of the "mistakes" committed during this past Election Day were a function of the sampling techniques employed rather than huge late changes in the intentions of those likely to vote...

Analysis and Commentary

The New Congress and Education Policy

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Friday, November 12, 2010

Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk about what the election results are likely to mean for federal education policy. Will the landslide be followed by gridlock...?

Interviews
Interviews

David Henderson on the Terry Gilberg Show

with David R. Hendersonvia Terry Gilberg Show (KFYI)
Sunday, November 14, 2010

Terry has special guest economist David Henderson to talk about how the new Congress will deal with the economy...

Interviews

Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary

with Bertrand M. Patenaudevia C-Span2 Book TV
Saturday, November 13, 2010

Bertrand Patenaude talked about his book, Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary (Harper; August 25, 2009), which recounts the life of Red Army chief Leon Trotsky. Following his remarks he responded to audience members' questions...

Interviews

Eric Hanushek on Patt Morrison's Show

with Eric Hanushekvia Patt Morrison (KPCC)
Friday, November 12, 2010

One of the authors of the first-ever comprehensive study comparing U.S. students to students in 56 other countries counts a deep-seated incapacity to bring students up to the highest level of accomplishment in math...

Interviews

Morton Keller on LIFE w/Dr. Gluss

with Morton Kellervia LIFE w/Dr. Gluss (KFNX)
Friday, November 12, 2010

Latest Episode: Shari Olefson 0n Foreclosure Victims, Financial Stress & The American Dream and Morton Keller on Obama: The Presidency, Republicans, Foreign Policy and DADT...

Interviews

Lazear Interview on U.S. Economy, Jobs, Budget

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Bloomberg Television
Friday, November 12, 2010

Edward Lazear, a professor at Stanford University and former economic adviser to President George W. Bush, discusses the outlook for the U.S. economy. Lazear...also discusses government spending, tax policy and the Federal Reserve's second round of asset purchases...

Interviews

Ed Lazear on the Wall Street Journal Report

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal Report (CNBC)
Friday, November 12, 2010

Analysis on the economic and political news of the week with Ed Lazear, former chair of the Council of Economic Advisors...

Interviews

Eric Hanushek on Mike McConnell's Show

with Eric Hanushekvia Mike McConnell (WGN)
Friday, November 12, 2010

Mike takes your calls on the quality of education and welcomes Professor Eric Hanushek of the Hoover Institution Stanford University to enlighten us on the subject...

Interviews

Peter Schweizer on Secure Freedom Radio

with Peter Schweizervia Secure Freedom Radio
Friday, November 12, 2010

Today on Secure Freedom Radio with Frank Gaffney, Frank and Peter Schweizer discuss the Palestinian state and will the Federal Reserve board’s printing of money translate into the next act of ruination...

Interviews

Morton Keller on the Janet Mefferd Show

with Morton Kellervia Janet Mefferd Show
Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hour 2- Dr Morton Keller talks about President Obama in a historical context...

In the News
In the News

Robert Frank on Inequality

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, November 15, 2010
In the News

Fresh Attack on Fed Move

with Michael J. Boskin, John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, November 15, 2010
In the News

Cold warriors keep battling - against nuclear weapons

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Stanford Report
Monday, November 15, 2010
In the News

Senior boom begins amid economic bust

with Shelby Steelevia USA Today
Monday, November 15, 2010
In the News

Spheres of Influence

with Timothy Garton Ashvia New York Times Book Review
Sunday, November 14, 2010
In the News

Grading teachers is no easy assignment

with Eric Hanushekvia Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sunday, November 14, 2010
In the News

Mullen: Broadly tackling extremism will undermine 'uneducated' mullahs

with Hoover Institutionvia Blog Briefing Room (The Hill)
Saturday, November 13, 2010
In the News

Bailouts, Reframed as ‘Orderly Resolutions’

with Robert J. Barrovia New York Times
Saturday, November 13, 2010
In the News

Teachers take charge to save ailing public schools

with Michael J. Petrillivia Associated Press
Saturday, November 13, 2010
In the News

For Freshmen House Members, Which Orientation to Choose?

with Edwin Meese IIIvia Caucus (New York Times)
Friday, November 12, 2010