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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Health care debate about liberty versus equality

by David Davenportvia San Francisco Examiner
Thursday, September 24, 2009

As the war over health care comes into sharper relief, it is apparent that the real debate is about something very fundamental in American politics...

Analysis and Commentary

A Fishy Tale

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, September 24, 2009

Nearly a quarter-million acres worth of contracted federal irrigation deliveries have been cut from the big farms of the west side of the San Joaquin Valley in central California...

Analysis and Commentary

Data on Canadian Medical Care

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, September 24, 2009

My wife had breast cancer in 1986 and is an active consumer of information about breast cancer...

Analysis and Commentary

The mystery of supply and demand

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, September 24, 2009

The paradox of markets is this: there is no single price even for apparently homogenous products, yet transactions by others, buying and selling similar goods, affect the price I pay or can charge...

Analysis and Commentary

We can't decide Iran's struggle. But we can avoid backing the wrong side

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Let's get this straight: the people who will change Iran for the better are the Iranians...

Analysis and Commentary

The nuclear tipping point

by George P. Shultzvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The potential spread of nuclear weapons to states and terrorists, the spread of nuclear technology and know-how and the residual nuclear threat from the cold war have brought us to the precipice of a new and dangerous nuclear era...

Analysis and Commentary

Unintended Consequences of Regulation

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

From yesterday's Wall Street Journal, two good old-style news stories on the consequences of regulation...

In the News
In the News

Do Charters 'Cream' the Best?

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, September 24, 2009

'Creaming" is the word critics of charter schools think ends the debate over education choice...

In the News

Should the G-20 Reconsider the Decision to Treble IMF Resources

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Daily Report
Thursday, September 24, 2009

At their last meeting on April 2, 2009, in London, the leaders of the G-20 nations agreed "to treble the resources available to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to $750 billion."...

In the News

Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobel Laureates

with John B. Taylorvia PR Newswire
Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thomson Reuters today announced the 2009 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates -- researchers likely to be in contention for Nobel honors -- in anticipation of this year's Nobel Prize winners in the sciences and in economics to be announced from October 5-12...

In the News

Iran hit with new demand as U.N. meets

with Michael McFaulvia Reuters
Thursday, September 24, 2009

The United States and other major powers on Wednesday told Iran to prepare a "serious response" by October 1 to demands it halt its nuclear program or risk the consequences...

In the News

Secondary Sources: Debt, In-Shoring, Economics of 3D Movies

with John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Household Debt: Ilian Mihov on his blog says that household debt shouldn’t be viewed in a vacuum...

In the News

Why Democrats Fail at Arms Control

with William J. Perryvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

In his address to the U.N. General Assembly yesterday, President Barack Obama once again stated his goal of "a world without nuclear weapons."...

In the News

Obama Acts Just Like a College President

with Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My friend Victor Davis Hanson, whom I have gotten to know on a couple of tours in Europe, here compares Obama's approach to ruling America with the management style of the typical college president...

In the News

Obama to world: Don't expect America to fix it all

with Michael McFaulvia Associated Press
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

President Barack Obama challenged world leaders Wednesday to shoulder more of the globe's critical burdens, promising a newly cooperative partner in America but sternly warning they can no longer castigate the U.S. as a go-it-alone bully while still demanding it cure all ills...

In the News

Defusing the economic big bang theory

with John F. Cogan, John B. Taylorvia Gaston Gazette (NC)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

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

In the News

"Architects of Ruin" hints of why Obama disses medical malpractice caps

with Peter Schweizervia Washington Examiner
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hoover Institution research fellow Peter Schweizer has a potential blockbuster of a new book hitting the shelves Oct. 6 entitled "Architects of Ruin: How Big Government liberals wrecked the global economy and how they will do it again if no one stops them."...

In the News

New York Test Scores Raise Eyebrows

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The recent news that 97 percent of New York City public schools got an A or B under the district’s grading system might be seen as reason for celebration, but critics suggest the grades hold little value and highlight the need to rethink the state assessment system...

In the News

Justice Department Probe of CIA Interrogations Fuels Debate

with Benjamin Wittesvia Voice of America
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The U.S. Justice Department's decision to launch a criminal probe of the CIA's interrogation methods has caused a stir in Washington...