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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Medieval Libertarians

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Enough for the moment of current affairs!...

Analysis and Commentary

Taylor Rule Change Will Hurt Fed’s Inflation Fight: John Taylor

by John B. Taylor with Robert E. Hallvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Taylor Rule -- the guideline for central bank interest-rate decisions -- has been the subject of a heated debate among Fed watchers this summer...

Analysis and Commentary

The Great Escape

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Many of the issues of our times are hard to understand without understanding the vision of the world that they are part of...

Analysis and Commentary

The Cash for Clunkers Program: A Bad Idea at the Wrong Time

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, August 24, 2009

The cash-for-clunkers program of the federal government began in late July, and will end this evening...

Analysis and Commentary

Correction on Corporate Campaign Contributions

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, August 24, 2009

How's that title for alliteration?...

Analysis and Commentary

What Would Coase Say?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ronald Coase won the Nobel prize for, in part, what has become known as the Coase Theorem...

Analysis and Commentary

Why oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, August 23, 2009

Those who read Brad DeLong's blog will recognized his oft-asked question...

Interviews
Interviews

Afghanistan and the Value of Voting

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia Newsweek On Air
Monday, August 24, 2009

Ron Moreau, NEWSWEEK South Asia Bureau Chief in Kabul; Thomas Henriksen , author of "American Power After the Berlin Wall."

In the News
In the News

'Clunkers' Impact Debated As Program Concludes

with Tibor R. Machanvia Daily Californian
Tuesday, August 25, 2009

After wrapping up the popular "Cash for Clunkers" program on Monday, car dealers in Berkeley are anticipating the long-term effects and possible payoff of the plan that sparked sales increases for fuel-efficient vehicles and promised environmental benefits...

In the News

The Economics of Loneliness

with Gary S. Beckervia New York Times
Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Do economists underrate the value of human interactions?...

In the News

Potential Action on Nuclear Agency Reform Deferred to Year's End

with William J. Perryvia Global Security Newswire
Monday, August 24, 2009

The White House budget office has reversed course on its plan to formally review whether responsibility for the safety, security and reliability of U.S. nuclear weapons should be transferred from the Energy Department to the Defense Department (see GSN, March 19)...

In the News

Rehnquist Papers: Bush Beats Kerry, Breyer Pays Thomas

with Hoover Institutionvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, August 24, 2009

We haven’t done much on this so far, but Tony Mauro over at the National Law Journal has been doing a nice job digging into the papers of former Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist, for some interesting little nuggets...

In the News

Leadership in The New World

with Niall Fergusonvia National Post (Canada)
Monday, August 24, 2009

In times of crisis, people's behaviors and perspectives--both in their personal and work lives--change irrevocably...