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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Should Congress Change CBO's Scorekeeping Rules?

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Our current scorekeeping rules are internally inconsistent, they create an unlevel playing field between policy choices, they incent irresponsible fiscal practices, and they can too easily be used to support misleading political demagoguery...

Analysis and Commentary

'Meaningful Work'

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Telling young people that some jobs are "menial" is a huge disservice to them and to the whole society...

Analysis and Commentary

Two, Three, Many Obamas

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The art of being Dr. Barack and Mr. Obama...

Analysis and Commentary

Counting Palestine Refugees

by Daniel Pipesvia National Review Online
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Senate nudges us toward a proper understanding of the issue...

Analysis and Commentary

Is Student Debt Too Great?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, May 28, 2012

I find it difficult to comprehend why sizable mortgages are accepted while there are political and media outcries over comparable student loans that are based on usually highly productive investments in human capital...

Analysis and Commentary

Thoughts on the Rhine

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Monday, May 28, 2012

I’ve been making my way downstream the Rhine from Switzerland on the way to Amsterdam, leading a military history tour while observing and talking and listening to Germans and Swiss...

Analysis and Commentary

Seventy Years Ago: The Week the Tide Began to Turn

by Mark Harrisonvia Mark Harrison's Blog
Monday, May 28, 2012

Without [the Battles of] Midway, Alamein, and Stalingrad our world today would be far different from the one we know...

Analysis and Commentary

A Memorial Day Appreciation

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, May 28, 2012

Over at "Facts and Other Stubborn Things," Daniel Kuehn, a frequent commenter on this site, asks that we share thoughts of appreciation for veterans. Here is mine...

Analysis and Commentary

How to Do Nothing

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Monday, May 28, 2012

Bashir al Assad's government killed another 90 civilians on Saturday...The reaction of the Free World's leaders reads like a parody of fecklessness...

Analysis and Commentary

A California Penchant for Pension Reform?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, May 28, 2012

Take a look at the four largest cities in California (by population) and you’ll notice a disparity: the first and fourth metropolises – Los Angeles and San Francisco – get most of the attention..That changes when Californians vote next Tuesday.

Analysis and Commentary

Is It Within Bounds To Ask: Is Obama A Socialist?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Sunday, May 27, 2012

Democrat strategists know that the American electorate reacts strongly negative to “socialism” and are doing their best to discredit any and all who call Obama a socialist...

Analysis and Commentary

Egypt's Next Leader Won't Be A Creature of Tahrir Square

by Fouad Ajamivia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, May 26, 2012

It is not a coincidence that one candidate is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, the other Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister...

Interviews
Interviews

Richard Epstein and Henry Miller on the John Batchelor Show

with Richard A. Epstein, Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Friday, May 25, 2012

Guests: Jim McTague, Barron's; David Livingston, The Space Show; Richard Epstein, Hoover; Henry Miller, Hoover...

Interviews

Nobel Laureate Sees Greece in Euro for 'a While'

with Michael Spencevia City Central (Bloomberg Television)
Friday, May 25, 2012

Michael Spence, a professor of economics at New York University and winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in economics, talks about Greece's future in the euro zone. He also discusses the Spanish banking system...

In the News
In the News

The Best of Enemies

with Robert Servicevia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
In the News

Larry White on the Clash of Economic Ideas

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, May 28, 2012