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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Have Israelis Finally Learned the Strategic Value of Territory?

by Daniel Pipesvia Family Security Matters
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The land for peace concept is in jeopardy, write Aron Heller and Matti Friedman for the Associated Press:...

Analysis and Commentary

Deadly And Proportionate Force: The Tragedy Of Hamas

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The breakdown of the uneasy truce between Israel and Hamas once again exposes the open conceptual wounds that surround the law of self-defense...

Analysis and Commentary

The Economic "Stimulus"

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Two centuries ago, when there were plans to create a huge fund of money to pay off Britain's national debt...

Analysis and Commentary

Solving the Palestinian Problem

by Daniel Pipesvia FrontPage Mag.com
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Israel's war against Hamas brings up the old quandary: What to do about the Palestinians?...

Analysis and Commentary

Israel has a duty to protect its citizens from attack

by Amichai Magenvia San Jose Mercury News
Tuesday, December 30, 2008

When Barack Obama visited the southern Israeli city of Sderot in July, the normally unflappable senator from Illinois was visibly shaken by what he saw: "The Qassam rockets fired by Hamas deliberately and indiscriminately target civilians," Obama said...

In the News
In the News

Chimerica addiction

with Niall Fergusonvia JoongAng Daily (South Korea)
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

In the mid 1980s, a British pharmaceutical company, the predecessor of Glaxo Wellcome, began clinical trials for antidepressant medications...

In the News

Economics with John Taylor: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with John B. Taylorvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

John Talyor says the origin of today’s financial crisis can be located in the monetary excesses of the Greenspan Fed, although there were many other contributing factors...

In the News

Banks’ ‘Catatonic Fear’ Means Consumers Don’t Get TARP Relief

with Gary S. Beckervia Bloomberg
Monday, January 5, 2009

As the new owner of $172.5 billion of preferred shares and warrants in 208 U.S. financial institutions, the Treasury Department hasn’t succeeded in thawing frozen credit markets, leaving taxpayers propping up an industry that won’t lend to them...

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2009: The New Rules

with Gary S. Beckervia Telegraph (UK)
Monday, January 5, 2009

Tectonic plates are shifting, not only in the political and economic realms but also in the social and domestic...

In the News

EconTalk nominated, please vote

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, January 5, 2009

EconTalk is once again a finalist for Best Podcast in the 2008 Weblog Awards...

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Outspoken Fed Critic Taylor Coins ‘Mondustrial Policy’

with John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, January 5, 2009

Stanford Professor John Taylor has coined a new, unflattering term to describe the Federal Reserve’s approach to managing the financial crisis: “Mondustrial Policy.”...

In the News

Economist Describes a Missing Pool of Low-Income College Applicants

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Chronicle of Higher Education
Monday, January 5, 2009

Each year thousands of high-achieving students from low-income families do not apply to selective colleges that would almost certainly accept them, according to a paper presented here on Saturday during the annual meeting of the American Economic Association...

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Experts' Rx on How to Get Out of This Mess

with Robert E. Hallvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, January 5, 2009

Nothing focuses the mind like a crisis, and the global financial crisis and the recession that it produced have focused the minds of economists like no other event in their careers...

In the News

To stimulate or not to stimulate

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, January 5, 2009

Robert Reich sings the virtues of the Obama stimulus plan on NPR's Talk of the Nation...

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Transition purgatory

with Michael McFaulvia Foreign Policy
Sunday, January 4, 2009

Amid the pre-inaugural hoopla, a specter is haunting Obamaland...

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Obama taps California's political talent

with Terry M. Moevia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, December 28, 2008

California's intellectual pipeline to the White House is again open wide and flowing, as the Golden State will have key advocates bending President-elect Barack Obama's ear on its behalf...