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WSJ: The Truth About Income Inequality

The census fails to account for taxes and most welfare payments, painting a distorted picture. By Phil Gramm and John F. Early Nov. 3, 2019 3:43 pm ET Never in American history has the debate over income inequality so dominated the public square, with Democratic presidential candidates and congressional leaders calling...
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WSJ: Big Bad Trusts’ Are a Progressive Myth

Today’s tech titans, like yesterday’s industrial giants, will diminish in time thanks to competition. By Phil Gramm and Jerry Ellig Oct. 2, 2019 6:49 pm ET The resurgence of progressivism in America has brought growing support for a return to Progressive-era trustbusting. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a plan to break up...
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WSJ: The Debt Threat to the Economy

As rates rise, paying back government borrowing will consume the credit needed to sustain growth. By Phil Gramm and Michael Solon Dec. 10, 2018 6:54 p.m. ET The same driving forces have propelled every strong American economic recovery since World War II: a sustained rise in business investment and increases in...
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WSJ: Keep Politics Out of the Boardroom

Reforms intended to give a voice to small shareholders have instead let social activists hijack proxy votes. By Phil Gramm and Mike Solon July 18, 2018 6:28 p.m. ET Even in democratic governments constrained by constitutional limits, the interests of the governed and the governors don’t align well. Government is inefficient...
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WSJ: Trump, Tariffs and the Protectionist Temptation

The trade balance doesn’t matter for U.S. prosperity. But America could benefit from updating and enforcing its trade deals, especially with China. By Phil Gramm and Mike Solon Any objective analysis of America’s economic history discredits the notion that the trade balance has a defined relationship with economic growth and job...
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WSJ: Preserve the Filibuster—Then Overcome It

The Senate’s 60-vote threshold is a bulwark of freedom. Instead of nuking it, the GOP should defund Obama’s agenda. By PHIL GRAMM and MICHAEL SOLON Jan. 6, 2017  American voters responded to President Obama’s failed recovery and government overreach by giving Republicans control of the White House, Senate and House....
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