Articles by Diana Furchtgott-Roth

Let's Not Internationalize Fairness

The UN's Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women was the subject of hearings on Sep. 18. Why is there suddenly interest in a treaty that has been moribund for a generation-and this in a lame-duck session of Congress? Read More

The Done-Nothing 111th and Taxes

As the Done-Nothing 111th Congress waddles back to Washington for its "lame-duck" session, its most pressing issue is taxes. Will Congress allow income, capital, and estate taxes to rise, or will it pass full or partial extensions of current tax rates? Read More

The 77% of Income Fallacy

When Congress returns next week for a "lame-duck," post-election session Harry Reid will try to muster the 60 votes he needs to block a filibuster of a vote on the misnamed Paycheck Fairness Act. It would be better titled the Paycheck Rareness Act, because it would Read More

When Unions Vote Your Money

President Obama has attacked business groups for campaign spending, but as the 2010 election campaign comes to a close, the biggest contributor is the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which has bragged about pouring $87 million into thi Read More

Health Care Plans, Waivers, Choice?

President Obama promised in 2009, when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was being debated, "If you like your health plan, you can keep it." Maybe not. You can't keep your plan if your employer or your insurance company drops it. Read More

The Wealth Inequality Mirage

While most Americans are concerned about the country's high unemployment rate, a few elitists seek to use it as a pretext for their leveling agenda. Whether the country is prosperous or struggling to climb out of recession, as now, they complain about an economic i 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

Ask Unemployed How the Stimulus is Working

How well is the stimulus working? CBO's latest figures are inconsistent with its claims of the effects of the stimulus bill when it was passed in February 2009. If its models failed to accurately predict the effects of the stimulus bill then, why should we believe Read More

Analyzing the Deflation Scare

The scare word being whispered around Washington these days is "deflation." It means a falling price level and it sometimes implies a stagnant if not collapsing economy. Read More

Racial, Gender Quotas in the Financial Bill?

What one finds when reading congressional legislation is invariably surprising. Take the Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill, for instance, which was created by merging Senate and House bills. When the Senate returns from recess one of its first actions will be to Read More

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