Showing posts with label stimulus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stimulus. Show all posts

Victor Davis Hansen: The Medicine Has Stopped Working

In search of fixes for a fossilized economy.     The U.S. economy grew at an anemic rate of less than 1 percent in the last quarter of 2015. While the unemployment rate has dipped below 5 percent, the all-important labor force participation rate is at a historic low of just 62.7 percent. More than 90 million able-bodied adults are either not   ... MORE

John Stossel: End The Fed

Why should government be allowed to counterfeit?        I've always avoided reporting on the Federal Reserve. I know it's more important than much of the stuff I cover, but it's so boring. How can I succeed on TV reporting on the Fed? Fed chairs even work at being dull. Alan Greenspan said he tried to be obscure because he didn't       ... MORE

Rand Paul: Milton Friedman And Restraint

The Fed has been and is a failure.       Lovers of Big Government and apologists for debt like Paul Krugman have tried to paint Milton Friedman as a contradiction. They say that Friedman’s insight that more Fed intervention might have mitigated the Great Depression is inconsistent with his view that the Depression would have been  ... MORE

Star Parker: We Need To Restore The Spirit Of Capitalism

Our president is hardwired to the socialist view.     President Barack Obama went to Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., this week to rearticulate his vision for the American economy and to reassure the American people that, yes, he knows what he is doing. The president's prodigious political skills are always on display, even in the most  ...  MORE

Joseph Lawler: The Money Printers To Work Overtime

Federal Reserve to keep adding stimulus.     Three more Federal Reserve officials reaffirmed Friday that the central bank does not want to take away monetary stimulus too soon, counter to the impressions left by Chairman Ben Bernanke’s press conference last week. The Fed “is not only leaving the punch bowl in place, we’re continuing to spike the ... MORE

Victor Davis Hanson: 1984 + 29

The Obama revolution.    Imagine if, during the campaign of 2008, someone had written the following: “If Barack Obama is elected president, then each year from now on the federal budget will be a trillion dollars in the red. He will pile up in two terms more debt than all previous presidents combined. Interest rates will stay at near zero; 7.6 percent       ... MORE

VIDEO: Federal Spending Since 1950

Politicians Prefer Scare Tactics To Sensible Reform

by Steven Greenhut.  Not many of my friends or neighbors are sitting on pins and needles, worrying that the world as we know it will end as the federal government “slashes” spending as part of the automatic sequester cuts mandated by a previous budget bill. And not many people have been thinking, “Geesh, there’s nothing we need more than  ... MORE

Robert Higgs: Don't Rely On A Quack Doctor

Some prescriptions can have adverse actions.    A man goes to his doctor for a routine checkup. The doctor performs a perfunctory examination and informs him that unless he receives an experimental treatment the doctor has devised, he will soon become disabled. “What’s it cost, Doc?” the man asks. “Well, unfortunately it’s not cheap,  ... MORE

Veronique de Rugy: Get States Off The Federal Dole

Stop the growth of government.  In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the havoc it wrought on New York, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said they would ask the federal government to cover at least 90 percent—and perhaps all—of the cleanup and recovery costs. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) asked the same for the Garden State. ... MORE

John Stossel - It's The Spending, Stupid!

Why the account is overdrawn by $16 trillion.      Listening to progressive media pundits, I'd think the most evil man in the universe is Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform. His crime? He heads a movement that asks political candidates to pledge not to raise taxes. I think Grover accomplished a lot. But I wish he'd convinced       ... MORE