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April 24, 2018

No, Mr. President, You Have That Backwards


President Trump seems to think we don't tax Japanese automakers, but we do. And Trump's suggestion would tax Americans instead.

April 17, 2018

Raise Teachers' Salaries by Draining the Public School Administrators' Swamp


Want to find more money to pay public school teachers? Begin draining the administrative staff swamp, which sucks so much money out of the system.

April 13, 2018

Supreme Court Could Allow the Wayfair Waylay


The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that could allow states to force businesses in other states to collect internet sales taxes for them, not because of declining state revenues, but because of increased state spending.

April 10, 2018

Even the Threat of a Trade War Could Tank the Economy


The U.S. economy has shifted from strength to uncertainty, and both because of President Trump's policies: Economic strength emerged from his regulation and tax cut efforts, and uncertainty from his tariff threats.

April 5, 2018

A Do-Over on the Omnibus Spending Disaster?


Aggressive use of the Impoundment Control Act could restore some sanity to federal spending and create consensus toward revision of the filibuster rule.

April 3, 2018

One Good Reason to Ask a Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census


There are some good reasons for asking a citizenship question on the U.S. census that might inform various policy debates, such as identifying the number of uninsured.

March 27, 2018

Arctic Sea Ice Has Been Declining, But Maybe Not Why Critics Think


There are multiple non-human-caused factors that affect Arctic sea ice: Here two of them.

March 21, 2018

Five Undeniable Truths About Tariffs


President Trump hopes to make tariffs great again. But economists learned several lessons from the past big tariff push in the 1930s. Here are some of those lessons.

March 20, 2018

Gov. Walker Embraces 'Workfare' and Solves Two Problems


Welfare recipients need jobs and employers need workers, especially now. Gov. Scott Walker has one solution for both problems.

March 14, 2018

Democrats Propose a Tax Hike


If Democratic leadership thinks the way to respond to the Republican tax cut is to argue for tax increases, they may be throwing Republicans just the lifeline they need for the midterm elections.

 

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