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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Guru America

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, October 8, 2009

President Obama last week flew to Copenhagen to persuade the International Olympic Committee to award the 2016 games to Chicago, his hometown...

Analysis and Commentary

Leaning on Berlin

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia New York Times
Thursday, October 8, 2009

The G-20 nations, led by the United States, are claiming that, because Germany has an export surplus, it is not doing enough for global recovery...

Analysis and Commentary

Wall Street bailouts: Business as usual

by Peter Schweizervia USA Today
Thursday, October 8, 2009

Economics professor Allan Meltzer once said, "Capitalism without failure is like religion without sin."...

Analysis and Commentary

The Power of Payback

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I have believed in the power of the goddess Nemesis (“dispenser of dues”) ever since I was introduced to the concept as a teenager studying classics, especially in the texts of Hesiod, Herodotus, and Sophocles...

Analysis and Commentary

What Leonhardt Leaves Out

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, October 7, 2009

In a positive article, almost a puff piece, on Bruce Bartlett, New York Times reporter David Leonhardt highlights Bruce's advocacy of a value-added tax for the United States...

Analysis and Commentary

The US has lost its focus on Europe. It's up to us to get our act together

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Barack Obama is the most European president of the United States that there has ever been...

Analysis and Commentary

Thoughts on the Hysteria About Afghanistan

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Afghanistan is a messy war, but so far it has been conducted with a minimum loss of American life while achieving some important goals...

Interviews
Interviews

What the U.S. Can Learn From Health Care Abroad

with Scott W. Atlasvia News Hour
Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Gwen Ifill speaks with health experts about wha the United States can learn from health care systems throughout the world...

In the News
In the News

Handicapping the 2009 Economics Nobel

with Robert J. Barro, Thomas J. Sargent, John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, October 8, 2009

Adherents of the efficient-markets hypothesis might say that University of Chicago Booth School of Business economist Eugene Fama has an excellent chance of winning the Nobel Prize in economics...

In the News

4 Smart Books: Life Lessons

with Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia Smartmoney
Thursday, October 8, 2009

What investor doesn’t want to know the outcome of everything, from something as simple as the winner of Sunday’s football game to the next hot stock?...

In the News

Obama plan stirs little

with Robert J. Barro, Michael J. Boskin, John F. Cogan, John B. Taylorvia Washington Times
Thursday, October 8, 2009

Harvard economist Robert Barro expressed disbelief earlier this year when President Obama and his advisers forecast that his economic stimulus program would create or save 4 million jobs...

In the News

Not much bang for our bucks

with John F. Cogan, John B. Taylorvia Northwest Florida Daily News
Wednesday, October 7, 2009

With the economy showing slight signs of life, liberal pundits are crowing that the Obama administration’s stimulus package is working...

In the News

Stop the stimulus

with John B. Taylorvia National Post (Canada)
Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The New York Times columnist and economist Paul Krugman recently congratulated the Obama administration for helping pull the U.S. “back from the brink” with its stimulus measures...

In the News

Bueno de Mesquita on a Media Roll

with Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia Stanford Review
Wednesday, October 7, 2009

This past Monday, the Daily Show did an interview with Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Bruce Bueno de Mesquita...

In the News

Progressivism? Not so fast, folks

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Politico
Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The progressive movement in the United States is generally traced back to Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, but he took his lead from predecessor Teddy Roosevelt and expanded on it...

In the News

Health care: Which is the real party of no?

with Gary S. Beckervia Atlanta Journal Constitution
Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The biggest lie, falsehood, misinformation — whatever you want to call it — in our health-care debate has been that the Democrats are the only side that’s contributing ideas...