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The Weekly Standard Reviews The Upside of Inequality

The Weekly Standard Reviews The Upside of Inequality

Michael M. Rosen The Weekly Standard November 21, 2016 As impassioned calls to curb income inequality, including through a growing movement to establish a “guaranteed basic income," have increasingly dominated the political conversation here and ... [Read More]

AEI Debate on “The Upside of Inequality”

I summarize my Top 10 NYT bestselling book, The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class for the American Enterprise Institute with Steven Roberts.  The book argues that today's knowledge-based economy is constrained by ... [Read More]

What Mike Pence and Tim Kaine Have In Common

According to  AEI’s Andrew G. Biggs, vice presidential nominees, “Pence and Kaine have something…in common: Both presided over two of the few states that don't overpay government employees. … Virginia and Indiana…paid state employees slightly less ... [Read More]

Fear of Big Government at an All-Time High. Courtesy: Gallup

Fear of Big Government at an All-Time High

69% of Americans, including a majority of Democrats, see big government, and not big business or big labor, as the greater threat to America, up from 53% when President Obama first took office, according to Gallup. Courtesy of  Marc Thiessen ... [Read More]

How to Fix America

Which Tools Should Washington Use? Unleash the Private Sector By Edward Conard | May 13, 2013 In "Can America Be Fixed?" (January/February 2013), Fareed Zakaria argues that American democracy has grown increasingly dysfunctional since the 1970s ... [Read More]

Ed Conard on The Marc Steiner Show

Ed Conard discusses President Obama's proposed budget with Margaret Flowers, co-director of It’sOurEconomy.US, and Scott Lilly, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. ... [Read More]

Why tax hikes fall short for cliff talks

POLITICO By Edward Conard | December 12, 2012 To accelerate private-sector growth, Republicans will need all their negotiating leverage to minimize taxes on investors by maximizing spending cuts. In a world where the majority of voters garner ... [Read More]