Written by George F. Smith
Ludwig von Mises Institute
Having failed to learn what causes depressions and how to treat them when they arrive, our nation's leaders are steering us straight into a monetary catastrophe. Predictably, the major media voices are clinging to the assurances of Keynesians, who see new wads of debt ...
Written by Sultan Knish
Freedom, the ability to act and think freely, is only as healthy as the system of values it is rooted in. Similarly institutions are only as positive as the values that motivate them. Detached from their values, freedom becomes a self-destructive farce that tear down society and its institutions, ...
Written by The Tax Foundation
State Tax Codes Should Provide Welcome Mat for All Industries, Not Hollywood Handouts
Washington, DC, January 14, 2010 -- All eyes in Hollywood may be focused on Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, but a new Tax Foundation report highlights a different kind of red carpet: the preferential tax treatment ...
Written by Robert P. Murphy - Mises.org
In a recent New York Times op-ed, economist Robert Shiller (coproducer of the famous housing-price index) recommended that the US government begin to sell claims on fractions of Gross Domestic Product. Besides the practical problems with his proposal, it rests on the premise that the US government ...
Written by Julie Seymour
Reporters omit failure of stimulus, problems counting jobs created or saved from many jobs stories.
Business & Media Institute
The national unemployment rate rests at 10 percent after 85,000 more jobs were lost in December, while the number of people too discouraged to look for work increased ...
Written by Dr. Richard Ebeling
On December 16, 2009, the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee announced that it was planning to maintain a Federal Funds rate between zero and a quarter of a percentage point. The Committee said that it would keep interest rates "exceptionally low" for an "extended period."
Written by Brian M. Riedl
Abstract: Despite decades of repeated failure, President Obama and Congress continue to promote the myth that government can spend its way out of recession. Heritage Foundation economic policy expert Brian Riedl dispels the stimulus myth, lays out the evidence that government spending does not end ...
Written by Phyllis Schlafly
Much has been written about our current high unemployment, but there is a strange reluctance by both liberal and conservative commentators to assess blame for the dramatic loss of well-paying American jobs. The causes are not only the general recession and the collapse of the housing market, but ...
Written by The Tax Foundation
From 1993-2008, Ohio Lost 231,000 Taxpayers, $19 Billion in Adjusted Gross Income
Washington, DC, January 7, 2010 -- While Ohio lawmakers found a temporary fix for the state's budget shortfall by suspending a scheduled 4.2 percent income tax cut, unless they enact permanent reforms to improve the ...