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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Gang of Six Framework: A Step Backward for Social Security Reform

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Thursday, July 21, 2011

A careful examination of the [“Gang of Six” deficit reduction framework] reveals that it is a step back from bipartisan Social Security reform rather than a step toward it...

Analysis and Commentary

The End of the Growth Consensus

by John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, July 21, 2011

America added 44 million jobs in the 1980s and '90s, when both parties showed they had learned from past mistakes. The lessons have been forgotten...

Analysis and Commentary

Green, Shovel-Ready Stimulus -- 100 Years Ago

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, July 21, 2011

The more Americans are promised shovel-ready stimulus projects, new sources of power and other fantasies, the more we accept that bureaucracy, regulations, lawsuits and impact statements will prevent much from ever being done...But it was not always so...

Analysis and Commentary

Understanding the Gang of Six plan

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

In this post I will try to describe and explain the Gang of Six plan...I can’t explain the plan without incorporating some judgment, but I’ll try to separate most of my personal policy views into the follow-up post...

Analysis and Commentary

Our Schools’ Secret Success

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Here’s a new problem facing American education policy: Something we’re doing seems to be working...

Analysis and Commentary

Spending Limit–Balanced Budget Amendment

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A spending limit-balanced budget amendment is not an impossible pipe dream...

Analysis and Commentary

More on the Committee Chairs’ Letter

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wells rightly points out the ridiculousness of the various House committee chairs yesterday demanding that President Obama follow the terms of unenacted legislation. I want to point out another feature of their letter...

Analysis and Commentary

Regulatory Trends, Real And Imagined

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Increasingly risk-averse, capricious and at times hostile FDA regulation has made drug development progressively difficult in recent years...

Interviews
Interviews

Terry Moe on Hancock & Kelley

with Terry M. Moevia Hancock & Kelley (KMOX-AM)
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

In his Wall Street Journal article, “The Internet Will Reduce Teachers Union power”, Stanford University Professor Terry Moe, author of “Special Interest”, says typical children will go to school, but take their courses online...

Interviews

Reuel Marc Gerecht on the John Batchelor Show

with Reuel Marc Gerechtvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, July 15, 2011

GUESTS: Dan Henninger, WSJ; Rebecca Kessler, Science; Reuel Marc Gerecht, Weekly Standard; Andrew Romano, Newsweek...

In the News
In the News

We Want Our Citizens Engaged, Not Enraged

by Mark Blitzvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, July 21, 2011

That's the only way to keep excessive government at bay...