Monthly Archives: June 2012

Financial Regulation and Economic Growth

The election has once again focused attention on financial regulation, with the suggestion that excessive regulation is choking off economic growth. Financial regulation can certainly keep money from going to productive activities, but generally financial regulation has the opposite goal … Continue reading

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The Strange Fascination with School Choice

Somehow School Choice has developed quite a following among otherwise rational people who do in fact understand how the free market works. Mitt Romney, with his speech on educational reform to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has apparently joined the … Continue reading

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Pensions and Good Governance

Mayor Slay’s proposal to modify the pension plan for the City of St. Louis Firefighters Union has led to competing ads attacking and supporting the proposal. The issue is emotionally charged and the city has an obligation to fulfill promises … Continue reading

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Mandating an end to personal irresponsibility

Published June 6, 2012 in ther St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sometime soon the Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, in particular its mandate that individuals must purchase health insurance. Conservatives strongly and loudly have opposed … Continue reading

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