Economy
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May 29th, 2020
cartoon- sad Uncle Sam in row of office bldgs
By: Victor Davis Hanson – townhall.com – May 28, 2020 The current U.S. budget deficit could soon exceed a record $4 trillion. The massive borrowing is being driven both by prior budget profligacy and a hurried effort by the Donald Trump administration to pump liquidity into a quarantined America. The shutdown has left the country on the cusp of a self-inflicted economic...
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May 20th, 2020
Chuck Bentley
By: Chuck Bentley – crown.org – May 2020   Time to Practice Covid Capitalism – Protect Lives and Livelihoods I propose that we immediately adopt an approach to our present crisis that I call “Covid Capitalism.” It means we save the livelihoods of millions of Americans by giving them the freedom of getting back to work while also saving the...
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May 13th, 2020
Economics
By: Stephen Harper – wsj.com – May 12, 2020 In the response to the coronavirus pandemic, leftists see a model for the future. “Not only will America need a massive dose of big government to get out of this crisis,” one wrote, “but we will need big, and wise, government more than ever in its aftermath.” As a conservative, I’m going to...
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May 13th, 2020
Nancy Pelosi press conference
By: Cristina Marcos – thehill.com – May 12, 2020 House Democrats unveiled an 1,815-page, $3 trillion coronavirus relief package on Tuesday that includes a grab bag of Democratic priorities and is intended to put pressure on Republicans to start negotiations on help for workers and local governments. Lawmakers are expected to vote on the bill on Friday, but it is...
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May 7th, 2020
man with flag in front of Lansing, MI capital
By: Brandon Morse – restate.com – May 6, 2020 California Governor Gavin Newsom recently said that “we’re not going back to normal.” This infuriated me to no end, not just because I wholly disagree, but because he’s not saying it out of a sense of precaution or scientific fact. According to the Daily Wire, Newsom said it in regards to...
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May 6th, 2020
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By: Merrill Matthews – thehill.com – May 6, 2020 The vast majority of Americans are completely unaware of how much models that predict the future of the economy and the climate – and now disease – dominate our lives. There’s no escaping their reach. Those models drive many of our public policy debates and much of the major legislation passed...
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May 6th, 2020
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By: Grady Means – thehill.com – May 5, 2020 The coronavirus has led to the greatest economic catastrophe in our lifetimes. Record losses in the market, record bankruptcies, record unemployment and, soon, record insolvency of local governments. This social and economic firestorm will lead to massive shifts in political alignment. The question is, which way will politics shift this year...
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May 1st, 2020
Opening up America Again
As we enter the month of May, several states are reopening their economies after lockdowns inspired by COVID-19. At a press briefing on April 23, Vice President Mike Pence said 16 states had “formal reopening plans.” A New York Times tracker shows that nine other states are partially reopening their economies, and 22 states remain in lockdown. In the past...
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April 30th, 2020
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By: Rod Bordelon – texaspolicy.com – April 9, 2020 When you have a flat tire, you don’t fix it by reinventing the wheel. While cases of COVID-19 continue to increase, we know that soon, the numbers will begin falling. Our efforts at social distancing and staying at home will pay off, and we’ll begin to focus on economic recovery efforts. But we must...
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April 24th, 2020
NY Gov A. Cuomo
By: Heather Mac Donald – amgreatness.com – April 22, 2020 More than a dozen governors extended their economic shutdown orders recently into May and beyond. Those officials should have publicly addressed the following questions first: How many coronavirus deaths do you expect to avert by the shut-down extension? What will your state’s economy look like after another month of enforced stasis? How many...
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