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Fiscal Policy

Think Bigger about Deficit

Written by: Ryan Streeter | Posted: May 25, 2011

Our federal government clearly has a spending problem, but the current debate over spending cuts in Washington has grown farcical and won’t have much long-term effect on America’s finances. Both parties have dug in their heels on how ...

Why We Need a Pledge by America to Save Our Country

Written by: Ryan Streeter | Posted: May 25, 2011

President Obama released his budget on Monday amidst a heated debate in Washington about federal spending. Everyone knows our government needs more fiscal discipline, and yet the political class walks gingerly around our biggest fiscal challenge: ...

America as Texas vs. California: Who's Moving Where Edition

Written by: Ryan Streeter | Posted: May 25, 2011

Texas’s low-cost, liberty-loving atmosphere has become an attractive alternative to California’s oppressive public sector and dysfunctional policy environment. No amount of heart-melting vistas, celebrity sightings, or traipses through ...

Should governments be giving large financial institutions protection against collapse?

Written by: Ryan Streeter | Posted: May 25, 2011

Nearly two years after the global financial crisis erupted, the world has still not seen a definitive policy response to the major source of the problem:  the implicit and explicit protections that governments give large financial ...

Of Entrepreneurs, Pastors, and Politicians

Written by: Ryan Streeter | Posted: May 25, 2011

My colleague Will Inboden pointed me to this Rasmussen poll taken last week because it combines a few shared interests (politics, enterprise, and the role of religion in American public life) into one simple story. It’s ...

Charter Government Places Citizens at the Center

Written by: | Posted: May 25, 2011

This is an installment in a series of articles on "Refocus Wisconsin," a project undertaken by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute. Our nation's prosperity is increasingly endangered by a public sector that has grown more expensive, ...

Don't Count on a Debt Deal or Tax Hike to Save Us

Written by: Ryan Streeter | Posted: May 10, 2011

Originally published on on April 11, 2011 Well, America, we made it -- for the moment at least. The government did not shut down last week. But we all known that even bigger fights are looming for us as we look ahead to the debate ...

Taxing rich isn't the answer

Written by: Ryan Streeter | Posted: Apr 22, 2011

Originally published in the Indianapolis Star, April 20, 2011

Are Hoosiers Ready to Move?

Written by: Jay F. Hein | Posted: Mar 6, 2006

Indianapolis Star, Jay Hein

Pension Problems

Written by: Alan W. Dowd | Posted: Jun 15, 2005

American Enterprise Online, Alan Dowd


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