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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

How Not to Make Public Policy: The Payroll Tax Cut

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The payroll tax cut, by contrast, serves almost no productive purpose while causing severe adverse consequences from almost any conceivable policy vantage point. The following is but a partial list of the problems associated with the policy...

Analysis and Commentary

Washington's Knack for Picking Losers

by Michael J. Boskinvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Former Obama adviser Larry Summers warned the administration against federal loan guarantees to Solyndra, writing in a 2009 email that 'the government is a crappy venture capitalist'...

Analysis and Commentary

Why No One Is Buying Volts: Twenty Years to Earn Back the Fuel Saving

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Even if our gas prices rose to European levels, it still would not make economic sense to buy the Volt...

Analysis and Commentary

The Progressive Legacy: Part III

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The same presumptions of superior wisdom and virtue behind the interventionism of Progressive Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson in the domestic economy also led them to be interventionists in other countries...

Analysis and Commentary

The National Science Foundation's Fleecing Of American Taxpayers

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

We need to do something about both the obvious and more subtle waste and abuse in federal funding agencies that give away huge amounts of taxpayer dollars...

Interviews
Interviews

Will Greece Get Bailout Package?

with John B. Taylorvia Fast Money (CNBC)
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

John Taylor, former Treasury Undersecretary, discusses the Greek austerity package, ahead of Wednesday's Eurogroup meeting...

In the News
In the News

Why NATO Still Matters

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Germany’s financial dominance may be worrisome, but is it a threat to European peace?...