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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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Courier Journal: Sen. Mitch McConnell has helped deliver strong economic growth to Kentucky and the nation

Phil Gramm and Mike Solon Opinion contributors Published 10:09am ET Oct. 30 2020 On election night 2014, Sen. Mitch McConnell was reelected to the Senate and subsequently became Senate majority leader.  On that special night, he shared with his supporters his belief in the central promise of America, which he had learned...
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WSJ: What Evidence Is There of Big Tech’s Harm?

As we are aware, no one has demonstrated that consumers have been harmed by the dominance of American tech companies. Sept. 23, 2020 5:01 pm ET In “Breaking Up or Better Regulating Big Tech?” (Letters, Sept. 21), Rep. Ken Buck calls the analysis in our article “The Misguided Antitrust Attack...
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WSJ: The Misguided Antitrust Attack on Big Tech

Antitrust action would sap the benefits top companies have brought to consumers and ordinary investors. By Phil Gramm and Jerry Ellig Sept. 14, 2020 7:13 pm ET Despite the many troubles of 2020, Congress has made more time than ever this year to target a different purported threat: America’s tech giants. This month...
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