ConAgra, Walmart and JPMorgan Lounge In The Food Stamp Safety Hammock
Thus we are left with stimulus spending that is not self-sustaining and a structural expansion in the food stamp program. In effect, we have an increase in the disincentive to work or to search for better paying employment….The Congress, however, has not helped its case by taking what so far has been a do-no-harm attitude toward agricultural subsidies. Most of the benefit of these subsidies | Read More »
“Amazon tax” takes Texas in the wrong direction.
I am pleased to bring to you this commentary by the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s own VP for Research, Bill Peacock, on the need to defeat the Texas “Amazon tax” that will be considered by the Texas House of Representatives on Thursday morning. RedState’s Erick Erickson was on the case of the “Amazon tax” back in mid-May, and since then, Neil Stevens has done yeoman’s | Read More »
“What liberal media?” (Texas edition.)
Here’s a cautionary tale for you from the states — and specifically the state of Texas. By way of full disclosure, I serve as the VP for Communications at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. From April 25th through May 20th, the Texas Public Policy Foundation ran a series of television advertisements — all available on the TPPF YouTube Channel — urging Texans to head to | Read More »
Eminent domain in Texas: still work to be done.
RedState friends, I’d like to present to you here a guest post from one of the intellectual free-market leaders at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Director of the Center for Economic Freedom Bill Peacock. I’m proud to call Bill a colleague, and he’s been in the trenches fighting for good policy for well over a decade. The topic Bill writes about here, eminent-domain reform, is | Read More »
Egypt’s revolution is not over.
Egypt’s revolution is not over. As I write this, Hosni Mubarak’s reign as autocrat of Egypt ended mere minutes ago. The scenes on Al Jazeera English — the only international-news channel worth watching for the past month — are of a delirium in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. It is a panorama of popular victory unseen since Germans clambered up the Berlin Wall, and it may be | Read More »