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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Debates should be more than sound bites

by Peter Berkowitzvia Politico
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Presidential debates are among the most watched broadcasts on TV, rarely surpassed by programming other than the Super Bowl and the most hotly contested NFL conference championships...

Analysis and Commentary

Biotech to bring home the bacon?

by Henry I. Millervia Washington Times
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Food and Drug Administration policy published for public comment Sept. 18 threatens the health of a promising new field, the production of animals with novel and valuable traits...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama, From A To Z.

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Forbes
Monday, September 29, 2008

"Barack" and "Obama": Never before in American politics have words quite so outlandish come quite so close to the White House (although a spirited case can be made for "Gamaliel" and "Milhous.")...

Analysis and Commentary

Bernanke's Hype

by David R. Henderson with Edward Paul Lazearvia Forbes
Sunday, September 28, 2008

Giving a great deal of discretionary power to one man, as the bailout bill does, is not generally a good idea. Under the bill, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson would get to spend $250 billion, immediately if he wishes, and up to $700 billion, on buying unnamed financial assets...

In the News
In the News

A Counter-Petition

with Michael J. Boskin, Niall Ferguson, Robert E. Hall, George P. Shultzvia Washington Post
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Last week a group of economists sent a petition to Congress opposing the bailout proposal...

In the News

Embassy's 20 Most Influential Books

with Philip Bobbittvia Embassy (Canada)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Embassy has looked back over the foreign policy and political books published since September 2007 to find out which ones have entered into the public consciousness and influenced political debate in Canada...

In the News

The intersection of Main and Wall

with Niall Fergusonvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The citizens who are deluging the Congress of the United States with denunciations of the greed of Wall Street should take a look at their neighbours, and indeed at themselves...

In the News

Economic experts talk to both sides of crisis

with John Shovenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

As an anxious world waits and wonders, Congress prepares to reconsider the $700 billion question: Should taxpayers prop up the financial sector?...

In the News

Community banks aren"t yet feeling pinch of Wall Street meltdown

with John Shovenvia San Jose Mercury News
Tuesday, September 30, 2008

If some Bay Area community bankers cup a hand to their ear, they can just make out the rolling thunder and cries of doom coming out of the nation's capital...

In the News

The Business Model and Its Discontents

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, September 30, 2008

You were a great partner in our debate last week in Washington, where the two of us—accustomed to differing—sparred with former governor of Colorado Roy Romer (who now chairs the group ED in ’08) and Jon Schnur (the founder of New Leaders for New Schools)...

In the News

90 Economists Warn Coloradans Against Harmful Effects of Amendment 58

with Hoover Institutionvia PR Newswire
Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Congress seems to have wrapped up its energy policy debate for now, but an open letter from 90 economists today warns that a new threat to taxpayers' wallets has emerged at the state level: Amendment 58, which would raise taxes on oil and natural gas production and, in their words, "have the effect of raising energy prices on consumers and discouraging growth in Colorado's economy."...

In the News

Failing to Make a ‘Main Street’ Connection

with Morris P. Fiorinavia CQPolitics
Monday, September 29, 2008

Congressional leaders quickly recognized that enacting an expensive plan to steady the financial industry shortly before an election depended upon convincing voters it was needed to save the economy rather than bail out Wall Street high-fliers...

In the News

Teacher’s union revives tired ideas for fixing public education

with Paul T. Hillvia townhall.com
Sunday, September 28, 2008

P.J. O’Rourke once described the early Clinton administration as “running the country by dorm-room bull session.”...

In the News

Strange Bedfellows

with Michael McFaulvia Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama further proved Friday night how little American politicians understand Russia and Georgia...