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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Stimulus Spending Doesn't Work

by Robert J. Barrovia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The global recession and financial crisis have refocused attention on government stimulus packages...

Analysis and Commentary

Europe must decide if it wants to be more than Greater Switzerland

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Once upon a time, and a very bad time it was, the world trembled when Germany spoke...

Analysis and Commentary

Soviet Shoes

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I mentioned in Tuesday's post that one of my favorite passages from Scott Shane's Dismantling Utopia is the passage about shoes...

Analysis and Commentary

Chart of the year

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

From this Washington Post article: Look at that last bar in the chart...

Analysis and Commentary

Some Signs of the Times

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

How to distill the news?...

Analysis and Commentary

Questions for Bryan

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bryan writes over at EconLog: Counterintuitive claim: Free trade makes countries richer, even if the other countries have big advantages like cheaper labor or more advanced technology...

Interviews
Interviews

Expert: No division between rationalist theories and constructivism

via Mehr News Agency (Iran)
Thursday, October 1, 2009

Political theoretician Bruce Bueno de Mesquita believes there is no “division between rationalist theories and constructivism.”...

Interviews

The debate over national education standards

via Minnesota Public Radio
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Minnesota is one of several states vetting a new set of English and math standards all students should master before graduating high school...

Interviews

Iran: Saber-Rattling or Bigger Threat?

with Abbas Milanivia KSRO 1350 (Sonoma)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards wrapped up three days of war games with a big bang, test-firing the longest range missiles in its arsenal...

In the News
In the News

The Law and More with Laurence Silberman: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, October 1, 2009

Judge Laurence H. Silberman reflects on his 1978 essay, “Will Lawyering Strangle Democratic Capitalism?”...

In the News

Mayor Again Calls for Lifting Cap on Charter Schools

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia New York Times
Thursday, October 1, 2009

Think the success of the city charter schools is “indisputable”?...

In the News

Worldview: The West's leverage in Iran

with Abbas Milanivia Philadelphia Inquirer
Thursday, October 1, 2009

The United States and five other major powers will begin direct talks with Iran today in Geneva, but the agenda still isn't settled...

In the News

Teachers Union Shifts Stance, Backs Looser Staffing Rules

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Wall Street Journal
Thursday, October 1, 2009

With the Obama administration trying to turn around failing schools, the nation's largest teachers' union will ask its local bargaining units to waive contract language that might hamper school districts from staffing troubled schools with highly qualified teachers...

In the News

Bloomberg calls for lifting charter cap, building more schools

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Gotham Schools
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg called for eliminating the state cap on charter schools today and said he would raise millions of dollars for school facilities if he remains in office for a third term...

In the News

Whitman Blames Family for Failure to Vote

with Bill Whalenvia NBC11 News (CA)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The new story from former eBay CEO and current gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman is that she was too busy taking care of her husband and children to vote or even register until 2002...

In the News

Barbara Kay, The case for the (almost) status quo in American health care

with Scott W. Atlasvia National Post (Canada)
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The debate over the Obama drive to universalize heath care along Canadian Medicare lines has polarized opinion...