May 23, 2014
Permission to republish original opeds granted.
Inside Washington's Bipartisan "Housing Reform"
Earlier this month the U.S. Senate Banking Committee passed the so-called "Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2013" by a bipartisan 13-9 vote. Proponents argue that the bill is a model of how the federal government can manage the major challenges in our economy, but they neglect to mention is taxpayers remain very much on the hook for public losses under this new proposed housing finance framework.
Congress needs to force Audit of IRS
The very fact that donations to groups that were legally engaged in the public square prompted IRS audits is chilling to all future political speech, and goes to a systemic abuse of power that threatens the basic core of political participation.
Dr. Piketty is committing Malpractice
In any profession, prescription without diagnosis is malpractice and that includes the profession of Economics. Just as there is no need to cure people who have red hair, income inequality isn't an ailment; it is a sign that free markets are properly assessing the value that results from the labor of people in different professions.
Obama gins up his outrage act over VA scandal
President Barack Obama is fed up -- again.