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The Good and the Bad of Public-Private Partnerships

RANDAL O'TOOLE, CATO INSTITUTE President Trump has reportedly expressed reservations about public-private partnerships, but White House economic advisor Gary Cohn is still enthusiastic about building the administration’s...

GOP Tax Plan: Middle Class Gets Largest Cuts

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Critics are saying that the Republican tax plan would give high earners the largest cuts. There has been a flood of news...

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

RANDAL O'TOOLE, CATO INSTITUTE Greater reliance on user fees, federal loans rather than grants, and corporatization are three keys to the Trump administration’s infrastructure initiative...

"Greedy" Corporations Save Lives

Prosperity’s conquest of disease offers lessons for global change IAIN MURRAY, THE FREEMAN With Ebola wreaking havoc across West Africa, news that a private company has...

More Infrastructure? Cut Business Taxes

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Infrastructure is in the news as policymakers face a deadline to pass a new highway bill. President Obama visited the Tappan...

The Tilting Point: “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul”

BRUCE YANDLE, THE FREEMAN In medieval times, taxpayers in England’s St. Peter’s parish were required to subsidize parishioners of St. Paul’s who fell behind in...

The Spending and the Debt Continue

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III Like most other people who have family incomes below $450,000, I was happy that Congress avoided the looming large increase...

End Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Now

Stop the Menendez-Boxer Sideshow DAVID C. JOHN, HERITAGE FOUNDATION It is time to end Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. For over four years, Congress has failed...

Fiscal Cliff: What Obama Should Do

PATRICK LOUIS KNUDSEN, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Having squandered most of 2012 with posturing and delay, Congress and the President are now careening toward a budgetary precipice of...

The Petrodollar System — Chris Clancy

BY CHRIS CLANCY The Petrodollar System: A Brief Overview: 1974 – 2012 Introduction The petrodollar story has a little bit of everything. Hope, ambition, political intrigue, mystery,...

Horwitz: Debating the Stimulus

Avoid the GDP distraction STEVEN HORWITZ, THE FREEMAN With the election season in full swing, we can expect economic issues to be at the forefront of...

What’s Romney is Really Up To? Softball Nationalism

BY IAN FLETCHER In my 2010 book “Free Trade Doesn’t Work,” I speculated that the following might occur: Both political parties are feeling the heat of...

The Unnoticed Deficit That Makes Us $6 Trillion Poorer

JAMES L. PAYNE, THE FREEMAN Politicians are busy these days trying to fix deficits, trying to close the gap between what government spends and what...

The Failure of Inflation

BY DENNIS BEHREANDT Big government technocrats have long believed they could manage the economy through government spending and manipulation of the money supply. Their program...

Obama’s Crucifiction of “Big Oil”

MIKE BROWNFIELD, HERITAGE FOUNDATION If it ever was a secret, it’s not a secret any longer: The Obama Administration is on a vindictive campaign to...

Obama's Crucifiction of "Big Oil"

MIKE BROWNFIELD, HERITAGE FOUNDATION If it ever was a secret, it’s not a secret any longer: The Obama Administration is on a vindictive campaign to...

America’s Budget Crisis in Pictures

MIKE BROWNFIELD, HERITAGE FOUNDATION It’s pretty clear to most Americans that Washington is broken and spending money well beyond the country’s means. In fact, Sunday...

America's Budget Crisis in Pictures

MIKE BROWNFIELD, HERITAGE FOUNDATION It’s pretty clear to most Americans that Washington is broken and spending money well beyond the country’s means. In fact, Sunday...

Surprise! American Savings Rate Falls

A tepid recovers has some hoping the recession is a thing of the past, but high federal debt and monetary expansion threaten future prosperity. By...

American Energy Can Jump-Start U.S. Recovery

Tapping abundant US energy deposits would create jobs and restore prosperity By Paul Driessen Our nation’s economic growth may finish an anemic 2% on the year....