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Analysis and Commentary

An Ignored 'Disparity'

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

With all the talk about "disparities" in innumerable contexts, there is one very important disparity that gets remarkably little attention — disparities in the ability to create wealth...

Analysis and Commentary

An Ignored 'Disparity': Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

One of the ways of trying to reduce the vast disparities in economic success, which are common in countries around the world, is by making higher education more widely available, even for people without the money to pay for it...

Analysis and Commentary

Ending the Palestinian ‘Right of Return’

by Daniel Pipesvia National Review Online
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Israeli Supreme Court closes an oft-abused marriage loophole...

Analysis and Commentary

So Why Read Anymore?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Monday, January 16, 2012

Here are a few reasons other than the usual defense of the “classics,” the “canon,” and the glories of “Western civilization”...

Analysis and Commentary

Debate Thoughts

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, January 16, 2012

With Huntsman out of the race, that left five participants front and center at Monday’s Fox News/Wall Street Journal debate in Myrtle Beach. Some thoughts...

Analysis and Commentary

Nashiri Motions Hearing Preview

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, January 16, 2012

The military commission for Abd al-Rahim Hussein Muhammed Abdu Al-Nashiri convenes again tomorrow for a motions hearing at Guantanamo Bay...The following is a preview of the ten issues the court will be hearing...

Analysis and Commentary

Our liberty depends on funding our courts, so they can protect all of us

by Edwin Meese III, William T. Robinsonvia FoxNews.com
Monday, January 16, 2012

Regardless of other issues that divide today’s political spectrum, all policy leaders should be able to stand shoulder to shoulder when it comes to the need for adequate and sustainable funding for our courts. Our liberty depends on it...

Analysis and Commentary

Memo to Mitt

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Sunday, January 15, 2012

If you are elected president, I hope you will listen to a range of China experts, not just those who reinforce your beliefs...

Analysis and Commentary

And Deliver Us From Systemic Risk: The Fed Transcripts

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Fed’s “intelligence failure” serves as a lesson for those calling for government to foresee systemic risk...

Analysis and Commentary

In Afghanistan, military success and overall failure

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Friday, January 13, 2012

If the LA Times is accurate (and they have the best reporting on the middle east of any American newspaper), the [new National Intelligence Estimate of the war in Afghanistan] is going to be very damaging to the war effort...

Analysis and Commentary

Mind over Market

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Friday, January 13, 2012

Most societies have important economic and other objectives that markets and competition are not designed to achieve. In today’s rapidly globalizing world, the most important of these objectives...are stability, distributional equity, and sustainability...

Interviews
Interviews

Forecasting the Economy

with Michael J. Boskinvia Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)
Monday, January 16, 2012

Many economists anticipate that this year will be an improvement over 2011 -- but growth is expected to be slow. We talk with two leading analysts about the state of the nation's economy, and we'll get their predictions for the year ahead...

Interviews

Bill Whalen on the John Batchelor Show

with Bill Whalenvia John Batchelor Show
Monday, January 16, 2012

Guests: John Bussey, WSJ; Jodi Schneider, Bloomberg; Bill Whalen, Hoover; McKay Coppins, Buzzfeed...

Interviews

Fouad Ajami on the John Batchelor Show

with Fouad Ajamivia John Batchelor Show
Friday, January 13, 2012

Guests: Tyler Rogoway, Aviation Intel; Jody Shenn, Bloomberg; Bruce Dorminey, Science Magazine; Fouad Ajami, Hoover...

Interviews

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show

with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, January 13, 2012

Guests: Jed Babbin, American Spectator; Richard Epstein, Hoover; Isaac Stone Fish, Foreign Policy; Mike Ramsey, WSJ...

In the News
In the News

Death by Wealth Tax

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Egalitarian impulses will sink our struggling economy...

In the News

Recession slows growth in public prekindergarten

with Hoover Institution, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Associated Press
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
In the News

Taleb on Antifragility

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, January 16, 2012