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WSJ-The ‘Stakeholder’ War on the Enlightenment

ESG advocates would return society to the communal and stagnant world of the Dark Ages. By Phil Gramm and Mike Solon May 23, 2022 12:53 pm ET No one appreciated the power of capitalism more than its greatest antagonist, Karl Marx. Born of the Enlightenment, embodied in the Industrial Revolution, capitalism, according...
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WSJ-The New Progressives Fight Against Consumer Welfare

The Biden administration wants to undo years of bipartisan consensus about antitrust regulation. By Phil Gramm and Christine Wilson April 3, 2022 5:05 pm ET With major antitrust legislation headed to the Senate floor, it is important to remember that over the past half-century, a bipartisan consensus has existed that antitrust law...
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WSJ: The Democrats’ Tax-the-Rich Ruse

The wealthy already bear far more of the burden in the U.S. than they do in other developed countries. By Phil Gramm and Mike Solon Oct. 14, 2021 12:49 pm ET President Biden’s effort to pass the largest tax increase in U.S. history is based on the verifiably false claim...
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WSJ: Biden Turns Back the Progressive Clock

Without the deregulation of the ’70s—which he supported—the economy would be smaller today. By Phil Gramm and Mike Solon July 14, 2021 2:16 pm ET In a sweeping executive order aimed at reimposing Progressive Era regulatory policy across the U.S. economy, President Biden recounted the foundational myths of modern progressivism. The first canon...
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WSJ: The Filibuster Helps Nobody, and That Means You

With simple majority rule in the Senate, politics would consume the lives of ordinary Americans. By Mike Solon and Bill Greene June 20, 2021 5:57 pm ET As Democrats clamor to end the Senate filibuster, they insist that the filibuster is an ancient relic that nobody needs, that serves nobody’s agenda and that...
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WSJ: Trump’s Protectionist Failure

Tax cuts and deregulation spurred the boom. Tariffs delivered neither economic growth nor key states. By Phil Gramm and Pat Toomey March 2, 2021 1:26 pm ET Donald Trump was America’s first post-Depression presidential nominee to make protectionism a major plank of his platform. During the 2016 campaign he presented it, along with...
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WSJ: Welcome to the Era of Nonstop Stimulus

Spending didn’t speed the last recovery, but Biden’s team is keen to keep the money flowing endlessly. By Phil Gramm and Mike Solon Jan. 3, 2021 1:18 pm ET When President Obama’s last Treasury secretary, Jack Lew, made the extraordinary claim that the Obama economic recovery failed because Washington “stopped [spending] too soon...
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WSJ: In Defense of Scrooge, Whose Thrift Blessed the World

In the 1840s, Dickens didn’tsee how businessmen like his hero were already lifting mankind from poverty. By Phil Gramm and Mike Solon Dec. 23, 2020 5:36 pm ET No Christmas story except the biblical account of Jesus’ birth has been more often retold or more cherished than Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol,” published...
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WSJ: Clinton’s Example for Biden

Like the 1994 election, voters have chosen divided government—and issued a mandate for compromise. By Phil Gramm and Mike Solon Nov. 17, 2020 1:06 pm ET Republicans and Democrats campaigned on very different platforms this year, and the American people seem to have had their own agenda. By electing a divided government, Americans...
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