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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Magic Numbers in Politics

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Back in the days of the Soviet Union, two Russian economists who had never lived in a country with a free market economy understood something about market economies that many others who have lived in such economies all their lives have never understood...

Analysis and Commentary

Magic Numbers in Politics: Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

It is understandable that many people do not pay nearly as much attention to political issues as they do to practical decisions that they have to make in their own lives...

Analysis and Commentary

Bombing The Moon

by Kenneth Andersonvia Forbes
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The rocket that NASA aimed at the Moon last week did not produce the public relations bonanza the agency was hoping for--a cloud of dust visible to amateur earth astronomers...

Analysis and Commentary

Deregulate Labor Markets

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

On the economic front, the good news is that the Dow Jones industrial average is inching back toward 10,000--only 30% off its all-time high...

Analysis and Commentary

Nobel award recognizes U.S. dominance

by Kiron K. Skinnervia CNN
Monday, October 12, 2009

As an American of African descent, I swelled with pride when I heard that the Norwegian Nobel Committee selected President Obama to receive the Nobel Peace Prize...

Analysis and Commentary

Shovel Ready?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, October 12, 2009

In the first eight months of the $787 billion “stimulus” package, the government has managed to spend about $111 billion, less than half of the funds that are available...

Analysis and Commentary

Take That, Math Geeks

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, October 12, 2009

That was the title I gave my Wall Street Journal article on the Nobel prize that appears on line now and will appear in print tomorrow...

Analysis and Commentary

A Nobel for Practical Economics

by David R. Hendersonvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 12, 2009

Yesterday's award of the Nobel Prize in economics to Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson at first struck me as a good choice. Now I think it's a great choice...

Analysis and Commentary

The desperate defense of Obamacare

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, October 12, 2009

The political arena has abandoned all civility, it seems...

Analysis and Commentary

Markets Aren’t Everything

by Michael Spencevia Forbes
Monday, October 12, 2009

The Nobel Prize this year recognizes two distinguished scholars, Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson, one a political scientist and the other an economist...

Analysis and Commentary

A Teachable Moment

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Monday, October 12, 2009

The awarding of the Nobel Prize in economics is always a teachable moment...

Analysis and Commentary

A Welcome Nobel

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Monday, October 12, 2009

This year, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in economics to two Americans, Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson...

Analysis and Commentary

2 commission members tout plan's promise

by John F. Coganvia Sacramento Bee
Sunday, October 11, 2009

As members of the Commission on the 21st Century Economy, we spent nine months diligently addressing problems created by California's outdated and deeply flawed tax system...

Analysis and Commentary

Devaluing the prize

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Friday, October 9, 2009

It's nice that the Nobel Committee wants to shower the president with approval -- it's a good thing for the United States -- but it's likely to remind Americans that the president is being rewarded for behaving in the world the way Europeans behave...

Interviews
Interviews

Health-Care Reform with Brady & Kessler: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with David Brady, Daniel P. Kesslervia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

President Clinton couldn’t push through sweeping health-care reform, so why does President Obama think he can?...

Interviews

President Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize

with Tod Lindbergvia Diane Rehm Show (Washington, DC)
Monday, October 12, 2009

President Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize...

In the News
In the News

An Overlooked Institution Struggles to Remain Relevant

with Chester E. Finn Jr., Paul T. Hillvia Education Week
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

They oversee millions of dollars in public money...

In the News

American woman shares Nobel in economics

with Dino Falaschettivia Washington Times
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Two American professors, Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson, shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in economics for their pioneering work in explaining how economic decisions are made outside of markets, which are the focus of most economic research...

In the News

Wen meets Kissinger amid inaugural China-US dialogue

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Xinhua (China)
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Monday met with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on seeking stronger bilateral relations...

In the News

Reactions to the Nobel in Economic Science

with Michael Spencevia New York Times
Monday, October 12, 2009

Two social scientists, Oliver E. Williamson and Elinor Ostrom, won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday...

In the News

Does Washington’s cash mean charter schools for Kentucky?

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Blue Grass Institute For Public Policy Solutions (KY)
Monday, October 12, 2009

Money talks...

In the News

Europe's unity treaty still languishes

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Washington Times
Monday, October 12, 2009

One week after an Irish vote of confidence, EU officials still cannot say when a treaty streamlining European institutions will be ratified, let alone implemented...

In the News

Bullard Says Lower Unemployment Condition to Tighten

with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Monday, October 12, 2009

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said a falling unemployment rate is a precondition for an increase in the benchmark interest rate from near zero...