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Debating How Best to Create Jobs: Markets or Government?

Early last month, I wrote an article for The Federalist on job creation. I used that opportunity to document that there is a serious problem with jobs under Obama, and I explained that the problem existed in part because the President was intervening with so-called stimulus schemes. The far better approach is for government to […]

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Will Taxpayers Be Forced to Bail Out Union Pensions?

As a supporter of genuine capitalism, which means the right of contract and the absence of coercion, I don’t think there should be any policies that help or hinder unions. The government should simply be a neutral referee that enforces contracts and upholds the rule of law. Similarly, I also don’t have any philosophical objection […]

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Did Mara Liasson Demean Women’s Intelligence?

Mara Liasson I like NPR and Fox News Channel’s Mara Liasson.  She is a liberal and I disagree with her position most of the time, but she is usually very thoughtful with her comments and I’ve noticed is also very attentive and respecting…

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Why Did Western Nations Continue to Prosper in the 20th Century even though Fiscal Burdens Increased?

In the pre-World War I era, the fiscal burden of government was very modest in North America and Western Europe. Total government spending consumed only about 10 percent of economic output, most nations were free from the plague of the income tax, and the value-added tax hadn’t even been invented. Today, by contrast, every major […]

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Why Did Western Nations Continue to Prosper in the 20th Century even though Fiscal Burdens Increased?

In the pre-World War I era, the fiscal burden of government was very modest in North America and Western Europe. Total government spending consumed only about 10 percent of economic output, most nations were free from the plague of the income tax, and the value-added tax hadn’t even been invented. Today, by contrast, every major […]

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Member of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers Admits White House 77 Cents Pay Gap Claim Is Bogus

President Obama and many other leftist politicians are running around the nation claiming that supposedly greedy employers are deliberately choosing to reduce their profits. They’re not actually making that specific claim, but that’s what they’re asserting, for all intents and purposes, when they claim that women are not getting equal pay for equal work. If […]

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