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Archive of posts published in the tag: The American

Failure Becomes Grounds for More Power

Alex J. Pollock writes The Housing Bubble and the Limits of Human Knowledge in The American, 3/1/13: Excerpt: What financial shape were Fannie and Freddie in as the crisis proceeded? How bad would the effects of the shriveling bubble be? How…

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Taming American Capitalism

Thomas Hemphill and Mark Perry write The Myth of ‘Cowboy Capitalism’ in The American, 3/3/13. Excerpts: The Code of Federal Regulations (established in 1938) is where all the administrative rules of U.S. federal agencies are compiled; American businesses, employees, and…

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Other Forms of Gender Inequality

Christina Hoff Sommers writes Lessons from a Feminist Paradise on Equal Pay Day in The American, 4/9/13. Excerpts: Generous parental leave policies and readily available part-time options have unintended consequences: instead of strengthening women’s attachment to the workplace, they appear…

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Why The Middle Class Does Not Want to Soak the Rich

From The American Lee Harris writes Why Not Soak the Rich? 3/6/13 Lee raises the question of why so many middle class republicans are so reluctant to raise the taxes on the wealthiest.  This confounds liberals who voiced this question…

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Middle Class Taxes and The Slow Boil

Cliff Asness writes We Are the 98% in The American. 1/7/2013 Excerpts: The second truth is that you cannot pay for the Life of Julia, or any vision of a cradle-to-grave welfare state, without massive and increasingly regressive middle-class taxes.…

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Principles Matter More Than Facts

At The American Stan Veuger writes Obama’s Big Tax Increases on Small Business. Excerpts: President Obama has touted his treatment of small businesses repeatedly over the course of the campaign, and last week’s presidential debate was no exception. “I also…

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Housing Sanity is Just Due North

Economist Mark Perry writes in The American in 2/26/2010 Due North: Canada’s Marvelous Mortgage and Banking System. Excerpts: And this recent financial crisis isn’t the first time that Canada’s banking system showed greater signs of stability and less exposure to…

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Health Care Insurance is Not Insurance

Cliff Asness writes The Healthcare Myths We Must Confront in The American, 6/29/12. Excerpt: Myth #2:  The pre-ObamaCare system was ‘insurance’ It was not a system of insurance. Insurance, as practiced everywhere else but healthcare, is about catastrophes. What we…

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Health Care Cost vs Value

Cliff Asness writes The Healthcare Myths We Must Confront in The American, 6/29/12. Excerpt: Myth #1:  Healthcare prices have soared in the recent past Everyone knows that healthcare prices have soared, but everyone may well be wrong. The statistics we…

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Crackpots and Visionaries

In The American,  Lee Harris writes Science and the Republican Brain,  4/30/12. Excerpts: This is certainly tempting, but there is a serious problem with classifying all crackpots as anti-science. More than once in the history of science, the crackpot of…

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Unpleasant Truths

Arnold King writes in The American, Economics: A Million Mutinies Now, 2/27/12. Excerpt: The conspiracy theorists and behavioral economists appeal to those who dislike economics. As economists, we remind people of some unpleasant truths. Such unpleasant truths are deserving of…

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And Now for the Rest of the Story…

The outcome of the 2008 election centered around the financial collapse that hit just months before the vote.  Even the most committed capitalists were taken by surprise at what seemed like a significant failure of capitalism.  Outrage was magnified as…

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Restricting Judgment is a Poor Solution

Several conservative candidates have stressed the need for a balanced budget amendment.  I fear that it is a simplistic notion to a complex problem.  By forcing such a solution we strive to restrict the ability to make bad choices by…

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Rethinking Economic Assumptions

Phillip Levy praises the new Nobel Laureates in economics, Tom Sargent and Chris Sims in The End of Comfortable Keynesianism, published in  The American – The Journal of the American Enterprise Institute. (now included in the Rebel Yid Links) Excerpts.…

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