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The Unions and Detroit–Not the Problem?

John Tamny’s piece in Forbes, July 21, 2013, entitled “The Unions Didn’t Bankrupt Detroit, But Great American Cars Did,” provides an interesting take on the issue, using Silicon Valley as a contrast. Tamny spends time recounting the damage done to … Continue reading

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Quantitiative Bloodletting

Louis Woodhill article, May 6, 2013 in Realclearmarkets. Interesting analysis on the recent jobs report, reported in the press as “good news” and igniting a bit of a stock market uptick. One good thing about this continued economic malaise, is the … Continue reading

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Tamny on Bush Economic Record (Hint: Not so Good)

Tamny piece in Realclearmarkets, April 30, 2013, “Without Excusing Obamanomics, Bushonomics Was a Dismal Failure” Tamny spares no political party when it comes to economic analysis.  This is making Clinton look like the best president since Reagan.  Who’da thunk it?! … Continue reading

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It’s a 401(k) World–Thomas L. Friedman

Article by Thomas Friedman from New York Times, April 30, 2013 I’m not always in congruence with Tom Friedman’s thinking, but this column makes a lot of sense…has huge implications in education, as well as the general mindset of the … Continue reading

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Kevin D. Williamson: A Lesson on GDP and Bad Economics

From National Review Online, March 28, 2013, “The Worst Economics Writer,” and guess what–it’s not Paul Krugman or Robert Reich! This article contains a good discussion about some of the vagaries of GDP as a measure of economic health. It … Continue reading

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The Skinny on Anti-Obesity Soda Laws, by Michael L. Marlow

Today’s WSJ article by Michael Marlow, economics professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and author of “The Myth of Fair and Efficient Government: Why Government You Want Is Not the One You Get” (Praeger, 2001) Key points, Paternalistic government … Continue reading

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Jeff Hummel Reviews Ben Bernanke’s Book

March 29, 2013, Wall Street Journal, Jeff Hummel reviews Ben Bernanke’s book.  Key points: Bernanke identifies three primary functions of the Federal Reserve, and yet doesn’t include its role in the quantity of money in circulation. He discusses the gold standard, suggesting … Continue reading

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John Tamny: What Uber teaches about Income Inequality

In his recent Forbes article, Uber, The Amazing Car Service, Lays Waste to Worry About Income Inequality, John Tamny contrasts the term “income inequality” with his thoughts about “lifestyle equality.”  Key points, Income inequality is the quickest path to equality … Continue reading

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Tamny to Republicans–Just Act Like Republicans Again!

In his March 21, 2013 Forbes piece, Tamny makes great points: Forget the deficit talk,…the crisis is the spending itself…the excessive federal consumption of our money. Don’t advocate lower tax rates as a way to enhance revenue…there is nothing conservative … Continue reading

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Income Inequality Signals Shrinking Lifestyle Disparity–John Tamny

In his March 3 Forbes article, Tamny posits, …the simple, life-enhancing truth that when the wealth gap is increasing, that’s  a certain signal that the lifestyle gap is shrinking–rapidly. …gaps in wealth drive creativity among the citizenry. (CF: ambition) The … Continue reading

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