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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Obama Stimulus Impact? Zero

by John F. Cogan, John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, December 9, 2010

Liberals are still arguing that the federal spending stimulus wasn't large enough. How many multiples of nothing—its result according to new evidence—would they like...?

Analysis and Commentary

Why Not Soak the Rich?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Thursday, December 9, 2010

Not all of them are that wealthy, and hurting them won’t help the rest of us...

Analysis and Commentary

Nothing Succeeds like Succession: The House of Saud and Its ways

by Fouad Ajamivia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The arrival of King Abdullah in New York on November 22, for surgery, has occasioned a flood of commentary about Saudi Arabia and the matter of succession in that opaque realm...

Analysis and Commentary

Support the tax deal

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Given a Democratic President, this is the best possible deal that could be reasonably expected...

Analysis and Commentary

Deflation? Disinflation? Stable Prices? Moderate Inflation? Or What?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Don’t look now, but the yield on the 10-year treasury note closed at 3.24% on December 8, 2010. It was 2.41% during October 6-8...

Analysis and Commentary

What’s Wrong with Keynes

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

[This is] the latest version of my thoughts on Keynesian stimulus, the idea that spending creates prosperity or supports our economy or rescues it from the doldrums...

Analysis and Commentary

Tax cuts for the rich

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A few observations on extending the Bush tax cuts...

Analysis and Commentary

Negotiating with Iran

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Obama Administration took another swing at the piñata over the past two days, trying to persuade Iran to constrain its nuclear program...

Analysis and Commentary

Stimulus Math: Many Multiples of Nothing is Still Nothing

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

In an article in tomorrow’s Wall Street Journal, John Cogan and I review our research showing why the 2009 stimulus package did little to stimulate the economy, despite its large size...

Analysis and Commentary

Brown, the Budget and Instant Karma

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Let’s hope instant karma doesn’t get governor-elect — not the way it gobbled up the last two guys who visited [Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium]...

Analysis and Commentary

Some Thoughts on Judge Bates’ Decision

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Five thoughts on Judge Bates’ Al Aulaqi decision...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama: George W. Bush's third term?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

This is no total vindication of George W. Bush but rather further proof that the world is a tough place to change overnight...

Analysis and Commentary

Julian Assange’s EgoLeaks

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Julian Assange, the public face of WikiLeaks, is, among many things, cowardly...

Analysis and Commentary

The foreign correspondent is dead. Long live the foreign correspondent

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The de luxe life satirised in Evelyn Waugh's Scoop has gone for good, but we can still preserve the best of a necessary craft...

Analysis and Commentary

The Payroll Tax Cut: Effective Stimulus, Phony Accounting

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It’s good news that President Obama and Congressional leaders have reached agreement on a deal to prevent a near-term tax increase on individuals and small businesses,...I feel, however, obliged to sound an alarm about one component of the deal...

Analysis and Commentary

Was Dick Cheney right that "deficits don't matter"?

by Charles Calomirisvia Arena (Politico)
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Economists recognize that the accounting that produces the $900 billion is flawed and overstates the true amount...

Interviews
Interviews

Morton Keller on Taking Back America

with Morton Kellervia Blog Talk Radio
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

In this critical look at the realities that have shaped the first stage of Obama's presidency, Morton Keller provides a progress report that rests less on the day-to-day perspective of pundits and politicians and more on the longer perspective of history...

Interviews

Kori Schake on the John Batchelor Show

with Kori Schakevia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

GUESTS: Evan Ramstad, AWSJ; Kori Schake, Hoover Institution; John Loftus, author of "America's Nazi Secrets"; Hugo Restall, AWSJ...

Interviews

Bill Whalen on the John Batchelor Show

with Bill Whalenvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

GUESTS: Co-host Gordon Chang, Forbes.com; Matt Gertken, Stratfor.com; Marc Morano, ClimateDepot.com; Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA); Bill Whalen, Hoover Institution; Ari Berman, The Nation...

In the News
In the News

Rational Optimism with Matt Ridley: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, December 9, 2010
In the News

The Cyberthreat, Government Network Operations, and the Fourth Amendment

by Jack Goldsmithvia Brookings Institution
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

...[I]magine that sometime in the near future the government mandates the use of a government-coordinated intrusion-prevention system throughout the domestic network to monitor all communications, including private ones...

In the News

A Bold Proposal for FDA Reform

by Henry I. Millervia Heartland Institute
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Review of Free to Choose Medicine, by Bart Madden (The Heartland Institute, 2010)...

In the News

Innovation’s Darker Future: Biosecurity, Technologies of Mass Empowerment, and the Constitution

by Benjamin Wittesvia Brookings Institution
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The future of innovation has a dark and dangerous side, one we dislike talking about and often prefer to pretend does not, in fact, loom before us. Yet it is a side that the Constitution seems preponderantly likely to have to confront...

In the News

Rational Optimism with Matt Ridley: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
In the News

Foreign language courses growing on campuses

with Russell A. Bermanvia Associated Press
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
In the News

N.Y. Teachers Fight Effort To Make Ratings Public

with Eric Hanushekvia Morning Edition (NPR)
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
In the News

Tax cuts for the rich, or better teachers in schools?

with Eric Hanushekvia Washington Post
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
In the News

Top Test Scores From Shanghai Stun Educators

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via New York Times
Tuesday, December 7, 2010