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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Taylor Rules

by David R. Henderson with John B. Taylorvia Forbes
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

When Henry Paulson and Ben Bernanke proposed the $700 billion bailout last September, many mainstream economists who spoke out lined up in favor, although about as many economists were critical...

Analysis and Commentary

Cheap Political Theater

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Death threats to executives at AIG, because of the bonuses they received, are one more sign of the utter degeneration of politics in our time...

Analysis and Commentary

A Mockery of Moral Outrage

by Peter Schweizervia CQPolitics
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mock outrage is common to Washington...

Analysis and Commentary

Palestinians Who Helped Create Israel

by Daniel Pipesvia FrontPage Magazine
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Palestinians have so loudly and for so long (nearly a century) rejected Zionism that the Mufti Amin al-Husseini, Yasir Arafat, and Hamas may appear to command unanimous Palestinian support...

Analysis and Commentary

Mandatory labor arbitration

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Washington Times
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Rumors in Washington hint that the Employee Free Choice Act is in trouble...

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Why Labor Unions Are Inefficient Monopolists

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Let us begin with a parable: assume that a group of workers wish to come together to form a new business...

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The right to be wrong needs to be protected

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, March 23, 2009

At a recent demonstration outside the Earl Warren Building in San Francisco, someone was waiving a sign that read: “A moral wrong can’t be a civil right.”...

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The threat posed by ballooning Federal reserves

by John B. Taylorvia Financial Times
Monday, March 23, 2009

An explosion of money is the main reason, but not the only one, to be concerned about last week’s surprise decision by the Federal Reserve to increase sharply its holdings of mortgage backed securities and to start purchasing longer term Treasury securities...

In the News
In the News

Pocket money won't stimulate economy

with Robert J. Barrovia Australian
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Australia has so far followed the US fiscal expansionist response to the global financial crisis...

In the News

Merit pay for teachers raises the bar for excellence

with Eric Hanushekvia Detroit Free Press
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

It is heartening that President Barack Obama has not abandoned his support of merits pay for teachers who boost students achievement...

In the News

Geithner's Plan, Obama's Plea, and Turkey and Iraq

with John B. Taylorvia Council on Foreign Relations
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A selection of op-eds and editorials from the U.S. and around the world...

In the News

10 Surprising Facts about American Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia National Center for Policy Analysis
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Medical care in the United States is derided as miserable compared to health care systems in the rest of the developed world...

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Gary Becker Dishes Antidote to Federal Activism: Amity Shlaes

with John B. Taylor, Gary S. Beckervia Bloomberg
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Action is what politicians are all about, especially in a crisis...

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Parolee in Oakland police shootings linked to rape

with Joseph D. McNamaravia Associated Press
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The parolee who killed three Oakland police officers and left a fourth brain-dead over the weekend had been tentatively linked by DNA evidence to a rape the day before the shootings, authorities said...

In the News

Will Public Education Survive the Embrace of Big Money?

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My guess is that we will have a long time, not months, but years, to discuss national standards and a national curriculum...

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Wilbur Ross Defies Bruce Rose in Battle Over Housing Villains

with Hoover Institutionvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Understanding President Barack Obama’s predicament in reversing the worst housing slump since the Great Depression may come down to a court fight between hedge fund manager Bruce Rose and billionaire Wilbur Ross over who’s responsible for driving down prices...

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Russia Upbeat on Prospects for Better U.S. Ties

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Global Security Newswire
Monday, March 23, 2009

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev expressed optimism Friday that relations with the United States could be improved, while one of his top officials appeared to connect any future nuclear arms reductions to U.S. missile defense plans, the Washington Post reported (see GSN, March 20)...

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Nobel-Winning Economist Gary Becker on the Stimulus, Bailouts, and Why It's No Time to Concede to Big Government

with Gary S. Becker, John B. Taylorvia Reason
Monday, March 23, 2009

The Wall Street Journal's Mary Anastasia O'Grady recently interviewed Nobel Prize winner Gary Becker:...

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How to spread democracy in Iran

with Michael McFaul, Abbas Milanivia Chicago Nonpartisan Examiner
Monday, March 23, 2009

Not even the unchecked power of a tyrannical theocracy - which jails Iranian citizens for treason for promoting freedom and civil rights, and ceaselessly disseminates agitprop depicting the U.S. as the Great Satan - has been able to extirpate the desire for democracy rooted deep within the hearts of Iran’s next generation...