Federal Reserve Performance: Have Business Cycles Really Been Tamed?
A close look at the evidence suggests that the conventional view should be re-evaluated. There is, in fact, evidence that the Fed has not been as effective as once thought in accomplishing its stabilization goals, and even some evidence that the Fed era has had more economic instability than before the Fed’s creation.
The Problematic Use of Nonprosecution and Deferred Prosecution Agreements to Benefit Third Parties
Nonprosecution and deferred prosecution agreements, a staple of the federal government’s disposition of corporate criminal investigations, raise several important public policy issues and deserve to be subjected to congressional oversight and regulation
Congress Must Stop Yet Another Attempt to Muffle Free Speech
In the marketplace of ideas and in a vibrant democracy, robust debate is to be encouraged, not restricted by government bureaucrats.
The Conservative Mind of Russell Kirk
By the grace of God and his own talents, Russell Kirk achieved all three goals and provided a raison d’etre for those who reject the modern existential argument that life is without meaning and who joyfully honor the permanent things.
Obamacare’s Enrollment Increase: Mainly Due to Medicaid Expansion
While enrollment in individual market coverage grew by almost 6.3 million, 61 percent of that gain was offset by a reduction of nearly 3.8 million individuals with employer-sponsored coverage. During the same period, Medicaid enrollment increased by almost 6.1 million—principally as a result of Obamacare expanding eligibility to able-bodied, working-age adults.
Countering Russian Propaganda Abroad
The U.S. should take robust steps to counter Russian propadanda.
Does the U.S. Need a “Plan Central America”?
Instead of creating a "Plan Central America," the U.S. should reform CARSI.
Refuge and Asylum: President Obama Should Not Abuse One of America’s Great Humanitarian Tools
Maintaining the integrity of refugee and asylum policies is critical to maintaining bipartisan support for programs that show America’s best.
How Tax Reform Would Help American Families
Tax reform is one of the most pressing policy improvements that Congress needs to make because the current tax system stifles opportunity for American families
Eliminating Waste and Controlling Government Spending
Waste and inefficiency in the U.S. government are rampant. The federal government does too many things that would be done better by individuals or businesses in the private sector, or by state and local governments, or that should not be done at all. Ultimately, succeeding in eliminating waste and controlling government spending requires reducing the size and scope of the federal government.