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piketty

Piketty Can’t Justify Sanders’ Fantasy Economics

  French economist Thomas Piketty claims capitalist societies, with rare exceptions, see ever-increasing concentrations of wealth. Currently, we’re in a destructive self-reinforcing trend back toward 18th- and 19th-century levels of inequality, he argues using data and economic theory. Piketty’s empirical work is both clearly impressive and ultimately unreliable.   Piketty...

superdelegates

Superdelegates Are Insurance For The Party

  Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic primary by more than 22 percentage points and by doing so, earned 15 delegates to Clinton’s 9. Yet, despite losing the second biggest rout in state history, Hillary walked away with the same number of delegates.   That’s because she had the...

sanders economic plan

Sanders Economic Plan Is Puppies And Rainbows

  The American Economic Association, an organization of working economists in academia, business, government, international and not-for-profit agencies, defines economics as the study of how people choose to use resources. Economics includes the study of labor, land, and investments, money, income, production, taxes and government expenditures. Economists seek to measure...

NAFTA

NAFTA Has Benefitted The U.S., Mexico and Canada

  In 1992, Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot warned voters that “There will be a giant sucking sound going south,” as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) due to huge wage differentials between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Proponents argued a trade agreement, aimed at liberalizing...

constitutional powers

Constitutional Powers of the Presidency In 2016

  The constitutional powers and duties of the president are outlined in Article II. In spite of popular belief, far fewer explicit powers are granted to the president in Article II than to Congress in Article I.   Two passages in our governing document have provided the basis for the...

capitalist

Capitalist, Progressive, Liberal and Proud

  It’s popular to want to get rid of labels nowadays, but I don’t understand why. Labels are absolutely necessary because they allow people to tell one thing from another. The problem arises not because things are different and labeled as such, but in the treatment because they are different...

two sides

Two Sides Of The Same Coin In Both Primaries

  I have said for months now that Trump and Sanders are two sides of the same coin running in two different primaries, and have tailored their messages for those electorates. Apparently Ben Shapiro agrees with me, and highlights how they are so similar.   Two Sides Of The Same...

iowa

Iowa Ends With Hillary and Trump Still The Favorites

  After Iowa, Hillary Clinton is still the favorite with ominous signs looming for Bernie Sanders. Ted Cruz’s win does not indicate future success while Donald Trump is still strong but no longer inevitable. Finally, it’s too early to really tell anything about Marco Rubio. In hypothetical general election matchups,...

iowa caucuses

These Are The Iowa Caucuses And How They Work

  The doors to caucus sites—1,681 Republican, and 1,681 Democratic—across the state of Iowa will close at 7 PM on Monday, February 1. Steven Yaccino and Dorothy Gambrell explain how the process works.   Iowa Caucuses For both Republicans and Democrats, the Iowa Caucuses start with candidate representatives giving speeches....