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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Wall Street’s New Gilded Age

by Niall Fergusonvia Newsweek
Monday, September 21, 2009

Since its birth, the United States has grappled with the problem of an over-mighty financial sector...

Analysis and Commentary

Critical thinking? You need knowledge

by Diane Ravitchvia Boston Globe
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

THE LATEST fad to sweep K-12 education is called “21st-Century Skills...

Analysis and Commentary

Sunstein's Second Bill Of Rights?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

This past week marked the belated Senate confirmation of my former colleague, Cass R. Sunstein, as the head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, which helps coordinate the many regulatory activities in the modern welfare state...

Analysis and Commentary

Why a rescue of Lehman would not have saved us...

by Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

If only...

Analysis and Commentary

Fables for adults

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Many years ago, as a small child, I was told one of those old-fashioned fables for children...

Analysis and Commentary

The Secret of Success and High Test Scores

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I will have to delay a bit before I can get to the book you recommended...

Analysis and Commentary

Don't let Krugman's bad ideas go unchecked

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, September 14, 2009

A repeated theme of Paul Krugman of The New York Times and Princeton University is that Ronald Reagan was a “market fundamentalist” and too many of the critics of President Obama’s economic policies are blinded by this ideology, so much so that they are retarding the great leap of progressivism that would come our way from the president and his team of experts...

Analysis and Commentary

Trusting strangers

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, September 14, 2009

The other day I was speaking about swine flu with a friend of mine who’s a doctor...

Analysis and Commentary

The Rise of the Uncouth

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Pajamas Media
Monday, September 14, 2009

The historian Thucydides warned about the escalating violent language and behavior that we are witnessing...

Analysis and Commentary

Deficit Reduction—Show Me the Money

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Friday, September 11, 2009

At a CNBC town hall forum held on September 10, 2009, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner stated that sustained large annual (trillion dollar) budget deficits would damage the economy—but that deficit reduction measures should not be undertaken until current deficits had stabilized the economy and restored growth...

In the News
In the News

Reagan with Steven Hayward: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Steven Hayward discusses Reagan and the Cold War — before Gorbachev...

In the News

Obama Invites Same Meltdown He Promises to Avoid

with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

There was a lot to like in President Barack Obama’s speech yesterday on reforming financial regulation...

In the News

Economic gloom.Terror threats. Strikes. Football hooliganism. Civil liberties strangled: Why Britain's going back to the 70s

with Niall Fergusonvia Daily Mail (UK)
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

To those of us who lived through that era of polyester and power cuts, one thing seems certain: no one would ever revisit the Seventies...

In the News

California tax panel set to recommend sweeping, controversial changes

with John F. Coganvia Sacramento Bee
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A state tax panel plans to recommend this week that California reduce the income tax, eliminate the state sales tax and install a new form of value-added tax on businesses, but it remains uncertain how many commissioners will support the plan and how far it will go in the Legislature...

In the News

Fed's steps to aid banking system raise risks, too

with John B. Taylorvia Associated Press
Monday, September 14, 2009

The Federal Reserve's bold steps to prevent the banking industry from collapsing last year have injected new dangers into the financial system...

In the News

WVIA-TV and Bucknell University to Present Niall Ferguson

with Niall Fergusonvia wvia.org
Monday, September 14, 2009

Bucknell University and WVIA will present renowned professor of history and economics and award-winning author, Niall Ferguson presentation Is the United States an Empire...

In the News

Get ready to celebrate Free Market Day

with John B. Taylorvia Reuters
Monday, September 14, 2009

At a House Financial Services Committee hearing just after Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy protection a year ago, the committee chairman, Barney Frank, suggested that September 15, 2008 be commemorated as Free Market Day, since Lehman was allowed to fail and free markets allowed to work...

In the News

Washington View: Medical malpractice also needs to be reformed

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Columbian
Monday, September 14, 2009

When President Obama addressed Congress and the nation on the need for health care reform, he brushed off medical malpractice lawsuit abuse with a cursory acknowledgement of the problem...

In the News

Bailouts Worsen ‘Too Big To Fail’

with Niall Fergusonvia Fox Business
Monday, September 14, 2009

On this same day a year ago, Rep. Barney Frank, the Democratic congressman from Massachusetts, jokingly proposed declaring Monday, September 15th, 2008 to be Free Market Day...

In the News

What is this place called Europe?

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Telegraph (UK)
Monday, September 14, 2009

When it comes to thinking about the European Union, compare what a Briton could have done on a whim one September morning in 1949 with what might seize your fancy 60 years later...