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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

"Worker Bee" Stings the Blogosphere

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The title I've chosen for this post could have been the title of a short recent piece by self-described "worker bee" economist Kartik Athreya. Economics is hard, says Athreya. Well, yes. So what follows from that...?

Analysis and Commentary

Show Me the Money

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The busiest political activity in California today won’t be out in public, on the campaign trail. The real action will be going on behind the scenes, with campaigns in a last-minute frenzy to collect as much money as possible before the June 30th deadline for second-quarter fundraising reports...

Analysis and Commentary

One Learns More by Listening than Talking

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Is the stand-up lecture the better educational method? Or should students be encouraged to engage in problem solving, sometimes on their own, sometimes with the guidance of their teacher...?

Analysis and Commentary

Go big or go home on energy?

by Charles Calomirisvia Arena (Politico)
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

It is a very bad bill and it would be good for it to fail. Although some of it arguably may do some good, overall it will do significant harm to our financial system and our economy...

Analysis and Commentary

Where Did the Tea-Party Anger Come From?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Workforce Magazine
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I think we all know why the Tea Party movement arose — and why even the polls do not quite reflect the growing generic anger at incumbents in general, and our elites in particular...

Analysis and Commentary

The Dreadful Growing Income Gap

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Using data released on June 17, 2010, by the Congressional Budget Office, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a paper entitled “Income Gaps Between Very Rich and Everyone Else More Than Tripled in Last Three Decades, New Data Show...”

Analysis and Commentary

Oops, they may have made the data up

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Remember that Daily Kos poll that showed Republicans are dangerous, evil, loons...? Now comes word that Research 2000, the organization that the Daily Kos commissioned for the survey, didn’t exactly follow the scientific method...

Analysis and Commentary

A Turning Point in the War

by Tunku Varadarajan with Charles Hillvia Daily Beast
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

General Petraeus’ hearings made Obama a political hostage to his new Afghan commander—but also greatly improved U.S. chances of winning...

In the News
In the News

A Brown Learning Curve

with Michael McConnellvia National Review Online
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
In the News

The trouble with charter schools

with Hoover Institutionvia Chicago Tribune
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
In the News

Fixing a legal catchall

with Edwin Meese IIIvia Denver Post
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
In the News

Former Israeli spy faces US deportation hearing

with James Woolseyvia Associated Press
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
In the News

Petraeus Pal McMaster Headed to Afghanistan

with H. R. McMastervia Danger Room (Wired)
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
In the News

Spy Ring Charges: Experts Weigh Damage to U.S.-Russia Relations

with Hoover Institutionvia Politics Daily (DC)
Tuesday, June 29, 2010