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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Waltzing Among the Rockets

by Peter Berkowitzvia Weekly Standard
Monday, February 16, 2009

The cover of the January 15-22 issue of Time Out Tel Aviv--a free weekly rundown of culture, dining, and night life--offers a juxtaposition at once incongruous and in keeping with the nation's mood and the harsh logic of its situation...

Analysis and Commentary

The Boy from Brazil

by William Ratliffvia Weekly Standard
Monday, February 16, 2009

Just two decades ago Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was unknown, or distinctly unwelcome, in most Brazilian and American homes...

Analysis and Commentary

California at the Crossroads

by Bill Whalenvia Weekly Standard
Thursday, February 5, 2009

LAST JUNE, CALIFORNIA was abuzz over Tesla -- the car, not the inventor...

In the News
In the News

Can the arts and humanities 'save us'?

with Russell A. Bermanvia Stanford Report
Wednesday, February 11, 2009

In his New York Times blog "Think Again," Stanley Fish, a legal scholar and literary critic, recently discussed the purpose of the humanities, concluding: "It is not the business of the humanities to save us, no more than it is their business to bring revenue to a state or a university...

In the News

Notable & Quotable

with Robert J. Barrovia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Harvard economist Robert Barro being interviewed by the Atlantic:...

In the News

Stimulus bill funds Massachusetts roads, transit, housing

with Robert J. Barrovia Boston Herald
Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Massachusetts would get well over $2 billion under the economic-stimulus package approved yesterday by the U.S. Senate - with $408 million for highway work and $386 million for mass transit projects, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) said yesterday...

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US- Iran: Dialogue of the deaf?

with George P. Shultzvia BBC News
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

President Barack Obama offered to "extend a hand" of diplomacy if the Islamic Republic's leaders would "unclench their fist."...

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Geithner’s Multitrillion Dollar Bailout

with Michael J. Boskinvia New York Times
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s $2.5 trillion bailout plan would create a public-private fund to buy up hard-to-sell assets from banks, inject more capital into banks and use Treasury and Fed money to finance up to $1 trillion in assets backed by consumer, auto and small business loans...

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Why spending does not equal stimulus

with John F. Coganvia Power Line
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

This afternoon, I heard John Cogan of the Hoover Institution present a persuasive analysis of why the Democratic spending legislation (and in particular the House version) will not appreciably stimulate the economy any time soon...

In the News

The U.S. recession is not that miserable

with Robert J. Barrovia National Post (Canada)
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

President Obama, writing in The Washington Post, said, “By now, it’s clear to everyone that we have inherited an economic crisis as deep and dire as any since the days of the Great Depression.”...

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Analysis: Obama makes his case for stimulus

with Bill Whalenvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

President Barack Obama entered the east room of the White House with a clear objective -- to make a stern case for his $800 billion stimulus package.

In the News

Good politics vs. good economics

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The new bailout plan was announced at 11 am:

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“Making Work Pay” Credit: The Flawed Tax Cut in the Stimulus Bill

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The final stimulus bill will almost certainly include President Obama’s “Making Work Pay” tax credit of $500 for an individual and $1,000 for a family in 2009 and 2010...

In the News

It's The Government, Stupid!

with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Monday, February 9, 2009

Pointing blame at the government, with John Taylor, Stanford University professor of economics and CNBC's Erin Burnett...

In the News

The Stimulus: Are "Green Jobs" Corporate Welfare?

with Gary S. Beckervia US News and World Report
Friday, February 6, 2009

We've examined how Obama has sold "green jobs" spending in the stimulus as a way to jolt some life into the entrepreneurial sector...