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Bernie Sanders: Heartless Scrooge

Bernie Sanders announced layoffs of almost half of his staffers this week as the campaign prepares for the final primaries. The move makes sense. As Sanders himself explained, “We have had a very large staff, which was designed to deal

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Posted in Election 2016, Uncategorized

Why poverty matters for Republicans

Twenty trillion dollars is a lot of money. Absent a major course-correction or a sudden increase in economic growth, the US Federal debt will reach that level by 2017. Americans would consistently prefer to have Republicans, rather than Democrats address

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Posted in Ownership Society, Republican Party, Welfare State

Local regulation and the politics of social conservatism

Time has a story on the impact of state and local regulations on market innovators like Tesla, Uber and Airbnb. There’s an opportunity here for Republicans, but it’s an opportunity we are unlikely to seize. From the article: Airbnb, a

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Posted in Economics, Political Theory, Religious Right, Uncategorized

Our Most Overregulated Underregulated Industry

The Securities Act of 1933 is one of the most elegant and successful pieces of complex legislation in history.  In less than 60 pages it constructed a regulatory framework that would allow Wall Street to survive its self-immolation and re-emerge

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Posted in Economics, Ownership Society, Social Capital

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