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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

More Populism At The FDA?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The nomination of Margaret Hamburg as commissioner of the FDA, coupled with the appointment (without Senate confirmation) of her deputy, Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, as its acting commissioner promises--or threatens--to usher in a new era at the FDA...

Analysis and Commentary

Magic Words in Politics

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, April 14, 2009

China is the largest foreign holder of U.S. government bonds...

Analysis and Commentary

The reality of advertising and free will

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, April 13, 2009

John Kenneth Galbraith was a member of Harvard University’s economics department as well as ambassador to India for JFK and a outspoken socialist...

In the News
In the News

The School Reform Miracle That Wasn't

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, April 14, 2009

We in New York City were treated to an amazing show in early April...

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At War with Gen. Jack Keane: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Jack Keane describes why changing the U.S. war strategy in Iraq was such a difficult process...

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Tea, anyone?

with Michael J. Boskinvia Free-Lance Star (VA)
Monday, April 13, 2009

THE ORIGINAL Boston Tea Party has become an icon of protest, invoked even by such a faraway activist as India's Mahatma Gandhi...

In the News

Call For an Even More Explicit Inflation Commitment

with Robert E. Hall, John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, April 13, 2009

Fears abound that the Federal Reserve’s economic recovery efforts may be setting the stage for a massive bout of inflation down the road...

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Comments on the Efficiency of Stock Markets

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, April 13, 2009

It is very difficult for either amateur investors or even professional money managers to do better picking their own stocks than the performance of the major stock indexes, such as the US Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or the Japanese Nikkei Index...

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The Fed Needs to Make a Policy Statement

by Robert E. Hall with John B. Taylorvia Financial Crisis and Recession (Blog)
Monday, April 13, 2009

More and more one hears the concern that the Fed has embarked on an expansionary policy that will result in high inflation once the economy returns to normal...

In the News

The Edublog week in review - 4/5 to 4/11

with Diane Ravitchvia Examiner (DC)
Monday, April 13, 2009

Here's a look at this week's posts from around the edublogs:...

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Consider the evidence, not rhetoric, on proposed 'card check' legislation

with Richard A. Epsteinvia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, April 10, 2009

The Employee Free Choice Act, which represents fundamental reform of labor laws, is ostensibly dead - for now...

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Inside Look - Grading the TARP

with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Interview with Former Treasury Undersecretary John Taylor, Author of "Getting Off Track" (Bloomberg News)...

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Treasury Covering Up Massive Fraud?

with John B. Taylorvia Fox News
Monday, April 6, 2009

Taylor on Geithner and North Korea...

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Book Review: How the Fed got the economy off track

with John B. Taylorvia Orange County Register
Sunday, April 5, 2009

John B. Taylor, in his latest, 59-page microbook, "Getting Off Track," presents a concise explanation of how the Federal Reserve's efforts to macromanage the U.S. economy's contraction following the tragedy of 9/11 sowed the seeds for an inevitable catastrophe: the recent "credit crisis."...

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G-20 Expanding Global Trade

with John B. Taylorvia Fox News
Thursday, April 2, 2009

"Just -- and I hope you were able to hear of some of the points that Peter was making job reaction what what what's coming out of London again."...