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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WSJ: The Myth of American Inequality

Taxes and transfers in the U.S. put its income distribution in line with its large developed peers. By Phil Gramm and John F. Early Aug. 9, 2018 6:51 p.m. ET America is the world’s most prosperous large country, but critics often attempt to tarnish that title by claiming income is distributed...
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RealClear Politics: Both the Budget and Economy Are Winning

August 05, 2018 By Mike Solon The NEC Chair Larry Kudlow stated on CBS “Face The Nation” that “Even the CBO numbers show now that the entire $1.5 trillion tax cut is virtually paid for by higher revenues and better nominal GDP.” Jon Greenberg of PolitiFact rated that claim as “False”.  ...
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WSJ: Tax Cuts Bust ‘Secular Stagnation’

Progressive economists said growth was gone for good. Then Trump changed policy. By Mike Solon July 29, 2018 2:47 p.m. ET Are low taxes key to a booming economy? Their success is harder than ever to deny after Friday’s report that the U.S. economy grew 4.1% in the second quarter,...
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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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