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Why massive tax cuts should be way off the table

October 1st, 2015

Over at the WaPo. There’s a lot more to say about this point about how we’re going to need more, not less tax revenue in the future, than I had space. A few points that ended up of the edit-room floor. –Larry Summers has stressed, the relative prices of the things government buys–health care, education–are… Read more

Smell Something, Say Something: Obamacare, O’Reilly, and full-time jobs

September 25th, 2015

And Jon sayeth unto the multitudes: “The best defense against bullsh__ is vigilance. So if you smell something, say something.” This admonition came to mind, if not to nose, when I heard Fox’s Bill O’Reilly claim that the Affordable Care Act “has made it more difficult to create full-time jobs in America,” (around 2:30 in the… Read more