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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

PC Alert

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Forbes
Monday, October 26, 2009

It all began on a Sunday evening...

Analysis and Commentary

Tyler’s Triple on Health Care

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, October 25, 2009

Hey, it’s baseball playoff time and the article is in the New York Times and so of course I'm going to use a baseball metaphor...

Analysis and Commentary

Washington’s Plans May Result in Even Higher Executive Pay

by Jonathan Maceyvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, October 25, 2009

Executive pay has emerged, once again, as a major issue in Washington...

Analysis and Commentary

Where's the benefit?

by Scott W. Atlasvia Washington Times
Sunday, October 25, 2009

Regardless of the facts, most of the media seem to focus on one aspect of the proposed health care legislation - cost - as if it is a given that the Democratic reforms are desirable, except for the quandary of how to pay for them...

Analysis and Commentary

Remembering the Marshall legacy

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Roanoke Times
Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fifty years ago, a towering figure of the 20th century passed from the world scene...

Analysis and Commentary

Pay Controls Once Again

by Gary S. Becker with Jonathan Maceyvia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, October 25, 2009

I sympathize with all the people who are upset by the very large bonuses, stock options, and other compensation received by heads of some financial institutions that ran their companies into the ground through bad investments...

Analysis and Commentary

Whom is Barack Obama Afraid of?—Another Barack Obama

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Saturday, October 24, 2009

One of the reasons why President Obama may be hesitating to commit fully to a renewed Afghan front is that he is worried that political opportunists might seek to gain advantage by loud rhetoric that unfairly simplifies the bad and worse choices, that he, like all other presidents in time of war, are confronted with...

Analysis and Commentary

Metropolitan Glory

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, October 24, 2009

John Julius Norwich is an earnest and somewhat stiff-backed editor...

Analysis and Commentary

And the Answer Is…Productivity

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Saturday, October 24, 2009

I teach Economics 1 with an “audience response system” similar to the ones you see on TV game shows...

Analysis and Commentary

Anderson on Enron

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, October 23, 2009

One of the views I had accepted uncritically is that all of the people at Enron charged with crimes really were guilty...

Analysis and Commentary

SuperFreakonomics, II

by David R. Henderson with Gary S. Beckervia EconLog
Friday, October 23, 2009

As I work my way through SuperFreakonomics, I'm starting to take back my claim that it's better than Freakonomics...

Analysis and Commentary

Democratically correct nation

by Larry Diamondvia Australian
Wednesday, October 21, 2009

THE state of democracy in Indonesia looks hopeful if we examine popular opinion...

Interviews
Interviews

The Iran Problem with Hanson & Baer: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Victor Davis Hansonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, October 26, 2009

Is the Iranian nuclear threat real?...

Interviews

Calomiris on the Financial Crisis

by Russell Roberts with Charles Calomirisvia EconTalk
Monday, October 26, 2009

Charles Calomiris of Columbia Business School talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the financial crisis...

In the News
In the News

Educator promoted 'essential schools'

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Washington Post
Monday, October 26, 2009

Theodore R. Sizer, 77, a leading progressive educator who promoted the creation of "essential schools" to improve public education one school at a time and who thought that teachers function best as mentors or coaches to their students, died Oct. 21 at his home in Harvard, Mass...

In the News

The Influence Game: Gates sways government dollars

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Associated Press
Monday, October 26, 2009

The real secretary of education, the joke goes, is Bill Gates...

In the News

Experts see rebounding economy shedding jobs

with Michael J. Boskinvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, October 25, 2009

Forget a jobless recovery...

In the News

Biography

with Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Washington Post
Sunday, October 25, 2009

For an architect of the 20th century's signature people's revolution, Leon Trotsky wasn't much of a people person...

In the News

'Cadillac' tax on health insurance worries unions

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Newsday
Sunday, October 25, 2009

Unions representing thousands of teachers and state and local government workers are bracing for the worst if Congress adopts a proposed "Cadillac" tax on health insurance...

In the News

The truth about charter schools

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Denver Post
Sunday, October 25, 2009

Advocates contend charter schools will resurrect the floundering educational system, while critics maintain the model is an abject failure...

In the News

A new North American union

with George P. Shultzvia Washington Post
Sunday, October 25, 2009

Candidate Barack Obama made the North American Free Trade Agreement an early target...

In the News

Innovation will deliver U.S. from recession, experts predict at Stanford's 2009 Roundtable

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Stanford Report
Saturday, October 24, 2009

We have seen the worst...

In the News

Campbell warns state budget gap may widen

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Saturday, October 24, 2009

Republican Tom Campbell, a candidate for governor who was the last state finance director to preside over a balanced budget, warned this week that California may be awash in more red ink, with revenue expected to fall short of projections by as much as $3 billion by the end of December...

In the News

10th District Congress Seat Special Election Nears

with Bill Whalenvia CBS 5 News (CA)
Saturday, October 24, 2009

A special general election on Nov. 3 for a vacant U.S. Congress seat in the East Bay pits California's Democratic lieutenant governor against a Republican son of a former lieutenant governor...

In the News

Chief Justice Roberts dedicates Stanford Law School's Rehnquist courtyard

with Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Report
Friday, October 23, 2009

The names of most justices aren't easily recalled. And when one of them leaves the bench – either through retirement or death – their names tend to quickly slip from memory...

In the News

Prof. Maria Bartiromo

with Hoover Institutionvia New York Post
Friday, October 23, 2009

Call her Professor "Money Honey."...

In the News

Where Is U.S. Foreign Policy Headed?

with Niall Fergusonvia New York Times Book Review
Thursday, October 22, 2009

Neoliberalism, which dominated the decade before 9/11, had an exuberantly simple vision...