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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Americans Prefer Sweden

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, September 27, 2010

[This] is a survey of public opinion in the United States on the politically salient issue of the growing inequality in the distribution of income and wealth in the past decade or so...

Analysis and Commentary

How to Grow Out of the Deficit

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, September 27, 2010

Limiting spending increases to inflation minus 1% would balance the budget in less than a decade...

Analysis and Commentary

What the Government’s Al-Aulaqi Brief Reveals [Updated]

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Sunday, September 26, 2010

The USG’s brief in Al-Aulaqi, the targeted killing case, reveals a great deal about the Obama administration’s thinking about its legal authorities...

Analysis and Commentary

The Transparent Effect of Foreign Interest Rates on Central Bank Decisions

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Norges Bank is a remarkably transparent central bank...While some have criticized publishing future interest rate forecasts, the experiences in Norway and Sweden show that there are advantages of such increased transparency...

Analysis and Commentary

The Al Aulaqi Brief’s Privilege Claim

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Sunday, September 26, 2010

Jack has already pointed out that the government’s invocation of the states secrets privilege in its Aulaqi brief is reluctant, even grudging. If anything, he is understating the point...

Analysis and Commentary

The Grounds on which the Government Wants to Win

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Sunday, September 26, 2010

In my previous post, I argued that the government’s Al Aulaqi privilege claim, for all the attention it is getting, is not the grounds on which the government wants to get this case thrown out. The preferred grounds, to which the government’s brief devotes most of its attention, are two-fold...

Analysis and Commentary

Open Mike: Promises Promises

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Saturday, September 25, 2010

More than most colleagues, I have considerable respect for party platforms. I believe they articulate the hopes and sometimes the dreams of an important vehicle for political evolution...

Analysis and Commentary

Here We Go Again

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Friday, September 24, 2010

Lost amid the campaign politicking are several growing crises that all, to one degree or another, reflect the general global appraisal that the United States has abdicated its traditional role...

Analysis and Commentary

Hedengren et al and Dorman Advance the Ball

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, September 24, 2010

In an article in Econ Journal Watch, David Hedengren, Dan Klein, and Carrie Milton present data showing a sharp divide among economists who sign petitions on economic policy issues...Recently, Peter Dorman, one of the people who signed a lot of liberty-reducing petitions, responded...

Analysis and Commentary

The GOP Pledge on Detention Policy

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, September 24, 2010

The consensus GOP position on some of the most vexing national security law issues of our day is a three part policy...

Analysis and Commentary

Change at the National Economic Council: What Does it Mean?

by Charles Blahousvia Daily Caller (DC)
Friday, September 24, 2010

The recent announcement that Larry Summers will be departing as head of President Obama’s National Economic Council (NEC) has prompted rampant speculation about what this will mean for future White House economic policy and process direction...

Interviews
Interviews

The Political Scene

with Douglas Riversvia NewYorker.com
Monday, September 27, 2010

Ryan Lizza and the pollster Douglas Rivers on the outlook for the midterm elections...

Interviews

Niall Ferguson on the Tea Party, budget cuts and the economy

with Niall Fergusonvia Need to Know (PBS)
Friday, September 24, 2010

Niall Ferguson joined Need to Know’s Jon Meacham to talk about those times — which sound almost mythical now — as well as to get his thoughts on our economic times and troubles...

Interviews

The John Batchelor Show

with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, September 23, 2010

GUESTS: Dr. Henry Miller, Hoover Institution; Bob Zimmerman, BehindTheBlack.com; Michael O'Brien, The Hill...

In the News
In the News

Greenberg on Depression, Addiction, and the Brain

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 27, 2010
In the News

Thatcher & More with Claire Berlinski: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, September 27, 2010
In the News

US to aid Mexico's judicial reforms

with Stephen Habervia Arizona Daily Star
Monday, September 27, 2010
In the News

Self-inflicted wounds make PG&E's effort to rebuild trust a tall order

with James L. Sweeneyvia San Jose Mercury News
Monday, September 27, 2010
In the News

Brown, Whitman set to clash in debate Tuesday

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, September 27, 2010
In the News

Top 1% of earners get 20% of the money

with Michael J. Boskinvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, September 26, 2010
In the News

Calif measure shows state's conflicted link to pot

with Joseph D. McNamaravia Associated Press
Sunday, September 26, 2010
In the News

Poll: Dems disliked, but so is GOP

with Morris P. Fiorinavia Associated Press
Saturday, September 25, 2010
In the News

Only 40 Seats?

with David Brady, Douglas Riversvia WeeklyStandard.com
Friday, September 24, 2010
In the News

Bill Clinton's Rwanda Guilt

with Mvemba Phezo Dizolelevia Daily Beast
Thursday, September 23, 2010