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The New American Way: Bailouts and Dependency

This is the third installment of a multi-part series on suggested economic policies for the next government to consider. These are meant to be long-term solutions. Government welfare is addicting. It creates dependency by the recipients and control for the

Balancing the Budget: It's Entitlements Stupid

This is the second installment of a multi-part series on suggested economic policies for the next government to consider. These are meant to be long-term solutions. Our current economic downturn has some short-term causes but a large part of the

Economic Growth Requires Tax Reform, Simplification

This is the first installment of a multi-part series on suggested economic policies for the next government to consider. These are meant to be long-term solutions. Our current economic downturn is temporary and has some short-term causes but a large

Trust, Growth and Obama

As is well known, the American economy has been in a recession or slogging through with anemic growth over the past three years. Some say this is the new normal or at least a long-term condition. Meanwhile, American firms are

How Congress Can Game the Stock Market

Peter Schweizer’s new book Throw them All Out, (full disclosure: Peter is a friend and I had a miniscule part in editing the book) chronicles the long running graft in Washington. Congress is exempt from insider trading laws, which allows