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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Why Lou Gerstner Is Wrong

by Diane Ravitchvia Forbes
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Louis V. Gerstner Jr. has some daring ideas about how to change American education...

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What’s Left of Freedom

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Most people on the Left are not opposed to freedom...

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Landmark Preservation At Bargain Prices

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Robin Pogrebin's recent story in The New York Times chronicles the current unhappiness that ardent preservationists have with New York City's Landmark Preservation Commission...

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What Do We Mean by Accountability?

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I wish, as you suggested, that we could have some influence on the national debate...

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It's official: U.S. in recession all of 2008

with Robert E. Hall, Annelise Andersonvia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

It took seven economists 11 months to decide what should seem obvious given all the foreclosures, bank failures and layoffs - the United States is officially mired in a recession...

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Interview on The Price of Everything

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Here's an interview with me about The Price of Everything from the Logic Consortium...

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FDR and FDIC

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tyler at MR quotes a speech about the beginning of the FDIC, that alleges that FDR was opposed to federal deposit insurance on moral hazard grounds...

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It’s Still Making the World Go ’Round

with Niall Fergusonvia New York Times
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Niall Ferguson’s latest book, “The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World,” went to press in May 2008, but it shrewdly anticipates many aspects of the current financial crisis, which has toppled banks, precipitated gigantic government bailouts and upended global markets...

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Rauchway on the Great Depression and the New Deal

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The latest episode of EconTalk is Eric Rauchway talking about the New Deal and the Great Depression...

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Capital case

with Niall Fergusonvia Washington Times
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

[Niall] Ferguson´s claims about British imperialism aren´t merely nostalgia; he has a serious argument to make about the role of empires in the expansion of global capital Lets make Epstein the featured op-ed for today...

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The U.S. Economy with Peter Thiel: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Why do American laborers work so many more hours than their French counterparts?...

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Humility

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Winston Churchill is supposed to have said about Clement Atlee that "he was a modest man, but then again, he has much to be modest about."...

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Replace Aging Federal Workers With Technology?

with Michael J. Boskinvia National Journal
Monday, December 1, 2008

A former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers suggests that the Obama administration should replace aging federal workers with technology...

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Recession Dating: When in Doubt, Wait for a Crisis

with Robert E. Hallvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, December 1, 2008

Travel back to the first half of the year, after an asset bubble burst, and you’ll find a group of economists struggling with the question of whether the nation is in a recession...

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Hawks For Hillary

with George P. Shultzvia CBS News
Monday, December 1, 2008

When news first leaked that Hillary Clinton was being considered for secretary of state, some of the most vocal responses came from the right--and they weren't exactly negative...

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The Epic of Finance

with Niall Fergusonvia American Enterprise Institute
Monday, December 1, 2008

The Ascent of Money is yet another in Niall Ferguson's series of very readable and enjoyable books...

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Incoming HHS Secretary Tom Daschle Considering Appointees for Health Posts

with Michael J. Boskinvia Kaiser Network - Health 08 Blog
Monday, December 1, 2008

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), President-elect Barack Obama's nominee for the next HHS secretary, is "busy assembling a team to run" the agency, Washington Post "In the Loop" columnist Al Kamen reports...

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Recession began a year ago, economists say

with Robert E. Hallvia MarketWatch
Monday, December 1, 2008

The U.S. economy entered a recession in December 2007, a committee of economists at the private National Bureau of Economic Research said Monday...

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Hear: Money Goes Haywire

with Russell Robertsvia NPR
Monday, December 1, 2008

We can all stop tiptoeing around the "R" word...