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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Price Of A Scoop: Two Dead

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Forbes
Monday, September 14, 2009

What should one make of the tale of Stephen Farrell--the seemingly reckless New York Times reporter who was rescued by British soldiers on Sept. 9 after spending four days as a captive of the Taliban?...

Analysis and Commentary

Crime Makes a Comeback in California Politics

by Bill Whalenvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, September 12, 2009

There are so many politicians running for office in California with Silicon Valley roots that a Sacramento Bee reporter says next year could be the valley's political "coming out party."...

Analysis and Commentary

The Fed's Hold on Economists

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, September 11, 2009

And celebrity is no shield against Fed excommunication...

Analysis and Commentary

Why Wall Street Reforms Have Stalled

by Russell Robertsvia New York Times
Friday, September 11, 2009

One year ago next week, Lehman Brothers went bankrupt, Merrill Lynch was sold and A.I.G. was rescued by a huge federal bailout...

Interviews
Interviews

Experts have mixed views on Afghanistan

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Friday, September 11, 2009

The United States is reassessing its commitment to the war in Afghanistan that was provoked by the Sept. 11 attacks...

In the News
In the News

An Unnecessary Operation

with Scott W. Atlas, Gary S. Beckervia Weekly Standard
Monday, September 21, 2009

This is the poll number that drives supporters of Obamacare crazy: Eighty-nine percent of Americans in a June 2008 ABC News/USA Today/Kaiser Family Foundation survey said they were satisfied with their health care...

In the News

Government's Trial and Error Helped Stem Financial Panic

with John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, September 14, 2009

It was only a year ago that the world economy was enveloped in a financial panic of such dimensions that, if one believes Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, it threatened to produce a calamity as bad as the Great Depression...

In the News

Government Spending Is Naked Without the Fed

with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Monday, September 14, 2009

President Barack Obama takes his show on the road today for what the White House says is a “major speech” on the financial crisis...

In the News

Commission struggles to overhaul tax system

with John F. Coganvia San Diego Union-Tribune
Monday, September 14, 2009

A twice-delayed plan to overhaul California's volatile tax structure is due later this month, but consensus on how to smooth out the state's boom-or-bust tax cycles is proving elusive...

In the News

Nye on the Great Depression, Political Economy, and the Evolution of the State

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 14, 2009

John Nye of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Great Depression, the evolution of the State, and attitudes people have toward free markets...

In the News

Reagan with Steven Hayward: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, September 14, 2009

Steven Hayward introduces his new volume, The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counterrevolution: 1980-1989...

In the News

Obama's next school speech should be to the adults

with Paul E. Petersonvia Washington Examiner
Sunday, September 13, 2009

In today's hyper-partisan political climate, it's no surprise that President Obama's speech to America's school children caused such controversy...

In the News

Bruising battle brewing for California governor

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, September 13, 2009

While Southern California boasts the lion's share of the state's population, money and star power, Northern California has its own claim to fame - a windfall of ambitious politicians who are aiming to become the state's next governor...

In the News

Political Economy: Back From the Brink

with Robert E. Hallvia CQPolitics
Saturday, September 12, 2009

President Obama and his chief economist, Christina Romer, took the plunge last week and announced in the most explicit terms yet that their stimulus and related proposals were truly working — that Washington had, in effect, saved the nation from an even worse calamity through a timely infusion of taxpayer-provided cash...

In the News

After the fall

with Niall Fergusonvia Guardian (UK)
Saturday, September 12, 2009

Where on earth did it all begin?...

In the News

Top economist: Delayed stimulus a boon

with Robert E. Hallvia Bloomberg
Saturday, September 12, 2009

The head of the group that officially dates U.S. recessions said the Obama administration's delay of government purchases under the $787 billion economic stimulus will spur more growth than a rapid procurement plan...

In the News

Health care reform issues: Getting past the screaming

with Scott W. Atlasvia Newsday
Saturday, September 12, 2009

While the iconic images of this summer's health care debate have been the screaming matches at town hall meetings, experts maintain there is more substance to the argument than has so far been on display...

In the News

Bright and Early

with Diane Ravitchvia Voice of San Diego
Friday, September 11, 2009

I'm dashing out to a school this morning before we find out who San Diego Unified is eyeing as its interim chief...