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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Occupy Wall Street Movement

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, November 20, 2011

The movement is losing ground not because the issues it raises are unimportant, but rather because the great majority of Americans and those in other countries with Occupy groups do not sympathize with most of the people doing the occupying...

Analysis and Commentary

The Fannie and Freddie University

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, November 20, 2011

Increasingly public universities and the larger private institutions have become morally and fiscally bankrupt—and here are some reasons why...

Analysis and Commentary

Can economy wait til 2012 election?

by David Brady, Tammy Frisbyvia Politico
Sunday, November 20, 2011

2013 could begin a transformative period in American policy making...That will be then. This is now. And, for now, don’t expect much in way of legislation that could seriously address our real and mounting economic problems...

Analysis and Commentary

Are One In Five American Children Hungry?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Sunday, November 20, 2011

Advocacy groups repeat over and over that 16.2 million children (one in five) “struggle with hunger in the United States”...Where does the one-in-five figure come from and what does it really measure...?

Analysis and Commentary

The cause of the crisis (and how to prevent the next one)

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Saturday, November 19, 2011

One standard narrative of the cause of the financial crisis coming from people generally on the left is that a free-market ideology blinded policy-makers...What this narrative ignores are other government policies that raised the likelihood of irresponsible investing...

Analysis and Commentary

Don’t Give Up on Sanctions

by Reuel Marc Gerecht, Mark Dubowitzvia New York Times
Saturday, November 19, 2011

If Washington learns how to leverage greed, effective energy sanctions against Iran will not raise oil prices...

Analysis and Commentary

Why Are We Still Backing Hamid Karzai?

by Fouad Ajamivia New Republic
Saturday, November 19, 2011

He offers us the most peculiar of gifts—the right to stay on indefinitely, shore up his regime, and pour our scarce treasure for his family and retainers. That Afghan lion doesn’t make its own kills...

Analysis and Commentary

More on Nominal GDP Targeting

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Friday, November 18, 2011

I did research on nominal GDP targeting many years ago and found that such targeting proposals had a number of problems...Although much has changed in the past quarter century I find many of the same problems with the recent proposals...

Analysis and Commentary

The Administration’s SAP

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, November 18, 2011

Finally, the administration has spoken clearly, directly, and with direct references to consequences–a veto–about the detainee provisions of the NDAA...

Interviews
Interviews

Whither Russia?

with John B. Dunlopvia National Review Online
Monday, November 21, 2011

An expert assesses Putin, Medvedev, and Russia’s shaky democracy...

Interviews

Getting to Know Condoleezza Rice

with Condoleezza Ricevia State of the Union (CNN)
Sunday, November 20, 2011

Learn the meaning of Condoleezza Rice's name and how she initially thought George W. Bush had no chance to be president...

Interviews

Henry Miller on the John Batchelor Show

with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Friday, November 18, 2011

GUESTS: Mark Pothier, Boston Globe; Henry Miller, Hoover; Elizabeth Dwoskin, Bloomberg; Charles Pellegrino, author...

In the News
In the News

Taubes on Fat, Sugar and Scientific Discovery

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, November 21, 2011
In the News

Economists Get a Platform for Policy Debates

with Kenneth L. Juddvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, November 21, 2011
In the News

Occupy the Agenda

with Michael Spencevia New York Times
Sunday, November 20, 2011
In the News

Tax Pledge May Scuttle a Deal on Deficit

with Hoover Institution, Morris P. Fiorinavia New York Times
Saturday, November 19, 2011