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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A Symposium: What Should the Federal Reserve Do Next?

by John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, September 9, 2010

Near-zero interest rates and unprecedented asset purchases by the Fed have failed to return the U.S. economy to robust growth...

Analysis and Commentary

October Surprises

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Thursday, September 9, 2010

Will the Obama administration tackle Iran’s nuclear ambitions...?

Analysis and Commentary

What Should the Federal Reserve Do Next?

by John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, September 9, 2010

 A prolonged period of near-zero interest rates and unprecedented asset purchases by the Federal Reserve has failed to return the U.S. economy to robust growth or make an appreciable dent in unemployment. It is now commonly asserted that the Fed is "out of ammunition." Is it?

Analysis and Commentary

Universal Preschool by Stealth

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Corner (National Review Online)
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

In the name of boosting academic performance and giving struggling kids a better shot at succeeding in first grade, California appears to be headed down the slippery slope to universal preschool...

Analysis and Commentary

Thoughts on “Lawfare”

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A friend bristled at the title of this blog, Lawfare, because he thinks that the first sense in which Ben uses the term in his initial post – the use of law as a weapon of war – has derogatory connotations for the rule of law in warfare...

Analysis and Commentary

‘Like a Dog’: The Origins of Barack Obama’s Petulance

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Obama in just twenty months has developed a reputation for being petulant, unusually sensitive to the normal run-of-the-mill criticism. His latest pushback was his strangest so far...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama's failed foreign policy strategy

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I agree with Peter Beinart's basic conclusion that the Obama administration's foreign policy is unsuccessful, but I think his description of what would have made it successful is wildly off the mark, and would have landed the administration in an even worse position than it has played itself into...

Analysis and Commentary

More on Massive Quantitative Easing

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

In tomorrow’s Wall Street Journal...I briefly explained the rationale for this point of view in a post on this blog several days ago, where I referred to Milton Friedman’s advocacy of stable monetary policy rules...

Analysis and Commentary

More on the Scorecard

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Steve Vladeck makes a few important points in response to my post on the habeas scorecard...

Interviews
Interviews

Ferguson Discusses U.S. Fiscal Policy, Tax Cuts, Economy

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Niall Ferguson, a history professor at Harvard University, talks about tax cuts, the U.S. economy and the Obama administration's fiscal policy. Ferguson speaks with Erik Schatzker on Bloomberg Television's "InsideTrack..."

Interviews

Free Market Environmentalism

with Terry Andersonvia C-SPAN
Thursday, August 5, 2010

Terry Anderson spoke about environmental economics. Among the topics he addressed were the competitive instinct to participate in environmentally conscious activities, measuring environmental cost benefits, and the environment as a marketplace...

In the News
In the News

State health exchange will slash, not boost, choice

with John F. Cogan, Daniel P. Kesslervia San Francisco Examiner
Thursday, September 9, 2010
In the News

As GOP diversifies, South Carolina is rising

with Tunku Varadarajanvia Washington Post
Thursday, September 9, 2010
In the News

Do unemployment checks keep the jobless at home?

with Robert J. Barrovia CNN.com
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
In the News

Fed Banks: `Widespread Signs of a Deceleration' in Economy

with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, September 8, 2010