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    Hype of Global Warming Far Scarier Than Science Shows

    The following Q&A with The Heritage Foundation’s Ben Lieberman is cross-posted from The Washington Post’s Planet Panel: Q: As the controversy swirling around the IPCC deepens at the same time some are questioning the significance of global warming now that large portions of the U.S. are buried under record-breaking snow, … More

    PolitiFact Declares Century-Long Economics Debate Over

    For most of a century, macroeconomists have debated the pros and cons of government “stimulus” policies. Because there is no way to determine how the economy would have performed without a stimulus, the debate comes down to dueling economic models, assumptions, and theories. With Nobel Prize-winning economists lining up on … More

    Obama Goes Forward With Jobs Plan, Though Jury Still Out On First One

    While the nation suffers an unemployment rate of nearly 10 percent, Barack Obama spent last week talking about job creation with “civil rights” leaders — despite the fact that President Obama’s last job creation ideas haven’t even been properly analyzed, let alone proven to work. The New York Times reports … More

    AP: President Obama's Jobs Bill Won't Create Many Jobs

    The Associated Press reported yesterday that “There’s a problem with the bipartisan jobs bill emerging in the Senate: It won’t create many jobs.” Given the President’s track record, that shouldn’t be a surprise. One feature of the President’s jobs bill is a tax cut for businesses that hire unemployed workers. … More

    Rising Red Tape Erodes Economic Freedom in United States

    Red tape – rules, regulations, restrictions and mandates imposed on America – rose alarmingly in 2009, mirroring the overall decline in economic freedom in the United States, as reported in this year’s Index of Economic Freedom. That’s the conclusion of an upcoming Heritage Foundation report detailing trends in federal regulation. … More

    “China Rising?” The Post Gets It Mostly Right

    Something odd happened today at the Washington Post.  The editors at the Post wrote a solid editorial on China and, a page later, the esteemed George Will got caught in the web of China myths. The main point of the Post editorial is spot on: the Obama administration largely misplayed … More

    Obama Continues Down Road to Greater Job Loss, Less Freedom

    President Barack Obama reiterated his “jobs will be our number one focus” State of the Union talking point in New Hampshire on Tuesday, but all indications are that he is continuing down the path that led America to less economic freedom – and fewer jobs – in 2009. Heritage’s Brian … More

    U.S. Losing Global Competitiveness with High Corporate Tax Burden

    High corporate tax rates are undermining U.S. international competitiveness. The global economy continues to demand that companies be flexible and swift in order to remain competitive. High tax rates deprive companies of both the means and the incentive to take advantage of new market opportunities or technological changes that can … More

    Less Economic Freedom = Fewer Jobs for Americans

    What does America’s declining economic freedom mean for you? It means that America will create fewer jobs. And that means that Americans will be poorer, as well as less free. A statement last week by Graham Mackay, the head of SAB Miller, one of the world’s largest brewers (they make, … More

    "Timber!" Look Out for Falling Trees - and Companies - if the Death Tax Hits

    Hancock Lumber company has been around for 180 years, was started before more than half the states joined the Union, survived the Civil War and two World Wars, but now faces one of its greatest challenges: paying the death tax. Owner Kevin Hancock counts himself among the six generations of … More