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Analysis and Commentary

Letter to the Editor: I Have a Dream: Scientific, Logical Regulation

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, July 13, 2006

In regard to "Weekend Interview: Get Your Priorities Right" by Kimberley A. Strassel (editorial page, July 8): Bjorn Lomborg calls for more advocacy for efficient ways to accomplish major international health, economic and environmental goals…

Analysis and Commentary

Don't Talk the Talk

by John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, July 13, 2006

Last summer, I wrote a piece, "Lessons Learned from the Greenspan Era," for the Jackson Hole monetary conference, arguing that the remarkable U.S. economic performance since the early 1980s could extend well beyond the Greenspan era if the Fed followed certain policy principles: raise the fed funds rate by more than any incipient increase in the inflation rate; cut the funds rate when the economy weakens; commit to price stability; be predictable…

Analysis and Commentary

Health insurance winner

by Scott W. Atlasvia Washington Times
Wednesday, July 12, 2006

As politicians and bureaucrats debate the role of government in our health-care system, and as concerns by U.S. citizens and employers about rising health-care costs and lack of control and satisfaction are raised, millions of American health-care consumers -- without big government mandates -- are taking control of their health-care dollar and bringing about changes in the health insurance marketplace…

In the News

An Interview with Gary Becker

with Gary S. Beckervia EconTalk
Monday, July 10, 2006

Russ Roberts interviews Gary Becker on the challenges of being an intellectual maverick, the economic approach to human behavior, the influences of Adam Smith and Alfred Marshall on Becker's work and Becker's optimism for the future of economics…

Analysis and Commentary

Can't Shrug Off Regulatory Toll Topping $1 Tril

by Henry I. Millervia Investor's Business Daily
Monday, July 10, 2006

Danish political scientist Bjorn Lomborg, who became a punching bag for environmental activists after he challenged the popular wisdom that the natural environment is deteriorating, in a recent interview repeated the theme of his controversial book, "The Skeptical Environmentalist …

Analysis and Commentary

Time lionizes 'Teddy' without examining all facts

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Saturday, July 8, 2006

A special issue of Time magazine celebrates the historic career of Theodore Roosevelt and the implications of his presidency for the development of American society. In the phony familiarity of our times, where you call people by their first names when you have never even met them, the cover story in this issue is titled "Teddy…

Analysis and Commentary

Saying no to gene-spliced crops means saying yes to pesticides

by Henry I. Millervia San Jose Mercury News
Friday, June 23, 2006

Nobel Laureate Anatole France said famously, ``If 50 million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing…

Analysis and Commentary

Gates' warped idea of generosity

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom News Networks
Monday, June 19, 2006

Bill Gates no doubt is a genius when it comes to software and innumerable computer gadgets and such…

Analysis and Commentary

Niall Ferguson: Gordon Brown's voodoo economics

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, June 12, 2006

Summer is the time of year Americans are most likely to visit Britain, and Britons to visit America…

Analysis and Commentary

Reasons to Worry

by Niall Fergusonvia New York Times
Sunday, June 11, 2006

Think of the economy of the United States as a dinosaur — one of those huge herbivores whose bulk shook the ground…


Economic Policy Working Group

The Working Group on Economic Policy brings together experts on economic and financial policy to study key developments in the U.S. and global economies, examine their interactions, and develop specific policy proposals.

Milton and Rose Friedman: An Uncommon Couple