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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Says it all

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Here’s an amazing story from CNN because it’s so ordinary. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Letter: Feeding the Propaganda of Anti-Technology Activists

by Henry I. Miller with Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Peter Berkowitz is right to condemn abuses in the peer-review process ("Climategate Was an Academic Disaster Waiting to Happen," op-ed, March 13 ), many of which reflect the biases of both articles' referees and journal editors. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Buying the Generic GOP Brand

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Another sign of trouble ahead for Democrats: Republican candidates now have a 10-point lead in Rasmussen Reports’ Generic Congressional Ballot, the GOP’s biggest edge in three years of weekly tracking. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Sun and Socialism

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Plant a welfare state in a warm climate, and it will grow like Jack’s beanstalk. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

I Love Capitalism, Again

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Driving home from skiing today--it was a gorgeous day in California, by the way--I saw a Bass Pro Shops in a city called Manteca. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Hayek in Texas

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Is Hayek an important enough economist to be taught in Texas schools alongside Keynes and Friedman? . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Reflections on the Revolution in America

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

These are exciting though scary revolutionary times, akin to the constant acrimony in the fourth-century BC polis, mid-nineteenth century revolutionary Europe, or — perhaps in a geriatric replay — the 1960s. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Was the “Considerable Period” or the “Measured Pace” More At Fault?

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Monday, March 15, 2010

In his recent review in The New York Review of Books of my book Getting Off Track, Roger Alcaly makes a very interesting point about the “too low for too long” hypothesis, according to which the Fed helped cause the housing boom. . . .

Interviews
Interviews

War & History with Victor Davis Hanson: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Victor Davis Hansonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Victor Davis Hanson discusses error and war, including the errors made in the War in Iraq. . . .

Interviews

One Economist's Solution for Financial Reform

with John B. Taylorvia Motley Fool
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It’s been a year and a half since the banking system came crashing down in the fall of 2008, forcing Merrill Lynch into the arms of Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Wachovia to Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), and Washington Mutual to JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM). . . .

In the News
In the News

Reform of 'No Child Left Behind' Calls for More Flexibility, Higher Standards

with Michael J. Petrillivia Politics Daily (DC)
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's been something of a parlor game among educators and Washington think-tank types to speculate on what the long-overdue reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act would -- and should -- eventually look like. . . .

In the News

If bill fails, Pelosi has strategic alternative

with Michael McConnellvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday traded fire with Republicans over a procedural rule that would allow House members to pass sweeping health care changes without a direct up-or-down vote on the Senate-passed version of the legislation. . . .

In the News

Education Reform: Has Obama Found a Bipartisan Issue?

with Michael J. Petrillivia Time Magazine
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

When the bare-knuckled brawl over health-care reform finally wraps up, and the Obama Administration pivots to less divisive topics, education reform may be one of the few issues capable of drawing bipartisan support. . . .

In the News

Over the cliff for healthcare

with Michael McConnellvia Buffalo Reflex (MO)
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Democratic Party’s march to political suicide on healthcare reform legislation is a sight to behold. . . .

In the News

A New “Greek Tragedy”

with Niall Fergusonvia New American
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Let us be perfectly clear: The fiscal woes of Greece, one of the European Union’s weaker economies to begin with, are quite likely beyond even the abilities of the denizens of Mount Olympus to solve. . . .

In the News

Read My Lips

with Peter Berkowitzvia Acton Institute
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A few years ago I asked a friend and business owner why he put value on a college diploma when talking with entry level talent who had majored in subjects incredibly tangential to his job descriptions. . . .

In the News

Rethinking Reagan: Conversation with David E. Hoffman (Part I)

with Hoover Institution, George P. Shultzvia Huffington Post
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

With the Reagan Centennial Celebrations set to begin in just less than a year, www.thereaganfiles.com is conducting a series of conversations with noted Reagan historians. . . .

In the News

‘Slaughter Solution’ could face legal challenge

with Michael McConnellvia Politico
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The so-called “Slaughter solution” for enacting health care reform without a conventional House vote on an identically worded Senate bill would be vulnerable to credible constitutional challenge, experts say. . . .

In the News

The Witherspoon Institute Presents Findings From The Social Cost of Pornography Project

with Mary Eberstadtvia PR Newswire
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A growing body of research suggests that the habitual use of pornography — especially Internet pornography — can damage people of all ages and both sexes, negatively impacting their relationships, productivity, happiness and their ability to function in society. . . .

In the News

The Troubles

with Niall Fergusonvia Newsweek
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Call it America's Age of Angst. . . .

In the News

The next test

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Economist
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Barack Obama’s plan to overhaul No Child Left Behind. . . .

In the News

Be cautious as government debts grow

with Niall Fergusonvia Toronto Star
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Canadian households should be cautious as government debt levels soar. . . .

In the News

House Democrats’ Healthcare Reform Plans Are Unconstitutional

with Michael McConnellvia US News and World Report
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her allies, in an effort to be clever, have overstepped their constitutional bounds. . . .

In the News

House plan to pass health care raises constitutional questions

with Michael McConnellvia McClatchy Newspapers
Monday, March 15, 2010

As the battle over health care legislation built Monday toward a weekend crescendo, congressional Democrats considered trying to pass the controversial Senate version without voting for it, a tactic that Republicans and independent analysts warned could be politically treacherous and perhaps unconstitutional. . . .