By Lindsay Boyd | Monday March 21, 2011 at 5:32 PM PST | 0 Comments
MyGovCost.org Director and Independent Research Fellow Emily Skarbek was a guest on the Heartland Institute’s Budget & Tax News podcast. Click to listen to her commentary on the roots of our current spending crisis, what’s at stake in the Congressional budget war, and how to use the Institute’s very timely and user-friendly Government Cost...
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Tags: Bailouts, Budget and Tax Policy, Chrysler, Economics, Emily Skarbek, Employment, federal bailouts, Federal Reserve, federal spending, General Motors, Government Cost Calculator, Government subsidies, Great Depression, Great Recession, Heartland Institute, Inflation, Money and Banking, National Debt, Obamanomics, spending crisis, TARP, Taxation, Unemployment, William Shughart
By Mary Theroux | at 2:53 PM PST | 0 Comments
Emblematic of the state of this nation’s government-provided education, a public elementary school in New Jersey renamed for President Obama just last year, is now closing due to low academic achievement and declining enrollment. In choosing to concentrate on form—renaming the school for the current President—over function—directing efforts into actually improving the education the...
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Tags: California, Education, Family, Politics, school choice, Urban Issues
By Robert Higgs | at 8:45 AM PST | 7 Comments
A review of James Ledbetter, Unwarranted Influence: Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Military-Industrial Complex. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2011. 268 pp. $26.00. On January 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his final presidential speech, which turned out to be his most memorable by virtue of this warning: “In the councils...
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Tags: American History, Books, C. Wright Mills, Chance for Peace, Cold War, Corporatism, crony capitalism, Defense, Defense Department, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Economics, garrison state, Imperialism, interventionism, James Ledbetter, Journal of Cold War Studies, Liberty, merchants-of-death, Military, military spending, military-industrial complex, national security state, New Left, Peace, Power, Russia, Stalin, technocratic elite, The State, Unwarranted Influence, USSR, War, war economy, warfare state, Weapons, William Proxmire, Wilsonianism