Tag: Congress
The Scariest Words in Washington, D.C.

For Americans troubled by the ongoing lack of fiscal discipline on Capitol Hill, nine other words are perhaps very scary: “We have actually now agreed on the spending numbers”.

Congress Should Nix Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates

If Iran’s behavior supporting friendly proxy groups in the Middle East isn’t exactly stabilizing, the behavior of U.S. allies, Saudi Arabia and UAE, certainly hasn’t been any better.

Repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force

Congress should repeal the 2001 AUMF and allow its members to examine individually each of the numerous U.S. wars being prosecuted in far flung places.

Child Safety Accounts Would Protect School Children in Washington, DC

Thousands of Washington, DC public-school students could soon be a whole lot safer at school thanks to new legislation being considered in Congress.

The National Debt and the Control of the House

With Democrats back at the helm, more taxing & spending in sight?

A Straightforward View of Morality and the Government

If an action is immoral for me and you, it is also immoral for others, including those who constitute the government.

Principal-agent Theory and Representative Government

In recent decades economists have devoted great efforts to the analysis of the principal-agent problem (see for example Milgrom and Roberts 1992 and the Wikipedia article on “Principal-agent Problem”). This area of study has to do with the incentives and disincentives of an agent acting on behalf of a principal that he is presumed or...
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Patent Reform Is Not a Left Wing Thing

Over at R Street, Zach Graves has a good piece up looking at the American Conservative Union’s opposition to patent reform pending in the Congress. He points out that the sponsors of the much maligned legislation are not looney leftists, but solid leaders on the Right. The American Conservative Union’s own scorecard ranks members sponsoring...
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Republicans Split over Patent Reform

The Washington Times has an interesting article on the division among Republicans on patent reform. According to the article: Two dozen prominent conservative political groups, led by the influential American Conservative Union, the Club for Growth and the Eagle Forum, sent a letter Wednesday to House Speaker John A. Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Mitch...
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Hammers, Clubs, and Fists: Making Our Streets and Schools Safe

Over at Breitbart, there is a very good article about the number of deaths caused each year by rifles vs. hammers and clubs. Here is a snippet: For example, in 2011, there was 323 murders committed with a rifle but 496 murders committed with hammers and clubs. . . . Another interesting fact: According...
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