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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Democracy's New Discontents

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, October 6, 2011

Is this sudden liberal discontent with "messy" democracy just typical American politics evident in both parties -- the "out" minority party praising obstructionism only to blast it when it becomes the "in" governing party? Of course...

Analysis and Commentary

Dick’s debit-card dud

by Richard A. Epsteinvia New York Post
Thursday, October 6, 2011

As of Oct. 1, the Durbin Amendment to the Dodd-Frank Act cut the permissible fees that the banks that issue debit cards can charge merchants. The “reform” will revolutionize retail banking -- for the worse...

Analysis and Commentary

More on al-Aulaqi and Transparency

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

...I think there is no serious bar to the government revealing more about the legal basis for its action against al-Awlaki in Yemen...

Analysis and Commentary

Why You Want the Rich to Spend

by Mark Harrisonvia Room for Debate (New York Times)
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Since April 2010, Britain’s high earners have faced a “temporary” tax on incomes above £150,000 (about $230,000) of 50 percent...The effects of this tax increase will be uncertain for some time, but other evidence suggests this tax will have worsened, not eased, our predicament...

Analysis and Commentary

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs's career was an extreme illustration of Friedrich Hayek's point about people using their own "local knowledge" to make good economic decisions...

In the News
In the News

Paul Ryan on Health Care: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, October 6, 2011
In the News

Obama and the Politics of Condescension

with Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, October 6, 2011
In the News

Obama plan makes Social Security look like welfare

with Hoover Institutionvia San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, October 6, 2011
In the News

You Say You Want a Revolution

by Joseph D. McNamaravia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

First the Arab Spring, now the American autumn. What next...?