By Timothy P. Carney | 11/20/13 12:39 PM
As a quick way to demonstrate the jaw-dropping growth of the federal government, conservatives and libertarians like me often point to the growing wealth in the D.C. area. Like a vortex, the federal government sucks in wealth from the rest of the country.
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/20/13 12:13 PM
Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe is a vocal champion of corporatism and he openly intermixes campaign contributions with public policy, so reporting on his corporatist dalliances won't be surprising — but it can at least be entertaining. Today, we get McAuliffe's first appointment to a...
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/19/13 05:42 PM
Electronic cigarettes give smokers a nicotine fix without the stink, tar, fire or carbon monoxide of real cigarettes. They may be a cheap, healthy way to help smokers quit. So, I'll give you three guesses which industry is behind the global push to clamp down on e-cigarettes. If you assumed...
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/18/13 03:09 PM
Leading the way is Dubai's own Emirates, which announced plans to spend $20 billion on 50 Airbus 380 superjumbos and another $76 billion on 150 of Boeing's smaller 777X widebodies.
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/18/13 01:59 PM
Tim Geithner, as a public servant, bent the rules to bail out the financial sector. Then he championed and helped implement a complex set of regulations that have been critiqued as too burdensome, as too weak and as picking winners and losers.
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/16/13 11:43 AM
President Obama has decided to attack the insurers again. But maybe he’s decided to subsidize them even more. Or both. In waiving the part of Obamacare that outlaws many insurance plans, Obama tried to shift blame for any cancellations to the insurers. But on Friday, he met with...
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/14/13 04:24 PM
It's a heartwarming tale of David vs. Goliath that Alec MacGillis tells at The New Republic: Why did so many states that fiercely guard their prerogative to handle their own affairs cede control of their health insurance markets to Washington? Well, a disproportionate share of the credit or...
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/14/13 12:02 PM
The Obama administration's move today -- offering to ignore yet another part of Obamacare in an effort to let people keep their health care plans -- strikes me as a naked attempt to deflect blame to insurers. The president's partisans will say, "Hey, Obama's not gonna bust any insurers for...
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/13/13 02:10 PM
“He has a wealth of experience in policy and government," Joe Biden said of his new chief of staff, Steve Ricchetti. The White House's statement on the hire notes Ricchetti's "10 years at the helm of an independent public affairs firm." Translation: Biden's new chief of staff — like most...
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/13/13 12:59 PM
Boeing this week won the largest subsidy a company has ever won from a state when Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., signed into law an $8.7 billion package of tax breaks just for the jetmaker. Boeing got the deal, in part, by threatening to leave the state, which is the same way they secured a $3.244...
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