“In recent months a New Jersey jury ordered a rheumatologist to pay $400,000 for not providing a deaf patient with a sign language interpreter at his own expense; the Ninth Circuit ruled that the law may require movie theaters to … read more
Classic 30-minute video of Milton Friedman in 1975 (transcript here) discussing the minimum wage, Social Security, politics, the Welfare State, doing good by spending other people’s money, housing, rent control, government intervention and the Great Depression, collectivism, the free society, greed, private charity.
The chart above displays the consensus of presidential approval/disapproval polls from Pollster, showing a new record -5% gap between average approval of 45.1% and an average disapproval of 50.1%.
Today’s GDP report from the BEA raised a lot of concerns about the economic recovery, based on headlines and reports like this: 1. Steep decline in GDP growth raises alarms, 2. US recovery loses steam, 3. Double-dip feared as US economic … read more
Nobody is surprised that the heated debate about the effectiveness of President Obama’s stimulus package has not let up. But followers of the debate may be puzzled by an ongoing discrepancy in media descriptions of the size of the stimulus … read more
David Brooks talks up a series of interesting ideas for getting growth on track, including Arthur Brooks’ Battle cry and Rep. Paul Ryan’s Roadmap.
I’m interviewing John Makin later today about his recent paper saying the country faces a big deflation problem. The paper has received a ton of attention from Paul Krugman (memo to Krugman: easy on the hair jokes), Mark Thoma, and … read more
British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in India this week under much skepticism that he and his delegation of ministers and business leaders could do much to strengthen the ties between the two nations. Indians were either dismissive of the … read more
Twenty-two states have primaries remaining in the 2010 election season. Here, in chronological order, are some we’re watching closely. For more information about the 2010 primaries and other hot political news, check out the brand-new issue of AEI’s Political Report. … read more
Washington Examiner, Investor’s Business Daily, Cato Institute, San Francisco Chronicle, and Reason. “The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that customers in wheelchairs are being denied the full “Chipotle experience” of watching their food being prepared because Chipotle’s 45-inch counters … read more