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...
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/14/14 03:58 PM
Conservative lawmakers are lining up against the Export-Import Bank, which subsidizes U.S. exporters at taxpayer risk. Mike Lee wrote an op-ed against it, Pat Toomey criticized it on the floor, 21 Republican members cast a symbolic vote against an Obama nominee to Ex-Im's board, Senate Majority...
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/14/14 12:53 PM
Regulating an industry tends to add to overhead costs, which disproportionately affects smaller operators, leading to industry consolidation. This is why Big Business often supports — or at least tolerates — regulation.
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/12/14 05:19 PM
To begin on a positive note about the outgoing Secretary of Health and Human Services: Kathleen Sebelius was perfectly cordial the one time I met her. It was at a birthday party of Tony Podesta, the corporate lobbyist and top Democratic fundraiser. The secretary took a break that October...
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/11/14 10:06 AM
Many people explain low fertility rates in the West as a fruit of women finally having control over how many babies they have.
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/10/14 04:08 PM
House Speaker John Boehner has a really tough job. Nobody would blame him for stepping down after this fall's election. The top two names floated as successors are Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling.
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/10/14 03:13 PM
Congress is trying to figure out what to do with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- the government-sponsored enterprises that helped pump up the housing bubble and then collapsed in 2008, requiring a government bailout. The approach generally favored by the banks is replacing them with another...
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/09/14 04:24 PM
Toomey's speech comes on the occasion of a nomination for the Ex-Im Board and it follows yesterday's rally House Democrats held in support of the agency.
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/09/14 01:18 PM
Immigration reform has lots of arguments in its favor, and I am thoroughly conflicted on the issue. But the momentum behind the legislation has come predominantly from the business lobby. FRED That's why the above chart, from Joe Weisenthal at The Business Insider, is so important. He argues...
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/09/14 11:59 AM
Economists have many arguments about what boosts an economy and what drags it down -- monetary policy, tax reform, property law, regulations. These are hotly debated questions. But on a granular level, we know that an economy gets wealthier when we make better use of the time, effort, and...
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/08/14 05:14 PM
Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters — "a dynamic liberal Democrat who champions the causes of the poor and downtrodden," as the liberal press calls her — held a rally of sorts at the Capitol on Tuesday. Waters' cause: supporting the federal agency called the Export-Import Bank, which...
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/07/14 04:12 PM
President Obama consistently tries to marshall jingoism in support of his green-energy corporatism.
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