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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Is Democracy Viable?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

To those who see voting as more or less just a matter of self-expression, almost a recreational activity, there is no need to inform themselves on both sides of the issues before voting, much less sit down and think beyond the rhetoric...

Analysis and Commentary

July 4th

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Fourth of July may be just a holiday for fireworks to some people. But it was a momentous day for the history of this country and the history of the world...

Analysis and Commentary

Just do the right thing, Ben Bernanke

by Scott S. Powellvia Dallas Morning News
Monday, June 27, 2011

The heat is already on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to continue pumping cash into the economy after his $600 billion bond purchase program ends in a few days...

Analysis and Commentary

Medicare: Almost Everybody Loses

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, June 27, 2011

John Goodman's health policy blog this morning summarizes the results of a study done for the National Center for Policy Analysis...But there's a big problem with their study...

Analysis and Commentary

Wanted: Muammar Qaddafi

by Tod Lindbergvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, June 27, 2011

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has now issued an arrest warrant – the equivalent of an indictment in the U.S. system — against Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi...

Analysis and Commentary

Sneering at America

by Bruce Thorntonvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, June 27, 2011

A people faced with a passionate enemy like terrorist jihadists will find their resolve weakened if they lack a passionate loyalty to the core principles and beliefs that their way of life expresses...

Analysis and Commentary

How Now Brown Budget?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, June 27, 2011

There was a time when California meeting its July 1 budget deadline was considered a miracle...Well, miracle of miracles, it looks like Sacramento will have a new budget by Friday...

Interviews
Interviews

Economic Growth with Michael Spence: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Michael Spencevia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Michael Spence discusses the critical interaction of economics and politics in the developing world...

Interviews

Blasting sacred cows with an Army howitzer

with Kori Schakevia Patt Morrison (KPCC)
Monday, June 27, 2011

Would you support dramatic decreases in military spending as a way to cut the deficit, or would you rather support the spending with tax increases...?

Interviews

John Taylor on Fed, U.S. Fiscal Policy, Economy

with John B. Taylorvia Surveillance Midday (Bloomberg Television)
Monday, June 27, 2011

John Taylor, an economics professor at Stanford University, talks about Federal Reserve monetary policy, the Taylor Rule and prospects for U.S. economic recovery...

Interviews

Free-Market Environmentalism

with Laura E. Hugginsvia Green Sense Show
Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Property and Environment Research Center or PERC is the nation’s oldest and largest institute dedicated to improving environmental quality through property rights and markets. They call it "free market environmentalism"...

Interviews

US Not a Giant in the Future Global Economy

with Michael Spencevia Wall Street Journal Report (CNBC)
Friday, June 24, 2011

Nobel Laureate Michael Spence describes the changing fortune of the United States' economy in the 21st century...

In the News
In the News

Appeasing Jihadists

by Bruce Thorntonvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A policy of guilt and flattery will not temper terrorists...