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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Dodd-Frank Financial Fiasco

by John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, July 1, 2010

The bill all but guarantees bailouts as far as the eye can see, while failing to address real problems like Fan and Fred and our outdated bankruptcy code...

Analysis and Commentary

Regulation Overdose

by David R. Henderson with Richard A. Epsteinvia Regulation (Cato Institute)
Thursday, July 1, 2010

It makes sense, there- fore, to review books that, for whatever rea- son, did not sell well but should have. Thus my review of Richard Epstein’s 2006 book Overdose...

Analysis and Commentary

(Even a Few) Words Matter

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sometimes deterrence against aggression is lost with just a few unfortunate words or a relatively minor gesture...

Analysis and Commentary

Kagan's confirmation a done deal?

by Charles Calomiris with Richard A. Epsteinvia Arena (Politico)
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I support Elena Kagan mainly because my friend Richard Epstein told me to...

Analysis and Commentary

U. S. Department of Education Study Measures Impact of Switching Schools, Not Impact of Attending a Charter

by Paul E. Peterson with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Education Next
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Mathematica study of charter middle schools, just released by the U. S. Department of Education, finds no achievement gains within two years for students who won the charter lottery as compared to those who did not...

Analysis and Commentary

A Question for Paul Krugman?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Would someone who knows Paul ask him to comment on his investment strategy in general terms...

Analysis and Commentary

Water into Whine

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

“Water, water everywhere...” ...But not on the November ballot, if the Legislature follows Gov. Schwarzenegger’s lead and opts to move Proposition 18, the $11.14 billion water bond, to the 2012 cycle...

Analysis and Commentary

Bias Infects The Gray Lady

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Junk science and ''The New York Times...''

Analysis and Commentary

Why we need the Liberals in British politics – and by their proper name

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Lib Dems are being smothered in Cameron's skillful embrace. They must explain exactly who and what they are...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama on Marriage: Bigot or Liar?

by Robert P. Georgevia National Review Online
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Like Sherlock Holmes’s dog that didn’t bark in the night, liberals have been strangely silent about Obama’s comments on marriage...

Interviews
Interviews

Putting War in Context

with Victor Davis Hansonvia WAMU 88.5
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Victor Davis Hanson is a classics scholar, a military historian, and an outspoken critic of President Obama's approach to the Afghan and Iraq wars. He talks to us about war -- 'an entirely human enterprise...'

Interviews

Long-term Jobless Benefits

with Jeffrey M. Jonesvia KQED
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

According to the State Department of Employment Development, over 200,000 Californians are at risk of losing their extended unemployment benefits just as both chambers of Congress consider measures to preserve the extended benefits through November...

Interviews

The Canadian Housing Dream

with Jonathan Maceyvia CNBC
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Discussing whether the United States should use Canada as an economic role model, with CNBC's Diana Olick; James Pethokoukis, Reuters BreakingViews; and Jonathan Macey, Yale University professor...

Interviews

Once A Critic, Obama Now Embraces Commissions

with Amy Zegartvia Morning Edition (NPR)
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

President Obama's commission on the federal deficit has until December to come up with a plan for reducing deficits. But there's no guarantee of what will happen to those recommendations...

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