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Friday Talking Points -- Two Obama Promises

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Although it's been a week heavy on Obamacare, we're going to (mostly) look forward this week, to the upcoming budget battles. Because buried in the Obamacare stories this week was one very important bit of news.

U.S. Taxpayers Pay $574 Per Year to be Spied on by Their Own Government

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Steve H. Hanke

For months, the American public has received a steady stream of new information detailing the massive scale and scope of the United States' spying act...

Iran's Inflation Is Still a Big Problem

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 06.18.2013 | World
Steve H. Hanke

Those data that are reported tend to possess what I've described as an "Alice in Wonderland" quality. In light of this, it is fair to suggest that any official data on Iran's inflation be taken with a grain of salt. So, how can this problem be overcome?

What Bill Clinton Can Teach Paul Ryan About Cutting Spending

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Steve H. Hanke

If Congressman Ryan really wants to get serious about cutting spending, he should look to the one U.S. President who has squeezed the federal budget, and squeezed hard. So, who can Congressman Ryan look to for inspiration on how to actually cut spending? None other than President Bill Clinton.

Taking Calendar Reform Viral

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 04.28.2013 | Science
Steve H. Hanke

What sets the Hanke-Henry Permanent Calendar apart is that it preserves the all-important seven-day Sabbath cycle, while also addressing numerous calendar-generated financial problems.

Where Krugman Went Right: On Housing Policy

Mark J. Perry and Robert Dell | Posted 08.25.2012 | Business
Mark J. Perry and Robert Dell

The Krugman-Estonia kerfuffle raises an interesting question: Has Krugman ever sided with free market economists against government activism in his Times forum?