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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Money of Fools

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Seventeenth century philosopher Thomas Hobbes said that words are wise men's counters, but they are the money of fools...Using words as vehicles to try to convey your meaning is very different from taking words so literally that the words use you and confuse you...

Analysis and Commentary

The Money of Fools: Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

...[I]f we are going to base major government policies on confusions between medical care and health care, or on calling people "rich" and "poor" who are neither, then we have truly accepted words as the money of fools...

Analysis and Commentary

The Money of Fools: Part III

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Among the many words that don't mean what they say, but which too many of us accept as if they did, are those staples of political discussion, "liberals" and "conservatives..."

Analysis and Commentary

The Money of Fools: Part IV

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Wouldn't it be better to live in a world where countries were not armed to the teeth, especially when they are armed with nuclear weapons? Of course it would. But the only country we can disarm is our own...

Analysis and Commentary

Upstream battle for genetically engineered salmon

by Henry I. Millervia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Genetic engineering to make drugs and crop plants has spawned prodigious scientific, humanitarian and financial successes. But its application to animals for food has lagged. Blame public policy, not technical difficulty...

Analysis and Commentary

California, Sans Surrogates

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

One thing you can’t help but notice about this year’s election in California is the one thing missing from the campaign trail: famous surrogates and sidekicks...

Analysis and Commentary

Obamanomics Meets Incentives

by Robert J. Barrovia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Why cuts in marginal tax rates increase economic growth, but cash for clunkers merely created a boom and bust cycle in auto sales...

Analysis and Commentary

Social Security: The Privatization Shell Game

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, September 13, 2010

Bryan posits a policy in 2005, had Bush succeeded beyond his wildest dreams, of privatizing Social Security. Bryan gives an argument against that. But..[t]he way I put it then was that this kind of privatization is a shell game that ends up actually reducing economic freedom even if it works...

Analysis and Commentary

Does spending create prosperity?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, September 13, 2010

In times when there is high unemployment, spending should create demand. Any kind of spending...

Analysis and Commentary

Why inequality is a red herring

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, September 13, 2010

Would the world be a better place if JK Rowling hadn’t dared to write the Harry Potter series...? Would the world be a better place without LeBron James? All of these people create inequality. They also make the world a better place...

Analysis and Commentary

Newt hurt by 'Kenyan, anti-colonial' comments about Obama?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Monday, September 13, 2010

As one who likes and respects Gingrich and admires D'Souza's intellect and tenacity, I would suggest that while Obama may not have earned our support, he does deserve a bit of elbow room...

Analysis and Commentary

Clean air law is key to our future

by George P. Shultzvia Sacramento Bee
Sunday, September 12, 2010

Make no mistake: Proposition 23 seeks to derail our future through a process of indefinite postponement of our state's clean energy and clean air standards...

Interviews
Interviews

The American Academy with Harvey Mansfield: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Harvey Mansfield describes how Western Civ can be saved...

Interviews

The American Academy with Harvey Mansfield: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, September 13, 2010

Ivy League institutions lean categorically to the left. Why? Prof. Harvey Mansfield explains...

In the News
In the News

Ex-law officials back Prop. 19

with Joseph D. McNamaravia Ventura County Star
Monday, September 13, 2010
In the News

Citing the Gipper in an Energy Debate

with George P. Shultz, Hoover Institutionvia Green (New York Times)
Monday, September 13, 2010
In the News

Legalizing pot would free up police to fight violent crime, law enforcement group says

with Joseph D. McNamaravia L.A. Now (Los Angeles Times)
Monday, September 13, 2010
In the News

Fed Awaits New Governors and San Francisco President

with John B. Taylorvia Real Time Economics (Wall Street Journal)
Monday, September 13, 2010
In the News

Whitman exaggerates Brown spending

with Thad Kousservia Associated Press
Monday, September 13, 2010
In the News

Ex-officers and judges support legal pot in Calif.

with Joseph D. McNamaravia Associated Press
Monday, September 13, 2010
In the News

Calling for a Conservative Revival At Stanford

with Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Review
Sunday, September 12, 2010