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    Liberal Logic: To Help Kids, Ban Summer Vacations

    It is absolutely amazing what otherwise intelligent people will say once they embrace the idea that everyone should have exactly the same opportunities in all areas of life (sameness of opportunity). Last year, for example, French President François Hollande proposed to ban homework to “restore equality.” After all, it’s just … More

    Greece: Austerity Doesn’t Involve Public-Sector Layoffs

    Slate’s Matthew Yglesias might be attacked as an “austerity denier” now that he has joined Heritage’s Salim Furth in pointing out that there is a lot of policy diversity under the broad label of “austerity.” Yglesias explained last week why a small but sudden layoff of government employees might bring … More

    CAP: The Country Needs More Bush/Obamaism

    The Center for American Progress’ Matthew Yglesias asserts that “George W. Bush was a terrible president” and that since “the end of his administration coincides with everything being in a sorry state” that “it would be appropriate to respond with new and different policies.” We’ll let history judge how terrible … More

    Drilled There, Drilled Then, Now Denmark Paying Less

    Matthew Yglesias kicked off his new Center for American Progress blog this week with a post favorably citing a Thomas Friedman article on Denmark’s energy sector. Yglesias writes: Denmark, by contrast, some time ago adopted policies aimed at promoting energy efficiency and conservation and, consequently, has an infrastructure that’s well-adapted … More