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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Is It ‘Go Easy’ or ‘Go for Broke,’ Mr. President?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, March 25, 2010

After the bloodletting over the health-care bill, President Obama is now at a crossroads. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

FDA's new policies threaten innovation

by Henry I. Millervia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, March 25, 2010

Zeal has replaced science and common sense at the Food and Drug Administration. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Beyond Google's clash with China, we must find rules for a global village

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Google versus China is a defining story of our time. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

John Dingell's Mask Slips

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

On March 22, on a radio talk show, Detroit-area Congressman John Dingell stated that it would take a long time to get the regulations together to implement Obamacare because, in his words, "it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people." . . .

Analysis and Commentary

The essence of the health care legislation

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

David Leonhardt argues that the health care changes will work to reverse the inequality of the age of Reagan. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Liberals Beat Conservatives on Health Care

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Conservatives use the phrase “free market economics” to mean private competition in the marketplace, under the rule of law, as the basis of good economic policy. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Freakonomics Podcast

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Freakonomics has started podcasting and interviewed me the other day about what I would do if I were in charge of the government. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Presumed Innocent?

by Benjamin Wittes with Hoover Institution, Jack Goldsmithvia New Republic
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The attacks on the Justice Department lawyers who had represented Guantanamo detainees angered me for several distinct reasons. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Iraq's Debt Three Years Later

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Three years ago, a study of low and declining prices on Iraq's debt by Michael Greenstone of MIT helped paint a bleak picture of the effectiveness of the surge, as, for example, in this November 2007 New York Times op-ed by Austan Goolsbee "In the Bond Market, a Bleak Prognosis for Iraq.". . .

In the News
In the News

Fed exit fraught with dangers, monetary experts say

with John B. Taylorvia Reuters
Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Federal Reserve has not been clear enough about how it intends to unwind its unprecedented monetary easing campaign, and some of the tools it expects to use may not work, monetary experts will tell Congress on Thursday. . . .

In the News

Fed Exit Fraught With Dangers, Monetary Experts Say

with John B. Taylorvia New York Times
Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Federal Reserve has not been clear enough about how it intends to unwind its unprecedented monetary easing campaign, and some of the tools it expects to use may not work, monetary experts will tell Congress on Thursday, Reuters reports. . . .

In the News

U.S. Urged to Avoid Rash Steps on Yuan

with Niall Fergusonvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, March 25, 2010

A panel of currency experts urged Congress not to engage in drastic unilateral trade action in a bid to address the widely held perception that China is keeping its currency artificially low to boost exports. . . .

In the News

The Dark Side of China Aid

with Larry Diamondvia New York Times
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A growing number of developing countries receive billions of dollars a year in assistance, loans, and investments from China. . . .

In the News

Joblessness casts uneven shadow over election

with Bill Whalenvia MarketWatch
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

After suffering through the worst economy in a generation and watching millions of jobs disappear in the recession, a few more people are likely to join the ranks of the unemployed: congressional Democrats. . . .

In the News

Pressure growing on China to revalue currency

with Niall Fergusonvia Associated Press
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Pressure on China to allow its currency to rise in value against the dollar intensified Wednesday with a prominent economist telling Congress that the Obama administration should cite China and four other Asian economies as currency manipulators in a report due in April. . . .

In the News

China Says It Will Not Adjust Policy on the Exchange Rate

with Niall Fergusonvia New York Times
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Despite mounting pressure in Congress for the Obama administration to declare China a currency manipulator, the Chinese government is giving no indication that it will change its exchange rate policy. . . .

In the News

Former economic adviser, professor speaks at UNI

with John B. Taylorvia Waterloo Courier (IA)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Government policy is to blame for the 2008 economic meltdown, a Stanford economic professor told a crowd in Cedar Falls Tuesday night. . . .

In the News

Whitman's lead over Poizner now at 50 points

with Thad Kousservia Contra Costa Times
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Fueled by an unprecedented $46 million spending spree in pursuit of the governor's seat, Meg Whitman's dominance in the polls got even more staggering over her Republican primary opponent, Steve Poizner, according to a newly published poll. . . .

In the News

China official rejects U.S. complaints on currency

with Niall Fergusonvia Reuters
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Chinese official said on Wednesday China would reform its currency policy gradually and keep the exchange rate stable, rejecting mounting U.S. calls to allow the yuan to rise more quickly. . . .

In the News

Are Teachers Unions To Blame For Failing Schools?

with Terry M. Moevia NPR
Tuesday, March 23, 2010

In the quest to remake America's public schools, teachers unions have frequently been blasted as an obstacle to improvement. . . .

In the News

A Tea Party Without Nuts

with Larry Diamondvia New York Times
Tuesday, March 23, 2010

President Obama’s winning passage of national health care is both exhilarating and sobering. . . .