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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

AARP's Social Security "Shift": Much Ado About Nothing?

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Thursday, June 30, 2011

Recent statements from key policy personnel of AARP, the powerful lobby for the elderly, expressed a willingness to consider reductions in future Social Security benefit growth...I do not see their recent comments as significant or new...

Analysis and Commentary

An Exceptional Fourth of July

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, June 30, 2011

For the last 235 years, on the Fourth of July, Americans have celebrated the birth of the United States, and the founding ideas that have made it the most powerful, wealthiest and freest nation in the history of civilization. But as another Fourth of July approaches, there has never been more uncertainty about the future of America...

Analysis and Commentary

Foreguess, Not Forecast

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The projections of the Fed, CBO, OMB, and other entities amount to foreguesses [conjecture], not forecasts [predicting, estimating]...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama and manufacturing

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

President Obama spoke in Iowa the other day about the economy. In a sense, it was the launching of the re-election campaign. I thought it might be interesting to evaluate the economics and see what he thinks is going to be effective politically...

Analysis and Commentary

Is President Obama's Jewish support slipping?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Some Jews - including this one - have indeed made the transition to the GOP, in part because it has actively courted us and in part because many see the Democrats as the party of the redistribution of wealth...

Analysis and Commentary

Media White-wash Flawed Study Of Cancer Drug Approvals

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Several things are disturbing about the media’s completely uncritical, credulous coverage of [a recent study of the regulatory approvals of cancer drugs]...

Analysis and Commentary

Ronald Reagan, champion of freedom

by Edwin Meese IIIvia CNN.com
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Today, with a statue in the appropriately named Freedom Square in Budapest, Hungarians will honor the man who helped secure their freedom at last from Communist rule...

Analysis and Commentary

The new Rome is not the new Greece yet, but the US must look to its laurels

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

It's encouraging to see Americans acknowledge the hole they are in. Pity they can't agree how to get out of it...

Interviews
Interviews

Economic Growth with Michael Spence: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Michael Spencevia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, June 30, 2011

Why has India lagged behind China? Michael Spence responds...

In the News
In the News

Ronald Reagan statue unveiled in Hungary

with Condoleezza Ricevia Associated Press
Wednesday, June 29, 2011