- Hamid Karzai’s cousin killed by suicide bomber at Eid al-Fitr party
- Obama thanks Muslims for ‘building the very fabric of our nation’
- Israel flattens home of top Hamas leader, takes out power plant
- Texas man arrested for powder-letter hoax
- Islamic State opens ‘marriage bureau’ for single jihadists
- Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes
- Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
- GOP: Environmental rules keeping agents from accessing border
- John Kerry: Millions displaced by religious fighting in 2013
- Federal appeals court rules against Virginia’s gay marriage ban
Topic - Jeffrey Miron
I agree with Jeffrey Miron, with a few qualifications ("A case for the libertarian," Web, July 17). As a Tea Party conservative, I oppose "crony capitalism," and given our recent history, I have become leery of foreign interventions.
Democrats are united in their fiscal message. Throughout the "cliff" negotiations and again with the pending debt-ceiling debate, their argument has rested on a single, flimsy premise: Cutting government spending would push the economy into recession.
In a Cato Institute study released Tuesday, Harvard economist Jeffrey Miron argues slashing unproductive government spending and lowering tax rates simultaneously is the only way to achieve a brighter economic future.
"This is not a cash cow that can solve anyone's fiscal problems," said Jeffrey Miron, a scholar with the libertarian Cato Institute who favors legalizing marijuana, yet still sees flaws with some tax revenue estimate, as Politico reports. "There is a lot of exaggeration about how big the revenue can be."