Category: "Economics & Tax Policy"

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 http://www.cafehayek.com/ 5 January 2012 Prof. Peter Morici Smith School of Business University of Maryland College… more »

Anti-Romney or Anti-Capitalism?

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 »

Obama: No friend of the middle class

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

RealClearPolitics.com has picked up my American Spectator article today: http://spectator.org/archives/2011/12/16/the-real-sleeping-giant During the heady days of the 2009 protests against the "Porkulus" bill, Obamacare, and big government in general,… more »

Rapidly shifting political winds

In recent weeks, political reports have been all aflutter with stories like "Political winds shift to Democrats" suggesting that somehow Barack Obama and congressional Democrats had, yet again, used an issue -- this time the payroll tax cut extension --… more »

Andy Stern's econo-idiocy

The professional left in America and their chattering-class useful idiots have followed a consistent pattern for a century: sympathizing with tyranny in their musings over how to implement policies fueled by jealousy and an undying fear of economic… more »
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