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  • Powering the future

    Today's question: What will America's energy economy look like in a generation? What should it look like? Previously, Taylor and White discussed the future of the personal automobile, calls to build more nuclear power plants, T. Boone Pickens'...
  • Should taxpayers fund the American Dream?

    Should taxpayers fund the American Dream?
    Today's question: Should the government get out of the American dream business? Do we really need tax preferences and subsidies for home mortgages? All week, Daniel J. Mitchell and David M. Abromowitz debate federal housing policy in light of the...
  • Nukes to the rescue?

    Nukes to the rescue?
    Today's question: Is John McCain right about the need to build more nuclear power plants in the United States? Previously, Taylor and White discussed T. Boone Pickens' alternative energy plan and offshore drilling. Too subsidized to be sustainable Point:...
  • Goodbye to the open road?

    Today's question: What's the future of the personal automobile? Previously, White and Taylor discussed calls to build more nuclear power plants, T. Boone Pickens' alternative-energy plan and offshore drilling. More electric, less driving Point: V. John...
  • Is Big Labor killing the Big Three?

    Is Big Labor killing the Big Three?
    Today's question: U.S. automakers say the high cost of labor here gives overseas companies an unfair advantage. How much of a problem is Big Labor for Detroit? How much of an advantage -- if at all -- do Honda, Toyota and others have over U.S. companies?...
  • Bail out car buyers?

    Bail out car buyers?
    Today's topic: What's the point in retooling Detroit when so few consumers are buying cars? Wouldn't it be better to subsidize new car purchases than to send money directly to the Big Three? Previously, Ikenson and Burtless discussed high labor costs...
  • To drill or not to drill?

    Today's question: Why did the American political class come to a consensus so quickly on the need for offshore drilling? All week, Cato Institute senior fellow Jerry Taylor and Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies Executive Director V....
  • Who are the villains of the mortgage mess?

    Who are the villains of the mortgage mess?
    Today's question: Who've been the real heroes and villains in Congress when it comes to housing policy? Previously, Abromowitz and Mitchell discussed whether Washington should give tax breaks to homeowners. De-regulators brought us the meltdown Point:...
  • Is T. Boone Pickens right?

    Today's question: Oil giant T. Boone Pickens wants to turn much of the Great Plains into a wind-power farm. How practical is his plan? Should we do it? Previously, White and Taylor discussed offshore drilling. Half right is a good place to start Point:...
  • Big Three ask for money -- again

    Big Three ask for money -- again
    Today's question: In their business plans submitted to lawmakers on Tuesday, did the Big Three executives ask Congress for the right things? What kind of "strings" should be attached to any financial deal for Detroit? Previously, Ikenson and Burtless...
  • McCain's bailout: moral hazard or economic salvation?

    McCain's bailout: moral hazard or economic salvation?
    Today's topic: John McCain recently proposed that the U.S. Treasury buy up bad mortgages. How would that affect the mortgage and financial crises? Would McCain produce better results than the new Federal Housing Administration program and voluntary...
  • How to avoid the next housing bubble

    How to avoid the next housing bubble
    Today's question: How do we avoid another disastrous housing bubble? Increased regulation, or trust the market to price risk better next time? Previously, Mitchell and Abromowitz discussed what Washington should do about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, John...