Tag: deficit spending
Robert Higgs | Monday January 14, 2013 at 4:44 PM PST | 9 Comments
I heard a noise that seemed to come from my chamber door. I opened it, and then . . . Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams some Austrians dared to dream before; But recession was unbroken, and the darkness gave no token, And the only words...
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Tags: Austrian School of Economics, Budget and Tax Policy, deficit spending, Economics, Federal Reserve, government spending, Keynesian economics, Liberalism, Ludwig von Mises, Money and Banking, Progressivism, recession, The State
David Theroux | Monday December 10, 2012 at 9:14 PM PST | 4 Comments
When Paul Krugman starts attacking us, we know we’re doing something right. John Maynard Keynes’s presumptive heir, Krugman apparently doesn’t like the findings of our recent book edited by Research Fellow David Beckworth, Boom & Bust Banking: The Causes and Cures of the Great Recession, exposing the profound fallacies of Lord Keynes’s love affair...
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Tags: American History, Books, Budget and Tax Policy, central bank, David Beckworth, deficit spending, Economics, Fannie Mae, Federal Reserve, Fiscal Cliff, Free Market, free market economics, Government subsidies, Great Depression, Great Recession, John Maynard Keynes, Keynesian economics, monetarism, Money and Banking, National Debt, Nationalization, Politics, Presidential Power, Propaganda, Scott Sumner, Taxation, The State, Unemployment
David Theroux | Saturday December 17, 2011 at 4:13 PM PST | 0 Comments
Senior Fellow Robert Higgs is interviewed here by Thomas Woods on “The Peter Schiff Show.” Dr. Higgs discusses how the federal government prolonged and deepened the Great Depression of the 1930s that lasted until after World War II when such policies were either ended or radically reduced. Moreover, the current attempts at central-government planning...
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Tags: American History, Audio, Austrian School, Austrian School of Economics, Bailouts, Books, Budget and Tax Policy, Corporatism, deficit spending, Economics, Employment, federal debt, Federal Reserve, Free Market, free market economics, Government subsidies, Great Depression, Inflation, Keynesian economics, Mercantilism, Money and Banking, Nationalization, New Deal, Personal Liberty, Politics, Price Control, Progressivism, Regulation, Socialism, Taxation, The State, Unemployment, Welfare, World War II
Robert Higgs | Sunday September 12, 2010 at 1:59 PM PST | 36 Comments
Each summer, Wall Street strategist Byron Wien convenes a meeting of high rollers to discuss the outlook for investment. This year’s meeting brought together fifty individuals, including more than ten billionaires. Their expectations, as reported by CNBC, are gloomy: “They saw the United States in a long-term slow growth environment with the near-term risk of recession quite...
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Tags: American History, Austrian School of Economics, Blackstone, Budget and Tax Policy, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Business, Byron Wien, corporate bonds, deficit spending, Economics, Employment, Government subsidies, Great Depression, Healthcare, Keynesian economics, macroeconomics, Mercantilism, Money and Banking, National Debt, Obamanomics, Politics, positivism, private property rights, Property Rights, recession, regime uncertainty, Science, Taxation, Unemployment, yield curve
Lindsay Boyd | Wednesday July 7, 2010 at 4:30 PM PST | 3 Comments
Senior Fellow Robert Higgs is interviewed here by Scott Horton on Antiwar.com Radio, warning those who long for total governmental and economic collapse to be careful what they wish for. Higgs also explains why federal spending cannot continue at the current record levels without a failure of the bond market. He further compares the...
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Wendy Honett | Monday March 22, 2010 at 1:51 PM PST | 0 Comments
Last week, Robert Higgs appeared on the “Mike Church Show.” If you missed it, you can check it out here. [audio:2010_03_18_higgs_interview.mp3]
Tags: Audio, Austrian School of Economics, bailout, Business, deficit spending, Economics, Employment, Federal Reserve, Free Market, Great Depression, Housing, Indepenent Institute, Inflation, Keynesian economics, Labor, Liberty, Money and Banking, Obama, recession, regime uncertainty, Regulation, stimulus spending, Taxation, Unemployment
Paul Theroux | Tuesday March 16, 2010 at 11:23 PM PST | 4 Comments
President Obama is scheduled to be interviewed by Fox News’ Bret Baier on Wednesday. I would really love to seem him confronted with a few tough questions like these: Your administration has pointed to recent insurance premium rate increases in California to make the case for the health care bill. Many pieces of the...
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Tags: 60 Minutes, Barack Obama, Bret Bair, Budget and Tax Policy, deficit spending, Drugs, Economics, entitlements, Fox News, Government subsidies, health insurance, Healthcare, Insurance, Media, Medicare, Nationalization, New England Journal of Medicine, Obamacare, Politics, pre-existing conditions, Presidential Power, Regulation, Socialism, socialized medicine, Taxation, Transparency, Welfare
Mary Theroux | Thursday March 11, 2010 at 12:32 PM PST | 5 Comments
Tags: Andrew Napolitano, Bailouts, Budget and Tax Policy, Business, Corporatism, Crisis and Leviathan, deficit spending, deficits, Economics, Employment, Fox News, Free Market, Government subsidies, Great Depression, Keynesian economics, Labor, Nationalization, Obamanomics, Personal Liberty, Politics, Poverty, Presidential Power, Socialism, stimulus, The State
Randall Holcombe | Wednesday February 17, 2010 at 10:58 AM PST | 15 Comments
How about this as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States? Amendment 28: Section 1: The president shall determine the dollar amount of total federal outlays prior to the passage of the budget. Congress must allocate outlays to remain within this dollar limit. Section 2: The presidential budget cap can be exceeded...
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Tags: balanced budget amendment, Budget and Tax Policy, budget deficit, Congress, Constitution, deficit spending, federal budget, Presidential Power, The State
David Theroux | Tuesday November 24, 2009 at 12:22 AM PST | 1 Comment
Saturday Night Live lampoons Barack Obama and his reckless and gargantuan, federal government spending and debt mongering in their recent skit of a joint press conference with Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao, “China Wants Its Money Back”:
Tags: bailout, Bailouts, Barack Obama, Big Government, Budget and Tax Policy, China, Corruption, debt, deficit spending, dollar, Economics, Employment, federal spending, foreign debt, Government subsidies, Hu Jintao, Inflation, Money and Banking, Presidential Power, Saturday Night Live, Socialism, stimulus, The State, Video