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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Public Policies and Rising World Food Prices Once Again

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, November 21, 2010

From 2002 to 2008 the prices of many foods, including corn, wheat, and rice, increased by a lot...Food prices are marching up again mainly because the world economy is recovering from the crisis...

Analysis and Commentary

Thoughts on the TSA Controversy

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Sunday, November 21, 2010

I assume that TSA’s intrusive patdowns are not cost-effective, that some TSA employees will abuse the new body scanners, and that the TSA on the whole focuses too much on “security theater” and not enough on targeted interrogation. But I also think some of the many harsh criticisms of TSA go too far...

Analysis and Commentary

TSA: Totally Subjugating Americans

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, November 21, 2010

I've been working on what TSA really stands for and the title above is the one I've narrowed in on. I'd be interested in hearing yours. A few developments...

Analysis and Commentary

The End of the Recrudescence of Keynesian Economics

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Sunday, November 21, 2010

This past weekend Columbia University hosted a conference on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the famous Phelps volume on the micro foundations of macroeconomics...

Analysis and Commentary

Open Mike, Nov. 20-21: Justice Awry

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Saturday, November 20, 2010

Eric Holder may be stirred by the virtue of a system so devoted to civilized behavior that it elevates process over results. While applauding his humanity, one must conclude that he would be better employed elsewhere...

Analysis and Commentary

In China's Orbit

by Niall Fergusonvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, November 20, 2010

After 500 years of Western predominance, Niall Ferguson argues, the world is tilting back to the East...

Analysis and Commentary

Seeds of Reform Sown by Moynihan (and Coleman)

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Friday, November 19, 2010

Seven years after his death, Daniel Patrick Moynihan still makes the front page of the New York Times. The immediate context one day in mid-October was an article on the “culture of poverty” and how it is now legitimate to attend to this ticklish topic that had been taboo for so long...

Analysis and Commentary

All The News That Is Unfit to Print

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, November 19, 2010

Here are a few important developments that remain strangely ignored. I say strangely, but most readers understand why some news becomes news and some does not...

Analysis and Commentary

Bernanke Speaks Out: High U.S. Unemployment Is Not My Fault

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Friday, November 19, 2010

It’s China’s fault. So said Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke in a speech in Frankfurt on November 19, 2010. The failure of China to allow its currency to appreciate more rapidly is the reason for global economic imbalances and high U.S. unemployment...

Analysis and Commentary

Wrong goal

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, November 19, 2010

I was listening to Tony Kornheiser’s AM radio show this morning and referring to people who are upset about being groped patted down he said something like they were missing the goal of the whole thing which was to keep the plane from being blown up. But we know that’s not the goal...

Analysis and Commentary

Military Commission Rules on Coerced Evidence

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, November 19, 2010

There has been a lot of debate about whether the result in the Ghailani trial would have been different in a military commission...

Analysis and Commentary

Speaking Truth to Mullah Power

by Tod Lindbergvia Weekly Standard
Saturday, November 13, 2010

At a conclave of big shots, Lindsey Graham steals the show...

Interviews
Interviews

Social Security, Medicare Face The Age Of Austerity

with Charles Blahousvia All Things Considered (NPR)
Sunday, November 21, 2010

With Republicans taking over the House, and the president's deficit commission ready to report, the country's two biggest entitlement programs — Medicare and Social Security — are in the cross hairs...

Interviews

Kori Schake on the World Tonight

with Kori Schakevia World Tonight (BBC)
Friday, November 19, 2010

Big choices face NATO on Afghanistan, missile defence and its future mission,in Lisbon. The Nobel Prize committee tells us why China's 'stay away campaign' won't work. Why can't you repair damaged classical sculpture's Berlusconi style...?

Interviews

Homebuilder Bonuses

with Jonathan Maceyvia Street Signs (CNBC)
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Homebuilder DR Horton announced it paid its top two executives $4 million in bonuses for the 2010 fiscal year. Marc Lewis, CEO of the Leadership Capital Group, and Jonathan Macey, a law professor at Yale, discuss whether this was the right move...

In the News
In the News

Phillipson on Adam Smith

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, November 22, 2010
In the News

The State with Prince Hans-Adam II: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, November 22, 2010
In the News

State Tests Limits of Spending Cuts

with Hoover Institutionvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, November 22, 2010
In the News

Boomer bust

with Shelby Steelevia Chicago Sun-Times
Sunday, November 21, 2010
In the News

Economists want to stop teachers' degree bonuses

with Eric Hanushekvia Associated Press
Saturday, November 20, 2010
In the News

Studies That Grade Charter Schools Rely on Imperfect Math

with Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, November 20, 2010
In the News

Republicans enrolled to gain Start votes

with George P. Shultzvia Financial Times
Friday, November 19, 2010