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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Unintended, but Totally Predictable, Consequences

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Even though this action was a totally predictable response to the incentives we set up, it's unwarranted and unnecessary...

Analysis and Commentary

Learning From Experience on Arms Control

by George P. Shultzvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Russia and the United States have made steady progress on verification since the 1980s...

Analysis and Commentary

Inherited from Whom?

by Thomas Sowellvia National Review Online
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Setting the record straight on “the policies that created this mess in the first place...”

Analysis and Commentary

A Non-Prediction

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

When people learn that you are an economist, they often want you to predict which way the economy is going...But an economist should be more aware than others are of how hazardous such predictions can be...

Analysis and Commentary

Americans Wake Up to Islamism

by Daniel Pipesvia National Review Online
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

An energetic public reaction to something like the Ground Zero mosque would have been inconceivable a decade ago...

Analysis and Commentary

If Only It Were World War II Again?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, September 6, 2010

We are facing a 1938-like downturn, [Paul Krugman] says, and so we need to borrow massively as if we were in something like World War II...

Analysis and Commentary

They Were Expendable

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, September 6, 2010

Instead of trying something new, the president clings to the same old strategy: borrow more money, call it stimulus, and direct it at things that he hopes will create jobs...

Analysis and Commentary

We Are Ruled by Professors

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Monday, September 6, 2010

Since we seem now to be ruled during this administration by former professors, here is a rant about what I have learned of the university...

Analysis and Commentary

The Medicare Fraud in Our Future

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, September 6, 2010

In tonight's 60 Minutes episode, the lead item was on the huge amount of Medicare fraud that takes place...

Analysis and Commentary

Stimulus Vultures

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, September 6, 2010

President Obama plans to announce several additional packages this coming week to assist economic recovery...

Analysis and Commentary

War is bad for children, other living things, and the economy

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, September 6, 2010

That’s the biggest and most dangerous economic myth of all time, the idea that war stimulates the economy. War stimulates the military sector of the economy...

Analysis and Commentary

Beyond GDP Measures Don’t Make the US Look Better

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Monday, September 6, 2010

My colleagues Chad Jones and Pete Klenow and have computed a new measure of economic welfare which combines consumption, leisure, mortality, and even inequality...

Analysis and Commentary

Higher Education and Technological Advances as Countries Develop

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, September 5, 2010

...[I]n order for poorer countries to continue to grow at fast rates, they must move beyond specialization in goods produced with relatively unskilled labor...

Analysis and Commentary

Tax Rates, 1990 to Now

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, September 5, 2010

In a comment on my post, "From the Vault: My Review of Krugman," commenter David C [commented]...I have two responses...

Analysis and Commentary

Baseline Schmaseline

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Sunday, September 5, 2010

While [Dr. Christine Romer's] forecast of the beneficial effects of President Obama’s stimulus was correct, it was based on the wrong baseline...

Analysis and Commentary

Can cash buy Mideast peace? Israeli-Palestian talks should create incentives for good behavior

by Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia Daily News (NY)
Sunday, September 5, 2010

With Mideast peace talks again raising hopes and suspicions, the question of how to resolve the world's most intractable conflict raises its bedraggled head once more...

Analysis and Commentary

Good News about the Oil Spill

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, September 4, 2010

Here's a microbe that even scientists didn't seem to know much about and it comes along and saves the day. And yet many people would have us believe that we can predict the weather on Earth 100 years from now...

Analysis and Commentary

Open Mike: Labor Day Weekend Edition

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Saturday, September 4, 2010

Acknowledged only grudgingly by the parties directly engaged in peace talks begun last month is the virtual veto power held over implementation of any deal reached by Hamas...

Analysis and Commentary

The President’s Stem-Cell Dollars and the Judge’s Rebuke

by Robert P. Georgevia National Review Online
Saturday, September 4, 2010

Advancing science does not justify the destruction of human life...

Analysis and Commentary

Jobs Night update

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Friday, September 3, 2010

Here are my quick thoughts about what the data means. I don’t claim this is either innovative or controversial, but instead just a simple explanation...

Analysis and Commentary

A Milton Friedman Revival

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Friday, September 3, 2010

It was bad news that policy makers in Washington did not heed [Friedman's] words in the past few years as they embarked on massive fiscal stimulus packages. But it’s good news that many more are heeding those words now...

Analysis and Commentary

A Very American Prime Minister

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Daily Beast
Friday, September 3, 2010

As his new memoir, A Journey, confirms, Tony Blair was a brilliant leader and godsend to George W. Bush, argues Tunku Varadarajan. If only the British had appreciated him...

Interviews
Interviews

Cyber War and Peace?

with Stewart Bakervia Future Tense with John Moe (American Public Media)
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

[W]hat would a full-fledged conflict online look like...? [W]e hear from Stewart Baker, assistant director at the Department of Homeland Security Department under Bush...

Interviews

Kling on Knowledge, Power, and Unchecked and Unbalanced

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 6, 2010

Arnold Kling of EconLog and author of Unchecked and Unbalanced, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the book and the relationship between knowledge and power...

In the News
In the News

Two And A Half Cheers for U.S. Labor

with Niall Fergusonvia Source (Wall Street Journal)
Monday, September 6, 2010
In the News

Unions step up job-site politiciking for Jerry Brown

with Thad Kousservia Sacramento Bee
Monday, September 6, 2010
In the News

Marijuana prop battle gets rolling

with Joseph D. McNamaravia Daily Journal (San Mateo County)
Saturday, September 4, 2010
In the News

Professor Bernanke’s Summer Reading List

with Keith Hennesseyvia Economix (New York Times)
Friday, September 3, 2010
In the News

California to use new type of nationwide school tests

with Williamson M. Eversvia Los Angeles Times
Friday, September 3, 2010
In the News

Experts see trouble ahead for developed world

with Niall Fergusonvia Associated Press
Friday, September 3, 2010
In the News

California lawmaker's book pounds environmentalists

with Niall Fergusonvia McClatchy Newspapers
Friday, September 3, 2010