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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Deflation? Inflation? What’s the Government to Do?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Today the question plaguing the economics community is whether (1) the U.S. economy will suffer deflation, a double dip recession, or worse, or (2) an accelerating inflation...

Analysis and Commentary

Medical Care Facts and Fables

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

There is so much political spin, and so many numbers games being played, when it comes to medical care, that we have to go back to square one and the simplest common sense, in order to get some rational idea of what government-run medical care means...

Analysis and Commentary

Will Republicans win a Senate majority?

by Charles Calomirisvia Arena (Politico)
Monday, August 23, 2010

The distance between President Obama and the Congressional Dems (who are increasingly owned by the left and the teachers' and other unions) will only widen over the next two years because the president will pretend (again) that he is a moderate...

Analysis and Commentary

Responding to Dr. Krugman's column on tax cuts for the rich

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Monday, August 23, 2010

In his column yesterday, Dr. Paul Krugman argues for raising the top marginal income tax rates on January 1. His polemic is useful because it encapsulates most of the Left’s arguments...

Analysis and Commentary

Supporters of Race to the Top Outnumber Opponents, but Plurality of Public Has No Opinion, Education Next Survey Shows

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Monday, August 23, 2010

According to the 4th annual survey conducted by Harvard’s Program on Education Policy and Governance and Education Next, which will be released on Wednesday, a larger percentage of the public supports Race to the Top (RttT) than opposes it...

Analysis and Commentary

The Russian Export Ban: An Economic Story Worth Telling

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Monday, August 23, 2010

[T]his summer’s grain export ban in Russia [is] a current event well worth telling students about...

Analysis and Commentary

Eggs And Avastin

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes.com
Monday, August 23, 2010

What should the FDA do? In recent weeks the Food and Drug Administration has been involved in two separate ongoing sagas, with very different implications for public health...

Analysis and Commentary

Aggression in the Court

by Tod Lindbergvia Foreign Affairs
Sunday, August 22, 2010

The idea of holding national leaders to account for waging wars of aggression has moral appeal and historical pedigree. But whether the International Criminal Court can try such cases is a thornier issue...

Interviews
Interviews

Thomas Sowell on Dismantling America

with Thomas Sowellvia Between the Covers (National Review Online)
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"Unless [Obama] is stopped...in terms of losing the votes he needs in Congress to pursue his agenda, I see nothing short of one, domestically, losing the freedoms that we have — which he's taking away one by one — and two, internationally, finding ourselves in generations to come living under the threat of a nuclear armed Iran," says Thomas Sowell, author of Dismantling America...

Interviews

Ronn Owens Program

with Abraham D. Sofaervia Ronn Owens Program (KGO-AM)
Monday, August 23, 2010
Interviews

China's resilience is an economic gut check for America

with Michael Spencevia Christian Science Monitor
Monday, August 23, 2010

Nobel Laureate Michael Spence talks about lessons from China, austerity vs. stimulus, long-term investment in a politically divided democracy, and prospects for economic growth...

Interviews

The John Batchelor Show

with Tunku Varadarajanvia John Batchelor Show
Monday, August 23, 2010

GUESTS: Co-host Camilla Webster, Forbes.com; Salena Zito, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review; Elise Viebeck, The Hill; Tunku Varadarajan, DailyBeast.com; Reva Bhalla, Stratfor.com...

In the News
In the News

Niall Ferguson on Investing Given the Possible U.S. Debt Crisis

with Niall Fergusonvia Seeking Alpha
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
In the News

Why our economy is on the brink of going down the tubes...forever

with Robert J. Barrovia Long Fuse, Big Bang (Psychology Today)
Monday, August 23, 2010
In the News

Final exams at Harvard are so 20th-century

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Christian Science Monitor
Monday, August 23, 2010
In the News

SEC suspends trading in more stocks this year

with Jonathan Maceyvia USA Today
Monday, August 23, 2010
In the News

Haines: Tax Cuts Do Contribute to Nation's Deficit

with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC.com
Sunday, August 22, 2010