By Timothy P. Carney | 04/24/14 02:50 PM
Bob Dole, the former Republican presidential nominee and Senate floor leader, gets a glowing 2,000 words in the Washington Post this week, as he makes peace with old rivals, tours his old state, and bashes the conservatives in his party. One word that never appears among those 2000 words:...
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/24/14 02:22 PM
U.S. Government and Business are a team, competing against other countries in the Export Olympics. That's one theme of the day at the Export-Import Bank annual conference. Ex-Im subsidizes U.S. exports, and the agency's charter expires this fall -- setting the stage for a contentious...
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/24/14 01:57 PM
Should the U.S. government be propping up state-owned enterprises overseas? Should the U.S. business lobby be lobbying for this dynamic?
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/23/14 09:01 AM
The free-market forces are amassing against the Export-Import Bank, a federal agency that subsidizes U.S. exports, but K Street is hardly sitting idly by. Bloomberg News reports on the business lobby's efforts to save and expand Ex-Im: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of...
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/23/14 08:03 AM
It's big business versus the free market once again as K Street lobbyists square off against Tea Party groups in two Republican House primaries this spring. Moderate Republican Mike Simpson is fighting to hold onto his Idaho seat as the Club for Growth spends big to unseat him. Meanwhile, some...
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/22/14 05:18 PM
Hollywood is politically powerful. Tech writer Tim Lee has noticed that the U.S. Trade Representative has tended to advance Hollywood's agenda on content rules. He has also noticed that Hollywood tends to hire up USTR alumni. At Vox, Lee walks through some of the specifics, but also takes up...
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/21/14 02:51 PM
Regulation is often the means by which politicians and incumbent businesses collude to amplify their own power and wealth at the expense of outsiders — including competitors and consumers.
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/21/14 12:02 PM
Republicans and Democrats alike have long pushed federal subsidies for "cellulosic ethanol" -- an alternative biofuel to corn ethanol, whose problems are now widely known. But a new federally funded study finds that one important type of cellulosic ethanol actually results in more near-term...
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/19/14 07:58 PM
Last month, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham proposed gambling legislation that was written by a lobbyist for casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson.
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/17/14 10:09 AM
When you see a regulation promulgated in the name of public safety, always ask yourself: which special interest is profiting off this new intrusion of government?
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/17/14 09:43 AM
National Review's editors joined the chorus today, with an editorial calling the agency "cronyism concentrate."
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/16/14 03:50 PM
Chicago's regulations of food trucks have achieved their desired effect: protecting restaurants by crushing food trucks.
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/16/14 02:18 PM
Warren Buffett thinks his taxes should be higher. An understandable response is "so, pay more in taxes, Mr. Buffett." Some conservatives, in fact, call Buffett a hypocrite for not voluntarily paying a higher rate than his secretary.
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/16/14 12:05 PM
In this interview with the Wall Street Journal, Charles Murray (an AEI colleague of mine) speaks of "the sense that a lot of Americans have that the game is rigged now," and says, "the problem is, a lot of that is true."
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/15/14 06:26 PM
If President Obama truly cares about fair compensation for women, he should stop penalizing mothers in the federal workforce every time it snows. Allowing private employers to give working moms more flexible hours would help, too. Alternatively, Obama could handle the wage gap by repeating...
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