|The right enemy|
I've been getting a lot of enthusiastic feedback from people who agree with the premise of a recent article of mine (link here) -- specifically, that the correct enemy in a class war would be the predators, pirates, and parasites....
|A debt ceiling with teeth?|
There's a way to build a lot more intelligence into the debt ceiling number. See "The Debt Ceiling Distortion" at American.com.
|The unfair consequences of a Buffett tax|
Our past experience with changes in the capital gains tax should be a warning about the potential unintended effects of a Buffett rule. Here's the article at American.com explaining why.
|"Fiscal Responsibility": Four possible meanings|
Everybody is for "fiscal responsibility" -- but that term has at least four different meanings, not one of which is simple to defend. To see the four possibilities, check out my latest article at American.com: "What Does 'Fiscal Responsibility' Mean?"
|When to borrow on credit - according to Washington, Jefferson, Reagan, and the Constitution|
How is Uncle Sam's credit these days? According to the free market, U.S. Treasury securities are one of the safest investments on the entire planet-in other words, it's about as good as it gets. Uncle Sam is able to sell...
|Two surprises: China doesn't own us; and the debt burden is relatively low|
Okay, so those aren't big surprises to anyone who has visited this blog in past seven years. But I expect they will surprise many readers at American.com, the online magazine of the American Enterprise Institute. Here's a link to my...
|The payroll tax holiday: Throwing FDR under the bus|
Four years ago, presidential candidate John Edwards floated an idea that didn't quite die with his campaign. One thread lived on, and has surfaced in today's debate around the payroll tax. The idea boils down to this: FDR advocated an...
|Class warfare can be good for us|
If we define the enemy correctly, a class war could be just what we need. See why at my latest article at the American Enterprise Institute's online magazine. Here's the link: The Class Warfare We Need