Archive for November 27th, 2017

Will Congress Preserve the Costly CFPB Swamp?


Monday November 27th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 11:49am PST   •   0 Comments

President Trump has tapped Mick Mulvaney head of the Office of Management and Budget, to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a bad sign for a number of reasons. As we noted back in 2012 in Financial Crisis and Leviathan, the CFPB was created during the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression, not...
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The Problem with America’s Debt in Three Paragraphs


Monday November 27th, 2017   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 6:58am PST   •   0 Comments

Gene Steuerle, a fellow at the Urban Institute who specializes in national debt and tax policy matters, was among 40 notable individuals asked to respond to the question “Has the world been fitted with a debt straightjacket?” by the publishers of The International Economy last spring. His response provided the following gem that summarizes...
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