Category: "Economics & Tax Policy"

Housing and employment are perhaps two of the most interconnected and politically important economic statistics. Thus, Wednesday's various housing-related data releases -- all of which are positive -- are a welcome sign of things to come, should Europ… more »
Late Tuesday night, after finishing fourth in the New Hampshire primary, former Speaker of the House and current Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich offered some remarks in which he tried, subtly, to say that he supports entrepreneurship and… more »

Boudreaux thoughts for the day

Don Boudreaux has written a couple of must-read notes aiming to quash common economic misconceptions: More Morici mistakes. Don 5 January 2012 Prof. Peter Morici Smith School of Business University of Maryland College Park, MD… more »
I've never seen a baseball player get three strikes on one pitch, but former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich just accomplished the political equivalent. During a Sunday morning Republican debate in New Hampshire, Gingrich suggested that a Super PAC… more »

No diploma necessary

In the latest bit of politically-correct economically-ignorant insanity to come from Washington, D.C., the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) -- an organization which should (but won’t) be at the top of any Republican president's list to eli… more »
It's not surprising that President Obama's re-election strategy is to "cast himself as a middle class warrior." What is surprising is that he thinks he can get away with it. The fact that he actually might says less about Obama than about Americans' und… more »

No fault of their own

In Tuesday’s House of Representatives debate, Representative Chris van Hollen (D-MD) said that Congress had a responsibility to extend unemployment benefits to those who are “unemployed through no fault of their own.” Minority leader Nancy Pelosi used… more »

Function or dysfunction?

Wherever you go on news or business TV today, all the talk is about congressional "dysfunction" or the travesty of the House Republicans refusing to pass the Senate's utterly lame two month extension of a payroll tax cut, unemployment benefits, and a… more »

Monday thoughts

In my interest to manage my time a little better, I'm going to be aiming for slightly shorter blog notes going forward, in addition to my usual writing for the American Spectator. Kim Jong Il is dead. Or maybe it was Kim Jong Ill. Now what I imagine… more »

The real sleeping giant has picked up my American Spectator article today: During the heady days of the 2009 protests against the "Porkulus" bill, Obamacare, and big government in general,… more »

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