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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Education Reforms . . . or Union Jobs?

by Chester E. Finn Jr. with Eric Hanushekvia National Review
Thursday, November 12, 2009

What the stimulus really stimulates. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Same Old, Same Old at Fort Hood

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, November 12, 2009

This attack was the rule, not the exception. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Jobs saved and counterfactuals

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Krugman and DeLong have been attacking Mankiw and Meltzer for mocking the “jobs saved” metric of the Obama Administration. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Counterfactuals, revisited

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My favorite perspective on the political economy of counterfactuals came from a reporter (Tom Foreman of CNN) who gave me his analysis of politicians and the economy. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Maine's Pelosi/Baucus Care

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

An excellent news story in today's New York Times highlights the problems with government regulation of health insurance in Maine, problems that, the reporter notes, would likely occur if the U.S. Senate's and the U.S. House of Representatives' versions of health insurance "reform" were implemented. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Is Fort Hood Really a “Tragedy?”

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Something has gone terribly wrong in the entire reaction to the Ft. Hood massacres, as evidenced by the media, the administration, the military authorities, and perhaps the public at large. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Europe's next chapter starts now. It rests on looking beyond our borders

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monday's celebration in Berlin was a brilliant closure. The opening of a European foreign policy looks more shaky. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Almost nothing

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A very illuminating story on “jobs saved.” . . .

Analysis and Commentary

No solutions

by Russell Roberts with Thomas Sowellvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thomas Sowell has said that economics helps you understand that there are no solutions, only tradeoffs. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Our choices revolve around ethics

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The basic task of ethics is to answer the question, “How should I act?” . . .

Interviews
Interviews

To See The Future, Use The Logic Of Self-Interest

via NPR
Saturday, November 7, 2009

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita knows what will happen in the future on a host of critical questions. . . .

In the News
In the News

Harvard historian sees banks, China dragging down U.S.

with Niall Fergusonvia Boston Herald
Thursday, November 12, 2009

Harvard economic historian Niall Ferguson, whose “The Ascent of Money” book and TV series traced the world’s financial system, last night painted a pessimistic prognosis for U.S. recovery unless the government takes decisive action. . . .

In the News

The World with Vaclav Klaus: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, November 12, 2009

Czech Republic president Vaclav Klaus describes how he became an advocate of free-market principles. . . .

In the News

This town ain't what it used to be...

with Robert J. Barrovia Daily Reckoning (UK)
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Financial Industries Meltdown . . . .

In the News

Edward Lazear, Stanford Economist and Former Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Joins Cornerstone Research as Senior Advisor

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Business Wire
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cornerstone Research, a leading provider of economic and financial consulting and expert testimony, is pleased to welcome Edward Lazear as a Senior Advisor. . . .

In the News

Tackling the Challenges of Audio Archives

by Hoover Institution with Hoover Institutionvia Hoover Archivists' Musings (blog)
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Because archival materials are collected to be used (in this case, heard), we'd like to introduce you to the vast array of sound recordings housed at the Hoover Archives. . . .

In the News

Draft K-12 Standards Expected by Mid-December

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Thursday, November 5, 2009

Those of you who've been wondering when the next round of common, multistate standards would appear may want to clear some time in mid-December. . . .

In the News

National Education Standards circa 2009

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Foundation
Wednesday, November 4, 2009

How solid is the draft "Common Core" standards?