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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Productivity Imperative

by Paul T. Hillvia Education Week
Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The current economic crisis will challenge just about every public- and private-sector institution in America...

Analysis and Commentary

Putting Congress to the Test

by Henry I. Millervia TCS Daily
Monday, December 29, 2008

It's hardly a secret that the U.S. congress performs miserably: The Gallup annual poll on confidence in institutions, released several months ago, found "just 12% of Americans expressing confidence in Congress, the lowest of the 16 institutions tested this year, and the worst rating Gallup has measured for any institution in the 35-year history of this question."...

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In the News

Stimulus handout package attacked

with John B. Taylorvia Australian
Thursday, January 8, 2009

THE $8.4 billion pre-Christmas budget handout is likely not to have any measurable effect on economic performance this year, based on research by one of the world's leading economists...

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Hoover Institution and Fudan University Modern Research Series: Leadership and Archival Documents Releases Two Bilingual Publications – Select Telegrams between Chiang Kai-shek and T. V. Soong and T. V. Soong: His Life and Times

with Tai-Chun Kuovia Business Wire
Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Modern Chinese history is revealed in two recent publications that introduce the Hoover Institution and Fudan University Modern Research Series: Leadership and Archival Documents....

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Fed Outlook Darkens on Economy

with John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Federal Reserve signaled Tuesday that the recession could be longer and deeper than officials previously thought, with unemployment rising into next year and inflation slowing substantially...

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Middle East turmoil

with Daniel Pipesvia Las Vegas Review-Journal
Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Israeli troops and tanks have invaded Gaza, the coastal strip of land south of their country, inhabited almost entirely by Muslim Arabs who speak the same colloquial Arabic as the Egyptian residents of the Sinai...

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Economics with John Taylor: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with John B. Taylorvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, January 7, 2009

John Taylor describes what the government should and should not do in response to the financial crisis...

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Macro question

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Here are three $750 billion stimulus plans...

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A Broadband Stimulus Plan

with Robert E. Hallvia Business Week
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

As Barack Obama heads toward the Oval Office, demand is collapsing across most of the economy, and the job market is following...

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No Pork!

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Robert Reich in our conversation yesterday about the proposed Obama stimulus plan was eager to point out that while he supports the stimulus, it's important that the plan not have any pork in it...

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The new stimulus package

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Washington Post reports: The government's billion-dollar program to help people prepare for the transition to digital television has run out of money, potentially leaving millions of viewers without coupons to buy converter boxes they need to keep their analog TV sets working after the switch...

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Have you voted today?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Have you voted for EconTalk today?...

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Ex-EBay chief Meg Whitman quits board seats

with Bill Whalenvia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Meg Whitman, the former chief executive of EBay Inc., has resigned from the board of directors of the online auction company and two other corporations, fueling speculation that she is preparing for a 2010 run for California governor...

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The Ascent of Money

with Niall Fergusonvia Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Money is the root of all … progress...

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Five Must-Read Books For The Chastened CEO In 2009

with Niall Fergusonvia Forbes
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The economic downturn has brought even the most arrogant CEOs to their knees, and it has created a potentially valuable teaching moment for those would-be masters of the universe...

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Obama's choice of Panetta to lead CIA suggests shake-up is coming

with William J. Perryvia Miami Herald
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

President-elect Barack Obama will name former congressman and Clinton White House chief of staff Leon Panetta to head the CIA, tapping a veteran government manager who once oversaw the top-secret U.S. intelligence budget but has no hands-on espionage experience, Democratic officials said on Monday...

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When a tax cut isn't a tax cut

by Russell Roberts with Milton Friedmanvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

If the government cuts rates or just gives rebates but at the same time increases the size of government, taxes are not lower...

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Obama's Tax Cuts Leave Logic Behind

with John F. Coganvia townhall.com
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

President-elect Barack Obama's proposed tax cuts to get the economy moving again may look good on the outside, but if you lift the hood, there's not much inside to get us where we need to go...

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Colleges & Remedial Education

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy New Year to you and to our readers. 2009 is shaping up to be an important year for American education...

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State Sales-Tax Cuts Get Another Look

with Robert E. Hallvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, January 5, 2009

Among the different policy prescriptions economists are batting about at the American Economic Association in San Francisco, one that’s been causing a buzz is cutting states’ sales taxes...

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Gaza Baptist Church's building sustains damage in Israeli air strike

with Daniel Pipesvia Baptist Press (TN)
Monday, January 5, 2009

An Israeli air strike at Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip seriously damaged Gaza Baptist Church on New Year's Day...

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Thomas Sowell on the Economic Stimulus Plan

with Thomas Sowellvia Fox News
Monday, January 5, 2009

As we begin the new year, one of the biggest problems that Americans face is, of course, the economy...