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  • Monthly Archives: December 2008

    Tankosphere Today: Dec. 16, 2008

    Politicians Creating Anti-Growth Business Environment – The Market Center Blog Investor’s Business Daily notes that companies now have an incentive to escape America because of the punitive tax and regulatory policies imposed by the political class… What is Government Really Worth? – Adam Smith Institute Yesterday I wrote a piece … More

    '33 Minutes' Under Attack

    Yesterday at The Huffington Post, retired Lt. Gen. Robert Gard Jr. attacked The Heritage Foundation’s (unreleased) documentary “33 Minutes,” due out in February 2009. After viewing the seven minute trailer, Gard fired off a series of criticisms, each addressed below. Surely, it would have been prudent to wait until viewing … More

    Can Africa Trade Its Way to Peace?

    Former assistant secretary of state for Africa Herman Cohen writes in The New York Times: After his inauguration, Barack Obama should appoint a special negotiator who would propose a framework for an economic common market encompassing Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. This agreement would allow the free movement … More

    How to Bury Inconvenient News

    Washington Post assistant managing editor Eugene Robinson believes that anyone who opposes a federal government bailout of General Motors and Chrysler is a “lunatic.” So how does The Washington Post deal with the fact that their latest survey shows 55% of the American people oppose that very bailout? Well you … More

    Joseph Stiglitz Is a 'Lunatic'

    Well, that’s what The Washington Post‘s Eugene Robinson said. He didn’t say that word for word, but he might as well have. This is what he wrote: Despite the popular belief, lemmings don’t really hurl themselves off cliffs to reduce their numbers. That sort of behavior is seen only among … More

    The Fall of Pragmatism

    Ever since Athens Polytechnic University was seized by students in 1973 in an ultimately successful attempt to end the hated military regime of the Colonels, the image of the student protester in Greece has retained an almost mythical status. He stands up for justice and against tyranny most of all. … More

    Arne Duncan Supports Local Reform and State Flexibility

    President-elect Barack Obama is set to nominate Chicago Public School CEO Arne Duncan to be the next Secretary of Education. Mr. Duncan is known as one of a handful of innovative, reform-minded big city schools chiefs. How that will translate to the national level remains to be seen. Conservatives should … More

    Morning Bell: Time to End the TARP Bailout Parade

    Senate conservatives last week waged a hard-fought and principled battle to protect both U.S. taxpayers and the integrity of the free market against the Washington establishment that favored a government bailout of General Motors and Chrysler. By late Thursday it appeared they had won. But within hours of the end … More

    Keynesian Economics Is Wrong

    Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute does an excellent job explaining why Keynesian fiscal strategies do not work in this new video from the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation. It’s more important than ever to combat the myths of Keynesianism with President-elect Barack Obama proposing a massive government spending … More

    Ford's UAW Contract

    Surely, some concessions can be made, right?