Archive for September 8th, 2010

The Deficit’s Dark Secret


Wednesday September 8th, 2010   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 5:37pm PST   •   5 Comments

The New York Times on Monday, columnist Peter Orszag addresses the important issue of the the unsustainable budget deficit problem and the current high unemployment. What Orszag suggests as a “compromise” neglects the heart of both problems. Orszag suggests that “ideally only the middle-class tax cuts would be continued for now” but that doing...
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How Government Unions Became so Powerful


Wednesday September 8th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 6:25am PST   •   1 Comment

In her September 4th article in the Wall Street Journal, “How Government Unions Became so Powerful,” Amity Shlaes traces how federal protectionism, collective bargaining, and striking powers for public-sector unions have created government labor monopolies for which private workers are forced to pay ever higher taxes for generous pensions and other benefits: “This weekend...
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