Posts Tagged ‘Paul Krugman’

Defending Leviathan: The CFPB always knows best


Wednesday February 13th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:03am PST   •   1 Comment

“In June 2009, President Obama proposed to address failures of consumer protection by establishing a new financial agency to focus directly on consumers, rather than on bank safety and soundness or on monetary policy.” So explains the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), the new federal agency that emerged in the midst of a deep…
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DMV Healthcare


Monday November 26th, 2012   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:30am PST   •   7 Comments

Nobel laureate and columnist Paul Krugman says he is looking forward to health care as run by the Department of Motor Vehicles, based on his own swift and courteous experience with that agency. At the same time, he says, his own dealings with private health care have been a bureaucratic nightmare. Krugman’s evidence was…
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World War II Did Not End the Great Depression: Lessons for Today


Friday September 9th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 5:58pm PDT   •   3 Comments

In a very timely new article in The Weekly Standard, “The Ultimate Stimulus? World War Two and Economic Growth,” Arthur Herman refutes the Keynesian economics myth that Big Government spending during World War II ended the Great Depression. In so doing, he bases his analysis on the path-breaking work of Independent Institute Senior Fellow…
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A Value Added Tax Will Not Reduce the Deficit!


Thursday November 18th, 2010   •   Posted by Randall Holcombe at 9:41pm PST   •   0 Comments

Politicians have been advocating a value added tax (VAT) for decades, and with the huge projected federal deficits interest in a VAT seems to be increasing lately. Last Spring Paul Volker was suggesting one, and David Theroux recently noted in his blog Paul Krugman’s support. Alice Rivlin and Pete Domenici suggest a 6.5% “debt…
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