There have been a number of year-end “Charts of the Year” lists recently, see Ezra Klein’s Wonkblog, The Atlantic, the BBC, NPR’s Planet Money, and AEI’s Jimmy Pethokoukis. But every one of these lists of charts missed what might be … read more
Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, writing in Bloomberg: “Our company, CKE Restaurants Inc., employs about 21,000 people (our franchisees employ 49,000 more) in Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants. For months, we have been working with Mercer Health & Benefits … read more
From my editorial in today’s Investor’s Business Daily (with Sy Banerjee and Tom Hemphill): India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Congress Party recently capitulated to political pressure and reversed their earlier decision to expand foreign direct investment in India’s … read more
Dany has an important piece in USA Today explaining why the United States got out of Iraq too soon. She writes: [T]he future of Iraq, which seemed clear after our post-surge military victory, was again rendered uncertain by the premature … read more
It was another dreary year for the U.S. economy and political scene. But the combo did generate some heroes and, unfortunately, some zeroes. First, the good guys: 5. Erskine Bowles and Senator Alan Simpson. The co-chairmen of President Obama’s National … read more
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From NPR’s Planet Money.