Great Depression memorial harkens back to the future
The very point of a written constitution is to protect certain freedoms from the whims of voters and politicians.
Since the New Deal, the judiciary has taken a hands-off approach to economic regulation. That needs to change.
FDR was ‘probably the greatest president of the twentieth century,’ Gingrich wrote
One area where our rhetoric isn’t harsh enough is on the issue of abortion.
Last week, Monty Pelerin wrote that the Democratic Party’s end was in sight. Here’s why he might be right.
The president’s policies aren’t working. Even worse, they’re leading us towards socialism.
OPINION: Killing Keynesianism? - Washington Times
With government already so large, stimulus spending has little effect
The economic story is moving in the wrong direction. Will Democrats make matters worse?
The financial crisis gave Democrats an excuse to ramp up social spending and aggressively regulate large sectors of the economy
Unjust Spoils - New America Foundation
Wall Street’s banditry was the proximate cause of the Great Recession, not its underlying cause. Even if the Street is better controlled in the future (and I have my doubts), the structural reason for the Great Recession still haunts America. That reason is America’s surging inequality.
Comprehensive reform is overrated. For real change, Washington must think small - New America Foundation
No doubt, the problems we face — massive unemployment, a broken immigration system, a malfunctioning financial sector — are monumental. But it does not follow that each complex, giant problem must be addressed by one complex, giant bill. If anything, history shows that piecemeal reforms are often more lasting than a legislative Big Bang.
Academics believe Obama outranks Reagan - Washington Times
Sienna College survey lists FDR as greatest president and Andrew Johnson as the worst
With unemployment stuck at nearly 10 percent, democrats and republicans split on jobless benefits
Little is known of the origins of lawn mower racing, except that it has its roots in the notion that people in this country can do what they damn well please
President Obama has been talking tough on deficit reduction, but many left-leaning pundits and economists warn that such rhetoric will prolong the economic slump. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow warned that Obama’s proposed partial spending freeze was Herbert Hoover’s strategy, while Budget Director Peter Orszag cautioned that FDR’s attempt in 1937 to rein in the deficit prolonged the Great Depression. These warnings may also help prolong the economic slump because they are based on faulty history.