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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Jobs Bill: Pretending to Fund Social Security

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Monday, September 19, 2011

...[C]hoking off Social Security’s tax revenue and issuing debt in its place is a terribly short-sighted policy, both for Social Security and for the general budget...

Analysis and Commentary

Market Failure Compared to Government Failure

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, September 18, 2011

When an industry in the private sector is not performing efficiently or effectively, there is said to be “market failure”...The diagnosis of market failure may be accurate, but the call for government involvement may be naïve and inappropriate...

Analysis and Commentary

Playing Politics with a Sick Economy

by Bruce Thorntonvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, September 18, 2011

You don’t have to be an economist to see that this idea is nothing more than populist politics, an attempt to exploit class envy and divide Americans in order to divert attention from two and a half years of failed economic policies...

Analysis and Commentary

How Dick Cheney Reined in Presidential Power

by Jack Goldsmithvia New York Times Magazine
Sunday, September 18, 2011

Unilateralism in secret is sometimes necessary at the height of a crisis, and Cheneyism was effective in the short run. But it is disastrous over the medium and long term...

Analysis and Commentary

Can We Really Call Climate Science A Science?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Sunday, September 18, 2011

False claims of consensus and inconvertible truth reveal a political or ideological agenda wrapped in the guise of science...

Analysis and Commentary

The Most Charitable Interpretation of Solyndra: Obama Is Clueless

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Saturday, September 17, 2011

How are we to explain how a U.S. President can publicly back a company whose own auditors correctly conclude it will not survive? None of the possible explanations inspire confidence...

Analysis and Commentary

Why Is Arizona in the Jim Crow Penalty Box?

by Clint Bolickvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, September 17, 2011

The state has zero record of discriminating against Hispanics...

Analysis and Commentary

Political reality overtakes principles so winner won’t matter

by Russell Robertsvia Boston Globe
Saturday, September 17, 2011

Who wins the election of 2012 will matter. But it’s not likely it matters nearly as much as the partisan fever suggests. My advice is to be less partisan. Care less about who wins. That will soften the blow when your favorite candidate or party betrays you in response to political reality...

Analysis and Commentary

End the Fed's Dual Mandate And Focus on Prices

by John B. Taylorvia Echoes (Bloomberg)
Friday, September 16, 2011

Some argue that a single mandate wouldn't have prevented the recent trend toward highly discretionary monetary policy...But [Daniel] Thorton’s careful historical research suggests otherwise...

In the News
In the News

What Makes Teachers Productive?

with Eric Hanushekvia Economix (New York Times)
Monday, September 19, 2011
In the News

Garett Jones on Stimulus

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 19, 2011
In the News

Libertarianism with Milton Friedman: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, September 19, 2011
In the News

George Shultz on Politics and Budgets

with George P. Shultzvia Economix (New York Times)
Friday, September 16, 2011