Monthly Archives: July 2009

Health Care Reform Needs More Time

President Obama has been stumping heavily for his “public option” for health care reform.  He wants the both the House and Senate to pass legislation before the congressional summer recess (known officially as the Summer District Work Period) from August … Continue reading

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The Effect of Presidents on the Economy

For nearly 40 years I’ve listened to people who have blamed or praised the President of the United States for the state of the economy. I’ve told them over and over again that the President of the United States has … Continue reading

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Cap and Trade, Part II

Last week I explained a basic “cap and trade” model, using a simple example.  The beauty of such a concept is that those polluters who find it easiest (and cheapest) to reduce emissions can do so, selling their “energy credits” … Continue reading

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