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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A Poisonous Cocktail

by Peter Schweizervia Forbes
Monday, October 5, 2009

As we try to shake off the financial crisis, here's a bright idea...

Analysis and Commentary

Mad About Trade

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, October 4, 2009

I've been enjoying Daniel Griswold's new book, Mad About Trade...

Analysis and Commentary

Is the Swiss Health Care System a Good Model for US?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Swiss health care system has several important properties that I (and many others) have been advocating should be incorporated into any reform of the US health care system...

Analysis and Commentary

Change and Hope

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, October 2, 2009

I think most Americans were rooting for Chicago...

Analysis and Commentary

A tax by many other names

by Henry I. Millervia Orange County Register
Friday, October 2, 2009

President Barack Obama, appearing recently on ABC-TV's "This Week," made what may be the most revealing statements of his tenure...

Analysis and Commentary

A Beautiful Model, A Clear Prediction

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Friday, October 2, 2009

The supply and demand model, which students learn in the first week of Economics One, is a beautiful, powerful tool for investigating real world issues like the minimun wage, the subject of tomorrow's Wall Street Journal editorial...

Analysis and Commentary

Despite his clever intentions, no chance his efforts will pay off

by Daniel Pipesvia JWeekly (CA)
Thursday, October 1, 2009

When President Barack Obama announced in June about Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy, “I’m confident that if we stick with it, having started early, that we can make some serious progress this year,” he displayed a touching, if naïve optimism...

Interviews
Interviews

GPS

with Timothy Garton Ashvia CNN
Sunday, October 4, 2009

UN investigator Richard Goldstone on his controversial Gaza report, Colombian President Uribe, and a global panel on Iran...

In the News
In the News

Suit looming against California over school funding

with Eric Hanushekvia San Jose Mercury News
Monday, October 5, 2009

Top California school leaders said they soon will sue the state over chronically underfunded schools—a move that in other states has infused billions of dollars into school systems...

In the News

Gary Stern on Too Big to Fail

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 5, 2009

Gary Stern, former President of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Stern's book, Too Big To Fail (co-authored with Ron Feldman), a prescient warning of the moral hazard created when government rescues creditors of financial institutions from the consequences of bankruptcy...

In the News

Trichet, Lagarde Push China to Let Currency Gain Against Euro

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Monday, October 5, 2009

European Central Bank President Jean- Claude Trichet led the region’s finance chiefs in pushing China to let the yuan strengthen amid mounting concern the euro is shouldering too much of the burden of a sliding dollar...

In the News

The share surge looks overdone

with John F. Cogan, John B. Taylorvia Business Spectator (Australia)
Monday, October 5, 2009

On its own, the 4 per cent fall in US share prices over the last two weeks, following such a big rise, would not be cause for any concern...

In the News

Speaker focuses on oil consumption

with James L. Sweeneyvia Spartan Daily (San Jose State Univ.)
Monday, October 5, 2009

With the Engineering auditorium filled to maximum capacity at 150 seats, a presentation about energy efficiency began Thursday at noon...

In the News

Campaign aides steal show in governor's race

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, October 5, 2009

California's 2010 governor's race is becoming a war of words, complete with fireworks, YouTube videos and comic relief - but it is the high-priced campaign consultants, not the candidates, who are frequently stealing the show...

In the News

FDIC's Bair drills down on how to end 'too big to fail'

with George P. Shultzvia Los Angeles Times
Sunday, October 4, 2009

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairwoman Sheila Bair gave a long speech to an international meeting of bankers in Istanbul, Turkey, today, focusing on how to end the "too big to fail" doctrine...

In the News

INTRIGUE: INTRIGUING

with Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Asbury Park Press
Sunday, October 4, 2009

There hardly can have been a job in the 1930s and '40s with a higher mortality rate than secretary to Leon Trotsky...

In the News

New study makes irrefutable case for charter schools

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Buffalo News
Sunday, October 4, 2009

Buffalo School Superintendent James Williams picked a rotten time to oppose the growth of charter schools...

In the News

Talk on economic 'exit strategies' dominates IMF meetings

with Niall Fergusonvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Saturday, October 3, 2009

It’s the issue the world’s leading economic policy makers and thinkers are talking about...

In the News

G-7 Avoids Dollar Criticism, Warns Against Volatility

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Saturday, October 3, 2009

Group of Seven finance chiefs stopped short of singling out the weaker dollar for criticism and stuck to their mantra that “disorderly” swings in currencies threaten economic growth...

In the News

Stretching school day won't help

with Thomas Sowellvia Waterbury Republican-American (CT)
Saturday, October 3, 2009

The official government data about literacy in America are dreadful: 32 million adults can't read printed material more challenging than a children's picture book; another 18 million are walking around with high school diplomas, but can't read above the sixth-grade level and have considerable difficulty making simple two-step calculations...

In the News

Nerd surge: Tech execs flock to ballot

with Bill Whalenvia Free Lance-Star (VA)
Saturday, October 3, 2009

High-tech industry executives and entrepreneurs are surging into 2010 House, Senate and governors’ races, sensing that a punishing recession has created an electorate hungry for outsider candidates with management and job creation expertise...

In the News

U.S. Wonders if Iran Is Playing for Time

with Abbas Milanivia New York Times
Friday, October 2, 2009

President Obama got what he said he wanted when United States negotiators met with their Iranian counterparts this week in Geneva: direct engagement, without preconditions, with Iran...

In the News

California: Can Desperate Times Bring Tax Reform?

with John F. Coganvia Corner (National Review Online)
Friday, October 2, 2009

Earlier this week, a bipartisan tax commission proposed reforming California's taxes in a way that would promote growth, make state revenues less volatile, and make the tax code simpler...

In the News

An Unexpected Letter

by Hoover Institutionvia Hoover Archivists' Musings (blog)
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A recent reference inquiry about the Jacques Benoist-Méchin papers reminded me that the completion of a finding aid for a collection is not the end of the story when it comes to the process of archival arrangement and description...