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April 17, 2014

It Is Time to Welcome All the Best and Brightest


It’s counterproductive for the U.S. to restrict the number of talented, high-skilled workers who want to make their contributions in the United States.

April 15, 2014

Deja 2000: Has the U.S. Been in a Technology Bubble That Just Burst?


The tech bubble of the late 1990s was fueled by an economy that embraced the optimism, so both fell hard and at the same time. The recent tech-stock sell off never got widespread economy buy-in because it's still struggling under President Obama's economic policies. That means the tech sell off is probably more a correction than a bubble that just burst.

April 8, 2014

One More Politically Damaging Part of Obamacare Gets Ignored


Democrats wrote, passed and praised Obamacare, including the legislation's cuts to seniors' Medicare Advantage program. But now that many of them are facing tough reelections, they asked the Obama administration to ignore the law and unilaterally postpone the cuts. The Obama administration responded by actually providing a spending increase.

April 1, 2014

Russia May Be an Energy Powerhouse, but It's an Economic Basket Case


Russia is a threat only because of it's military and energy resources, not because of it's economy. If the industrialized democracies, and especially the U.S., expand energy production, they can whittle away at Russia's budget and ability to create mischief.

March 28, 2014

Extend, Then Reform


Pass the tax extenders and then let's get serious about fundamental tax reform.

March 27, 2014

When Government Slows Our Access to Health


The challenges for health IT are known and the Senate can join with the House to fix the problems which allow the FDA and FCC to end the mission creep and focus on the truly critical.

March 26, 2014

Time to Exit the Export-Import Bank


The Export-Import Bank is a crony capitalist institution that distorts our export markets with a backstop of taxpayer guarantees. Congress should phase out the Export-Import Bank and eliminate the potential for yet another taxpayer bailout.

March 25, 2014

Five Facts About the 'Equal Pay for Equal Work' Campaign


Democrats want to make what's known as the gender pay gap an issue. But economists point out that when relevant factors are considered, there is little of no gap between men' and women's wages.

March 20, 2014

Troll Casino: Jackpots Won Routinely


The economic incentives of the patent litigation system make it attractive to threaten to sue, even for the most dubious of claims—a situation not much different than that which has driven many to demand broader tort reform.

March 19, 2014

Playing To Win or Playing Not To Lose?


The GOP was handed an opportunity in the form of Congressman Camp’s tax reform proposal. But since its introduction the impulse to simply play to not lose has taken over many in the GOP.

 

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