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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Obama's chamber attacks - will voters care?

by Charles Calomirisvia Arena (Politico)
Monday, October 11, 2010

Whining about the Chamber's donors will not resonate. Whining rarely does...

Analysis and Commentary

My Response to Karier's Criticism

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, October 11, 2010

In 9 of the last 14 years, I have written the Wall Street Journal article that appears the day after the Nobel prize in economics is awarded...

Analysis and Commentary

How I Voted (on the Initiatives)

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Sunday, October 10, 2010

My absentee ballot arrived in the mail last week. As there’s no sense in putting off the inevitable, I marked it up and sent it back to the Election Gods in Santa Clara County...

Analysis and Commentary

Democracy or Autocracy: Which is Better for Economic Growth?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Economist in its October 2-8 issue has a cover page with the title: “How India’s growth will outpace China’s”. One of the main reasons they give for this claim in their leader on this topic is that India is democratic while China is autocratic...

Analysis and Commentary

On Looking 'Bad'

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Saturday, October 9, 2010

Almost unremarked upon was one of Barack Obama’s more revealing recent statements, when campaigning in Maryland this week...

Analysis and Commentary

Politics Upside Down

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, October 9, 2010

Suddenly the same-old, same-old does not work this year...

Analysis and Commentary

Initial Thoughts on the ACLU-CCR Al-Aulaqi Brief

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Saturday, October 9, 2010

First, the brief is a remarkable piece of work–elegantly-argued, well-crafted, and powerful. It is persuasive on some points, and challenging even where unpersuasive...

Analysis and Commentary

Don’t Try Terrorists, Lock Them Up

by Jack Goldsmithvia New York Times
Friday, October 8, 2010

The Obama administration wants to show that federal courts can handle trials of Guantánamo Bay detainees, and had therefore placed high hopes in the prosecution of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, accused in the 1998 bombings of American embassies in East Africa...

Analysis and Commentary

India catching China?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Friday, October 8, 2010

The political-economy blogosphere is replete with arguments that India’s economy will catch, and perhaps surpass, China because of India’s democratic political system...

Analysis and Commentary

Sadr Breaks the Deadlock

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Friday, October 8, 2010

Nouri al-Maliki appears close to a deal that will put Iraq's Shi'ia parties in power. After seven months of political wrangling, it would be tempting to believe that any government formed by Iraq's squabbling political leaders is progress...

Analysis and Commentary

Does government spending create jobs?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, October 8, 2010

I was talking to a very bright friend the other day about government spending and Keynes. He said something like, well of course spending on infrastructure creates jobs, it has to...

Analysis and Commentary

A thought experiment

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, October 8, 2010

Talking to my same smart friend about World War II, he said, “Surely World War II created prosperity...

Interviews
Interviews

The World with Victor Davis Hanson: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Victor Davis Hansonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, October 11, 2010

Victor Davis Hanson explains why the “post-Cold War new world order is rapidly breaking apart"...

Interviews

Calif.'s Pot Proposition

with Joseph D. McNamaravia CBS News
Sunday, October 10, 2010

Next month, California will decide on Proposition 19, which would allow adults 21 and older to grow and use marijuana recreationally...

In the News
In the News

Calif. vote on legalizing marijuana creates unusual alliances

with Joseph D. McNamaravia Washington Post
Monday, October 11, 2010
In the News

Campaign Gaffes Highlight 2 Jerry Browns

with Bill Whalenvia New York Times
Monday, October 11, 2010
In the News

Irwin on the Great Depression and the Gold Standard

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 11, 2010
In the News

Campaign 2010 / Taking local cultures statewide

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, October 10, 2010
In the News

Most popular subject: Rhee's next position

with Michael J. Petrillivia Washington Post
Saturday, October 9, 2010
In the News

The message inside Meg's maid mess

with Peter M. Robinsonvia New York Post
Saturday, October 9, 2010
In the News

Calif. initiative a test for national climate law

with George P. Shultzvia Bloomberg Businessweek
Friday, October 8, 2010
In the News

Brief Thought Re: Public Sector Jobs

with Edward Paul Lazearvia National Review Online
Friday, October 8, 2010