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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

In Defense of the Simpson-Bowles Social Security Plan: Part 2

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

This is the second of two pieces explaining why I have a more favorable view of the Simpson-Bowles Social Security plan...In this piece, I give instances where I have disagreements with both the critical analysis and the policy conclusions...

Analysis and Commentary

Our Schizoid Foreign Policy

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

There are two possible diagnoses — neither of them very reassuring...

Analysis and Commentary

From Madison to Washington, DC

by Charles Blahousvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Last Friday I was on Fox Business discussing the parallels between the shortfalls in state and local pension systems and those in the federal Social Security program...

Analysis and Commentary

A Winning Coalition for Social Security Reform

by Tammy Frisbyvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

...[I]t is difficult to build a coalition for Social Security reform because it not only requires bipartisan support, it requires pan-ideological support...

Analysis and Commentary

American Media Patriotism – Response to Greenwald

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Glenn Greenwald has an interesting response to my post on the patriotism of American media, but he exaggerates the significance of the media’s patriotic bent, and he misses some important points...

Analysis and Commentary

Jack Calfee, RIP

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

[Calfee] was not just a first-rate economist, but also he was a first-rate economic historian. He died just shy of his 70th birthday...

Analysis and Commentary

Should the U.S. Move Against Qaddafi? High Risks for Acting Now

by Kori Schakevia Room for Debate (New York Times)
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

...[W]e ought to be very cautious about actually using American military force to affect the rebellion in Libya, for four reasons...

Analysis and Commentary

If Gaddafi Uses Chemical Weapons, We Should Destroy Him

by Peter Schweizervia Big Peace
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The United States and other countries have already moved military assets into the area...But might those forces be used to attack if Gaddafi uses chemical weapons...?

Analysis and Commentary

A Reply to Ken Jost

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

In his thoughtful critique of Jack and my recent statements, Ken Jost makes three distinct points that are each worthy of consideration. I will address them in turn...

Interviews
Interviews

Appeasement with Bruce Thornton: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Bruce Thorntonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Bruce Thornton characterizes the thinking of Neville Chamberlain, the great appeaser of the 20th century...

Interviews

Hanushek comments on teacher layoffs and bigger class sizes

with Eric Hanushekvia NBC Nightly News
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Teachers nationwide brace for a wave of layoffs as their school district boards face tough budget decisions. As a result, higher projected classroom sizes have sparked a debate on whether or not student performance will suffer...

Interviews

Peter Schweizer on Garrison

with Peter Schweizervia Garrison (WIBC)
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Peter Schweizer, Editor-in-Chief of Big Peace talked about the escalating problems in Libya...

Interviews

Bernanke Testifies to Congress Today

with John B. Taylorvia In the Loop (Bloomberg Television)
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

John Taylor, a professor of economics at Stanford University and a former Treasury undersecretary, previews Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke's semiannual testimony before the Senate Banking Committee today in Washington...

Interviews

Could Government Spending Cuts Actually Hurt Economy?

with John B. Taylorvia Willis Report (Fox Business)
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Government spending cuts impact on the economy...

In the News
In the News

German Minister Quits Over Scandal

with Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
In the News

Who Is John Williams, the San Francisco Fed’s New President?

with John B. Taylorvia Real Time Economics (Wall Street Journal)
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
In the News

The Massachusetts Health-Reform Mess

with John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, Daniel P. Kesslervia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
In the News

Compassionate Conservatism: A Primer

by Clifford Orwinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The historical and political origins of a philosophy...

In the News

Hoover Institution on the John Batchelor Show

with Hoover Institutionvia John Batchelor Show
Monday, February 28, 2011