Monthly Archives: January 2013

Power Play — 28 January 2013

It appeared evident in President Obama’s inauguration speech that he has little apparent intention of working with Republicans for the next couple of years.  While the traditional inaugural address is a unifying ode to the principles that make us all … Continue reading

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Prometheus Unbound — 23 January 2013

No more Mr. Moderate Guy.  The mask is off.  Barack Obama has fearlessly, unapologetically summoned his inner liberal, and laid it out for all to see. The President’s inaugural address, as has been remarked by commentators on both left and … Continue reading

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Keeping off the Welfare Cliff — 14 January 2013

Two weeks ago, I wrote about the “welfare cliff”, by which people who are recipients of various forms of income support are given powerful and perverse incentives to stay on welfare instead of seeking employment.  I reproduce the chart below … Continue reading

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Winners and Losers from the Fiscal Cliff Deal — 7 January 2013

Last week I promised to offer some ideas about how to address the “welfare cliff,” and I fully intend to do so.  But I wanted to offer some thoughts about the recent “fiscal cliff” deal, before the whole subject went … Continue reading

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