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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Piketty Facts

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Most Piketty commentary (like the Deridre McCloskey review I blogged earlier) focuses on the theory, r>g, and so on. After all, that's easy and you don't have to read hundreds of pages.

Analysis and Commentary

‘Scoring’ Legislation for Growth

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New laws have economic consequences. Ignoring them doesn’t make a bill ‘neutral.’

Analysis and Commentary

How Long Does the Senate Stay Republican?

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

You won’t hear much talk about the House changing hands in 2016.

Analysis and Commentary

Transnational Terrorism

by Stephen D. Krasnervia Analysis
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Given the low probability of a mass casualty terrorist attack and the lack of new attacks since 9/11, the U.S. is probably devoting too many resources to fighting terrorism. However, no political leader could endorse this conclusion, so the challenge of counterterrorism policy is channeling the political will terrorism engenders effectively.

Analysis and Commentary

David Cay Johnston's Confusion

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

"Inequality Damages Marriage" is the title of a recent article by David Cay Johnston. But his article shows no such thing.

Lawfare
Analysis and Commentary

New Additions to the Lawfare Team

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

I’m very excited to add three new additions to Lawfare‘s crew of contributors:

Analysis and Commentary

The U.S. Must Turn Over Its Upside-Down Foreign Policy

by Kimberly Kaganvia Strategika
Friday, December 19, 2014

The United States does not have an image problem in the Middle East. It has a reality problem. The United States has lost credibility in the Middle East by abandoning its friends and reaching out to its enemies.

Analysis and Commentary

The New Congress, By the Numbers

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Congress gets back to work today, with a new group of lawmakers taking the oath and then taking turns promising the daw of a better age in Washington.

taxes
Analysis and Commentary

Condolences to Piketty, Saez, and the 250 French Economists Who Endorsed Francois Hollande for President and his 75% Tax Rate on the Super Rich

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Friday, December 26, 2014
In 2012, 250 French economists endorsed Francois Hollande for President, especially his proposal to impose a 75% marginal tax rate on the earnings of French residents that exceeded one million euros, an increase of 30 percentage points over the top rate of 45%.  Once in office, Hollande promptly imposed the tax.
Interviews
Interviews

Clint Bolick on the John Batchelor Show (32:55)

interview with Clint Bolickvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Research Fellow Clint Bolick discusses Jeb Bush's stance on immigration reform on the John Batchelor Show.

In the News
Thomas Sowell Brings the World into Focus through an Economics Lens
In the News

Sowell: Inequality is Driven By Failed Government Policies, Not the "Legacy of Slavery"

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Townhall
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

In a recent interview with "Uncommon Knowledge" host Peter Robinson, famed economist and syndicated columnist Thomas Sowell expanded on a favorite research topic of his: Namely, race in America.

In the News

The North Korea Regime Change Debate

quoting Kori Schakevia The Diplomat
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A call for a policy of North Korean regime change sparks debate.

In the News

Republicans Take Aim At Obamacare 30-hour Workweek

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Washington Times
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Republicans took control of Congress on Tuesday promising to whittle down Obamacare but still struggling to figure out how far to go — and whether any of their efforts can succeed with President Obama still in the White House.

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In the News

Grand Central: Greek Exit Worries and ECB Bond Purchases Take Center Stage

mentioning Kevin Warshvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Europe is likely to dominate the global central bank news cycle for the next few weeks ahead of two signature events: a European Central Bank policy meeting Jan. 22 which could result in the launch of a new central bank bond purchase program, and Greek elections Jan. 25 which are spurring concerns about a Greek exit from the eurozone.