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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Margins on Exchanges

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Analysis and Commentary

Upgrade U.S. Skills or Pay the Price

by Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia Daily News (NY)
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Hanushek & Peterson: As if we needed more evidence, new data released Tuesday shows the disheartening level of skills of the American worker compared with those in other developed countries.

Analysis and Commentary

Obamacare's Financial Unraveling: Predictable, and Predicted

by Charles Blahousvia Real Clear Markets
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Advocates marketed the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known colloquially as "Obamacare," to the American public as a way to "bend the cost curve" of soaring health care costs downward.

Analysis and Commentary

Race, Medicine, and Political Correctness

by Henry I. Millervia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Analysis and Commentary

Obama's Pre-existing Conditions Whopper

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Obama administration has rewritten the rule that the people will believe a lie if you repeat it enough times.

Analysis and Commentary

Mandatory Labeling Of Genetically Engineered Foods Deserves A Warning Label Of Its Own

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Mandatory GE labeling fails every test: scientific, economic, legal and common sense.

Analysis and Commentary

Where the New Chair Might Lead the Fed

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Congratulations to Janet Yellen. The new chair’s most important challenge, in my view, is to lead the Fed toward a more predictable, less interventionist, more rules-based monetary policy of the ki...

Analysis and Commentary

U. S. Adults Perform Below International Average in Numeracy, Literacy and Problem Solving

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The United States once had the best educational system in the world, but that day seems to have faded away. Unfortunately, the United States can no longer live on the great educational system it once enjoyed.

Analysis and Commentary

The Strategy Behind China's Aid Expansion

by Charles Wolf Jr.via Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

In 2001, China spent roughly $1.7 billion on foreign aid. By 2011, the annual foreign-aid figure had risen to $189.3 billion. Part of the increase reflects the growth in China's economy.

Analysis and Commentary

Medieval Liberals

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Unlike classical liberals, the liberals of today hew to doctrine in the face of the evidence.

Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian Podcast: The Government Shutdown and the Debt Ceiling

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Listen to The Government Shutdown and the Debt Ceiling by Hoover Institution: Richard Epstein looks at the recent shutdown of the federal government and the prospects for reaching agreement on the debt ceiling. | Explore the largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music & audio.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson on the John Batchelor Show (19:39)

with Victor Davis Hansonvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Guests: Larry Kudlow, The Kudlow Report, CNBC; and Cumulus Media radio. Stephen Moore, WSJ editorial board. Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover. Rep Kevin Brady, Texas-8.  

Interviews

Michael Petrilli on The Daily Rundown (1:56)

with Michael J. Petrillivia MSNBC
Monday, October 7, 2013

Video on NBCNews.com: MSNBC's Craig Melvin takes a closer look at the common core education standards. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, who is among a group of mayors working on education reform, then joins The Daily Rundown to discuss those standards.