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Federal Government Loses the American Popularity Contest

Friday September 2nd, 2011   •   Posted by Stephanie Freedman at 3:21pm PDT   •   1 Comment

In a recent Gallup Poll, Americans were asked their sentiment on the various business sectors. For the first year the federal government rated LAST on the list with a positive view at 17%, leaving 63% disgruntled. Gallup explains the results: The sectors Americans view most negatively have all had well-publicized problems in recent years….
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Gary Becker: The Great Recession and Government Failure

Friday September 2nd, 2011   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 8:45am PDT   •   1 Comment

Gary Becker, University of Chicago Nobel Laureate in economics, has a must read article in today’s Wall Street Journal. The article echos much of what we here at MGC have been arguing – government failure as a cause of the recession, failure of stimulus and monetary policy to boost economic recovery, the necessity of…
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