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Tag: Café Hayek
  • Fed tinkering: an impossible task

    “The Fed played a part in igniting the conflagration it’s now trying to smother,” says the subtitle of University of Georgia economics professor George Selgin’s 2007 article which has proved to be only too prescient, and is currently posted on Café Hayek.  Selgin argues: In hindsight, it’s easy to say that the Fed blundered. But …

  • The Obameter: Tracking Obama’s Campaign Promises

    The St. Petersburg Times has made a list of some 500 campaign promises made by Mr. Obama throughout his run for the presidency.  To date, he has kept five promises, compromised on one, stalled on one, and has fourteen in the works.  None have been broken so far, but it’s early days yet. Nonetheless, if past presidents’ performance …

  • Irresponsible Irony

    Don Boudreaux links on Café Hayek to a letter of his which was published by the Business and Media Institute.  He argues that the calls for responsibility which resounded throughout Obama’s inauguration speech are belied by his intentions to continue to spend recklessly to “stimulate” the economy. “Remember,” Boudreaux cautions, “that what [the government is] …

  • When is a tax cut not a tax cut?

    The answer is, of course, when your name is President-elect Barack Obama.  He claims that part of his stimulus package is to offer tax cuts to middle class workers and business owners.  Russel Roberts, in Cafe Hayek, points out: The payroll tax credit is a rebate of payroll taxes for low-income workers. As faithful readers …

  • Politician [pol-i-tish-uhn]: merchant of delusions.

    Don Boudreaux’s post on the Café Hayek blog today links to his latest article in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, titled “Mencken’s Timeless Insights.”  As Boudreaux explains, Mencken was “a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, literary critic and expert on what he called ‘the American language.'”  He was also a political commentator, and the Tribune article showcases …