More Timothy P. Carney Articles

  • Timothy P. Carney: Obama subsidizes private jets for high-flyers abroad

    Americans who own private jets need to pay more in taxes, President Obama argues. So it seems odd that foreign executives riding Gulfstream jets from Shanghai to Mumbai get U.S. subsidies from Obama's favorite export agency. The Export-Import Bank of the United States recently announced a...

  • Private-jet lobby defends federal financing of private jet exports

    I've got nothing against private jets and helicopters (also known as "business aircraft," and "general aviation,"). I argued it was a cheap shot for Obama to claim there was some special tax break for corporate jets. But I don't like federal subsidies for them (or just about anything else), as I...

  • Warren Buffett versus Big Oil --- and Buffett's on the side of free markets!

    There's a push in Washington to re-regulate the railroads -- and a powerful industry lobby is behind it. The National Industrial Transportation League is lobbying for rules that would limit railroads' ability to negotiate for what they carry and at what fee. The Association of American...

  • Export-Import Bank defends support for private aircraft

    The Obama administration recently announced that it reached its goal of $1 billion in Export-Import Bank loans and loan guarantees.

  • Podcast: Byron York and Timothy P. Carney on gay marriage and religious liberty

    Washington Examiner political columnists Byron York and Timothy P. Carney met up on the podcast to talk about the battle over gay marriage and religious freedom.

  • Obama's revolving door: A busy entrance and exit

    Under President Obama, the revolving door is spinning just fine, as both an exit and an entrance.

  • Protectionism in everything: From fortune tellers to hair braiders

    Regulations are not always about protecting consumers and workers from avaricious or careless corporations. They are often about protecting incumbent businesses from competition: Melanie Armstrong wanted to be an African hair braider, practicing a skill passed down from generation to...

  • Iowa Rep. Bruce Braley, foe of Iowa farmers, is ally of corporate welfare

    Iowa Senate candidate Bruce Braley was perfectly upfront about his disdain for Iowa farmers. David Freddoso spells out how Braley feels about trial lawyers (he's their champion) and small business (he's their scourge). But don't rush to judge Braley as "anti-business." In the House, he...

  • Eminent domain often leaves broken communities behind

    Weeds and rubble cover 90 acres along Long Island Sound. A room with cinder-block walls sits locked in an empty in Brooklyn basement. And a gleaming industrial palace has failed to bring jobs to the banks of Ohio's Mahoning River. These are monuments to failed central planning. Eminent domain,...

  • Is Nancy Pelosi wearing the mantle of a leading American eugenicist?

    Is House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi wearing the mantle of a leading American eugenicist? America's dominant abortion provider thinks so.

  • Do North Carolinians love corporate welfare?

    Politicians of both parties like to attack "corporate welfare," because the attack taps into both liberal and conservative sensibilities.

  • Peace in the culture wars --- if the Left wants it

    Sometimes it’s hard to believe the other side is being honest. Democratic politicians and liberal writers accuse Christian employers of “tell[ing] women what to do with their bodies,” and trying to “control” “access to birth control.” But a contraception ban is not on a table....

  • Marco Rubio sings a free-market populist tune on regulations

    Regulations kill jobs. Republicans say that again and again. This appeals to ideological voters' opposition to government. It appeals to non-ideological voters' concerns about employment and the economy. But it doesn't tap into the average voters' moral sensibilities. But here's the thing:...

  • Insurers swim in Obamacare flood of cash

    It was crucial to Obamacare's passage -- and central to defenses of it -- to pretend that this raft of subsidies, mandates and regulations was an attack on insurers.

  • Should U.S. taxpayers subsidize Russian banks and companies?

    As President Obama starts hurling sanctions at an increasingly bellicose Russia, a few conservatives are asking whether the administration will cut Russian banks and companies off of U.S. subsidies, Lachlan Markay at the Free Beacon reports. The Club for Growth, often the free-market foil to...



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