Month: May 2021

Steve Hanke Discusses the True Cost of the First 100 Days of Spending

Steve Hanke is a professor of applied economics and founder and co-director of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise at the Johns Hopkins University. He is also director of the Troubled Currencies Project at the Cato Institute and a senior fellow at Cato’s Center for Monetary and Financial …

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Op-ed: Republican and Democratic leaders are far apart on infrastructure. Here’s a common-sense compromise

One of the things that has always made America exceptional is that when we see something that’s broken, we go out and fix it — or at least we try to. However, over the last few decades, while America’s infrastructure has crumbled and gradually fallen behind the rest of the world, Washington has been too …

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The No Labels analysis of President Biden’s American Job Plan

TOPLINE COST: $2.3TRILLION FUNDS TO BE SPENT OVER 8 YEARS, REVENUE TO BE RAISED OVER 15 YEARS Strong Bipartisan Potential Uncertain Bipartisan Potential Unlikely Bipartisan Potential THE ANALYSIS-REGULATORY PROVISIONS Strong Bipartisan Potential Uncertain Bipartisan Potential Unlikely Bipartisan Potential THE MADE IN AMERICA TAX PLAN PAY-FORS Strong Bipartisan Potential Uncertain Bipartisan Potential Unlikely Bipartisan Potential To …

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Five Facts on Police Reform Proposals

1. Democrats, but not Republicans, would end “qualified immunity” for police officers. The legal doctrine of qualified immunity prevents individual police officers from facing civil lawsuits except in very rare circumstances. The Democrats’ reform bill would end qualified immunity for police officers. Congressional Republicans have suggested that police departments, but not individual officers, face civil liability in instances of officer …

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