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Shock Therapy for Jobs

Now, after the severe financial panic of two years ago, it seems clear that too many tax and regulatory obstacles are blocking satisfactory job creation. And it also seems clear that a number of fresh new incentives will be necessary to spur the kind of prosperity Read More

Ugly Tax Bill Is Washington As Usual

Americans may have voted for change in November, but for now it is business as usual in Washington. Just take a look at the messy tax legislation that is working its way through Congress under the euphemism of a 'tax-extenders' bill. Read More

The Set-Aside Boondoggle

Here's a fat target for any member of the new Congress who wants to make his mark rooting out government waste, fraud, and abuse: minority set-asides. Read More

Let's Not Internationalize Fairness

The UN's Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women was the subject of hearings on Sep. 18. Why is there suddenly interest in a treaty that has been moribund for a generation-and this in a lame-duck session of Congress? Read More

Lessons From A Capitalist Thanksgiving

The members of the Plymouth colony had arrived in the New World with a plan for collective property ownership. Their charter called for farmland to be worked communally and for the harvests to be shared. You probably will not be surprised to hear that the colonists Read More

The 'Build America' Debt Bomb

In a poll taken before the election, half of the respondents said that members of Congress who supported the '09 stimulus didn't deserve to be re-elected. Many weren't. Yet the lame-duck Congress might extend one of the key elements of that stimulus: "Build America Read More

Shrink the Fed Before It Shrinks the Dollar

At Tea Party rallies and at other get-togethers over the last two years, one could often see placards reading: "End the Fed." One might conclude that there's a movement afoot in America to abolish our central bank, the Federal Reserve. Read More

Liberty Starts in School

American public schools are not currently producing students who can think independently. How can we expect to maintain our liberty when our citizens lack the ability to reach independent conclusions on the issues of the day? Read More

Pence-Corker Inflation Target Aimed at QE2

House leader Mike Pence and Sen. Bob Corker submitted legislation to end the Fed's dual mandate of balancing employment and inflation. Instead, they want to rewrite the late-'70s Humphrey-Hawkins act to mandate an inflation target for the Fed, dropping the employme Read More

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