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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Homework Horror Stories

by Tom Lovelessvia Education Next
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Recent stories in the popular press have featured children burdened with an enormous amount of homework, three hours or more per night. Are these students’ experiences typical or rare?

Analysis and Commentary

Eureka: Exploring California’s Relative Labor Market Growth

by Carson Brunovia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

Eureka: Sacramento House of Cards: Oh Yee of Little Faith

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian Podcast: Hobby Lobby, Obamacare, and Religious Liberty

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Listen to Hobby Lobby, Obamacare, and Religious Liberty by Hoover Institution: Richard Epstein examines the points made during oral arguments to the Supreme Court advocating Hobby Lobby’s challenge to Obamacare.

Analysis and Commentary

Mr. Putin: Tear Down That Potemkin Village In Crimea

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Federal Reserve
Analysis and Commentary

The Sign of Monetary Policy, Part II

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
(This blog post uses mathjax to show equations. You should see pretty equations, not ugly LaTex code.)
 
Analysis and Commentary

Pillars of Economic Wisdom in Action

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I wrote earlier about a special readings course I put together for people who had done well in my Cost/Benefit course but wanted more economics than they get in our MBA curriculum. As a kind of celebration, a number of...

Analysis and Commentary

Murray Weidenbaum, 1927-2014

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Murray Weidenbaum passed away last week. What a full career and life he had. He worked for Boeing, served in numerous Presidential administrations, wrote academic articles, and was a superb and conscientious teacher. The combination of business, government, and academia

Analysis and Commentary

Massaging of Critical Data Undermines Our Society

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Interviews
Interviews

Michael McFaul on the John Batchelor Show

with Michael McFaulvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Michael McFaul, Hoover, New York Times. Monica Crowley, Fox. Bret Stephens. Simon Constable, WSJ. 

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson on Garrison Radio

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Garrison (WIBC)
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Interviews

Kiron Skinner on The Rocky D Show

with Kiron K. Skinnervia WQSC (SC)
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

WQSC 1340 am Charleston SC, The Voice of the Lowcountry. Charleston's News - Talk - Sports, WQSC 1340am.

In the News
In the News

If American Wages Are Determined by Skills, It's Hard to See How Inequality in Wages is Unfair

with Eric Hanushekvia Financial Post
Thursday, March 27, 2014

William Watson: Everyone knows the United States has the highest income inequality among the rich nations of the world. OK. Which rich country offers the biggest payoff to ability? The United States does

In the News

Condi Rice Wades into GOP Politics

with Condoleezza Ricevia USA Today
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

She's a former Secretary of State who gives a great speech, has a well-known grin and is a hot political property: making a campaign ad, rallying the party faithful at a state convention, and, on Wednesday,

In the News

John Taylor Testifying Before the Joint Economic Committee (1:13:36)

with John B. Taylorvia U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
In the News

First Principles

with Kori Schakevia Economist
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Russia’s annexation of Crimea has given NATO renewed purpose LAST November, in their biggest live-fire exercise since 2006, NATO forces repelled an imaginary...

In the News

Calif. State Senator Yee's Arrest Adds to Democrats' Scandals

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The federal corruption and bribery charges leveled against state Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco mark the third embarrassing scandal this year for Senate Democrats and their party, which controls both houses of the state Legislature and every statewide office in California. Coming on the heels of recent tangled legal troubles of two high-profile Los Angeles County Democratic state senators - Ron Calderon of Montebello and Roderick Wright of Inglewood- Yee's arrest may now hand the beleaguered state Republican Party an opening in a midterm election year, political observers say. California Democrats, already challenged in 2014 elections by a more energized and angry GOP electorate, are now "at substantial risk," said Larry Gerston, a professor of political science at San Jose State University. The Democratic Party's latest troubles with Yee come weeks after Calderon became the high-profile target of FBI investigations that resulted in federal corruption charges after he was accused of accepting almost $100,000 in bribes in tony meals and fancy golf games. Yee's headline-making arrest Wednesday creates at the very least a major image problem for Democrats, as voters may well "begin to wonder if the (Democratic) leadership there has just gone amok - perhaps out of complacency, perhaps out of a false sense of security," Gerston said.