TCS Daily : September 2010 Archives

What Cutting the Federal Budget Entails

The Center for American Progress released a report earlier this month on ways to shrink the federal budget deficit with spending cuts. But there are three areas where I don't believe the report has identified as many cuts as it could have. Read More

The Federal Takeover of Education

Federal control over education has been growing since the 1960s. Now, as the current administration pushes for national education standards, federal control over education is about to expand considerably at the expense of state and local control. Read More

A Response to Krugman's "The Angry Rich"

Image by Getty Images via @daylifePaul Krugman recently submitted a New York Times piece entitled, "The Angry Rich." In the puffy piece, the pop culture Nobel Laureate advances the idea that wealthy people are entirely unjustified in their anger toward... Read More

A Bullish Tea-Party Revolt

Free-market capitalism is on the comeback trail. That's one of the key tea-party messages. And make no mistake about it: The free-market power of the tea-party political revolt is totally bullish for stocks and the economy. They are Reaganism reincarnate, and then Read More

The Opportunity in Haiti

Over the last 60 years the West has provided Haiti with massive foreign aid to build infrastructure, stimulate private investment and promote good governance. But Haiti has been the graveyard of every sort of notion about how wealthy countries can help poor countri Read More

American Education's Diminishing Returns

American spending on public education, adjusted for inflation, has more than doubled over the last three decades. Yet the average math and reading scores of American 17-year-olds have not improved since the early 1970s. Twice the money. Zero progress. Read More

The Question of 2012

During the annual meeting of the Valdai Club, Mr. Putin reminded his audience that "U.S. President [Franklin] Roosevelt was elected four times." If this is indeed Mr. Putin's goal, it means that his presidency would last until 2024. Such a scenario -- as not only Read More

Obama Gets Tax Cuts Right

In The New York Times on Tuesday, President Obama's former budget director, Peter Orszag, called for extending all current income tax rates through 2013. Congratulations to Mr. Orszag on his new-found wisdom. Would that he had persuaded the Obama team before he lef Read More

The Real Debacle At Ground Zero

Plans to build a Muslim community center near the site of the former World Trade Centers have stoked a nationwide controversy. But the storm that the mosque plans have generated obscures the real failings at the site. Read More

Shared Sacrifice in Obamaland

Over the last 50 years the federal government has run budget deficits exactly 90 percent of the time. Most of the American people never seemed very concerned about it, but Tea partiers correctly see the mounting federal debt as a serious threat to their children's Read More

The Business of America Is Business

Without question, the jobs picture is going to remain cloudy. Businesses can't be sure about the costs of hiring. But make no mistake about this: Businesses, at least the publically owned ones, are in very good shape. Read More

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