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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

An Exit Rule as an Exit Strategy for Monetary Policy

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Today’s hearing at the House Committee on Financial Services on “Unwinding Emergency Federal Reserve Liquidity Programs and Implications for Economic Recovery” was cancelled because of snow. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

California’s Top Donor? Bada-Bing!

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

California’s Fair Political Practices just came out with a list of the state’s top-ten political donors. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Victory -- How Quaint an Idea!

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Defeating Islamic terrorism is not only definable and possible, but closer than ever before. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

A Usurpation of National Sovereignty

by Peter Berkowitzvia National Review
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The controversy sparked by the Sept. 15, 2009, publication of the Report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, otherwise known as the Goldstone Report, may appear to exclusively concern the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

The Fallacy of "Fairness": Part III

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Most of us want to be fair, in the sense of treating everyone equally. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

The Fallacy of "Fairness": Part IV

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Mixed up with the question of fairness to individuals and groups has been the explosive question of whether individuals and groups have the innate ability to perform at the same levels, if they are all treated alike or even given the same objective opportunities. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

From the Vault: Cuban Immigrants, 1994

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

In going through some articles this weekend, I found the following, reprinted in full. It's titled, "Cubans Want Freedom, Not Welfare" and was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 30, 1994. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Eating more while getting thinner

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The President is a man of principle. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Yes, groups of persons do have rights

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Actually, no one thinks corporations are persons, but some do believe they are groups of persons. . . .

In the News
In the News

'Algebra-for-All' Push Found to Yield Poor Results

with Tom Lovelessvia Education Week
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Spurred by a succession of reports pointing to the importance of algebra as a gateway to college, educators and policymakers embraced “algebra for all” policies in the 1990s and began working to ensure that students take the subject by 9th grade or earlier. . . .

In the News

Iranian anniversary a bellwether moment

with Abbas Milanivia United Press International
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution on Thursday could be a bellwether moment for the clerical regime in Tehran, analysts said. . . .

In the News

Scholar says teaching quality needs a major overhaul

with Eric Hanushekvia Kentucky Kernel (University of Kentucky)
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Many students feel they spend hours wasted in the classroom, a complaint a leader in the economics field feels is valid. . . .

In the News

An Exit Rule for Monetary Policy

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

This paper was originally prepared for a hearing at the House Committee on Financial Services on “Unwinding Emergency Federal Reserve Liquidity Programs and Implications for Economic Recovery,” where I was invited to be a witness. . . .

In the News

Hoover Institution Announces Appointment of John B. Taylor as the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics

with John B. Taylor, John Raisian, George P. Shultzvia Business Wire
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Hoover Institution director John Raisian has announced the appointment of John B. Taylor as the first George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution. . . .

In the News

Hoover Press: Ending Government Bailouts as We Know Them, Edited by Kenneth E. Scott, George P. Shultz, and John B. Taylor

with Kenneth E. Scott, George P. Shultz, John B. Taylorvia Business Wire
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What are the dangers of continuing government bailouts? . . .

In the News

What Do Rising Sovereign Credit Default Swaps Mean?

with Niall Fergusonvia Global Research (Canada)
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Rolfe Winkler argues that - in the short-run - the PIIGS countries (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain) will slash their budgets and get bailed out by the EU. . . .

In the News

The Lassitude of John Brennan

with Daniel Pipesvia Power Line
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

In August Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan gave a speech outlining the administration's deep thoughts on combating terrorism. . . .

In the News

On eve of Iran anniversary, talk of compromise

with Abbas Milanivia Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Opposition protesters are ready to rally when Iran's Islamic republic celebrates its 31st birthday on Thursday. . . .

In the News

2-9-2010 The Day in Review

with Abbas Milanivia Stanford Review
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Abbas Milani says Thursday, the 31st anniversary of the Iranian Revolution is “almost make-or-break day” for both sides. . . .

In the News

Germany's Call for Removal of US Missiles in Europe Reopens Debate

with Kori Schakevia Voice of America
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Germany's new coalition government is calling for U.S. nuclear missiles to be removed from Europe. . . .