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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Employee Suppression Of Choice Act

by David R. Hendersonvia Forbes
Monday, November 3, 2008

Last Tuesday on Forbes.com, I compared the economic policy proposals of presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama...

Analysis and Commentary

Entangling Alliances

by Josef Joffevia New York Times
Sunday, November 2, 2008

This is an ambitious work and a steal — a thousand pages for $35...

Analysis and Commentary

'Share the wealth' with the world?

by Peter Schweizervia New York Post
Saturday, November 1, 2008

Barack Obama doesn't simply want to "spread the wealth around" here in America: He's on record as favoring redistribution on a global scale...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama's Spiral of Silence

by Wynton Hallvia Townhall
Friday, October 31, 2008

If Sen. Barack Obama loses the presidency or wins by far narrower margins than the double-digit lead some mainstream media polls predict, his weak performance will not be the result of the so-called “Bradley Effect,” which holds that black candidates underperform at the polls due to latent racism...

Analysis and Commentary

The Obama Court

by Clint Bolickvia Forbes
Friday, October 31, 2008

The Supreme Court has had a working conservative majority for over a quarter-century, cemented by the appointments of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito...

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The End of Journalism

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Friday, October 31, 2008

There have always been media biases and prejudices...

Analysis and Commentary

He's a good campaigner, but no mystical epiphany

by Clifford Orwinvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Friday, October 31, 2008

As the U.S. election draws near, newspapers and pundits are expected to endorse the candidate of their choice...

In the News
In the News

Niall Ferguson: You Ask The Questions

with Niall Fergusonvia Independent (UK)
Monday, November 3, 2008

The historian answers your questions, such as 'Do we face recession or depression?' and 'Where should I invest my cash?'...

In the News

Interview with former CENTCOM Comm. Gen. Abizaid

with John Abizaidvia Darmouth Review
Monday, November 3, 2008

Two weeks ago, General John Abizaid joined the Dartmouth community for several days as a Montgomery Fellow...

In the News

Lessons from history would serve bankers well as they strive to come to terms with the financial crisis

with Niall Fergusonvia Times (UK)
Monday, November 3, 2008

The Times is publishing extracts from The Ascent of Money, by Niall Ferguson...

In the News

Globe trotting through Missouri, Kansas

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Kansas City Star
Monday, November 3, 2008

Swedish journalists Agnete Dannenberg and Katarina Rydholm-Squires said Friday on a swing through Kansas City that people seemed surprised that they were focusing on Missouri and Kansas voters in their coverage of the U.S. presidential election...

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Richard Epstein on Happiness, Inequality, and Envy

by Russell Roberts with Richard A. Epsteinvia EconTalk
Monday, November 3, 2008

Richard Epstein of the University of Chicago talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the relationship between happiness and wealth, the effects of inequality on happiness, and the economics of envy and altruism...

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Chindia grows, but can't beat Chimerica

with Niall Fergusonvia Australian
Monday, November 3, 2008

Looming ever larger, its focus ever sharper, is the fabled, enchanted economic entity that is Chindia...

In the News

Could power be within Democrats' grasp?

with Morris P. Fiorinavia Chicago Tribune
Monday, November 3, 2008

Congressional Democrats appear close to having something they haven't known for a long time: power...

In the News

Collapse of the pre-1914 world is still felt

with Niall Fergusonvia Times (UK)
Monday, November 3, 2008

Niall Ferguson is the man of the moment...

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Does the Free Market Corrode Moral Character?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, November 2, 2008

The title of this discussion is taken from a question put by the John Templeton Foundation to leading scientists, scholars, and public figures...

In the News

The 5 Torments of No. 44

with Josef Joffevia Sunday Paper (GA)
Sunday, November 2, 2008

As The Sunday Paper goes to press, the Nov. 4 election is still five days away, but whoever wins the White House, whether it’s Democrat Barack Obama or Republican John McCain, it’s a pretty safe bet that he’ll spend the first few weeks wishing he’d lost...

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Clinton camp now advises Obama

with William J. Perryvia Howrah News Service (India)
Sunday, November 2, 2008

Barack Obama, relatively inexperienced in navigating the US government, is getting advice from top officials who worked for former President Bill Clinton...

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A Blank Slate

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, November 2, 2008

Obama himself at various times in his memoirs—never have presidential autobiographies sold so many copies, and yet have been so little read by the press—talked about people seeing in him what they wished...

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Why Obama-McCain race deserves 'historic' label

with Niall Fergusonvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, November 2, 2008

Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama often tells voters that the 2008 election is "a defining moment in history."...

In the News

Group to propose North Korea plan

with William J. Perryvia United Press International
Saturday, November 1, 2008

The next U.S. president should send former White House officials Henry Kissinger and William Perry to negotiate with North Korea, a think tank says...

In the News

Obama victory would validate new era

with Niall Fergusonvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Saturday, November 1, 2008

Never mind the fact that he would be the first black president...

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The Ascent of Money

with Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Saturday, November 1, 2008

If, in accordance with the mood of the moment, you are wont to think that financiers are all parasites, con-men or just plain greedy, you will find plenty to support that view in Niall Ferguson’s new book...

In the News

Now Playing at Reason.tv: Russell Roberts on The Price of Everything

with Russell Robertsvia Reason
Friday, October 31, 2008

Russell Roberts, professor of economics at George Mason University, sits down with Reason.tv to discuss his latest book, The Price of Everything: A Parable of Possibility and Prosperity...

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I Know This Man, I've Worked With This Man. Your Guess, Sir, Is as Good as Mine

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Reason
Friday, October 31, 2008

Legal scholar extraordinaire Richard A. Epstein, one of six all-star panelists to assess Barack Obama in the November issue of reason, considers the Democratic nominee at more length over at Forbes.com...

In the News

Challenge for the Next President: Productivity

with David R. Hendersonvia Business Week
Friday, October 31, 2008

Dear Senators McCain and Obama...

In the News

Paulson Gears Up Transition Plan

with John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, October 31, 2008

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is laying the groundwork to give the next administration a role in making crucial decisions before Inauguration Day, raising the odds that parallel teams will help navigate the financial crisis in the coming weeks...

In the News

Mood Shift Against Free Trade Puts Republicans on Defensive

with John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, October 31, 2008

The U.S. has led the way in efforts to lower barriers to global trade since World War II, despite opposition from unions and voters hurt by foreign competition...