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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Virtual Insurance: How ObamaCare Saves 30 Million From Being Uninsured While Leaving 30 Million Without Coverage

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Obama supporters cite the 30 million who stand eventually to gain health insurance coverage as the most compelling reason for not abandoning ObamaCare in its time of troubles. Despite a string of disappointments and broken promises, ObamaCare critics do not push back against this  claim. After all, the 30 million [...]

Analysis and Commentary

What to Do When ObamaCare Unravels

by John H. Cochranevia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The unraveling of the Affordable Care Act presents a historic opportunity for change.

Analysis and Commentary

The Orphaned Middle Class

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Analysis and Commentary

2017 and the End of Ethics

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Will the Obama-era hypocrisy continue when the next president takes office?

Analysis and Commentary

Catching Up on Some Hot Debates Over Monetary Policy

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A blog by John B. Taylor

Analysis and Commentary

Why Exactly Did She Give Me That?

by Mark Harrisonvia Mark Harrison's Blog
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
 
Analysis and Commentary

Don’t Worsen Social Security’s Soaring Cost Problem

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Monday, December 23, 2013

Followers of politics may have noticed a recent push from the left to expand Social Security benefits above and beyond the current-law growth schedule...

Analysis and Commentary

They’re all Bootleggers

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, December 23, 2013

Fabulous article by Cathy Reisenwitz (HT: Arnold Kling), where she explains that corporations seek profit and one way to do that is to influence legislation. What’s interesting to me is how hard it is for some people to absorb this

Analysis and Commentary

The Consequences of Abandoning China’s One Child Policy

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, December 22, 2013

Welcome to the new Becker-Posner Blog, maintained by the University of Chicago Law School.

Analysis and Commentary

Pajama Boy Nation

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, December 22, 2013

Myth I. Conservatives opposed to bombing Syria are isolationists.

Rice on America leading again
Analysis and Commentary

The Young, the Restless and Economic Growth

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, December 22, 2013

Countries with a younger population have far higher rates of entrepreneurship.

Analysis and Commentary

I Refuse to Feel Bad About Letting my Children Watch TV

by Michael J. Petrillivia Atlantic
Friday, December 20, 2013

Pop culture, even "low-brow" entertainment, paves the way for appreciating the classics, and it'll help my kids connect with people who aren't just like them.

Analysis and Commentary

40,000 Foot Reactions to President’s Review Group Report and Recommendations

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Friday, December 20, 2013

Pre-Snowden, the USG faced few constraints in its collection and analysis other than what the law imposed and what its large budget permitted.  Within these constraints, the USG could focus almost solely on the national security benefit side of communicati

Interviews
Interviews

George Nash on Between the Covers with John J. Miller

with George H. Nashvia Between the Covers (National Review Online)
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Interviews

Michael Petrilli on Take Two

with Michael J. Petrillivia KPCC 89.3 (Southern California)
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Interviews

Lanhee Chen on MSNBC Live Weekends

with Lanhee J. Chenvia MSNBC
Saturday, December 21, 2013

Could problems with the ACA have been avoided if the President had taken advice from Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts plan? T.J. Holmes is joined by Lanhee Chen,...

Interviews

Edward Lazear on After The Bell

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Fox Business
Friday, December 20, 2013

Former Council of Economic Advisors Chair Edward Lazear on the outlook for the economy.

In the News
In the News

Common Core: A Slippery Slope

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via National Review Online
Thursday, December 26, 2013

If advocates admitted that it increases Washington’s power, we could have a better, more honest debate.

In the News

The State Worker: California Attorney General Harris Has Power to Influence Pension-Change Efforts

with Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, December 26, 2013

A single word could send a game-changing California public pension proposal into political oblivion early next month.

In the News

WND’s 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Goes To…

with Thomas Sowellvia WND - World Net Daily
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
In the News

Liberal Billionaire Steyer Expanding his Political Reach

with George P. Shultzvia NewsMax
Monday, December 23, 2013

Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer is broadening his efforts to influence elections nationwide.

In the News

The Biggest Overlooked Trends in 2013: What Bill Gates, David Petraeus, Anne-Marie Slaughter and Other Big Thinkers Want You to Know About the Events that Quietly Changed the World This Year

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Politico
Monday, December 23, 2013

As the year comes to an end, it seems every corner of the Internet has its own list of the Biggest, Most Important Developments of 2013. But many of them are by now unsurprising. Here’s our question: What about the big changes we’re missing—those potentially revolutionary shifts that took root outside the media and the public’s...

In the News

Judith Curry on Climate Change

with Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, December 23, 2013

Judith Curry of the Georgia Institute of Technology and blogger at Climate Etc. talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about climate change. Curry argues that climate change is a

In the News

A Frustrated Fed

with Allan H. Meltzervia Washington Post
Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Federal Reserve can’t do much to revive a weak economy.

In the News

Obama’s Misguided Obsession With Inequality

with Lee Ohanianvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, December 22, 2013

In his widely noted speech, President Obama said that "a dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility" is "the defining challenge of our time." This belief makes Mr.

In the News

Why the Nature of Obamacare Makes it Impossible For it to Work

with Michael S. Bernstamvia American Thinker
Friday, December 20, 2013