TCS Daily : October 2008 Archives

Which Clinton Economy Does Obama Admire?

During his acceptance speech, Barack Obama eloquently voiced the need for America to return to the successful economic policies of the Clinton Presidency when the nation prospered, and people came before Wall Street.  But which term was he referring to?... Read More

Mac Must Make the Investor Case Now

John McCain is gaining traction on the tax issue as he aggressively makes the case that Obama the Redistributor will take your money and give it to someone else, while he, McCain, will create more economic opportunity by growing the... Read More

Iraq: Worth the Fighting For

I have just returned from Iraq and I was impressed. Unquestionably, the surge has worked. The American military has dramatically reduced violence and increased security. However, it remains a dangerous place. From the airport to the Green Zone, I wore... Read More

Where the Education Gender Gap is Leading America

As early as kindergarten, a gender gap in academic achievement is evident in American schools. Girls are excelling; boys are underachieving. The longer students are in school, the wider the gap becomes. Boys' academic performance relative to girls has been... Read More

What if Steve Forbes Had Won the Election?

To the annals of contra factual history which range from Churchill's "What if Lee had won at Gettysburg", to SNL's what if Napoleon had a B-52 bomber, I have my own addition: What if Steve Forbes had won the primary... Read More

Mustard Seeds of Hope

Fear and volatility continue to dominate stock markets as the economy sinks into recession and profits estimates suffer from deeper downgrades. But how bearish should investors really be? Warren Buffett writes in today's New York Times that now's the time... Read More

Self-Imposed Crisis?

Larry Kudlow (TCSDAILY, 06 October 2008) correctly emphasizes the monetary tightening that unwittingly set the stage for the current financial crisis. How can such an old-fashioned liquidity crisis panic financial markets under today's regime of fiat money? The Fed Read More

Good Little Stuff from Big Mac

It certainly wasn't the big-bang across-the-board tax-reform and tax-cut plan that I and others lobbied for. But John McCain's "Pension and Family Security Plan" unveiled today on the campaign trail does have some solid pro-growth nuggets. I'm calling it some... Read More

The 2008 Campaign's Funding Fathers

Almost every day we read of the fundraising prowess of Barack Obama. One day he is on hand for a $6 million, $28,000 per plate, dinner in Hollywood, the next day it is $37 million budget for Obama's Florida effort... Read More

India's Political-Business Nexus

The decade and a half following India's economic reforms of 1990-91 has been an exciting and transformational one for India and its people, and has also had a significant impact on the entire world. Much good has happened, with increasing... Read More

Baruch Obama?

In Israel, for better or (usually) for worse, politics permeates virtually all cultural, religious, and historical events and issues. So it was surprising that, during the period in May marking the 60th anniversary of Israel's founding, President Bush's gracious re Read More

Will Animal Biotech Bring Home the Bacon?

An F.D.A. policy published for public comment on September 18 threatens the health of a promising new field: the production of animals with novel and valuable traits. After more than 20 years of deliberation, the F.D.A.'s Center for Veterinary Medicine... Read More

McCain Must Talk Growth and Recovery

John McCain needs a knock-out performance at Tuesday night's presidential debate if he is to keep his hopes alive. Right now polls paint a dismal picture for Sen. McCain. Rasmussen shows Obama leading 52-44, Obama's highest level ever. (Moving above... Read More

Wall Street Bailout, Congressional Cover-up, or Sarbanes-Oxley?

Every new controversy demands a look at similar situations of the past. Just what is a bailout anyway? In the early 80's, Lee Iacocca arranged a government loan and tax concessions to bring Chrysler Corporation back from the brink of... Read More

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