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  • Keynesians Should Listen to Keynes

    As we’ve argued countless times, government attempts to stimulate the economy create uncertainty that often paralyzes business decisions. Don’t take our word, though. In a letter to President Roosevelt during the Great Depression, the father of Keynesianism himself, John Maynard Keynes, wrote the following: You are engaged on a double … More

    PODCAST: Terrorism in Latin America Threatens U.S.

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, expert Ray Walser discusses the increasingly anti-U.S. policies in Latin America. PODCAST: Terrorism in Latin America Threatens U.S. In the past decade, Iran has increased its influence in Latin America. Considering Iran’s long history of bad actions, this increased activity in the Western Hemisphere should … More

    Fact-Checking President Obama on "Trickle-Down" Economics

    In a recent speech in Kansas, President Obama launched a diatribe against “trickle-down” economic policies. Not only did President Obama mischaracterize conservative tax policy, but facts rebut his claim that these policies have been a failure. The President began by invoking his understanding of conservative economic philosophy: “If the winners … More

    Liberals, Conservatives and Human Nature

    What explains such passionate philosophical disagreement between the Occupy Wall Street movement and the Tea Party? The seemingly insurmountable divide between left and right is perhaps most clearly understood by their respective concepts of human nature. As understood by our Founders, human nature is innate. In the words of the … More

    PODCAST: U.S. Postal Service to Cut $3 Billion

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, regulatory expert James Gattuso discussed the recent news that the U.S. Postal Service is cutting $3 billion in costs in order to stay afloat. Click here to listen. What services will change as a result of the cuts? How will these cuts affect the … More

    Heritage Libertad Radio: Presidential Debate, Spanish Elections, More

    Be sure to listen to this week’s Heritage Libertad Radio Show. Click here for the first 30 minutes in Spanish. Click here for the second 30 minutes in English. We kicked off the Spanish side with a look at the Super Committee, followed by an interview with Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas … More

    PODCAST: Spain Votes Out Big Government

    Be sure to listen to a special Heritage Libertad podcast on the recent Spanish elections. Click here to listen. With 23 percent unemployment overall, and 46 percent unemployment among its youth, how does the new government in Spain increase employment going forward? Furthermore, what effect will this election have on U.S.-Spain relations? Do … More

    PODCAST: Heritage Co-Hosts Upcoming Presidential Debate

    In a Heritage in Focus, Heritage Vice President of Communications Mike Gonzalez discusses the opportunity Heritage shares with American Enterprise Institute and CNN to co-host a GOP presidential debate. Tune in here. What will the focus of the debate be? How did Heritage get the opportunity to become involved? Listen to … More

    Income Inequality and the Founding Fathers

    What did America’s founders say about economic inequality? Rather than unload statistics about the reality of inequality in America today, which we have done on other occasions, this post considers inequality based on the economic principles on which our republic was founded. These principles remind us why economic inequality is … More

    PODCAST: Occupy Wall Street and Founding Principles

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, Julia Shaw discusses Occupy Wall Street. Click here to listen. Are there any similarities between Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party? What are their differences? Do they share any common ground? Be sure to click the above link to get answers to those questions and more! To … More