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Analysis and Commentary

Recent Mexican Reforms and the Impact on the United States

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, January 5, 2014
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Analysis and Commentary

Mexico's Economic Reform Breakout

by Niall Fergusonvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, January 2, 2014

For much of the last decade, Mexico and Brazil were a study in contrasts. "Brazil Takes Off" was a typical magazine cover, depicting Rio's huge statue of Christ literally blasting off.

Analysis and Commentary

Forced Repatriation is Part of Closing Guantanamo

by Matthew Waxmanvia Lawfare
Saturday, December 7, 2013

As the Obama administration re-energizes efforts to winnow the Guantanamo population through transfers to other countries, it will be squeezed from many sides -- including from those who see the transfer arrangements as insufficiently protective of America

Analysis and Commentary

Chile versus Argentina

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Friday, November 22, 2013

BUENOS AIRES/SANTIAGO – Economists often compare similar economies to isolate the impact of a particular difference. This approach provides a compelling picture of the role of specific factors in driving or undermining an economy’s success.

Hoover fellow Robinson, left, and Archbishop Gomez, right

Archbishop Gomez on immigration

with Archbishop Jose Gomezvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, November 11, 2013

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles discusses Catholicism, Mexico-US relations, and immigration, which, as a prominent issue in the United States, provokes a wide variety of opinions as to how it can best be addressed. Gomez argues, both in the course of the interview and in his book Immigration and the Next America, that those who come to the United States from Mexico are honest people looking for work. He points out that this pattern is consistent with the role of immigration in the historical relationship between the United States and Mexico and that, historically, immigrants do not supplant the existing culture but integrate within a generation. (29:17)

In the News

A Plea for Catholic Schools to Ignore New Guidelines

with Hoover Institution, Gerard V. Bradleyvia New York Times
Monday, November 4, 2013

A group of Roman Catholic scholars wrote to the nation's bishops, saying that the new educational standards called Common Core would lower standards.

Analysis and Commentary

Congratulations Banco de Mexico

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Twenty years ago, a new legal requirement for central bank independence was introduced in Mexico. Here is the English translation: The State shall have a central bank, which shall be autonomous in ...

October Surprises

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

The Cuban missile crisis represents an enduring tale of complacency, fragmented data, and the frantic race to pick signal out of noise.

Analysis and Commentary

Frankenstein in Havana

by William Ratliffvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Friday, October 11, 2013
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Frankenstein in Havana

by William Ratliffvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Cuba is struggling with the legacy of Fidel Castro.