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  • Nov 12, 2008

    Baucus wants to overhaul health care in '09

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee intends to push Congress to overhaul the nation's health care system during the first six months of ext year.

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  • Nov 12, 2008

    Investment Cruise Blues

    I?m just finishing an investment cruise where investors sign up for alternative days of strolling through Caribbean islands and listening to lectures on investments and related economic matters by so-called experts.

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  • Nov 05, 2008

    A Good Man For This Medical Plan

    John Goodman never took a course in health care policy. He became an expert on it almost by accident. "I got involved in health care policy because there was a need and it wasn't being met by others," Goodman told IBD. "It wasn't getting the attention it deserved...

  • Oct 31, 2008

    ‘Imagine’…Small Business United

    About 70 million people work for small businesses. Those are numbers that can wield incredible influence on public policy decisions. Imagine what can happen if somehow small businesses and their employees could unite around a few key reforms.

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  • Oct 29, 2008

    The Fed's Balance Sheet

    The sharp growth in the Fed's consolidated balance sheet has received much attention lately. Some have questioned the Fed's balance-sheet capacity to continuing providing liquidity at home and abroad, and some have worried about the inflationary consequences of its balance-sheet growth down the road. This essay will address these issues--briefly.

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  • Oct 27, 2008

    The Europeanization of America

    Barack Obama is likely to become the next president of the United States.

    Six weeks ago John McCain was leading Mr. Obama. But according to RealClearPolitics, as of yesterday Mr. Obama led in the national polls by just under 8% and in the Electoral College by 306 to 157 (a majority is 270). Throughout his campaign Mr. Obama has successfully presented himself as a careful and sensible person and was recently endorsed by Christopher Buckley, son of the late William F. Buckley, as having a "first-class temperament and a first-class intellect."

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  • Oct 19, 2008

    The Wall Street Journal - October 19, 2008


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  • Oct 10, 2008

    My Own Crisis Of Confidence

    One of the victims of the prolonged financial crisis has been my comfort with my belief system. I grew up reading Milton Friedman and taking classes from like-minded professors. When an unfamiliar issue came along, I was quick to ask myself, "What would Friedman think about this?" The answer was usually self-evident, seemed correct to me and fit nicely with my answers to other questions. I came to regard my economic philosophy as "classical liberal" or "economic conservative" to friends who wouldn't be familiar with the first term.

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