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Archive of posts published in the tag: The American Interest

The Difficulty of Measuring Inequality

from The Inequality Hype by Neil Gilbert in The American Interest: However as Richard Burkhauser pointed out in his presidential address to the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, the market income of a tax unit is a poor…

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A Whirlpool of Blood

from The Middle East As it Will Be by Eliot Cohen in The American Interest: The future will be ghastly for that part of the world, and all that borders it. The United States will be somewhat distant from this whirlpool…

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The Bigger Benghazi Question

From The American Interest, The Case for More Congress In American Foreign Policy, by Walter Russell Mead: Excerpt: At the same time, with our Libyan policy, like the country itself, in ruins, one has the sense that the Benghazi investigation…

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Hiding Fraud and Corruption Behind Racism

From Walter Russel Mead at The American Interest, Note to Paul Krugman: It Took More Than Markets to Ruin Detroit: Krugman is right that Detroit is essentially Ground Zero of the disruptive changes wrought by an economy in transition. But…

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The Post Industrial Feudal Economy

Walter Russel mead writes in The American Interest, Beyond  Blue 5: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, 2/20/12: Excerpts: Currently, the American legal and regulatory system is set up to bind as many people to employers as possible. The government wants you to…

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Printing Money Nobody Wants

In The American Interest, Walter Russell mead’s blog, 9/19/12, Falling Mortgages Undercut Fed Borrowing Plan excerpt This is like pushing on a string. The Fed is trying to stimulate the economy by keeping interest rates low, especially for mortgages, but…

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Tycoons and Hotel Maids

Walter Russell Mead writes in The American Interest, Time to Vacate Wall Street, 7/2/12 Excerpt: This is a textbook case of how the blue social model creates exactly those conditions that Americans deplore. New York’s complicated regulatory structure, high rents…

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Readings 2012 06 06

The “People United” Go Down in Flames by Walter Russell Mead in The American Interest Excerpt: What happened in Wisconsin last night wasn’t, as a distraught young voter told CNN in the video above, the death of democracy in America. But…

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The Socialism of Fools

The Arab Spring may throw off the yoke of dictators, but unless they also dispose of the foolish beliefs that these dictators used to hold on to power for decades their societies will continue to decline. At Bloomberg.com Jeffrey Golberg…

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Progressive Rejection

In the 7/30/11 New York Times Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg writes Why Voters Tune Out Democrats.  It was a thoughtful piece, but was stronger on analysis than prescriptions. It earned some great comments and retorts: At American Thinker, Why Some…

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