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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Fajita Flu

by Henry I. Millervia TCS Daily
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Influenza pandemics are the stuff of nightmares...

Analysis and Commentary

Europe's future depends on voters. But not on the European elections

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The other day I heard a pro-European British politician say the most extraordinary thing...

In the News
In the News

The Aussie Way with John Howard: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, April 30, 2009

John Howard discusses the origins and implications of the global financial crisis...

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When dumb bank regulation is a good idea

with Gary S. Beckervia Reuters
Thursday, April 30, 2009

Justin Fox has a great post up on models of regulation, linking a comment from Gary Becker (”When you give a lot of discretion to regulators, they don’t use the tools that are given to them”) to a theory from Matt Yglesias that when it comes to regulation, it’s important not to try to be particularly clever or sophisticated...

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Teachers question effectiveness of AP classes

with Michael J. Petrillivia WTOP (Washington, DC)
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The boom in Advanced Placement classes would seem to be the opposite of "dumbing down" the schoolroom, but some educators say it's not always a smart move...

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Nothing New Under the Sun

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Rather than nitpick about Obama’s envisioned brave new world, I think it wiser to see it in the larger context of age-old divides over the nature of Western democratic and liberal society...

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Gifted in Nepal

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

In this post, I quoted Robert Frank: For example, as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal long ago, I hired a cook who had no formal education but was spectacularly intelligent and resourceful...

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Nobel Laureates and Space Entrepreneurs Talk Shop

with Gary S. Beckervia Entrepreneur Magazine
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Day two at the Milken Institute's 2009 Global Conference has wound down, and there's a lot to share...

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Gary Becker says markets aren't rational; endorses Yglesias approach to financial regulation

with Gary S. Beckervia Time Magazine Online
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

University of Chicago economist Gary Becker, in the midst of a mostly predictable analysis of the financial crisis and criticism of the Obama stimulus package at lunch at the Milken hoedown today, said a couple of interesting things: 1) Becker has built an estimable career around the notion that individuals generally respond rationally to economic incentives, even in areas not normally thought of as economic...