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  • Hidden Public Sector Pensions: A Horror Story

    Human nature being what it is, it’s no surprise to me that local, state, and federal entities across our country continue to largely ignore the looming crisis of our public sector pensions. More often than not, politicians delay addressing this pressing issue to avoid potentially losing the support of voters. Afterall, it’s always easier to …

  • Detroit Pensions’ at Risk

      Finding a supportive stance on an issue where we disagree can be difficult. Federal bailout plans, such as the ongoing quantitative easing program, are challenging to justify. However, the potential for something positive to come from this program has arrived! With the City of Detroit declaring bankruptcy, there is potential to justify some of …

  • As Mitt Romney Said, ‘Let Detroit Go Bankrupt’

    I never thought I would say it, but the Obama administration has made a wise fiscal policy decision. On Thursday, the City of Detroit, Michigan filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy on nearly $20 billion of debt. For many years Detroit has been in a state of disheveled disarray and rode the downward spiral to insolvency, …

  • Steven Crowder: “How big unions killed Detroit”

  • Economic Fallacies from Detroit

    When the Senate refused to bailout the auto industry last night, the usual suspects predictably cried out in anguish over the 3 million jobs that would be lost. Of course, as Henry Hazlitt showed, this comes from the fallacy of only looking at the economic consequences of one isolated segment of the population. All we …