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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Recipe for Failure

via Foreign Policy
Monday, October 19, 2009

Want to know what's going to happen with climate change?...

Analysis and Commentary

Great Moments in Health Economics

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, October 18, 2009

From President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, "The Economic Case for Health Reform," June 2009:...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama's CEA on Adverse Selection

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, October 18, 2009

Back in July, Bryan had an excellent post on adverse selection, pointing out that the textbook idea that adverse selection is an important problem in insurance is simply wrong...

Analysis and Commentary

Mad About Trade, II

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, October 17, 2009

Further highlights from Daniel Griswold's new book, Mad About Trade, which I first blogged about here...

Analysis and Commentary

Now We Know Why He Passed on the Dalai Lama

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Saturday, October 17, 2009

I am not a big fan of saying that officials should resign for stupid remarks...

Analysis and Commentary

Confessions of a Cultural Drop-out

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, October 17, 2009

I have some confessions to make, not because any of you readers are particularly interested in my views; but rather because I think some of you are in the same boat: Have you stopped reading, listening, watching, and paying attention to most of what now passes for establishment public or popular culture?...

Analysis and Commentary

Academia Goes Silent on Free Speech

by Peter Berkowitz with Charles Hillvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, October 17, 2009

Professors have a professional interest in—indeed a professional duty to uphold—liberty of thought and discussion...

Analysis and Commentary

Property rights just like other human rights

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, October 16, 2009

Of course, what is ubiquitous is not capitalism but state corporatism and the out-of-control welfare state, a welfare state the beneficiaries aren't poor unwed mothers, as the caricature would have it, but massive powerful institutions such as universities, farming conglomerates, corporations and all who are savvy at lobbying the government!...

Analysis and Commentary

Speaking of Monetary Policy Rules

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Friday, October 16, 2009

This was another week with a lot of commentary on the Taylor Rule, and I am grateful to Jon Hilsenrath of the Wall Street Journal for suggesting an interview with me on the subject and posting it on Wednesday...

Interviews
Interviews

Ferguson Discusses US Banking System, Economy

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Friday, October 16, 2009

Niall Ferguson, a professor at Harvard University, talks with Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker and Deirdre Bolton about the state of the US...

In the News
In the News

Munger on Shortages, Prices, and Competition

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 19, 2009

Mike Munger of Duke University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the limits of prices and markets, especially in the area of health...

In the News

Absence of charter schools could leave Ky. behind in race for stimulus funding

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Blue Grass Institute For Public Policy Solutions (KY)
Monday, October 19, 2009

A coalition of parents, pastors, civil rights activists, legislators and public policy leaders gathered Monday at Thomas Jefferson Middle School to show support for allowing charter schools in Kentucky...

In the News

Students Learn Better in Cooperative Rather Than Competitive Environments: New Book Evolutionary Edu

with Paul E. Petersonvia PR-Canada.net
Monday, October 19, 2009

Believing that encouraging students to compete with each other before they have achieved proficiency in fundamental skills compromises all aspects of the learning process, Brent Zeller has written a groundbreaking new book that gives a blueprint for a more evolved, cooperative educational model...

In the News

Treasuries Show No Lost Appetite With Dollar Declines

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Monday, October 19, 2009

Investors can’t get enough Treasuries even as the U.S. budget deficit climbs beyond $1 trillion, the government sells a record amount of debt and the dollar declines to the weakest level since August 2008...

In the News

Japan, Australia lead talks on nuclear arms reduction

with William J. Perryvia Agence France-Presse
Sunday, October 18, 2009

An international committee led by Japan and Australia began a fourth round of talks Sunday to draft recommendations on how to achieve a nuclear weapon-free world...

In the News

Superintendent spreads the gospel of 'value-added' teacher evaluations

with Eric Hanushekvia Los Angeles Times
Sunday, October 18, 2009

When Terry Grier was hired to run the San Diego Unified School District in January 2008, he hoped to bring with him a revolutionary tool that had never been tried in a large California school system...

In the News

Buttonwood Conference Update

with Niall Fergusonvia Seeking Alpha
Sunday, October 18, 2009

Friday I was at day 2 of the Economist’s Buttonwood Gathering, a conference on “fixing finance”...

In the News

Words from the Wise?

with Niall Fergusonvia ForexHound.com
Saturday, October 17, 2009

I just got back from The Economist's "Buttonwood Gathering" in New York and thought I'd share a few of the more interesting (and, in some cases, quite enlightening) quotes (in no particular order) from the movers-and-shakers at the (well attended) conference:...

In the News

The Science of Spending Stimulus Money Wisely

with John B. Taylorvia New York Times
Saturday, October 17, 2009

Dr. Wim Leemans, a physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, shows a touch of parental pride for the hulking machine he affectionately calls T-Rex — a high-intensity laser that pushes electrons around. But a new machine called Bella — formally, the Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator — is uppermost on his mind these days...

In the News

Former U.S. commander: Fixing Middle East will take years

with John Abizaidvia Nevada Appeal
Friday, October 16, 2009

Gen. John Abizaid, former commander of the U.S. Central Command in the Middle East, told a Carson City Lion's Club dinner Thursday it will be years before the situation in that part of the world is stable...

In the News

The Power of Unintended Consequences: SuperFreakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

with Gary S. Beckervia Seeking Alpha
Friday, October 16, 2009

'“Super Freakonomics” by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (HarperCollins Publishers, 2009) is the follow-up to their enormously popular book “Freakonomics.”...

In the News

Dollar May Drop 20% More, Harvard’s Ferguson Says

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Friday, October 16, 2009

The dollar will extend its drop versus the euro over the next two to five years, falling as much as 20 percent to an all-time low under a widening U.S. budget deficit, Harvard University’s Professor Niall Ferguson said...

In the News

As Goldman Gloats, What Does It Matter for Us?

by Russell Robertsvia NPR
Thursday, October 15, 2009

Goldman Sachs' third quarter profits were an immodest $3.2 billion...