More on the Ex-Im Bank

Last week I blogged about Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) proposal to devote $20 billion of the Export-Import Bank’s funds to promoting manufacturing exports, and why that was a bad idea. But I realize that my recent call to “X Out the Ex-Im Bank” will be facing some very entrenched interests in Washington, and some well-funded […]

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For U.S. Multinationals, More Jobs Abroad Mean More Jobs at Home

We haven’t heard politicians complain much lately about “tax breaks for U.S. companies that ship jobs overseas,” perhaps because the next federal election is still more than a year away. An article in the Financial Times today shows why that charge rings pretty hollow anytime in the election cycle. In an interview with CEO Doug […]

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Hurricane Irene as Economic Stimulus

Oh, dear. Oh, dear. No matter how many times economists debunk the broken window fallacy, not a natural disaster goes by that journalists don’t try to cheer us up by saying “at least it will stimulate economic growth.” This time it’s Josh Boak (no relation!), the economics reporter (!) at Politico, who was “educated at […]

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First Circuit Affirms Right to Record the Police

Right to Record, a website devoted to the legal aspects of recording police officers, has the scoop. A panel of the First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the right of citizens to openly record police officers. Gathering information about government officials in a form that can readily be disseminated to others serves a cardinal First […]

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Why Stop at $20 Billion, Senator?

Congressional Quarterly reported on Monday [subscription required] that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D, Calif.) has called for $20 billion worth of increased lending to U.S. manufacturers through a new targeted program of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (“the Ex-Im Bank”). Sen. Dianne Feinstein called Monday for a new initiative to promote lending to U.S. […]

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What’s Next in the Obamacare Litigation?

  My colleagues and I have covered the substance of the Eleventh Circuit ruling that two weeks ago struck down the individual mandate, but where do we go from here?  Why hasn’t the Supreme Court yet resolved the conflict between that ruling and the Sixth Circuit’s from earlier in the summer?  When will it do […]

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The Dumbest Budget ‘Plan’ Yet

Are you aware of the budget plan that promises to cut federal spending by 25 percent per year and has been endorsed by seven Republicans running for president? I just found out about it this week in Steve Chapman’s latest column. Having checked it out, I think I know why I hadn’t heard of it: […]

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Paternalism and Parks

Or, as Timothy Egan titles it at the New York Times: “Nature Without the Nanny State.” After reporting on a higher level of deaths this year at Yosemite, and an increased level of warnings and lawsuits, Egan notes: My experience, purely anecdotal, is that the more rangers try to bring the nanny state to public […]

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Logo Contest for Libertarianism.org

Cato’s new project, Libertarianism.org, is having a logo contest with a $300 prize for the winner. Enter your design in the next 5 days for a chance to win! Click here to view the contest Logo Contest for Libertarianism.org is a post from Cato @ Liberty – Cato Institute Blog

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Anarchists for Big Government

Three months ago I wrote a long, thoughtful (ahem) critique of the Washington Post’s use of the word “anarchists” to describe people outraged at the possibility that governments might finally be forced “to cut social benefits and slash public payrolls.” “Odd anarchists,” I harrumphed, who “object to the state reducing its size, scope, and power.” […]

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