Topic: Fiscal Policy

The Carbon Offset Dilemma

– February 27, 2024

“One really has to question the motives of climate activists who oppose the expansion of natural gas and nuclear power. Do they want to see realistic and sustainable environmental improvement or are they after some other kind of payout?” ~Paul Mueller

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Realism, Restraint, and Prudence Needed in American Foreign Policy

– February 23, 2024

“The status quo American foreign policy — based on a desire for American global primacy — does not adequately promote American interests or prosperity, and in fact harms both.” ~Andrew Byers

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Unleashing the Power of Free Markets

– February 23, 2024

“The granting of monopolies was being abused by the crown, and parliament determined to do something about it. Over time, it became obvious that granting monopolies had an adverse impact on the English economy.” ~Will Sellers

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America Can’t Afford Bidenomics

– February 16, 2024

“The euphoria surrounding the January 2024 jobs report is misplaced. Policymakers should heed these warning signs and enact meaningful reforms to address root causes.” ~Vance Ginn

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New AIER Podcast: Econception

– February 15, 2024

Experience the debut episode of AIER’s newest podcast ‘Econception,’ hosted by Dominic Pino. The economy is complicated, but markets work.

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A Tale of Two Economies

– February 12, 2024

“There are three possible resolution scenarios to federal government borrowing and spending — none of them good for economic growth in the near term.” ~Paul Mueller

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Rules over Discretion Provide a Path Forward

– February 9, 2024

“Averting an impending fiscal crisis requires substantial debate about these issues rather than the current partisan-fueled fire drill over continuing resolution funding.” ~Vance Ginn

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Inflation Already Ruined Your Super Bowl Party

– February 7, 2024

“The persistent inflation of the past three years saw spikes in tickets and hotel rooms, but also in the seemingly more affordable alternative: hosting or attending Super Bowl parties at home.” ~Peter C. Earle

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Debt and Unfunded Liabilities

– February 5, 2024

“Unfunded liabilities stress state and local budgets and signal painful future tax increases just as much as bond obligations. Government debt is growing rapidly at all levels.” ~Tom Savidge

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Immigration, Inflation, and Wages: Better Under Trump or Biden?

– January 19, 2024

“Ten months from now, there’s a high likelihood Biden and Trump could go head-to-head again for the presidency, especially after the results from the Iowa caucus. But voters should be informed about the effects of their policies on key issues like immigration, inflation, and wages.” ~Vance Ginn

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Meet the Economist NPR Interviewed to Explain Why America’s $34 Trillion Debt Is Definitely Not a Problem

– January 17, 2024

“Printing mass amounts of money cannot solve the problem of scarcity. This fundamental economic reality, that we have limited resources and limitless wants, seems lost on Kelton.” ~Jon Miltimore

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Presidents May Want a Line-Item Veto, but Citizens May Not 

– January 17, 2024

“The main story being told around the line-item veto focuses on congressional special interests. But Presidents have plenty of special interests, too.” ~Gary M. Galles

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