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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The bad/good idea of removing Assad

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, May 24, 2012

These cautionary tales do not necessarily mean that we should not help the Syrian dissidents, only that we must ask ourselves who exactly are these guys, how much will it cost to see them win, and when it is over will our new friends rule any more humanely and competently...

Analysis and Commentary

Greece: Can’t Pay/Won’t Pay?

by Mark Harrisonvia Mark Harrison's Blog
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

How much can one country squeeze out of another? I was prompted to think about this on Monday, when I spoke in Rotterdam at the launch of a major new book: Occupied Economies: An Economic History of Nazi-Occupied Europe, 1939-1945...

Analysis and Commentary

Aid in a time of austerity: Adios, smart power

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Senate version of the foreign assistance bill is taking shape, and it is commendable for being both sound and a broadly bipartisan approach, even though it signals the death knell of the Obama administration's commitment to "smart power"...

Analysis and Commentary

Is California the New Greece…Or a Province of Rome?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Amidst a typically gentle yet breezy twilight in the San Francisco Bay area, President Obama did something also typical for this moneyed region: he held a pair of fundraisers, with scant attention paid to the Golden State’s ailing economy...

Analysis and Commentary

Why Do Economies Stop Growing?

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Over the years, advanced and developing countries have experimented, sometimes deliberately and frequently inadvertently, with a variety of approaches to growth. Unfortunately, many of these strategies have turned out to have built-in limitations or decelerators...

Analysis and Commentary

Should The New York Times Investigate Wal-Mart Or Carlos Slim?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

We will never know what deals Carlos Slim made to gain the Telmex monopoly. But we know this was crony capitalism in its most destructive form...

Analysis and Commentary

FDA User Fees Use Consumers Badly

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Just to get FDA to evaluate a submission for approval of a drug, [pharmaceutical and medical device companies] must pay as much as $1.1 mil. The user fee legislation is up for reauthorization, and the burden on industry will rise to unprecedented levels...

Analysis and Commentary

Iran Rope-A-Dopes the West Again

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Magazine
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The timing of this paltry [agreement to “quite soon” allow IAEA inspectors to search for any evidence that Iran’s nuclear enrichment program] suggests that the Iranians are once again rope-a-doping the U.N. and the West...

Interviews
Interviews

David Davenport on the Janet Mefferd Show

with David Davenportvia Janet Mefferd Show
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Janet talks with David Davenport from the Hoover Institution...

Interviews

Fear the Tax Hikes?

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Closing Bell (CNBC)
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Edward Lazear, Stanford University professor and former Bush economist, shares perspective on the worries over the looming fiscal cliff...

In the News
In the News

America's Problem of Assimilation

by Bruce Thorntonvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Are we a melting pot or a salad bowl?...

In the News

John Stossel on Uncommon Knowledge

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
In the News

The Next Treasury Secretary

with John B. Taylor, Kevin Warshvia Economix (New York Times)
Wednesday, May 23, 2012