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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize

by Mary Eberstadtvia National Review
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

If Obama 2009 is the reindeer steak, Polanski 2010 will be the lingonberry sauce...

Analysis and Commentary

Stimulus in the real world

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

As I noted yesterday, four government agencies account for 86% of the $110 billion the government has managed to spend since the “stimulus” bill was enacted last February–HHS, Labor, Education and Social Security...

Analysis and Commentary

Ignoble Nobel winners

by Henry I. Millervia Orange County Register
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz received the 1949 Nobel Prize in physiology/medicine for "his discovery of the therapeutic value of [prefrontal lobotomy]in certain psychoses," including depression and schizophrenia...

Analysis and Commentary

A turning point?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Something is happening in the field of economics when two people with pretty different worldviews say almost the same thing in their reflections on yesterday’s Nobel Prize:...

Analysis and Commentary

New NCTM HS Math Doc Does A Disservice

by Williamson M. Eversvia Ed Policy
Saturday, October 10, 2009

Guest post by Ze'ev Wurman: Review of "Focus in High School Mathematics," National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2009...

Interviews
Interviews

Health-Care Reform with Brady & Kessler: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with David Brady, Daniel P. Kesslervia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

David Brady and Daniel Kessler contrast the politics and policies of health-care reform...

Interviews

Q&A: John Taylor on His Rule and Fed’s Balance Sheet

with John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

John Taylor, Stanford University economist and Treasury Department official during the Bush administration, has been in the news of late for two reasons...

Interviews

A Way To Predict Your Opponent's Next Move

with Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia CBS
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita is a master of game theory, which is a fancy label for a simple idea: People compete, and they always do what they think is in their own best interest...

In the News
In the News

Education Secretary Leads Chorus Calling for Big City-Hall Role

with Paul T. Hillvia Education Week
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The troubles that plague many local school boards prompt some observers to throw up their hands...

In the News

In NBC Deal, Learn From Game Theory

with Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

You read it here first...

In the News

Abdicating on a cyber czar?

with Policy Reviewvia Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

In May, President Obama completed his long-awaited "cyberspace policy review," concluding that cyberspace is a strategic asset that must be safeguarded from attack as a national security priority...

In the News

Obama Dollar Retreats Most Against Commodities in Wealth Shift

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

President Barack Obama’s effort to lead the world economic recovery by spending the U.S. out of its recession is undermining the dollar, triggering record commodities rallies as investors scour the globe for hard assets...

In the News

Do Pollsters Need Random Samples?

with Morris P. Fiorinavia National Journal
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Whenever I'm asked to speak about polling, someone always asks about the Internet: When will pollsters start conducting their surveys online rather than by telephone?...

In the News

Slovak weekly: Czech president doomed to lose in his dispute over Lisbon

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Prague Daily Monitor
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Czech President Vaclav Klaus carried out many disputes in the past, often on a razor's edge, and he often won them, but he will lose in his dispute over the Lisbon treaty, the Slovak weekly.tyzden (Week) writes Monday...

In the News

The Unknown War

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Reason
Monday, October 12, 2009

On August 23, 1989, officials from the newly reformed and soon-to-be-renamed Communist Party of Hungary ceased policing the country’s militarized border with Austria...