Category Archives: government budget

Accounting, Donald Trump style

Read my latest Oxford University Press blog post on Donald Trump’s dishonest accounting techniques.

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Young, scrappy, and hungry

  Read my latest OUP blog post on Alexander Hamilton, the founding of the US public debt, and how Donald Trump could ruin the public credit of the United States. Someone ought to write a musical about it!

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Wrong, again

Sometimes bad ideas don’t die–they just appear to be dead until some politician tries to revive them.  Read my latest OUP blog post on one such idea: the proposed Boxer-Paul Invest in Transportation Act.

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Filed your taxes yet?

Federal tax returns in the United States are not due until April 15.  While you are getting ready to file, take a look at my April OUP blog post on the US income tax.

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Fair and balanced

Read my latest OUP blog post on the importance of independent, objective policy analysis   here.

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An Ideological Crusade?

See my opinion piece on the budget impasse in the Hartford Courant.

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Most veterans speak highly of furloughs…

…except that the furloughs now in the news are of a different kind. In this case, federal employees will be put on unpaid leave of varying lengths because of the “sequester.” The long run-up to the sequester began during the … Continue reading

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Greece is downgrading itself

On December 19 Standard and Poor’s raised its rating of Greek sovereign debt by six notches, to B-minus from selective default. The government’s decision to prosecute a statistician indicates that the upgrade was premature. According to S&P, the ratings change … Continue reading

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Following Blind Ideology Right Off Cliff

…is the title of my op-ed in today’s Hartford Courant on the role that ideology played in walking us right up to the fiscal cliff.  Read it here! The role of ideology in poor economic policy decisions is the theme … Continue reading

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