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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Peter Galbraith's $100M Oil Patch

by Ruth Wedgwoodvia Forbes
Thursday, November 19, 2009

A glimpse at globe-trotting diplomats and conflicting interests. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

How Similar Are Biosimilars?

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Not enough to significantly reduce drug spending. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

When Reality Catches up to Rhetoric

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The growing problem for the Obama administration is that the public has finally caught on that the president's tough rhetoric and soaring oratory don't match reality. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Obama's Beijing balancing act points to the new challenge for the west

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

There needs to be a real conversation about competing values. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Palin-odes?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The AP supposedly hired 11 fact-checkers to discredit Ms. Palin’s memoir (Did Fox News hire 11 to question the very questionable things found in the two Obama memoirs?) . . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Circling sharks smell American blood

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

On his recent trip to Asia, President Obama found China, Japan and South Korea -- like many nations these days -- in no mood to hear more American lectures. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

International Trade Economists are Bayesians

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

In Bryan's excellent recent post on why most economists aren't Bayesians, he writes that the position of economic theorists is: If no one has proven that Comparative Advantage still holds with imperfect competition, transportation costs, and indivisibilities, only an ignoramus would jump the gun and recommend free trade in a world with these characteristics. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

With A New Ideologue In Charge, It's (Bad) Business As Usual At EPA

by Henry I. Millervia Investor's Business Daily
Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The only things being protected these days by the Environmental Protection Agency are the insupportable, unscientific views of radical activists. . . .

Interviews
Interviews

Payroll Tax

with Michael J. Boskinvia CNBC
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Discussing alternative stimulus plans, with Michael Boskin, Stanford University and Steve Moore, The Wall Street Journal. . . .

In the News
In the News

The best books of the year

with Bertrand M. Patenaudevia London Evening Standard
Thursday, November 19, 2009

Our reviewers name the titles that have meant the most to them over the past 12 months. . . .

In the News

State's school funding process is failing

with Eric Hanushekvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, November 19, 2009

Californians don't understand how badly our schools are shortchanged, because it's impossible to track the education dollar and determine whether it's being spent effectively. . . .

In the News

Schools and the future of California

with Eric Hanushekvia Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

One can count on two developments after every gubernatorial election: The victor will declare himself or herself the "education governor," and nothing will be done. . . .

In the News

Pick Your Stimulus

with Michael J. Boskinvia American
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My esteemed colleague David Frum recently weighed in on the stimulus debate, defending Republicans who supported President Obama earlier in the year. . . .

In the News

How tax cuts would have created more jobs than the stimulus

with Michael J. Boskinvia Washington Post
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Writing in an opinion piece in today's Wall Street Journal, Michael Boskin -- then-President George H.W. Bush's top economic adviser -- argues that payroll tax cuts for businesses would have created far more jobs than President Obama's $787 billion stimulus. . . .

In the News

Forum: Peoria charter school promises to help students and community

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Peoria Journal Star
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

For a state that contains the third-largest school district in the country, it is vexing that Illinois ranks 47th in educational funding. . . .

In the News

Morgan Stanley CEO Calls for More Regulation of Wall Street at Vanity Fair-Bloomberg Event

with Niall Fergusonvia Huffington Post
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

At a Vanity Fair and Bloomberg event in Manhattan on Wednesday night, audience members were delighted by an impromptu ( and slightly coerced) appearance by Morgan Stanley CEO, John Mack, who called for far more stringent policing of Wall Street. . . .

In the News

Fun with Damaged Tapes

by Hoover Institutionvia Hoover Archivists' Musings (blog)
Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Damaged materials are fun. . . .