Hunter Lewis

Posted September 26, 2014

In a September 11 Bloomberg article, economist Noah Smith claims that John Maynard Keynes, the architect of todays government economic policies around the world, wasnt a socialist or even a progressive.

Posted June 08, 2014

Why stop with the bail-out of big banks when you can bail out anyone who gets in financial trouble?

Posted May 04, 2014

Thomas Piketty: French and Economist. All you need to know.

Posted April 27, 2014

This 42 year economist from French academe has written a hot new book: Capital in the Twenty-First Century. A recent review describes him as the man “who exposed capitalism’s fatal flaw.”

Posted April 20, 2014

What all these Keynesian ideas have in common is the belief that a crash caused by too much bad debt can be cured by more debt.

Posted April 14, 2014

Her largest worry has to be that foreigners will stop buying U.S. bonds.

Posted March 31, 2014

Having a secretive, self-funded, extra-constitutional agency inside government was bad enough when the Fed consisted of seven governors and a few staff members.

Posted March 17, 2014

It will still be the Obama Fed long after this president has gone.

Posted March 09, 2014

Judging from this remarkably backhanded compliment, it is possible that the president actually regards charities as competitors of government.

Posted February 16, 2014

There are still vestiges of the old legal ethics, but much of it is gone. Most lawyers now regard law as a business.

Posted February 09, 2014

To emphasize the point that not all state and local cronyism involves unions, one need only look at union-unfriendly Texas.

Posted February 02, 2014

The Soviet Union’s collapse was an object lesson for the world. No system can survive in the long run without free prices, and wages are among the most important prices.

Posted January 26, 2014

Many reporters reflexively support unions, and prefer not to acknowledge scandals related to them, especially at the local and state level. Nevertheless, troubling news accounts have emerged.

Posted January 14, 2014

Looking behind all the smokescreens, one thing is obvious about all federal poverty programs. They not only create disincentives to work. They actually tax work at horrific rates.

Posted January 13, 2014

In 2012, Sheila Baer, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. wrote an article for the Washington Post poking fun at the Fed for what it had been doing. It was entitled “Fix Inequality With $10 Million Loans For Everyone.”