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Archive for April, 2015

  • A Fiscal Program for Rand Paul: He Wants to Balance the Budget. Here’s How He Should Do It

    “As President,” says candidate Rand Paul, “I will work to authorize common sense solutions that will solve our nation’s fiscal crisis.” He has floated a broad proposal for a constitutional amendment that would require the federal government to balance its budget. Soon he will need to start filling in the specifics. Here are some ideas […]

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  • Did Austerity Work in Britain? One Chart Tells It All

    The general election campaign is in full swing in Britain, and it seems it’s all about austerity. From London, The New York Times reports that the campaign revolves around a single issue: the economy, and whether its rebound is the result of an austerity policy championed by the Conservative-led government of David Cameron, or in […]

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