WSJ: Enemies of the Economic Enlightenment

Elizabeth Warren and others seek corporate ‘reforms’ that resemble medieval royal charters. By Phil Gramm and Michael Solon April 15, 2019 6:19 p.m. ET The 18th-century Enlightenment liberated mind, soul and property, empowering people to think their own thoughts, worship their own gods, and benefit from the fruits of their own...
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WSJ: Tax Reform Unleashed the U.S. Economy

The surge in private investment has brought big returns for households as well as the government. By Phil Gramm and Michael Solon March 4, 2019 6:07 p.m. ET For a midterm report card on the economy under President Trump, take a look at two recent government reports. The Commerce Department reported...
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WSJ: The Fed’s Obama-Era Hangover

By paying banks not to lend, the central bank diminished its ability to control interest rates. By Phil Gramm and Thomas R. Saving Jan. 1, 2019 3:26 p.m. ET As the Trump economic revival doubled economic-growth rates over the last two years, interest rates, which had fallen in the final two...
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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: Government Can’t Rescue the Poor

Federal programs have reduced material poverty at the cost of promoting idleness and dependency. By Phil Gramm and John F. Early Oct. 10, 2018 6:37 p.m. ET  ‘The War on Poverty is not a struggle simply to support people,” declared President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. “It is an effort to...
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