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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The “Costs” of Medical Care

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 3, 2009

We are incessantly being told that the cost of medical care is “too high”—either absolutely or as a growing percentage of our incomes...

Analysis and Commentary

The "Costs" of Medical Care: Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Although it is cheaper to buy a pint of milk than to buy a quart of milk, nobody considers that to be lowering the price of milk...

Analysis and Commentary

The "Costs" of Medical Care: Part III

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 3, 2009

One of the strongest talking points of those who want a government-run medical care system is that we simply cannot afford the high and rising costs of medical care under the current system...

Analysis and Commentary

As goes Afghanistan ...

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia National Post (Canada)
Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The outcome of the Afghanistan strategy debate within Barack Obama's administration will carry deep consequences for the fight against terrorist-based insurgencies around the world...

Analysis and Commentary

The Scourge Of Rent Stabilization

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, November 3, 2009

One central libertarian tenet is that governments should not use subsidies or price controls to distort the operation of competitive markets...

Analysis and Commentary

The "Costs" of Medical Care: Part IV

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 3, 2009

What is so wrong with the current medical system in the United States that we are being urged to rush headlong into a new government system that we are not even supposed to understand, because this legislation is to be rushed through Congress before even the Senators and Representatives have a chance to read it?...

Analysis and Commentary

An inaccurate school of thought

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, November 2, 2009

According to the UK’s Financial Times, international financial speculator George Soros is going to spend $50 million of his money in an effort to start a new think tank whose purpose will be to counter the “unwavering belief in unchecked free markets … [that] remains pervasive in universities” (“Soros to invest $50m in economic think-tank,” Oct. 27)...

Interviews
Interviews

Road to Economic Recovery

with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Monday, November 2, 2009

Today's construction spending data, pending home sales data and ISM Index were strong examples of an economic recovery...

In the News
In the News

Thursday: George Shultz at St. Bede's

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Almanac (CA)
Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Former Secretary of State George Shultz will lead a discussion at St. Bede's Episcopal Church in Menlo Park on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m...

In the News

Want a Stronger Democracy? Invest in Education

with Robert J. Barrovia New York Times
Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Argentina’s poor economic performance during the 20th century reflects, in part, political instability and the mistaken policies of dictatorial regimes...

In the News

Warning: Your brain is killing America's capitalism

with Niall Fergusonvia MarketWatch
Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Recovery? New bull market? Yes, yes, get your money out of the mattress, out of CDs and money markets...

In the News

Hoover to Tweet

with Hoover Institution, John Raisianvia Business Wire
Monday, November 2, 2009

The Hoover Institution`s Director, John Raisian, today announced The Hoover Institution has launched a Twitter account in an effort to keep followers and fans informed of its daily activity...

In the News

Washington's inconvenient economic truths

with John B. Taylorvia CNN
Monday, November 2, 2009

Now that we're officially (if barely) out of the Great Recession, it's time for our nation's elected officials to get down to serious business -- that of taking credit, assigning blame, and calling each other liars...

In the News

College admission rates stay steady, competition rises

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Daily Texan
Monday, November 2, 2009

Colleges are harder to get into than ever, and the competition for admission at most universities is growing each year, right?...

In the News

Hoover Institution Acquires Melita Norwood Papers

with Hoover Institutionvia Business Wire
Monday, November 2, 2009

Kim Philby was part of the Cambridge Five, who were arguably the most notorious Soviet spies operating in Great Britain from the 1930s through the 1950s...

In the News

Berlin Wall fell without firing a press release

with Peter M. Robinsonvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, November 2, 2009

Ronald Reagan gets all the credit among conservatives for ending the Cold War, but recall that it was his successor, former President George H.W. Bush, loathed by conservatives, who actually handled the peaceful collapse of the Soviet Empire and got very little credit for it...

In the News

How to Ratify the Test Ban Treaty

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia World Politics Review
Monday, November 2, 2009

Ten years ago last month, the U.S. Senate failed to approve the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty...

In the News

Investor's Edge: Weak dollar has some short-term benefits

with Niall Fergusonvia Post Standard (NY)
Monday, November 2, 2009

Since the stock market rally began in early March, a number of sophisticated investment types have commented to me, “Yeah, stocks are up a lot, but the dollar has declined as well.”...

In the News

Bush economist: Jobs 'created or saved' figure touted by Obama is meaningless

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Washington Post
Monday, November 2, 2009

Ed Lazear was the top economic adviser to President George W. Bush and much more of a free-marketer than the president, who ran up massive budget deficits...

In the News

The Daily Start-Up: CIT Spells Bankruptcy

with Bill Whalenvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, November 2, 2009

This morning’s roundup of the latest venture capital news and analysis across the Web:...

In the News

Taxing Private Ryan

with Robert E. Hall, Alvin Rabushkavia Tax Policy Center (DC)
Monday, November 2, 2009

My colleague Howard Gleckman has summarized the tax plan that Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) presented at the Tax Policy Center on October 29...

In the News

Fed Up

with John B. Taylorvia Reason
Sunday, November 1, 2009

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), the libertarian-leaning congressman and failed 2008 GOP presidential candidate, has been suspicious of the Federal Reserve since before first entering Congress in 1976...