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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The New Sophists

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, January 6, 2011

We are living in a new age of sophism — but without a modern Socrates to remind the public just how silly our highly credentialed and privileged new rhetoricians can be...

Analysis and Commentary

John Goodman on Magnitude of Health Problem

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

This is from health economist John Goodman's latest blog post, "Health Problem Quantified." The whole thing is eye-popping...[John] lays out how the basics of public choice imply that Obamacare should be easier to repeal than most laws...

Analysis and Commentary

The Best Books of the Past Decade According to Ed Next Readers

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

In August 2010, Education Next invited readers to pick the three best education policy books of the past decade from a list of 41 books...Generally speaking, opinion on this topic was even more divided than on most education policy questions...

Analysis and Commentary

What is economics good for?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

In three recent posts, I have argued that macroeconomics is deeply flawed and not a science. Or at least not scientific in the conventional sense of the word. Let me try to make my claims a little more precise and react to some of the comments...

Analysis and Commentary

The case for infrastructure projects

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Washington Post is running a series of articles highlighting failed projects funded by the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan...Here are three points they ought to have addressed but did not...

Analysis and Commentary

In Defense of Signing Statements

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

An interesting debate has broken out among liberals about the possibility of President Obama’s issuing a signing statement on the Guantanamo restrictions...All of this prompts me to say a few words in defense of signing statements, which have gotten a bum rap over the years...

Analysis and Commentary

Hugo Chavez’ Comedy Act

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The President of Venezuela has once again distinguished himself, offering to allow a U.S. ambassador to take up work...

Analysis and Commentary

Sack Vilsack!

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The USDA secretary wants to cripple the genetic engineering of crop plants. Why that's a bad idea...

Interviews
Interviews

Basic Economics Revisited with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Thomas Sowellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, January 6, 2011

Should people worry about the trade balance? Thomas Sowell responds...

Interviews

Boskin Says U.S. Tax Overhaul Has Bipartisan Interest

with Michael J. Boskinvia Bloomberg Television
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Michael Boskin, a professor of economics at Stanford University, discusses the outlook for changes to U.S. taxes on multinational corporations and a potential overhaul of the broader U.S. tax code...

In the News
In the News

Iranian prince battled depression, brother says

with Abbas Milanivia Boston Globe
Thursday, January 6, 2011
In the News

Morality Degraded: The Academy’s "New Science" of Odd Behavior

by William Damonvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Moral excellence cannot be explained by a science that reduces morality to biological impulses...

In the News

‘It Is Too Late To ‘Privatize’ Social Security!’

with Charles Blahousvia Telemachus
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
In the News

Iranian Royal Family's Suicide Tragedy

with Abbas Milanivia Daily Beast
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
In the News

Investigate Justice Dept.'s efforts against terrorism

with Daniel Pipesvia Washington Examiner
Wednesday, January 5, 2011