By Timothy P. Carney | 12/30/13 07:57 AM
Regulation is often the tool incumbent businesses use to protect existing business models from innovation. The story of Hollywood trying to block video rental stores is a classic in this genre, and Derek Khanna tells it at TechCrunch.
By Timothy P. Carney | 12/28/13 05:28 PM
In September, as a government shutdown became more and more inevitable, Timothy P. Carney wrote that neither the official Republican leadership nor Tea Party-favorite Cruz had figured out how to lead the GOP in the current political environment.
By Timothy P. Carney | 12/28/13 03:12 PM
Washington, they say, is Hollywood for ugly people. It’s also debate club for the logically impaired. The past year included its share of fallacies, sophistries, oversimplifications and utter absurdities. But a few prominent arguments committed the worst offenses against rational thought....
By Timothy P. Carney | 12/28/13 01:35 PM
New York State has launched a "Green Bank" -- a government-funded financier of green-energy-type projects. 1) This is New York State. 2) This is a government agency funding private businesses. 3) This is in a sector where profits already are tied up with politics. 4) This is in a sector...
By Timothy P. Carney | 12/27/13 05:23 AM
In October, Timothy P. Carney wrote about the legendary life and career of political pundit Charles Krauthammer.
By Timothy P. Carney | 12/26/13 02:32 PM
You may not know it, but the Gipper sometimes fought corporate America. On occasion, the Gipper won. Here's a brief story about this clash, from a great essay by John Fonte of the Hudson Institute: In 1980, as conservatives rallied to Ronald Reagan, many corporate leaders were enthusiastic...
By Timothy P. Carney | 12/26/13 01:57 PM
Economic regulations often help the biggest companies by keeping out new entrants and imposing costs that fall disproportionately on the little guys.
By Timothy P. Carney | 12/24/13 03:47 PM
Christians have two complaints about how our culture approaches Christmas: Calling it “Christmas” is becoming verboten, and Christmas is becoming secularized, stripped of its true significance. Here’s the good news: Those two problems might solve one another.
By Timothy P. Carney | 12/24/13 08:36 AM
After the April attacks on the Boston Marathon, Timothy P. Carney wrote on the calls to give up some civil liberties for the sake of security and delved into the methods law enforcement had available to track down the suspects.
By Timothy P. Carney | 12/20/13 05:43 PM
You’ve heard of “buy now, pay later.” Obamacare is “buy now, defund later.” Since Democrats haphazardly pieced together the Affordable Care Act in early 2010 (declaring proudly that the bill would reduce the deficit) the Obama administration and Congress have steadily stripped out...
By Timothy P. Carney | 12/19/13 10:26 AM
"Regulations create jobs" is an actual argument by liberals. This is true in a way. Regulations create jobs for lobbyists and lawyers. The Hill's Megan Wilson reports: Lobbyists are minting money from the surge in government regulations. Top K Street officials say their regulatory work has...
By Timothy P. Carney | 12/19/13 10:16 AM
Tea Partiers always have an uphill climb when challenging incumbents, but this year, the Establishment is targeting Tea Party incumbents and winning open seats, my AEI colleague Norm Ornstein said on public radio's "To The Point" yesterday.
By Timothy P. Carney | 12/18/13 01:41 PM
Here's a good way to understand politics in America: The State, and its boosters, use State power to shackle or crush its rivals, such as the Church, private charity, local community and the free market. This is at play in the Obama administration's contraception mandate and the current stage...
By Timothy P. Carney | 12/18/13 10:55 AM
John Podesta's Center for American Progress offered access to Hillary Clinton in exchange for a $250,000 donation, according to Kevin Bogardus at The Hill.
By Timothy P. Carney | 12/17/13 05:58 PM
Politicians like to say they hate lobbyists. This is false. They love lobbyists and they love being lobbied. What politicians hate is being lobbied in public, in earshot of their constituents. Keeping disagreements and policy debates behind the closed doors of Capitol Hill and K Street...
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