James Pethokoukis

The green jobs mythology, again

August 5, 2009

Joel Kotkin, whom I have been following for 20 years, continues to hit on all cylinders. This is a bit from an article worth reading in full:

Ron Paul’s Fed audit idea: Are there any economists in favor?

August 4, 2009

I have taken a lot of heat about my coverage of Ron Paul’s idea to audit the Federal Reserve.  I would love to do a piece on economists in favor of the bill. So I am looking for names.  Now these have to be professional economists, people making a living from teaching or consulting. No self-taugt experts. Please leave names in the comment section below. And here is a bit from the good doctor himself on his bill:

Cash for clunkers: a bad idea and a false promise

August 4, 2009

David Rosenberg of Gluskin Sheff weighs in on cash for clunkers, the feel-good story of the Summer of 2009, and why it reminds him of a similar phenomenon earlier this decade (bold is mine):

Cash for clunkers, a new government entitlement?

August 4, 2009

The great Stan Collender over at Capital Gains and Games makes a point I wish I would have concerning cash for clunkers:

5 reasons why Obama will hike middle-class taxes

August 4, 2009

JamesPethokoukiscrop.jpgC’mon, how about some Walter Mondalesque candor from the Obama White House on taxes? Yes, yes, it was 25 years ago this summer that the Democratic presidential candidate self-immolated on the issue at his party’s convention in San Francisco. But surely Americans have become more urbane and sophisticated since then as to what makes for sound economic policy, oui?