Energy Subsidies in Perspective

In my last piece I mentioned the centrality of alternative energy in the two campaign’s energy platforms (a positive development in Obama’s plan, a point of criticism in Romney’s), but I used the column to focus on oil. In this much shorter piece I want to bring some attention to alternative energy based on an […]

No Alpha: Bain Capital’s Investment Results

The political season is in full throat. While everyone is focusing on Mitt Romney’s VEEP selection of Paul Ryan, perhaps it is time to refocus our views elsewhere. During the primaries, there were all manner of attacks on Bain Capital as a proxy for Mitt Romney. The criticism for outsourcing and layoffs, for the fortune he earned […]

Whose Plan Destroys Medicare, Obama’s or Romney-Ryan’s?

Stumping in Florida today, Mitt Romney charged President Obama’s Affordable Care Act will “cut more than $700 billion” out of Medicare. What Romney didn’t say was that his running-mate’s budget — approved by House Republicans and by Romney himself — would cut Medicare by the same amount. The big difference, though, is the Affordable Care […]