Monthly Archives: August 2011

Runaway Regulations Plague Job Creation

A recent Wall Street Journal piece highlighted yet another example of out-of-control regulations at their worst. At a time when Americans are starving for jobs and the economy is thirsting for new energy resources, our overbearing regulatory system nearly stalls …

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Oh Really? Taxpayers Won’t Have to Bail Out the Pensions

The Ohio pension funds argue that tinkering with their systems is adequate to the task of making them sound for state workers and retirees. The Buckeye Institute does not agree that this is enough because, at the end of the …

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Keeping it Simple for Economic Growth

A great article that uses recent entry of Texas Governor Rick Perry into the Presidential race to illustrate that simplicity often works to facilitate economic growth. Here is the core idea, “If what we want is a functioning, even flourishing …

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Market Volatility Highlights Need for Pension Reform

As the financial markets continue to seesaw, taxpayers are left assuming all the risk. That’s the argument that the Manhattan Institute makes in a recent piece about how turbulent swings in the stock market threaten the financial solvency of state …

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Teachers Self Report They Don’t Work Large Amounts of Uncompensated Time

With schools set to reopen their doors in the upcoming days, millions of children will see their months-long summer vacations abruptly end and the regular school day begin. So too, will their teachers. As teachers head back to the classroom, …

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Midwest Economic Model Breaking Down

Michael Barone, a well-known political columnist has an excellent piece in the Wall Street Journal where he outlines the breakdown of what he terms, the “Midwest Model.” Nothing he says in the article will come as a surprise to folks …

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Union Sermons… and Salaries

To prevent needed public education and local government reforms, Ohio’s public unions are conducting a furious statewide campaign against Senate Bill 5. They must hope voters won’t recognize the source of this opposition: union bosses build wealth and power by …

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