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  • Government: Meddling with monetary policy

     
    Echoing Texas' two Republican presidential candidates, Gov. Rick Perry and Rep. Ron Paul, the top four Republicans in Congress have written a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke telling him to keep his hands off the money supply. The authors'...
  • Regulation or rule of law, Gov. Romney?

     
    There's a line that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney must know well, the one about the vast difference between campaigning and governing. He's in ''campaigning'' mode now. In a speech at the University of Chicago on Monday, the Republican...
  • Idiotic orthodoxy?

     
    In What if all sides are wrong about taxes? (Salon), Michael Lind tells the following tale: Back in the 1980s, when I was a young neoconservative (when that meant Cold War liberal, not Middle East-bombing neo-imperialist), my work helping William......
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Benefit buster Lanny Ebenstein

    Patt Morrison Asks: Benefit buster Lanny Ebenstein
    Lanny Ebenstein wants you to vote to kneecap the state's public workers unions by banning their right to collective bargaining. Other measures scrambling to qualify for the November 2012 ballot would drop the hammer specifically on public employees'...
  • Cintra Wilson's The C-Word: Slouching Toward a Meltdown of Core Human Sensibilities

    Cintra Wilson's The C-Word: Slouching Toward a Meltdown of Core Human Sensibilities
    I hate to be a killjoy, but the more I think about it, the more the royal wedding strikes me as having been in somewhat poor taste, timing-wise. Should vestigial monarchies really be splashing out all Buckingham Vegas in Space-like during a global...
  • The Republicans debate freedom

    Many Republicans think of themselves as followers of Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand. But at the South Carolina debate, they came face to face with someone who really is -- and they seemed bewildered. That someone was former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson,...
  • It's A Gray Area: Cronyism is not capitalism

    We all should long for the days of Mark Twain, who was heard to say: "There is good news from Washington today. Congress is deadlocked and cannot act." Unfortunately, our Congress today is acting a great deal in sponsoring cronyism. That means that there...
  • New Stages play 'Dartmoor Prison' is held captive by its big speeches

    New Stages play 'Dartmoor Prison' is held captive by its big speeches
    "Set in a bleak naval prison in Devon, England" is just the kind of description I can get behind. For those interested in seafaring history and maritime justice, or explorations of America's long-in-the-making racial tensions — especially those that...
  • Rose D. Friedman dies; economist Milton Friedman's wife and collaborator

    Rose D. Friedman dies; economist Milton Friedman's wife and collaborator
    Rose D. Friedman, an economist who collaborated with her husband, Nobel laureate Milton Friedman, and helped bring their ideas about the virtues of free markets to the masses, died of a heart ailment Aug. 18 at her home in Davis, Calif. She was thought...
  • Paul Samuelson dies at 94; 1st American to win Nobel in economics

    Paul Samuelson dies at 94; 1st American to win Nobel in economics
    Paul Samuelson, the first American to win a Nobel Prize in economics, the author of a landmark college textbook on the subject and a presidential advisor who helped shape tax policy in the Kennedy administration, has died. He was 94. --------------------...
  • PASSINGS: Beryl W. Sprinkel, Richard Hamtok Pae

    Beryl W. Sprinkel Economic advisor to Reagan Beryl W. Sprinkel, 85, who served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Reagan administration and who helped guide the administration's response to the October 1987 stock market crash,...
  • Leftist thinking left off the syllabus

    Leftist thinking left off the syllabus
    Guatemala City Leftist ideology may be gaining ground in Latin America. But it will never set foot on the manicured lawns of Francisco Marroquin University. For nearly 40 years, this private college has been a citadel of laissez-faire economics. Here,...