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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

How California Can Get Its Groove Back

by Michael J. Boskin, John F. Coganvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

For many decades California residents enjoyed a rising standard of living, an outstanding education system, and unprecedented upward mobility...

Analysis and Commentary

Lion's Den: Netanyahu's quiet success

by Daniel Pipesvia Jerusalem Post
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Almost unnoticed, Binyamin Netanyahu won a major victory last week when Barack Obama backed down on a signature policy initiative...

Analysis and Commentary

Let’s keep making the same mistakes

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The WSJ reports: The Obama administration is close to committing as much as $35 billion to help beleaguered state and local housing agencies continue to provide mortgages to low- and moderate-income families, according to administration officials...

Analysis and Commentary

Orange Grove: Keynes, his followers, still wrong

by Tibor R. Machanvia Orange County Register
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

In recent months, the British economist John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) has enjoyed a renewed prominence. In the course of doing so, he has been presented as a scientist or, at least, nonideological thinker...

Analysis and Commentary

My First Day of Class

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I started my Executive MBA economics class today that I teach in front of a camera to 3 remote locations: D.C., Norfolk, and Oceana...

In the News
In the News

Questions Raised on New York Test System's Reliability

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The recent news that 97 percent of New York City public schools got an A or B under the district’s grading system might be seen as reason for celebration, but critics suggest the grades hold little value and highlight the need to revisit the state assessment system...

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Hezbollah Prepared to Hold the U.S. Hostage

with James Woolseyvia Family Security Matters
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Middle East terrorism expert has warned that Iran may use a terrorist group to strike the United States if it becomes threatened...

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The Law and More with Laurence Silberman: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bush lied, people died?...

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N.Y.C. Study Finds Gains for Charters

with Caroline M. Hoxby, Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Education Week
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New York City’s charter schools are making strides in closing achievement gaps between disadvantaged inner-city students and their better-off suburban counterparts, a new study concludes...

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More is More

with Tom Lovelessvia Harvard Crimson
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Summer vacation may not be safe for much longer...

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Schwarzenegger wants fast action on tax overhaul

with John F. Coganvia Washington Post
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A proposal to dramatically reshape California's tax system drew criticism Tuesday from across the political landscape, even before the Legislature begins considering the plan...

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'Why Triple IMF Resources Now?'

with John B. Taylorvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, September 28, 2009

Good question...

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Book Report: 'From Schoolhouse to Courthouse'

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Monday, September 28, 2009

Last October, I reported on a conference at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute about the role of the judiciary in the American education system, which conference organizers correctly labeled an understudied topic...

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More school: Obama would curtail summer vacation

with Tom Lovelessvia Associated Press
Monday, September 28, 2009

Students beware: The summer vacation you just enjoyed could be sharply curtailed if President Barack Obama gets his way...

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Current Education Reform: The Triumph of Ideology over Evidence

with Caroline M. Hoxby, Diane Ravitch, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Thursday, September 24, 2009

I have been reading a fascinating book - The Management Myth, Why the Experts Keep Getting it Wrong, in which author Matthew Stewart unveils the secrets of the field of modern management consultants, revealing that behind all the charts and claims of strategic planning, there is very little solid evidence, and even less of predictive value...