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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Tax Rate Increases Worsen the Distribution of Income

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, October 25, 2010

A growing body of academic literature suggests that uneven distribution of economic gains may be troublesome for democracy...

Analysis and Commentary

The Republican Cooley Dam

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Monday, October 25, 2010

Here’s the surf forecast for next week’s election as far as California Republicans are concerned. Rising tide: Governor Whitman, U.S. Sen. Carly Fiorina, Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado. Low ebb: State Attorney General Steve Cooley — and nothing else to show for the GOP ticket...

Analysis and Commentary

'Multiculturalism Has Failed'

by Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 25, 2010

Germany's one-man tea party unleashed a quiet revolution: straight talk about Muslim immigration...

Analysis and Commentary

Will the Earnings of Women Overtake Those of Men?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, October 24, 2010

Since earnings are on average strongly related to education levels, a natural issue to consider is the current and future effects of these trends in college enrollment and graduation rates on the earnings of women compared to men...

Analysis and Commentary

Cash for Clunkers in a Macro Context

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Sunday, October 24, 2010

More empirical studies are demonstrating that temporary fiscal stimulus actions are a poor way to get the economy moving again on a sustainable basis...perhaps the clearest case is the “cash for clunkers” program of July and August 2009...

Analysis and Commentary

Economic Deathmatch

by Tunku Varadarajan with Niall Fergusonvia Daily Beast
Sunday, October 24, 2010

The stimulators outnumbered the slashers at The Daily Beast Innovators Summit’s remarkably civilized economic panel, though it was clear that what the country is lacking most is strong, clear-eyed leadership...

Analysis and Commentary

The Supremacy Clause

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, October 23, 2010

Some opponents of California's Proposition 19, which I posted about earlier, claim that if it passes, California's state law will conflict with federal law on marijuana. Then, they argue, because of the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution, federal law will dominate...

Analysis and Commentary

The Race to Save California

by Peter M. Robinson with Bill Whalenvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, October 23, 2010

Would Brown the insider or Whitman the outsider be better able to rescue a Golden State in decline...?

Analysis and Commentary

We the People

by Michael McConnellvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, October 23, 2010

In "Ratification," Pauline Maier shows that far more than the Constitutional Convention, the ratification debates touched on fundamental questions of liberty and order...

Analysis and Commentary

Fire Juan Williams Right Now! — Our Sneering Liberal Culture in a Nutshell

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, October 22, 2010

There were lots of slants on NPR’s firing of news analyst Juan Williams that reflect how surreal cultural liberalism has become. Let us walk through ten of them...

Analysis and Commentary

Thoughts on Judge Randolph’s Speech

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, October 22, 2010

Judge A. Raymond Randolph, in his speech the other day at the Heritage Foundation, addressed two intertwined but ultimately distinct issues: Whether the Supreme Court’s Boumediene decision is historically and jurisprudentially sound, and the “mess” it has created in the lower courts...

Analysis and Commentary

Open Mike, Oct. 23-24

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Friday, October 22, 2010

Stop the press! I've changed my mind. I no longer accept the inevitability of a Republican victory Nov. 4 that carries with it control of the House and Senate...

Analysis and Commentary

The Crass Distortion of Paul Ryan's Social Security Proposals

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Friday, October 22, 2010

It’s this time of year when public issues are frequently distorted, often by those whose political prospects are dimming. A classic example of this biannual spectacle is the spate of recent attacks on what has been (inaccurately) described as Congressman Paul Ryan’s Social Security plan...

Analysis and Commentary

By Reporting Bad Science As Fact, Biased Media Help Create Panics

by Henry I. Millervia Investor's Business Daily
Monday, October 18, 2010

In the heated debate over the use and effects of bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in food packaging and hard plastic containers, Americans are being exposed to a largely phony war...

Interviews
Interviews

Anti-Immigrant Cracks In Germany's Fragile Diversity

with Josef Joffevia Weekend Edition (NPR)
Saturday, October 23, 2010

Across Europe, economic woes and fears of terrorism are feeding anti-immigrant -- particularly anti-Muslim -- sentiment...Host Scott Simon talks to Josef Joffe, publisher-editor of the German newsweekly Die Zeit, about the situation...

Interviews

Condoleezza Rice: Birmingham to Washington

with Condoleezza Ricevia Los Angeles Times
Saturday, October 23, 2010

Her memoir, "Extraordinary, Ordinary People," takes us from that world to the brink of her White House years...

Interviews

The John Batchelor Show

with David R. Hendersonvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, October 22, 2010

GUESTS: Leslie Kaufman, NYT; Gina Kolata, NYT; David Henderson, Hoover; Patrick Merrell, NYT...

Interviews

Juan Williams Firing: What Speech Is OK as Journalism Evolves?

with Robert Zelnickvia PBS NewsHour
Friday, October 22, 2010

NPR's decision to fire news analyst Juan Williams this week over controversial comments he made on Fox News have raised big questions on media, ethics and opinion. Jeffrey Brown talks to a panel of experts for insight...

Interviews

The John Batchelor Show

with Abbas Milanivia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 21, 2010

GUESTS: Matt Kaminski, WSJ; Arif Rafiq, ForeignPolicy.com; Abbas Milani, Hoover Institution...

In the News
In the News

Hazlett on Apple vs. Google

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 25, 2010
In the News

America & Europe with Daniel Hannan: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, October 25, 2010
In the News

Campaign for governor takes on San Diego angle

with Thad Kousservia San Diego Union-Tribune
Sunday, October 24, 2010
In the News

Condoleezza Rice's family memoir, reviewed by Patricia Sullivan

with Condoleezza Ricevia Washington Post
Sunday, October 24, 2010
In the News

Board Expected to Approve New Officers, IES Priorities

with Eric Hanushekvia Inside School Research (Education Week)
Friday, October 22, 2010