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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The FDA's Big Bad Wolfe

by David R. Henderson, Charles L. Hoopervia Forbes
Thursday, January 22, 2009

Since Barack Obama was elected, there has been much hopeful talk about addressing this country's health care problems...

Analysis and Commentary

Government Spending Is No Free Lunch

by Robert J. Barrovia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, January 22, 2009

Back in the 1980s, many commentators ridiculed as voodoo economics the extreme supply-side view that across-the-board cuts in income-tax rates might raise overall tax revenues...

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Closing Guantanamo is way harder than you think

by Matthew Waxmanvia Foreign Policy
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Today, U.S. President Barack Obama suspended military commissions at the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba...

In the News
In the News

The Shadow Banking System

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, January 22, 2009

I recently finished Krugman's The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008...

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Intelligence & Security with James Woolsey: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with James Woolseyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, January 22, 2009

James Woolsey says we need destroy oil as a strategic commodity — not only for the good of our security, but for the good of the planet...

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A second look at Chiang Ching-kuo

with Hoover Institutionvia Taipei Times
Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Chinese-language daily China Times recently published in serial form an article by Huang Ching-lung (黃清龍) entitled “Grace and rupture – K.C. Wu [吳國楨] and the two Chiangs.”...

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Infrastructure

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, January 22, 2009

I suggested in this All Things Considered interview that not all infrastructure yields a positive benefit...

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Obama Said Ready To Close Guantanamo

with Matthew Waxmanvia NPR
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

President Obama is said to be on the verge of signing an executive order — perhaps as early as Thursday morning — setting a one-year deadline to close the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba...

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Keeping Tabs on the Pork, Part III

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Soerson writes in the comments to an earlier post: Such an effort is hardly new...

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The Flat Tax at Work in Albania: Year One

by Alvin Rabushkavia Flat Tax
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Beginning January 1, 2008, Albania implemented a 10% flat tax on corporate and personal income...

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I disagree with Krugman

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

In separate interviews at All Things Considered, Krugman and I disagree on the stimulus plan...

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Canada’s monetary policy off the rails

with John B. Taylorvia National Post (Canada)
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

After more than a decade of sensible monetary policy that has contributed to low and stable inflation and sustained economic expansion, Canadian monetary policy has gone off the rails...

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Confirming Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Timothy Geithner, President Obama’s pick to head the Treasury, has acknowledged his failure to pay, in a timely manner, four years of taxes that he owed on Social Security and Medicare...

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The World's Smallest Violin

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Life is tough, isn't it?...

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William Watson: Play by Taylor’s Rule

with John B. Taylor, Milton Friedmanvia National Post (Canada)
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

In a recent paper written for a Bank of Canada book honouring former Bank Governor David Dodge, Stanford University/Hoover Institution economist John Taylor argues that policymakers may in effect be fighting the last war...

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An Uneasy Feeling

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

All Americans must appreciate the outpouring of good will, unity, and hope for a successful Obama administration...

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What Do We Know About Improving Schools?

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

You are undoubtedly right that what we have been calling “reform” is not producing better educated young people...

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My mood

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My mood is perfectly captured by David Harsanyi...

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President Obama Vows New Start

with Bill Whalenvia Investor's Business Daily
Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Barack Obama marked his swearing-in as the nation's first African-American president on Tuesday by signaling "a new way forward" on foreign policy and promising forceful government action to repair the economy...