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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Listening to a Liar

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The most important thing about what anyone says are not the words themselves but the credibility of the person who says them...

Analysis and Commentary

Caution! Attorney General Holder

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Recently, Attorney General Eric Holder has signaled on several occasions that the Department of Justice intends to reverse the policies of the Bush administration by beginning a new era with more vigorous enforcement of the civil rights laws...

Analysis and Commentary

A Dangerous Cost-Cutting Prescription

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Health care reform is intended to control spending, expand coverage and protect consumers...

Analysis and Commentary

Labor Day is Not Union Day

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, September 7, 2009

The present recession has increased private-sector unemployment to over ten percent, and feckless attempts by government to ameliorate the recession have greatly expanded government employment...

Analysis and Commentary

The problems are not due to capitalism

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, September 7, 2009

When the economic mess came to light about a year ago, a good many friends of the welfare state and its full expression, social democracy (a type of socialism), seized the opportunity and claimed it is all the fault of capitalism, of free-market economics...

Analysis and Commentary

Casey Mulligan on Employment

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, September 6, 2009

Casey Mulligan's blog is a gold mine...

Analysis and Commentary

Why did the second world war begin?

by Niall Fergusonvia Guardian (UK)
Saturday, September 5, 2009

Why did a second world war begin in Europe on 1 September 1939, little more than 20 years after peace had been concluded at the end of the first world war?...

Analysis and Commentary

Iran disqualifies itself

by Christopher Hitchensvia Australian
Saturday, September 5, 2009

US President Barack Obama has said he wants "the Islamic Republic of Iran" to be welcomed back into the "community of nations"...

Analysis and Commentary

Implicit Marginal Tax Rate Could be 131 Percent

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, September 5, 2009

University of Chicago economist Casey Mulligan, in his latest NBER piece, finds greater than 100 percent marginal tax rates across a large swath of the U.S. population...

Analysis and Commentary

No such thing as free health care

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, September 4, 2009

TANSTAAFL is an acronym for "There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch."...

Analysis and Commentary

A Double Standard on the Texas Science Standards

by Williamson M. Eversvia Ed Policy
Friday, September 4, 2009

In this week's Ed Week, Jonathan Osborne, a Stanford Ed School prof., has an interesting article on teaching science in Texas...

Analysis and Commentary

Friedman vs. Bernanke

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, September 4, 2009

In the back and forth between Tyler Cowen and me, with a lot of heavy hitters commenting, we have actually made progress...

Analysis and Commentary

So far so good for civil-military relations under Obama

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Friday, September 4, 2009

Debate is heating up over strategy and requirements for the war in Afghanistan...

Interviews
Interviews

Becker defends Chicago school

with Gary S. Beckervia Financial Times
Saturday, September 5, 2009

The ”Chicago school” of free market-centric economics, highly influential in forming laisser faire policies, has faced fierce criticism in the wake of the financial crisis...

In the News
In the News

Will work for human capital

with Gary S. Beckervia Statesman Journal (OR)
Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A blank resume is not worth much...

In the News

Cowen on Culture, Autism, and Creating Your Own Economy

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 7, 2009

Tyler Cowen of George Mason University and author of Create Your Own Economy talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in his recent book...

In the News

The nuclear pecking order

with William J. Perryvia Daily Times (Pakistan)
Monday, September 7, 2009

Perhaps, the sense of suggesting a nuclear pecking order and its placement along an ascending incline is best reflected in a recent study, “America’s Strategic Posture”, by William Perry and James Schlesinger, who propose that disarmament, looked at today, seems like a mountain peak from the bottom, which is just not visible...

In the News

In defence of the free market, by Gary Becker

with Gary S. Beckervia Telegraph (UK)
Monday, September 7, 2009

Reports of my death, the free market system might say if it had a physical voice, have been greatly exaggerated...

In the News

Greenspan Says Capital Requirements Must Be Raised

with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Monday, September 7, 2009

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said banks should be forced to hold more capital on their balance sheets, reinforcing a weekend push by finance chiefs from the Group of 20 nations...

In the News

Six myths about the financial crisis

with Gary S. Beckervia City A.M. (U.K.)
Monday, September 7, 2009

A comfortable, corporatist consensus is building up about how to deal with the financial crisis...

In the News

Fostering the 'Pictet Spirit' to Maintain Success

with Niall Fergusonvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, September 7, 2009

When Jean-Claude Erne talks about his career at Pictet Group, a private Swiss bank with 19 offices world-wide that manages assets for institutions and wealthy individuals, he emphasizes "the Pictet spirit," which he says helps explain the bank's success since its founding in 1805...

In the News

How and When Will the Global Crisis End?

with Gary S. Beckervia CNBC
Saturday, September 5, 2009

I’m writing to you from Villa d’Este in Cernobbio, Italy, where I just finished moderating a panel at the annual Ambrosetti forum...

In the News

Nobel economist sees a roaring recovery

with Gary S. Beckervia Telegraph (UK)
Saturday, September 5, 2009

While the banking crash no doubt had its frightening moments, the crisis has in his view been overstated to advance a sweeping collectivist agenda...

In the News

Analysis: At Lake Como forum, experts say the crisis may be easing — but warn of complacency

with Gary S. Beckervia Associated Press
Friday, September 4, 2009

As the world's top finance officials gathered Friday in London, an assembly of top business leaders and economists echoed the cautious but spreading optimism of politicians — while warning against prematurely celebrating the end of the world's economic woes...

In the News

Evaluating the Stimulus Package

with John B. Taylorvia KQED
Friday, September 4, 2009

This week Vice President Joe Biden touted the economic stimulus package, saying that the $787 billion stimulus has created or saved 150,000 jobs in its first 200 days...