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  • Monthly Archives: October 2008

    Regulations of Mass Job Destruction

    Bloomberg is reporting Barack Obama “will classify carbon dioxide as a dangerous pollutant that can be regulated.” As we have reported repeatedly in the past, such a decision would trigger numerous regulatory actions pursuant to the Clean Air Act and empower the Environmental Protection Agency to centrally plan the entire … More

    How Government Intervention Caused the Credit Crisis

    Fantastic clear explanation of how federal government intervention with the market directly caused today’s financial turmoil by Peter Schiff in today’s Washington Post: Just as prices in a free market are set by supply and demand, financial and real estate markets are governed by the opposing tension between greed and … More

    Iran's 'World Without America' and the EMP Threat

    Recent reports indicate Iran could have a nuclear bomb by 2015, if not earlier. What has been largely ignored is Iran’s ability to acquire an equally destructive device, an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapon. Clifford D. May, president of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, and I recently penned an … More

    California Clueless on Carbon Capping Costs

    California’s Air Resources Board issued its final draft of an economy-wide plan that would slash the state’s emissions about 15% below today’s level by 2020. California voters and state legislators will not get to vote on the plan. Just like the EPA’s power grab at the federal level, unelected government … More

    When Did 'Massive Voter Fraud' Become the New Standard?

    Is there any doubt ACORN has seriously undermined the credibility of elections in this country? Attempting to downplay the damage ACORN has done to the rule of law, the San Francisco Chronicle reports: Doug Chapin, director of electionline.org, a group that tracks election reform issues, said the skirmish over ACORN … More

    Morning Bell: Growth vs. Redistribution

    During last night’s presidential debate in Hempstead, N.Y., Barack Obama said, “I think tax policy is a major difference between Senator McCain and myself. And we both want to cut taxes, the difference is who we want to cut taxes for.” Obama is half right here. As Obama adviser Austan … More

    What You Need to Know About McCain, Obama Health Care Plans

    The presidential candidates take vastly different approaches to addressing American’s health care needs. Heritage’s Bob Moffit and Nina Owcharenko today offered detailed reports on the health care plans offered by John McCain and Barack Obama. It is important to understand their differences and their impact, so we sat down with … More

    With Energy, It's Time to Hop on the Fast Track

    It’s an election season and while it’s unlikely that we’ll see any new energy bills this year, we can still look to see what’s on the table for next year. There is talk of more costly global warming legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but that shouldn’t come as a … More

    Tankosphere Today: Oct 15, 2008

    Was Hayek Right? – Adam Smith Institute So Paul Krugman has won this year’s Nobel Prize for economics. Well, congratulations, I suppose, but Krugman’s not exactly our kind of economist. Anyone described as neo-Keynesian has got to be bad news… Nuclear Slideshow – Growthology CNBC has a factoid-rich slideshow on … More

    Obama Tax Plan and Joe the Plumber

    The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis has just released a study of Barack Obama and John McCain’s tax plans. Using tax models and tax information from other sources as inputs into Global Insight’s U.S. Macroeconomic Model, the study estimates the side-by-side economic effects of the two plans. The study … More