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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The years since 9/11 already look like a detour, not the main road of history

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The defining feature of world politics in the long term will not be Islamist terrorism, but the shift in power from west to east...

Analysis and Commentary

Not More of the Same

by John B. Taylorvia New York Times
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The debt-limit cum spending-control agreement reached this summer is a natural starting place for a new economic strategy...

Analysis and Commentary

The Myth of Conservative Purity

by Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Adam Smith, the Founding Fathers, Ronald Reagan—all practiced the art of wise compromise...

Analysis and Commentary

Al Qaeda is down, not out

by Amy Zegartvia Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

U.S. talk of defeating terrorism is dangerously premature...

Analysis and Commentary

Post-9/11 Mysteries

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Strangely, both the media and the public rarely mention some of the most important aftershocks in the decade since 9/11. Here are some representative examples of landmark events that to this day remain mostly undiscussed...

Analysis and Commentary

When public education’s two Ps disagree

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Tuesday, September 6, 2011

It’s long been said that public education must achieve both public and private aims. The public, which foots the bill, has an interest in a well-educated populace. Parents—schools’ primary clients—want a strong foundation for their own children...

Analysis and Commentary

My druthers

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My preferred policy is to eliminate both [Social Security and Medicare] and treat adults like adults...But if we end up keeping some form of Social Security and Medicare, means-testing is the right way to go...

Analysis and Commentary

Two Different Worlds: Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 6, 2011

You are free to take your life's savings and gamble it away in a casino, if you want to — but you are not free to use your life's savings to save your life...

Analysis and Commentary

No End In Sight To Obama's Job-Killing Policies

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Tuesday, September 6, 2011

There is a basic verity that seems to have eluded the president and his men: A recovering economy can only create private sector jobs if it encourages innovation and the creation of wealth...

Analysis and Commentary

Instead of funding public jobs, Obama should free up the private sector

by Scott S. Powellvia San Jose Mercury News
Sunday, September 4, 2011

Fortunately, there are four initiatives already in motion that could quickly create jobs and have a ripple effect throughout the economy...

Interviews
Interviews

Gary Becker on the John Batchelor Show

with Gary S. Beckervia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, September 6, 2011

GUESTS: Gary Becker, Hoover; Amity Shlaes, CFR; Gov. Frank Keating, President and CEO, American Bankers; Paul Niehaus, Republican candidate for State Senator in New York-73 Assembly District...

Interviews

U.S. Shows No Jobs Growth

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Squawk Box (CNBC)
Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ed Lazear, former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers discusses upcoming job strategy and Obama's speech...

Interviews

Terry Moe on Special Interest

with Terry M. Moevia Between the Covers (National Review Online)
Tuesday, September 6, 2011

"Teachers join unions to protect their jobs and to promote their occupational interests, and these interests are not the same as the interests of children...all these things are supported by teachers because they affect and threaten their jobs," says Terry Moe...

Interviews

Hiring Standstill Points to Growing Recession Risk

with David R. Hendersonvia Market Wrap With Moe Ansari
Friday, September 2, 2011

Moe discusses with [David Henderson] about the job report and the economy...

In the News
In the News

Science & Religion with David Berlinski: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
In the News

GOP front-runner Rick Perry faces debate hot seat

with Hoover Institution, Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
In the News

The Road to Economic Perdition

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Why are Democrats serving up a smorgasbord of job-killing policies...?