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Analysis and Commentary

Americans want it all, provided somebody else pays for it

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Today's Americans inherited the wealthiest nation in history — but only because earlier generations learned how to feed, fuel, finance and defend themselves in ways unrivaled elsewhere...

In the News

Opinion | Off-Label Uses of Drugs Should Be Approved for Very Ill Patients, Opinion Piece States

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

FDA and Congress "should protect physicians' and patients' right" to use FDA-approved drugs for off-label uses "and for the first time allow drugmakers to promote off-label uses that prove beneficial," Richard Epstein, a law professor at the University of Chicago and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, writes in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece...

In the News

Letter: It's Not Just Patients Who Take Risks In Unorthodox Cases

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cheers to Richard Epstein for stating the case not only for cancer patients but for doctors who put the health and quality of life of their patients first and ahead of the Food and Drug Administration's slow bureaucratic procedures ("Cancer Patients Deserve Faster Access to Life-Saving Drugs," op-ed, May 2)...

In the News

Optimism Despite The March Of The Economists

with Niall Fergusonvia Forbes
Monday, May 4, 2009

Not in recent memory have economists been so popular, nor were more in the steady march of dispensing wisdom nightly on TV, in columns, installed as federal potentates, czars of financial recovery and as pundits, prognosticators and purveyors of wisdom--everywhere...

In the News

Some Economics of Flu Pandemics

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, May 3, 2009

Every century or so, a major flu pandemic (an epidemic with a global impact) occurs...

Analysis and Commentary

Cancer Patients Deserve Faster Access to Life-Saving Drugs

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, May 2, 2009

As President Barack Obama's new Food and Drug Administration team of Margaret Hamburg and Joshua Sharfstein take the reins, they must decide what to do with off-label uses of FDA-approved drugs...

Analysis and Commentary

When Environmental 'Catastrophes' Really Aren't

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Forbes
Friday, May 1, 2009

This year we mark the anniversaries of two environmental catastrophes...

Analysis and Commentary

Will Bad Science Policy Sink Recovery?

by Henry I. Millervia Investor's Business Daily
Thursday, April 30, 2009

President Obama tried recently to reassure a nation jittery about the economy: "(W)ith every test, each generation has found the capacity to not only endure, but to prosper — to discover great opportunity in the midst of great crisis."...

Analysis and Commentary

The Fajita Flu

by Henry I. Millervia TCS Daily
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Influenza pandemics are the stuff of nightmares...

Analysis and Commentary

Understanding Swine Flu

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The extent and impact of the swine flu epidemic, which appears to have originated in Mexico and spread rapidly to a dozen countries and parts of the U.S., is still unknown...


Research Teams

The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.

The Arctic Security Initiative addresses the strategic and security implications of increased Arctic activity and identifies opportunities for shaping a safe, secure, and prosperous Arctic.