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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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WSJ: Prosperity Rides on a Republican Senate

A Democratic majority would be a rubber stamp for a President Biden’s ruinous economic agenda. By Phil Gramm and Mike Solon Sept. 1, 2020 12:58 pm ET When Barack Obama swept the 2008 elections, his long coattails helped flip eight Republican Senate seats to the Democrats, giving the Obama-Biden presidency the Senate’s most...
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WSJ: The Biden-Sanders Manifesto

Voters should examine how far left the former vice president has moved since winning the primaries. By Phil Gramm July 30, 2020 1:48 pm ET When unemployment and poverty rates hit record lows in late 2019, while retirement accounts and average household incomes surged to record highs, Joe Biden understood that...
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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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