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A funny look at student loans!

Get Obama Toilet Paper For That Special Someone On Your Christmas Giving List!Not that there’s anything funny about the subject of $1.2 trillion in student loans outstanding coupled with an 8%+ unemployment rate for recent college grads.Or the fact tha…

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A funny look at student loans!

Get Obama Toilet Paper For That Special Someone On Your Christmas Giving List!Not that there’s anything funny about the subject of $1.2 trillion in student loans outstanding coupled with an 8%+ unemployment rate for recent college grads.Or the fact tha…

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America’s Built-In Greek Fiscal Future

I had a very bad lunch today. But not because of what I ate. My lunch was unpleasant because I moderated a noontime panel on Capitol Hill featuring Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and my Cato colleague Chris Edwards. And I should hasten to add that they were splendid company. The unpleasant part of the […]

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European Politicians Love the Underground Economy…When It Means They Can Spend More Money

Libertarians tend to like – or at least have a grudging respect for – the underground economy. For instance, even if we’re personally very straight-laced, we don’t like government prohibitions against gambling, drugs, and prostitution. This is why we’re not upset when these things happen in spite of the laws enacted by the political class. […]

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Bragging about the Debt Brake…but Failing to Explain What Makes It Successful

What happens when you mix something good with something bad? To be more specific, what happens when you have a big success story, like the spending cap in Switzerland that has dramatically slowed the growth of government, and then expect intelligent and coherent coverage by a government-run media outfit that presumably wants a bigger public […]

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Bragging about the Debt Brake…but Failing to Explain What Makes It Successful

What happens when you mix something good with something bad? To be more specific, what happens when you have a big success story, like the spending cap in Switzerland that has dramatically slowed the growth of government, and then expect intelligent and coherent coverage by a government-run media outfit that presumably wants a bigger public […]

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