Archives for: December 2004

Arguments for private ownership of Social Security accounts

Re: Tug-of-war over Social Security (Robert Novak, Chicago Sun-Times, 12/30) http://www.suntimes.com/output/novak/cst-edt-novak30.html To the Editors: Although Mr. Novak's discussion of transition costs is on target, the case for private ownership… more »

Lobbying gets a bad rap

Re: Lobbying Tab Is $1.1 Billion for Half a Year (LA Times, Dec. 29) http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-lobby29dec29,1,5352370.story To the Editors: While there are unsavory aspects to lobbying and its relationship to legislators… more »

New Years Resolutions for the political parties

PUBLISHED in the Christian Science Monitor 12/31/04 http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1231/p08s01-cole.html Re: New Year's resolutions for the red and the blue (Christian Science Monitor, Opinion, 12/28/04) http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1228/p09s01-codc… more »

Washington Post against an entitlement???

Re: The Bigger Problem, Washington Post Editorial, Dec. 27th 2004. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28009-2004Dec26.html To the Editors: It is a pleasure to see the Post come out against an entitlement program. After the Bush admin… more »

fighting even more bad arguments against private retirement accounts

re: The GOP's Sabotage of Social Security (LA Times, Robert Scheer, 12/21) http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-scheer21dec21,1,5260200.column?coll=la-util-op-ed To the Editors: re: The GOP's Sabotage of Social Security (Robert Scheer, 12/21) M… more »

Don't buy into Krugman

Published in the NY Times on 12/18/04! http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/18/opinion/l18social.html Re: "Buying Into Failure", NY Times (Krugman) 12/17/04 http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/17/opinion/17krugman.html To the Editors: Mr. Krugman is once… more »

More bad arguments from the Left about Social Security

To the Editors: Re: Social Security Reform, With One Big Catch (NY Times, Business, 12/12/04) http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/12/business/yourmoney/12view.html Although the Social Security Trust Fund “is only allowed to hold” Treasury bonds, it d… more »

Misleading the public about Social Security Reform

To the Editors: Re: Borrow, Speculate and Hope (Krugman, 12/10/04) http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/10/opinion/10krugman.html Regarding Social Security reform, Paul Krugman says that if the government borrows money and if citizens invest in financi… more »

The Supreme Court hears case on interstate wine sales...finally

To the Editors: Re: Justices Hear Arguments on Laws Limiting Interstate Wine Sales (12/7/04) http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/07/politics/08SCOTUScnd.html The longstanding prohibition by New York State of direct import of wine from other states is n… more »

The possible beneficial political effects of the weak dollar

There's a very interesting story in the NY Times today discussing the world's largest holder of US Government bonds: the Japanese Treasury. They quote the head portfolio manager at the Finance Ministry as saying that he does not intend to pare his holdi… more »
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