During periods of economic weakness, governments often respond with “loose” monetary policy, which generally means that central banks will take actions that increase liquidity and artificially lower interest rates. 1,499 more words
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To save the nation from a future Greek-style fiscal meltdown, we should reform entitlements.
But as part of the effort to restore limited, constitutional government, we also should shut down various departments that deal with issues that shouldn’t be handled by the central government. 691 more words
Between 1998 and 2009, during the last a Labour government, the quantity of traffic rose by 15%, but there was a 44% drop in serious deaths and injuries. 556 more words
The misallocation of resources precipitated by regulation is sometimes so thorough that proponents are apt to describe it as a feature, and not a bug! Apparently, that is how some think of new business startups and venture capital funding stimulated by Obamacare. 681 more words
The Internet has made all of our lives better, in part because there’s been an accidental policy of benign neglect from Washington.
But that’s about to change. 774 more words
My Cato Institute colleague Michael Tanner has produced some first-rate substantive research on issues.
He produced a study showing that personal retirement accounts would have been a better deal than Social Security… 934 more words