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Analysis and Commentary

Netanyahu as Prime Minister

by Daniel Pipesvia FrontPage Magazine
Tuesday, March 10, 2009

With Binyamin "Bibi" Netanyahu, head of the Likud Party, about to become Israel's next prime minister, one wonders whether he will stick to his more controversial campaign promises – not that of confronting the Iranian threat, which is widely backed, but such as ending Hamas control of Gaza or keeping the Golan Heights...

Analysis and Commentary

Subsidizing Bad Decisions

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Now that the federal government has decided to bail out homeowners in trouble, with mortgage loans up to $729,000, that raises some questions that ought to be asked, but are seldom being asked...

Analysis and Commentary

Favoring A Flat Tax

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

Libertarians are in general less than enamored with taxation on the simple but sensible ground that most people can make better use of their own money than the government can...

Analysis and Commentary

It's wrong to soak the rich

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, March 9, 2009

Someone asked me why I defend the rich...

Analysis and Commentary

Was the Gaza Reconstruction Conference a Fraud?

by Daniel Pipesvia Right Side News (GA)
Monday, March 9, 2009

I wrote an article three days ago, "That Surreal Gaza Reconstruction Conference," in which I condemned the Sharm El-Sheikh meeting on March 2 that was attended by 71 states and 16 organizations and raised $4.5 billion for Gaza and the Palestinian Authority...

Analysis and Commentary

Fenty, MIA on Vouchers

by Marc Thiessenvia Washington Post
Saturday, March 7, 2009

Eight days after President Obama took the oath of office, another, less noted inauguration took place in our nation's capital -- when Mayor Adrian Fenty swore in Ronald Holassie as deputy youth mayor for legislative affairs...

In the News
In the News

Helping Students Find a Sense of Purpose

with William Damonvia Education Week
Friday, March 13, 2009

William Damon, a professor of education at Stanford University, has long advocated "character education" as a key component of school reform...

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21st-Century Skills, Accountability, and Curriculum

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Last week, I attended three different conferences in Washington, D.C....

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Rudd and Obama's socialist agenda

with Niall Fergusonvia Livenews.com (Australia)
Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Well, plenty of moaning and groaning today about the latest report on the difficult financial circumstances internationally...

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Card Check's Bounce

with Richard A. Epsteinvia American Spectator
Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Barack Obama provides a study in contrasts...

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The Right Prescription

with John Shoven, George P. Shultzvia Claremont Institute
Monday, March 9, 2009

One could be forgiven for being confused about the state of American health care and, by extension, the welfare state in which it is cradled...

In the News

Secondary Sources: Stimulus, Nationalization, Debt, Regulation

with John F. Cogan, John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, March 9, 2009

Stimulus Multipliers: Via Greg Mankiw’s blog comes a new paper by John F. Cogan, Tobias Cwik, John B. Taylor and Volker Wieland on stimulus multipliers, which aim to gauge how effective fiscal policy will be on the economy...

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Money (or Other Prizes) for Student Success?

by Williamson M. Eversvia Ed Policy
Monday, March 9, 2009

D-ed Reckoning had a top-notch Mar. 5 post on extrinsic rewards...

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Financial Regulations

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, March 9, 2009

The severity of this recession has stimulated calls for greatly increased regulation of the financial sector, and for changes in some of the present regulations...

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Deal with it, Paul

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, March 9, 2009

Here is Krugman on the state of the economy and Obama's policies:...

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NATO expert joins national security team

with Michael McFaul, William J. Perryvia Stanford Report
Monday, March 9, 2009

Stanford researcher Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall will join the Obama administration as a special assistant to the president and senior director for European affairs at the National Security Council...

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A lawmaker endorses ending mayor’s right to name chancellor

with Diane Ravitchvia Gotham Schools
Monday, March 9, 2009

Critics of mayoral control have already proposed one major check on the mayor: taking away his effective control over the school board...

In the News

Taking a Depression Seriously

with Robert J. Barrovia New York Times
Monday, March 9, 2009

The Democratic response to the economic crisis has its problems, but let’s face it, the current Republican response is totally misguided...

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Patience and trust - the new economic foundations

with Philip Bobbitt, Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Monday, March 9, 2009

In a conversation a couple of months ago at Canary Wharf, a senior manager in financial services observed that recent years had seen an erosion of the notion that certain enterprises necessarily took time to deliver and that therefore it was a mistake to look for maximal profits on the basis of a balance sheet covering only one or two years...

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Obama on Track

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, March 9, 2009

A Great Debate is taking place across the political spectrum of economists, financial analysts, and politicians over the several measures put in place by the Congress, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Treasury...

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U.S. Eyes Iran for Resupply of Afghan Forces

with William J. Perryvia Middle East Times
Monday, March 9, 2009

The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama is mulling a plan that would use Iranian territory to rescue the deteriorating logistics network currently used to supply U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, administration officials said...

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Will the Stimulus Plan Improve Education?

by Williamson M. Evers with Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrilli, Eric Hanushekvia Ed Policy
Monday, March 9, 2009

Economist Rick Hanushek and attorney Alfred Lindseth are both nationally-renowned specialists on school finance...

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Even the employed suffering during economic crunch

with Edward Paul Lazearvia USA Today
Sunday, March 8, 2009

In cubicles, factories and stores these days, anxious workers are trying to ease each other's economic fears with something akin to, "Well, at least we still have a job."...

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Building walls with US trading partners

with Robert J. Barrovia Boston Globe
Friday, March 6, 2009

FREE TRADE is a child of economic confidence; protectionism is pessimism's progeny...

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Will the Stimulus Package Help Our Education System?

by Eric Hanushekvia Princeton University Press
Monday, March 2, 2009

The administration and Congress are attempting to quickly hand out money around the country to stimulate the economy and bring us out of the current recession...

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New Keynesian versus Old Keynesian

by John F. Cogan, John B. Taylorvia Hoover Daily Report
Saturday, February 28, 2009

Renewed interest in fiscal policy has increased the use of quantitative models to evaluate policy...