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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Going Backwards in Beirut

by Peter Berkowitzvia Weekly Standard
Monday, November 30, 2009

Hezbollah still holds power despite losing the election. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Where Has the Thrill Gone?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, November 22, 2009

Who appointed over 40 ambassadors on the sole basis of campaign contributions, or has as many lobbyists in government as did any President in memory? . . .

Analysis and Commentary

New Evidence of Government Induced Risk

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Sunday, November 22, 2009

A good way to assess this impact on risks is to look at the spread between interest rates on subordinated debt and senior debt at Fannie or Freddie. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

The Right Minimum Wage Question

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, November 22, 2009

Like Bryan, I received the same request from the same friend: what question(s) would I want to put on a survey of economists. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Disgusting

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, November 20, 2009

This (HT: Drudge) is how “the system” works. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

How Little Law From '70s Brought The Financial System To Its Knees

by Thomas Sowellvia Investor's Business Daily
Friday, November 20, 2009

This is the second installment of a Monday series excerpting the chapter on political implications from Thomas Sowell's latest book, "The Housing Boom and Bust." . . .

Analysis and Commentary

This week was monetary policy week in Economics 1 at Stanford.

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Friday, November 20, 2009

This week was monetary policy week in Economics 1 at Stanford. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Wisdom from Arnold

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, November 20, 2009

So when someone says the TARP was central to preventing disaster, don’t disagree. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Housing Bust: Sowell Series Starts Today

by Thomas Sowellvia Investor's Business Daily
Tuesday, November 17, 2009

This is part one of a five-part series, excerpting "The Politics of the Housing Boom" chapter from Thomas Sowell's book, "The Housing Boom and Bust." . . .

In the News
In the News

What Niall Ferguson thinks now

with Niall Fergusonvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Monday, November 23, 2009

There's nothing like a long-running equity rally, a return to something resembling normalcy in the credit world and fresh signs of economic recovery to lift the gloom of a dreary late November day. . . .

In the News

It's Time To Kill The Chinese-American Monster

with Niall Fergusonvia Business Insider (NY)
Monday, November 23, 2009

Economic historian Niall Ferguson is calling for the death of a monster he helped create. . . .

In the News

Reinhart on Financial Crises

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, November 23, 2009

Carmen Reinhart of the University of Maryland talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in her book This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (co-authored with Kenneth Rogoff). . . .

In the News

Soft Despotism with Paul Rahe: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, November 23, 2009

Paul Rahe defends his position that President Obama’s health-care proposals “presuppose the administrative state’s assuming a power over our lives that is nothing less than tyrannical.” . . .

In the News

Central Gaither faces state funding labyrinth

with Eric Hanushekvia Appeal-Democrat
Sunday, November 22, 2009

How, when money can be used creates catastrophic cacophony . . . .

In the News

Cleric Wields Religion to Challenge Iran’s Theocracy

with Abbas Milanivia New York Times
Saturday, November 21, 2009

For years, Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri criticized Iran’s supreme leader and argued that the country was not the Islamic democracy it claimed to be, but his words seemed to fall on deaf ears. . . .

In the News

Selling Meg Whitman in California

with Bill Whalenvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 20, 2009

The race to succeed California's Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is shaping up to be the most captivating election in the country next year. . . .

In the News

Iranian art offers window to changing world

with Hoover Institutionvia Orange County Register
Friday, November 20, 2009

In Iran, the 1979 Islamic Revolution, though it brought to power a fundamentalist regime, also spawned new art from dissidents and from those inspired by the revolutionary cause. . . .

In the News

Bosworth prepares a small U.S. delegation to N.Korea

with William J. Perryvia Hankyoreh
Friday, November 20, 2009

The size and schedule of the U.S. team heading to North Korea on Dec. 8 and led by Stephen Bosworth, U.S. special representative for North Korea Policy, appears to some as rather “small” relative to the intense interest and large expectations surrounding the visit. . . .

In the News

Evangelicals now preaching anti-nuke gospel

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Salt Lake Tribune
Thursday, November 19, 2009

In a dramatic about-face for a movement that a generation ago embraced a Cold War nuclear shield against the Soviets, evangelical Christians now are spreading the gospel of nuclear disarmament. . . .

In the News

Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary

with Bertrand M. Patenaudevia C-Span2 Book TV
Friday, November 13, 2009

Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary Bertrand Patenaude, research fellow at the Hoover Institution, recounts the life of Red Army chief Leon Trotsky. . . .