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MICHAEL BARONE: Jobs: What Texas And California Can Teach Us. "The lesson of the previous decade seems clear: if you take a previously prosperous and creative state and subject it to high taxes and intrusive regulations, it loses 5% of its private sector jobs; if you take a previously somewhat less prosperous and creative state and govern it with low taxes and light regulation, it gains 9% more jobs, even as the nation's economy is suffering. I've explored previously this contrast between our two largest states. Here's another set of numbers about our second and third largest states that tells a story about what has happened over a longer period of time. In 1970 New York had 18 million people. In 2010 New York had 19 million people. In 1970 Texas had 11 million people. In 2010 Texas had 25 million people. Don't tell me public policy doesn't account for much of the difference."
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Will Joe Biden Move to Impeach Obama Now That He’s Ignored Congress in Going to War With Libya? (Video)
Is Joe Biden a man of his word?
Joe Biden told an audience in 2007 that war without congressional approval warrants impeachment.
He repeated the claim on MSNBC:
Nancy Pelosi did too.
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This is an excellent video produced by EconStories explaining the struggle between the followers of Keynesian Economics that the Liberals Progressives (like Obaba) subscribe to and the Austrian Economic model of free markets without heavy handed government intervention preferred by Friedrich Hayek. From to the EconStoried site:
According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Great Recession ended almost two years ago, in the summer of 2009. Yet we're all uneasy. Job growth has been disappointing. The recovery seems fragile. Where should we head from here? Is that question even meaningful? Can the government steer the economy or have past attempts helped create the mess we're still in?
In "Fight of the Century", Keynes and Hayek weigh in on these central questions. Do we need more government spending or less? What's the evidence that government spending promotes prosperity in troubled times? Can war or natural disasters paradoxically be good for an economy in a slump? Should more spending come from the top down or from the bottom up? What are the ultimate sources of prosperity?
Keynes and Hayek never agreed on the answers to these questions and they still don't. Let's listen to the greats. See Keynes and Hayek throwing down in "Fight of the Century"! And, if you're interested in learning more about the ideas debated in the video, check out additional content and references that will help you get the story behind "Fight of the Century."
Article written by: Tom White