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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Mark Kleiman on Responsibility

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

In the video on this page, economist Mark Kleiman, whose expertise is on the drug war, tells of an interesting approach taken by a Hawaiian judge to make people keep their promises not to use illegal drugs...[W]hat I found interesting is Professor Kleiman's idea of responsibility...

Analysis and Commentary

China-Harvard Connection: A Modest Proposal

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Harvard could increase its physical capital while China would receive an annual return in an increased number of students earning Harvard degrees. This could serve as a model of cooperation with other U.S. universities for which private and government funding is much tighter for expansion and renewal of physical plant...

Analysis and Commentary

Cheering Immaturity

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

One of the many disservices done to young people by our schools and colleges is giving them the puffed up notion that they are in a position to pass sweeping judgments on a world that they have barely begun to experience...

Analysis and Commentary

Germany vs. US: Two Different Approaches to the Recession

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, August 9, 2010

Germany surely made various mistakes during this recession, but the US has made many more...

Analysis and Commentary

Raising the Bar on the Costa del Sol

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, August 9, 2010

The problem with Michelle Obama’s Marabella-to-Martha’s-Vineyard August is not that the first family doesn’t deserve time off but that Michelle, in the past, has gone on the record that the country’s elite (of which she claimed not to be a part) had created one nation for themselves and quite a different for most others...

Analysis and Commentary

The Origin of Origin Laws

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, August 9, 2010

Bryan Caplan asks the normative question, "Is anyone willing to often even a semi-plausible economic argument in defense of mandatory national origin labels?"...I'm not. But I do have an answer to this positive question: what is the origin of national origin labels...?

Analysis and Commentary

The Problem with “School Boards are the Problem”

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Monday, August 9, 2010

For two weeks now I’ve been meaning to write about this provocative Washington Post column by Montgomery County (MD) school board member Laura Berthiaume...The truth is that her Op-Ed challenges some of my basic assumptions about school boards, in particular that they are one of the big problems in education...

Analysis and Commentary

No bridge over troubled Waters?

by Kenneth E. Scottvia Arena (Politico)
Monday, August 9, 2010

Can the California Democrat [Rep. Maxine Waters] survive her upcoming public House ethics committee "trial"...?

Analysis and Commentary

Putting an end to oil dependency

by James Woolseyvia Washington Times
Monday, August 9, 2010

The EPA can take its own huge steps toward energy independence (which is really about oil) by cleaning up transportation fuels...

Analysis and Commentary

New York City Transport Workers Union Strikes Again

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes.com
Monday, August 9, 2010

What the city needs is a dose of open competition for public transportation...

Analysis and Commentary

Common Standards Remarkably Uncontroversial

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Monday, August 9, 2010

Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week (August 9) about the politics and economics of the Common Core standards...

Interviews
Interviews

Robert Service on A Dictionary of 20th-Century Communism

with Robert Servicevia Between the Covers (National Review Online)
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"Communism doesn't bring about a land of plenty for any peoples. It institutes all kinds of counter-productive and oppressive forms of government, forms of running the economy, that make it incapable of competing with the market economy and democracy," says Robert Service, author of A Dictionary of 20th-Century Communism...

Interviews

Ronn Owens Program

with Stewart Bakervia Ronn Owens Program (KGO-AM)
Friday, August 6, 2010

Stewart Baker was the first policy chief of Homeland Security. He talks about the current efforts and the challenges involved keeping us safe and his new book "Skating on Stilts: Why We Aren’t Stopping Tomorrow’s Terrorism..."

In the News
In the News

Stimulus spending has killed the ‘reality based community’

with Robert J. Barrovia Washington Examiner
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
In the News

Worker Productivity in U.S. Probably Stalled, Labor Costs Rose

with Robert E. Hallvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
In the News

Gay marriage decision is judicial vigilantism

with Edwin Meese IIIvia Salt Lake Tribune
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
In the News

Approaching Midterms

with Edwin Meese IIIvia Huffington Post
Monday, August 9, 2010
In the News

Meg Whitman's Immigration Snafu

with Bill Whalenvia Huffington Post
Monday, August 9, 2010
In the News

Post-Anti-Americanism

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Newsweek
Monday, August 9, 2010