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Analysis and Commentary

Thomas Friedman–scary

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, September 9, 2009

One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks...

Analysis and Commentary

Mrs. Merkel's War

by Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mr. Obama's War is now Mrs. Merkel's War, ever since the nasty "September Surprise," sprung on her three weeks ahead of the national elections...

Analysis and Commentary

Productivity, Unemployment, and the End of the Recession

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Wednesday, September 9, 2009

On October 7, 2008 I wrote an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal ("We're Not Headed for a Depression") in which I said there would not be a depression, certainly nothing at all resembling the Great Depression of the 1930s...

Analysis and Commentary

The Start of an Interesting and Dangerous School Year

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, September 9, 2009

School is open, and it is time to talk!...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama's Baby Step on Free Trade

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Finally, I have something positive to say about Obama's economic policy...

Analysis and Commentary

Another fine speech will not be enough

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, September 9, 2009

"Change – I'd like mine back"...

Analysis and Commentary

Friedman vs. Bernanke, II

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, September 9, 2009

As noted in my previous post on this, Tyler Cowen and I have converged: we agree that Bernanke's and Friedman's views on the causes of the Great Depression differed and that, although there is some ambiguity, there is no clear evidence that Friedman would have favored the Paulson-Bernanke bailouts...

Analysis and Commentary

Three health care questions

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Why does the impending fiscal disaster known as Medicare justify increasing the role of the federal government and reducing the role of prices which are the essence of Medicare?...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama's Contradiction on Health Care

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Here are two segments of Obama's speech this evening...

In the News
In the News

Learning is no picnic, Buster

with Diane Ravitchvia Washington Times
Thursday, September 10, 2009

Conservatives and other parents won their point...

In the News

Getting justice right

with Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Daily Report
Thursday, September 10, 2009

ustice — that elusive state of fairness and rectitude in human affairs — is a big concept to wrap your head around...

In the News

States Scramble for Reform to Get Stimulus Money

with Michael J. Petrillivia Associated Press
Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Three cash-strapped states may find themselves left at the starting line in the competition for more than $4 billion in education stimulus funding if they don't amend laws that prevent student test results from being tied to teacher evaluations...

In the News

A Great Opportunity and Great Danger Tonight for Obama

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I think what most are asking about health-care reform are very simple questions — and which party that answers them best will gain public support...

In the News

Tax panel plan includes value-added tax, lower income tax

with John F. Coganvia Sacramento Bee
Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The tax commission has just released draft language of its package, which includes the following:...

In the News

Reflecting On A Legacy Of Recessions: Job Losses

with Niall Fergusonvia NPR
Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The financial system almost collapsed last September...

In the News

Tricky Road Ahead for Innovation Fund

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Federal education officials will face a variety of obstacles in running a $650 million innovation fund, from an expected flood of applications and concern about favoritism in picking winners, to skepticism about the government’s ability to drive innovative change in education...

In the News

The End Doesn’t Justify the Means When you Deliberately Deceive

with Thomas Sowellvia Canada Free Press
Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A pattern has emerged in Obama’s policy initiatives. It’s not the change in ideas or methods promised and it isn’t new. It is pure demagoguery...