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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Rethinking High School

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

As waves of reforms and would-be reforms have washed over American public education these past three decades, high schools have mostly stayed dry.

Analysis and Commentary

John Ralston Saul on Knowledge and Human Nature

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I’ve been reading Voltaire’s Bastards by John Ralston Saul in preparation for an upcoming episode of EconTalk. It’s a fascinating book–bombastic, thought-provoking, wide-ranging. It’s thesis is that our worship of reason has spawned some very unhealthy cultural results. He condemns

Analysis and Commentary

The Debt Ceiling as a National Security Issue

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

If a body other than the Congress of the United States were actively contemplating a step that would, by the accounts of virtually all economists, tank the U.S. economy, cause interest rates to shoot up, and trigger a financial crisis, we would talk about

Analysis and Commentary

The Failure of American Leadership

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Pentagon
Analysis and Commentary

Rebalancing the Defense Budget

by Admiral Gary Rougheadvia The Hill
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

This summer, I worked with a committee of experts – including former military commanders, senior civilian leaders in national security agencies, defense contractors and academics – to develop recommendations for an appropriate force for protecting the United States, even at lower budget levels.

Analysis and Commentary

Politicized, Underwhelming Peace Prizes Reflect No Credit On Nobel

by Henry I. Miller with Fouad Ajamivia Forbes.com
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Norwegian selectors seem often to confuse potential with actual world-class achievement with their politically motivated decisions.

Analysis and Commentary

Congratulations Banco de Mexico

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Twenty years ago, a new legal requirement for central bank independence was introduced in Mexico. Here is the English translation: The State shall have a central bank, which shall be autonomous in ...

Analysis and Commentary

Bob Shiller's Nobel

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Analysis and Commentary

Americans Need to Discover How the World Sees Them

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Timothy Garton Ash: There's little awareness of how the budget crisis has eroded US credibility. It's time for a reverse Christopher Columbus

Interviews
Interviews

Peter Berkowitz on the John Batchelor Show (19:54)

with Peter Berkowitzvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Guests: Charles Ornstein, ProPublica. Dennis de Jong, Bloomberg. Peter Berkowitz, Hoover. Dennis Berman, WSJ.

In the News
In the News

Chuck Reed's Public Pension Talk at Hoover Institution

with Hoover Institutionvia Sacramento Bee
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Here's video of San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed's keynote address on public pensions at Stanford's Hoover Institution on Wednesday, Oct. 9. As we reported last week, Reed said during a...