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The Missing Debate Over Monetary Policy

The dramatically named “fiscal cliff” debate has been the focus of the media and the Washington establishment. In the ridiculous metaphor we are using to describe this debate, driving off the fiscal cliff involves cutting defense spending and Medicare by … Continue reading

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Uh-Oh: With Reelection Out of the Way, We Are in for a Hard-Line Presidency

Most startling about Barack Obama’s win on Tuesday was the immediate, ominous dropping of the charade he had perfected for election season. Almost immediately, his demeanor changed and the attitude shift has been quite unsettling. His campaign slogan may have … Continue reading

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Obama’s America Act II: Stock Market Plunges After Obama Reelected

Let’s take a moment and compare the two distinct reactions America had to Obama’s elections. In 2008, the morning after Obama’s election, the town of Eugene, Oregon was filled with exuberance and glee. With, seemingly, nary a Republican in sight, … Continue reading

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We’re Now Funding Our Own Debt

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Enough Money Printing, Let’s Build A Real Economy

Throughout its history, America has faced numerous challenges of every variety, and what has kept us great as a nation is our willingness to confront those challenges head-on. But when the market crashed in 2008, America’s confidence and resilience was … Continue reading

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France’s 75 percent Tax On The Wealthy: A Nice, Natural Experiment

The socialists in France are planning to put a 75% tax on the richest Frenchmen. Much to their dismay, this policy is starting to have consequences. Bernard Arnault — the richest man in Europe — has ignited an uproar in … Continue reading

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The Irrational Way To Discuss Student Debt

As a society, we tend to take a short term view of problems instead of dealing with the underlying issues. Take student loans, for example… At a protest last year at New York University, students called attention to their mounting … Continue reading

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Summer Of Recovery Update: About That Recession

The recession officially ended all the way back in 2009. Yet… Household income is down sharply since the recession ended three years ago, according to a report released Thursday, providing another sign of the stubborn weakness of the economic recovery.

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Gawker: We Need A Maximum Legal Income

“From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” — as long as he doesn’t need more than 5 million dollars a year. So says economic illiterate Hamilton Nolan at Gawker. Let’s have a maximum annual income … Continue reading

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Why We’re Never Going To End Poverty

Over at the New York Times, Peter Edelman has written a utopian column called, Poverty in America: Why Can’t We End It? The piece starts out reasonably enough, but as it goes on, it veers into pure Marxian nonsense. RONALD … Continue reading

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