Recently I interviewed Peter Greer via skype to talk about philanthropy, and why it often makes things worse. Peter is the President and CEO of Hope International, which is a microfinance organization.
The gold standard, for very good reasons, has the burden of proof. Yet if, through proponents, it carries that burden, the gold standard could emerge from review to be seen as the “gold standard” of monetary policies.
Obamacare is a failure. And now Detroit is looking at using it to help reduce their debt. (This will turn out real well.) Brent Littlefield joined the program to discuss the mentality of the modern Democrat.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term “mailbox money,” allow yourself to be enlightened. Do you remember when you lost your first tooth as a young child? In many households, there is the traditional placement of the tooth under the pillow which is a clear signal for the tooth fairy to go into action.
North Korea staged a large parade to celebrate the 60thanniversary of the Korean War Armistice. Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao took the salute with Kim Jong Un on the 27th and returned to China on the 28th.
In an interview last week about Detroit’s bankruptcy, I explained that the city got in trouble because of growing dependency and an ever-rising burden of government spending. I also warned that the federal government faces the same challenge.
Last week was one filled with populist messages by two of the most powerful men on the planet. President Obama talked of inequality and morality just as Pope Francis was making a similar message in Brazil.
David R. Kotok, Cumberland Advisors Inc.’s chairman and chief investment officer believes Municipals Cheap After Detroit Filing. Municipal bonds are an “outrageous bargain” in the wake of Detroit’s bankruptcy filing, according to David R. Kotok, Cumberland Advisors Inc.’s chairman and chief investment officer. Kotok bases his arguments on a comparison on General Obligation Yields to US Treasuries.
Well. . . Maybe it’s not that much of a secret: It turns out liberals like it when citizens become dependent upon the government. On the other hand, Mia Love recently declared “The day I need the federal government to force me to [help others], I won’t deserve the title American.”
To paraphrase the 17th-century philosopher Thomas Hobbes, the tenure of a corporate executive can be "nasty, brutish and short." Indeed, many CEOs and chief financial officers last just a few years on the job before the board decides that fresh blood is needed.
Like a lot of conservatives, I have plenty of doubts about the president’s massive health care overhaul that’s going to change the way Americans get health coverage come Jan. 1, 2014. I think the plan is too big, too expensive, too cumbersome, too reliant on subsidies and imposes too may regulations.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met visiting Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao in Pyongyang on 25 July to discuss relations between their two countries.
We should remember that the key goal of fiscal policy is – or should be – to have government grow slower than the private sector. To determine whether states are satisfying my Golden Rule, you need the Tax Foundation data on spending, but it needs to be augmented by similar data for economic output.