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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Of Ants, Elephants, and FDR

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Random thoughts on the passing scene: One of the most important skills for political success is the ability to make confident assertions of absurdities or lies...

Analysis and Commentary

De-Programming Students

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Letters from parents often complain of a sense of futility in trying to argue with their own children, who have been fed a steady diet of the politically correct vision of the world, from elementary school to the university...

Analysis and Commentary

There's No Stimulus Free Lunch

by Gary S. Beckervia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

How much will the stimulus package moving in Congress really stimulate the economy?...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama's Welcome Silence On The Employee Free Choice Act

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Just about a year ago today, candidate Barack Obama received a full-throated endorsement from Andy Stern, the savvy and aggressive president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), for his unstinting support of labor-backed initiatives in both the Illinois and U.S. Senate...

Analysis and Commentary

The Republicans’ no-bang mortgage plan

by Gary S. Becker, Edward Paul Lazearvia Financial Times
Monday, February 9, 2009

In the current economic environment, mortgage legislation should be judged by two criteria...

In the News
In the News

Ex-eBay CEO Whitman stirs up governor's race

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, 52, a billionaire Republican businesswoman who built the online marketplace into a household name, now is looking to tackle the considerable financial problems of the Golden State: She has announced an exploratory committee to make a 2010 run for governor...

In the News

The mystery of job creation

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Eric Boehlert wonders: Does CNN's John King think construction work is done pro bono?...

In the News

Education Next: New Study Identifies Classroom Gains in Philadelphia Schools Operated by For-Profit Companies

with Education Next, Paul E. Petersonvia Business Wire
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Philadelphia schools managed by for-profit companies outperform district-managed schools in math, and for-profits fare better in both reading and math when compared to schools under nonprofit management, according to research by Paul E. Peterson and Matthew M. Chingos of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University...

In the News

Selling the Stimulus

with John B. Taylorvia KQED
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The U.S. Senate is expected to approve an $838 billion economic stimulus bill on Tuesday...

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Why Are People So Gullible About Miracle Cures in Education?

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Teacher-bashing has become the motif of the day...

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Welcome to the New, New Deal 02/10/2009

by David Davenportvia townhall.com
Monday, February 9, 2009

Here’s a good one-line summary of what’s happening in Washington: Welcome to the New, New Deal...

In the News

U.S. EPA -- "No bad deed goes unrewarded"

with Henry I. Millervia Landscape Management (blog)
Monday, February 9, 2009

American industry, including the Green Industry, is always hopeful that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency bases its policies and decisions on science and not politics...

In the News

Notable & Quotable

with Robert J. Barrovia Wall Street Journal
Monday, February 9, 2009

Harvard economist Robert Barro being interviewed on the stimulus bill by the Atlantic:...

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Central Banks Sacrifice Independence as Crisis Grows

with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Monday, February 9, 2009

The global financial crisis is forcing the world’s central bankers to surrender some of their prized independence...

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Knowledge of finance lacking

with Niall Fergusonvia Windsor Star (Canada)
Monday, February 9, 2009

There was some unexpected dark humour in the budget papers tabled two weeks ago by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty...

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Bay Area Profs Speak Out Against Stimulus

with David R. Hendersonvia SF Weekly.com (CA)
Monday, February 9, 2009

Washington's elected officials and punditocracy have of late been consumed in hashing out the shape of an economic stimulus package...

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Adjusting expectations

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, February 9, 2009

One of our biggest challenges as human beings is adjusting our expectations when a trend reverses...

In the News

Why you should care about education reform in D.C.

with Eric Hanushekvia North by Northwestern (Northwestern University)
Monday, February 9, 2009

It’s weird enough that our capital is built on a drained malarial swamp...

In the News

FACTBOX-How Obama plan ranks against New Deal, other programs

with Niall Fergusonvia Reuters
Monday, February 9, 2009

President Barack Obama is pressing an $800 billion economic recovery package to restore growth and end a year-long recession...

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Honeymoon Watch

with Bill Whalenvia Washington Post
Monday, February 9, 2009

Carla Marinucci writes in the San Francisco Chronicle: "With the president preparing to go on his own public offensive -- with a campaign-style trip to job-strapped Indiana on Monday followed by his first prime-time news conference -- political observers say the tough sledding for the president and vicious partisan tug-of-war provide clear evidence that the post-inaugural reality check has hit Obama, for real...