WSJ-The ‘Gilded Age’ Myth, Then and Now

‘Robber barons’ of the 19th and 21st centuries enrich, not exploit, the poor and middle class. By Phil Gramm and Amity Shlaes May 7, 2023 4:29 pm ET Everything old is new again, and blaming the rich for America’s woes is no exception. The rise of progressivism before the turn...
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WSJ-Biden Is Transformational, and Not in a Good Way

His regulatory barrage and failed Progressive-era policies imperil economic exceptionalism in the U.S. By Phil Gramm and Pat Toomey April 24, 2023 1:14 pm ET From Wall Street to Silicon Valley, from the Permian Basin to the Chicago Loop, an iron net of regulation has descended across the American economy. Churchill’s metaphor conveys...
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WSJ-The Global Minimum Tax Shakedown

Biden is holding Congress hostage: Impose the levy, or see foreign nations seize American profit anyway. By Phil Gramm and Mike Solon April 6, 2023 6:34 pm ET The Biden administration wants to make the world safer for tax increases. That’s the message the White House has sent by enjoining the Organization for...
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WSJ-The Reagan Revolution Was Built on Compromise

Some GOP lawmakers have forgotten that politics is about what’s possible, not what’s perfect. By Phil Gramm Feb. 22, 2023 4:54 pm ET Nowhere have Republicans done themselves more harm than in debasing the GOP’s brand as the party of fiscal responsibility, less government and more freedom. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s effort...
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