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    Party Up! and End Ex-Im

    Yesterday, the world’s leading aerospace company held its first quarter earnings conference call. A Reuter’s headline sums up the call: “Boeing cash register rings again, sending shares higher.” While the call was good news for investors it was notable for what it was missing: any reference to the Export-Import Bank. … More

    Why Your Boss Probably Isn't Speaking at This Conference

    American companies like Boeing, General Electric, Caterpillar, and John Deere are in the club. What about your company? These are just a few of the firms you might have heard of that benefit from the Export-Import Bank. It’s a government program that loans money to foreign governments and companies to … More

    Fannie-Freddie 2.0: Government Housing Polices Shouldn’t Get a Free Pass

    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan lamented statistics from a Pew report showing Hispanics lost 66 percent of their net worth between 2005 and 2009. He went on to say: Think about all the home equity, all the savings and all the retirement funds and other assets … More

    This Regulation Has Chuck Schumer Talking Like a Tea Partier

    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D–N.Y.) has amassed the most liberal voting record in the U.S. Senate, according to National Journal. Yet, when it comes to Washington regulators, even he is willing to speak out against the Obama administration. “Sometimes Washington does things that make the rest of America scratch their heads … More

    President Obama’s Asia Trip and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    As President Obama travels to Asia, one item sure to be on his agenda is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement currently being negotiated between the United States and 11 other countries. Since the U.S. joined the negotiations in 2008, about the only thing the countries involved seem to … More

    Taxpayer-Backed Loans to Foreign Companies Split Hill's Republicans

    With a deadline looming on the future of the taxpayer-funded U.S. Export-Import Bank,  congressional Republicans remain split on whether to reauthorize the bank’s charter. The 80-year-old Ex-Im Bank, which provides foreign companies with loans to encourage them to buy from American companies, has come under fire for promoting corporate welfare and cronyism … More

    Market Pricing, Solving Problems

    In medical care, you have to get the diagnosis correct. But if you want to solve the problem, you’ve also got to get the treatment right. At the Vox website recently, reporter Sarah Kliff posted a blog titled: “Our Health Spending Problem is All About Prices.” That diagnosis is only … More

    WSJ: Obama 'Regulator Without Peer'

    In an editorial appearing today, The Wall Street Journal examined one of the few areas of the economy enjoying an unabated boom: federal regulation. Armed with numbers obtained from a forthcoming report by Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Journal’s editors outline the disturbing growth of the Federal … More

    Are Sugar Tariffs Raising the Cost of Your Easter Basket?

    Easter has arrived, and so has everyone’s favorite bunny rabbit. While kids are excited about their chocolate bunnies, Peeps, and jelly beans, parents continue to pay more than they should, and the U.S. government is to blame. Since the Great Depression, import quotas, tariffs, and subsidies for domestic sugar producers … More

    EXCLUSIVE: This Congressman Calls Export-Import Bank 'The Face of Cronyism'

    What’s wrong with helping people in other countries buy American? Well, a lot if you’re loaning them U.S. taxpayer money to do it. As Congress gets ready to debate keeping the Export-Import Bank, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) tells The Foundry why he believes the Ex-Im Bank is “the face of … More