Monthly Archives: November 2009

Kudos to Obama. . . oh, wait

I’m often critical of President Obama, so when I get a chance to note something good that he’s doing, I make a point of it. And so I’ve written positively of his championing of charter schools and his promise to … Continue reading

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Obamistration lacks private sector experience

The Enterprise Blog calls attention to a sobering chart showing the makeup of presidential administrations since 1900. The lack of private sector experience in the Obama administration — less than 10% of his advisers have any –is astounding, especially at … Continue reading

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Understanding the GDP

I can’t say I understand all the ins and outs of this, but the gist of it, that the GDP is artificially inflated by massive government spending is both good to know and bad to hear. In the example given, … Continue reading

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More evidence that Obama is damaging the economy

Via Greg Mankiw: From Harvard’s Alberto Alesina and Silvia Ardagna: Large changes in fiscal policy: taxes versus spending We examine the evidence on episodes of large stances in fiscal policy, both in cases of fiscal stimuli and in that of … Continue reading

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Musing: The roll of government

Conservatives believe the role of government is to protect our freedoms; liberals believe the role of government is to provide our sustenance.

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Obama was against it before he was for it

Ramesh Ponnuru: In the primaries, Obama distinguished himself from Clinton on health care by opposing an individual mandate. In the general election, he distinguished himself from McCain by opposing taxes on health benefits. So now he is trying to pass … Continue reading

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Obama doesn’t get what freedom is about

David Boaz contrasts what Reagan and Obama said about freedom in their speeches abroad. He concludes: President Obama said some important things to the Chinese students. But his continuing failure to mention the virtues of productive enterprise in a commencement … Continue reading

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