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The Perils of Economic Boosterism

One of my earliest memories of economic babble was President Gerald R. Ford, in 1976, boasting that there were more Americans working than ever before. I hadn’t yet taken up the study of economics (I obtained a bachelor’s degree in English Literature in 1971), but I knew enough to be suspicious. After all, in a continuously growing economy, there will always be Read original

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Against Debt Hysteria

Last week, Elizabeth Warren released her plan for fully financing Medicare for All, which her campaign estimates could cost the government $20.5 trillion over ten years. Notably, Warren claims that the program could be paid for in its entirety without raising taxes on the middle class—a bold rejoinder to Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and other critics who have called Medicare for All politically and fiscally unsound.

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The Real Threat to Journalism Is Not Donald Trump

Earlier this month, private equity killed another news outlet. Splinter, a news and politics website where I’d previously worked, was shut down by its owners. Seven people lost their jobs—a comparatively small culling compared to the hardships some other media outlets have recently endured. Nevertheless, Splinter’s fate points in the direction of bloodlettings to come.

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Joe Biden Is Right About The New York Times

Early Thursday, the Biden campaign sent a letter to The New York Times criticizing the paper for its coverage of President Trump’s allegations about Hunter Biden. The letter spotlighted recent reporting from the paper’s own Ken Vogel, as well as an op-ed on Hunter Biden from Peter Schweizer, a Breitbart contributor best known for his 2015 book, Clinton Cash, which contained inaccurate claims about Hillary and Bill Clinton.

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