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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Research gains at risk

by Scott W. Atlasvia Washington Times
Sunday, November 15, 2009

As the world accelerates technology solutions for everything from education to commerce to environmental health to economic growth, our president is focused on government centralization and traveling back in time to "reform" American health care. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Will We Go the Way of Japan? No, Unless US Government Policies Discourage Growth

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, November 15, 2009

The ratio of federal government spending to American GDP was quite stable at about 20% for about 40 decades, but this ratio has been rising rapidly during the past year, and it is beginning to approach 30%. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

The Great Wallop

by Niall Fergusonvia New York Times
Sunday, November 15, 2009

A FEW years ago we came up with the term “Chimerica” to describe the combination of the Chinese and American economies, which together had become the key driver of the global economy. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Thoughts from the Later Republic

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, November 14, 2009

Contrast recent media coverage . . . .

Analysis and Commentary

FDA May Decide to Raise Transactions Costs

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, November 14, 2009

The headline in the New York Times is, "F.D.A. Says It May Ban Alcoholic Drinks With Caffeine." . . . .

Analysis and Commentary

What Bush Inherited, and What He Left Left Behind

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Saturday, November 14, 2009

George W. Bush inherited a recession. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Did Oil Price Increases Contribute Much to Stagflation?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, November 13, 2009

One of the standard claims made about the 1970s is that a major contributor to inflation and low growth was OPEC. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Stop The (Health Reform) Juggernaut

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Friday, November 13, 2009

The Pelosi bill will hurt not only drugmakers, but patients too. . . .

Interviews
Interviews

Economy's Road Ahead

with John Shovenvia CNBC
Thursday, November 12, 2009

Discussing the main challenges facing the U.S. economy, with John Shoven, Stanford University economics professor and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo. . . .

In the News
In the News

The UN’s water torture

by Henry I. Millervia Gm Crops (Landes Bioscience Journals)
Friday, January 1, 2010

The UN’s attempts to attain and maintain international peace and comity too often degenerate into exercises in ineffective, politicized, lowest-common-denominator diplomacy, but a worse menace is its ambition to become the regulator of many products and activities, including chemicals and biotechnology. . . .

In the News

Posner on the Financial Crisis

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, November 16, 2009

Richard Posner, federal judge and prolific author, discusses the financial crisis with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Posner (despite the title of his recent book on the crisis, A Failure of Capitalism) places most of the blame for the crisis on the Federal Reserve, inattentive regulators and the subsidization of risk. . . .

In the News

Satan, the great motivator

with Robert J. Barro, Rachel M. McClearyvia Boston Globe
Sunday, November 15, 2009

A pair of Harvard researchers recently examined 40 years of data from dozens of countries, trying to sort out the economic impact of religious beliefs or practices. . . .

In the News

Obama Says Time Running Out for Iran in Negotiations

with Michael McFaulvia Bloomberg
Sunday, November 15, 2009

President Barack Obama said time is running short for Iran to accept terms of a deal offered by international negotiators seeking to prevent the Islamic republic from building a nuclear weapon. . . .

In the News

US-Russian Negotiators Likely to Miss December 5 Deadline for New Nuclear Treaty

with Michael McFaulvia ABC News
Sunday, November 15, 2009

After months of insisting negotiators would make the December 5, 2009, deadline, President Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev acknowledged today that they were now attempting to have a re-negotiated START nuclear disarmament treaty ready to sign by the end of the year instead of by December 5 when the old START treaty expires. . . .

In the News

Russia, U.S. leaders discuss arms pact, Iran

with Michael McFaulvia Reuters
Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Russian and U.S. presidents said on Sunday they hoped to strike a new deal for arms cuts by the end of the year. . . .

In the News

Terrorists: No gray areas

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Monroe News Star (LA)
Sunday, November 15, 2009

Many times, facts are facts and no matter how hard people try to tell you we shouldn't form certain decisions based on those facts, I don't need to examine every situation for all of its nuances when certain similarities keep rearing their ugly heads. . . .

In the News

European Intellectuals Warn Of Democracy Crisis 20 Years After Berlin Wall's Fall

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty
Saturday, November 14, 2009

Public cynicism and corruption in politics are threatening democracy in Europe. . . .

In the News

Today's PC Army

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Toledo Blade
Saturday, November 14, 2009

ARMY Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan has shined a spotlight on the intellectual and moral shortcomings of America's self-anointed elite. . . .

In the News

The rich aren't made of money

with Michael J. Boskinvia Los Angeles Times
Friday, November 13, 2009

Democrats treat wealthy Americans as a renewable resource that can never be exhausted by taxes. . . .

In the News

Fort Hood and Religious Liberty Topics at Federalist Society Panel

with Michael McConnellvia Legal Times
Friday, November 13, 2009

One week after the mass shooting at Fort Hood, a Federalist Society panel today took up the constitutional implications of law enforcement officials sitting in on religious gatherings during a larger discussion on religious liberty. . . .

In the News

What's behind Greg Craig's resignation?

with Benjamin Wittesvia Foreign Policy
Friday, November 13, 2009

Greg Craig that he is resigning his post as White House counsel. . . .

In the News

China Focuses on Territorial Issues as It Equates Tibet to U.S. Civil War South

with Alice L. Millervia New York Times
Friday, November 13, 2009

The Chinese government had a special message for President Obama on Thursday: He is black, he admires Abraham Lincoln, so he, of all people, should sympathize with Beijing’s effort to prevent Tibet from seceding and sliding back into what it was before its liberation by Chinese troops: a feudalistic, slaveholding society headed by the Dalai Lama. . . .

In the News

Both Parties Abandon Women’s Rights

with Morris P. Fiorinavia Newsweek
Friday, November 13, 2009

When health-care reform passed the House by just two votes late Saturday night, I assumed Speaker Nancy Pelosi had several more votes in her pocket from Blue Dogs who would be there if she needed them. . . .