Category: Economics

August 19, 2012

The U.S. Economy Could Recover Faster If Government Policies Changed

Recent monthly employment reports have confirmed that this is the slowest U.S. recovery from a recession since the Great Depression. Four years after the recession began, unemployment is still above 8 percent, more than three percentage points higher than it …

August 12, 2012

What’s In a Recovery?

Filed under: Economics - 12 Aug 2012

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at Forbes.com.
 
Thomson Reuters’ latest survey of Wall Street analysts’ expectations about next quarter’s corporate earnings has prompted some to …

July 25, 2012

You’re a Failure in Business? Just Remember…You Didn’t Do That On Your Own!

Filed under: Economics,Liberalism, Marxism & Communism - 25 Jul 2012

Yes, I know. Jay Leno used that as a joke in a recent monologue. I like to think, since this column was in progress the day after Obama’s Marxist coming out party in Kansas that I thought of it first. …

July 16, 2012

Lying by Omission – The Latest Obama Campaign Tool

Filed under: Economics,Myths & Lies,The Democrats - 16 Jul 2012

There are many kinds of lies like – barefaced, minimization, white lies, contextual lies and economy with the truth lies. Lying by omission is only one of over twenty five kinds of lies yet it ranks among the most deadly …

June 19, 2012

Not Worth a Continental

Filed under: Economics - 19 Jun 2012

The Federal Reserve System (the Fed) was established in 1913 as one of the cornerstones of the Progressive agenda. They said it was a way to stop the boom and bust cycle which has always been a fixture of …

June 18, 2012

Volcker Rule Is a Step in the Right Direction

Filed under: Economics - 18 Jun 2012

JPMorgan Chase, one of the nation’s largest banks, announced that it lost over $2 billion in trading over the last few months. This has emboldened supporters of the Volker rule, which prohibits banks that enjoy government support from making risky …

June 4, 2012

The Keynesians are Dead Wrong: Keynesianism is Fabian Socialism

Filed under: Economics - 04 Jun 2012

How many times must the American people be the witness to, and suffer from, failed economic policies that call for government intervention and regulation over the economy

We have now seen once again, that Keynesianism is a short-term policy that does …

May 30, 2012

The No Growth Zero Sum Pie

Filed under: Economics,Politics In General - 30 May 2012

Has Americareached the stage where we all stand in a circle and take turns holding a constantly shrinking dollar?

If our Dear Leader and the Daley led Outfit wins re-election next year perhaps a few more people will see the hand …

May 20, 2012

Britain, “Austerity,” and the Lessons of Economic History

By Kyle Latham

Economists and pundits alike are going wild over the United Kingdom’s recent “double dip” recession. The 2008-09 recession prompted the election of a conservative coalition led by Prime Minister David Cameron. Cameron decided the best path for economic …

May 11, 2012

Yo-Yo Economics?

Filed under: Economics,Featured Conservative - 11 May 2012

President Obama recently referred to free-market economics as “you’re-on-your-own economics.” It’s a catchy phrase—rhythmic, alliterative, clever. Too bad it’s bunk.

May 4, 2012

Unemployment: A Conservative’s Perspective

Filed under: Economics - 04 May 2012

Although I have devoted much of my life to preserving America’s defining values and institutions, through activism, party leadership and as a columnist, I have always held a day job. The ideas I advance, …

March 23, 2012

The Election-Year Politics of Energy

Realizing that his popularity may decline as the price of gasoline rises, President Obama is barnstorming the country, emphatically insisting that drilling for more oil isn’t the cure for high gas prices and that wind and solar energy represent our …

March 21, 2012

Kill the Ex-Im Bank

Most people know that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were behind the housing meltdown. Few people have heard of the Export-Import Bank. Its kind of like Fannie and Freddie. But instead of funding bad mortgages the Ex-Im Bank …

February 29, 2012

A Whiff of Privatization

Three decades ago, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher implemented a policy called “privatization” to rejuvenate the moribund economy of the United Kingdom.

Like the United States today, the cost of a too-large government was sapping the vitality of the U.K.’s economy. The …

February 27, 2012

This Will be the Dirtiest Election Ever (Again)

Dirt is part of American politics, and has been from the very beginning. This despite the talk of commentators who would have us believe that Presidential campaigns were as friendly as church socials until talk radio and Fox News came …

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