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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Dems down in dumps should invest in John Doerr

by Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, November 1, 2009

If Monty Hall were still hosting "Let's Make a Deal" and wanted to meddle in a California's governor's race, now is the time he'd ask Democrats if they wanted to keep what they already have or go for what's behind Door No. 2...

Analysis and Commentary

Greg Mankiw and Homework on Marginal Tax Rates

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Sunday, November 1, 2009

In an op-ed in today's New York Times Harvard's Greg Mankiw gives a good example of how government transfer programs increase marginal tax rates...

Analysis and Commentary

No placebo for lower costs

by Henry I. Millervia Washington Times
Sunday, November 1, 2009

There must be a self-satisfied smirk on the face of the executives at big pharmaceutical companies as they watch congressional Democrats attempt to punish health insurance plans for having the nerve to raise questions about the consequences of current health reform proposals...

Analysis and Commentary

Fiscal Imprudence and Fiscal Stimulus

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, November 1, 2009

The government's preliminary estimate of the growth in American GDP during the third quarter of 2009 is an impressive annual rate of 3.5%...

Analysis and Commentary

Stimulus and the Jobless Recovery

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, November 1, 2009

With the news that GDP grew at 3.5% in the third quarter, it seems apparent that economic recovery is underway...

Analysis and Commentary

Life in Walltown, Germany

by Josef Joffevia Washington Post
Sunday, November 1, 2009

Imagine waking up one fine Sunday morning to learn that they are laying down barbed wire in Washington...

Analysis and Commentary

Marginalized Nobel Laureates

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Sunday, November 1, 2009

Thought this story from Newsweek on Soros’s new economics/policy enterprising was unintentionally amusing:...

Analysis and Commentary

The public option

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Sunday, November 1, 2009

Here is the video where Obama uses the Post Office as an example of why the public option won’t hurt private competitors...

Analysis and Commentary

Did the Stimulus Work?

by Russell Robertsvia New York Times
Sunday, November 1, 2009

Many economists attribute the rise in the gross domestic product in the third quarter to the $787 billion federal stimulus package approved in February...

Analysis and Commentary

A Very Interesting Next Three Years

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, October 31, 2009

If one were to collate the public statements and actions of many in the Obama administration, one would conclude that the most conciliatory past language masks the most divisive, polarizing administration in recent history–a fact born out by most polls...

Analysis and Commentary

National Accounts Show Stimulus Did Not Fuel GDP Growth

by John B. Taylor with John F. Coganvia Economics One (blog)
Friday, October 30, 2009

Along with the news that real GDP growth improved from -0.7 percent in the second quarter to 3.5 percent in the fourth quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released detailed National Income and Product Account tables yesterday, which received little comment in the press today...

Analysis and Commentary

Do They Care?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, October 30, 2009

While many people dismiss insights from public choice, what's striking is its casual acceptance in conversation and discussion...

Interviews
Interviews

Nov. 1: Newsweek on Air, After the Wall

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia Newsweek On Air
Sunday, November 1, 2009

After the wall...

Interviews

'Tear Down This Wall'

with Peter M. Robinsonvia Fox News
Sunday, November 1, 2009

Writer of historic speech on 'Fox & Friends'

Interviews

Thomas Sowell Interview: Politics vs. Economics in the Health Care Debate

with Thomas Sowellvia Investor's Business Daily
Friday, October 30, 2009

IBD Associate Editor Terry Jones interviews Dr. Thomas Sowell...

In the News
In the News

The Big-Spending, High-Taxing, Lousy-Services Paradigm

with Bill Whalenvia City Journal
Monday, November 2, 2009

In 1956, the economist Charles Tiebout provided the framework that best explains why people vote with their feet...

In the News

Heller on Gridlock and the Tragedy of the Anticommons

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, November 2, 2009

Michael Heller of Columbia Law School and author of The Gridlock Economy talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the book and the idea that fragmented ownership is a barrier to innovation...

In the News

Erratic Behavior by Fed and Treasury Helped Exacerbate Financial Crisis

with John B. Taylorvia Seeking Alpha
Sunday, November 1, 2009

As we emerge from the financial crisis, it is important to develop a framework for dealing with failing institutions...

In the News

Talking with Iran -- and sending a message

with Abbas Milanivia Los Angeles Times
Sunday, November 1, 2009

Iran's rejection last week of the Obama administration's proposal for a deal over uranium wasn't the end of nuclear negotiations with Tehran...

In the News

George Soros creates $50 million institute to spur new economics

with Gary S. Beckervia Kansas City Star
Sunday, November 1, 2009

George Soros will spend $50 million to create an Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) designed to reject traditional economics...

In the News

Grade the teachers

with Eric Hanushekvia Boston Globe
Sunday, November 1, 2009

A good teacher equals a good school year...

In the News

Daniel Johnson: The Berlin Wall ... Seven Minutes that Shook the World

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Daily Report
Friday, October 30, 2009

The Cold War was the first conflict that came close to annihilating Western civilisation — the first but almost certainly not the last...

In the News

SF: Update: Newsom, Trailing In Polls, Withdraws From Governor's Race

with Bill Whalenvia CBS 5 News (CA)
Friday, October 30, 2009

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced today that he is pulling out of the California governor's race, citing time constraints and his growing family as the primary reasons for his withdrawal...

In the News

Commentary: Bridges too far

with George P. Shultzvia United Press International
Friday, October 30, 2009

Not one of the 42 nations involved on the ground in Afghanistan wants to stay the course until the birth of a new nation, cleansed of Taliban insurgents, and a reasonable facsimile of democratic rule...

In the News

Selectivity of US colleges and returns to elite education

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Technology Review (MIT)
Friday, October 30, 2009

Below is some work on US college admissions by economist Caroline Hoxby...