Author: RealClearWire

Thievery Doesn’t Cause Inflation, And Neither Does Government Spending

By John Tamny for RealClearMarkets What’s the economic impact of lifting $20 from the person next to you on a Manhattan subway, only for you to exit the train at the next stop in order to spend it? Unless you’re Keynesian in orientation, there’s little impact other than perhaps a longer-term incentive to work less. […]

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Unfinished Facility In Afghanistan Led To $103 Million Of Waste

By Adam Andrzejewski for RealClearPolicy In 2014, the U.S. moved the embassy security forces in Kabul, Afghanistan closer to the embassy for security reasons. While the request was reasonable enough, an Office of Inspector General report found that the U.S. State Department paid a contractor $103 million for a project “without any discernible benefit to the Department […]

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‘We The People’ Need To Stand Up For Our Nation

By Jack Miller for RealClearPolicy Our Constitution begins, “We the People, of the United States.” “We the People,” not some of the people or some groups of people – but all of the people. Our Constitution continues by noting that it was instituted “in order to form a more perfect Union,” meaning that the Founders […]

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Soaring Global Coal Use Is Obliterating Emission Reductions Achieved In The U.S. Since 2005

By Robert Bryce for RealClearEnergy The global energy crisis has resulted in a spasm of energy realism and plain talk. Last week, Vaclav Bartuška, the Czech Ambassador-at-Large for energy security, told a group of reporters that “If there is a gas cut out this winter, we will burn anything we can to keep our people warm and […]

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Biden’s Abuse Of The Defense Production Act Will Drive Gas Prices Even Higher

By Jason Isaac for RealClearPolicy Gas prices have driven many a voter to the polls in our nation’s history, but Americans are feeling pain at the pump now more than ever as the average national gas price breached $5 for the first time in history. President Biden is busying himself with non-solutions like a temporary gas […]

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Ten Policies That Could Unleash American Energy And Fuel Recovery

By Mike Sommers for RealClearEnergy Fresh off the 1973 oil embargo, America needed to change its bleak energy picture.  Our nation was increasingly dependent on foreign oil – and stark realities hit like a hammer when OPEC blocked oil exports to the U.S. and other countries. We were in an energy crisis marked by gasoline […]

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U.S. Spends $50,000 To Encourage Palestinian Tourism

By Adam Andrzejewski for RealClearPolicy The Department of State’s U.S. Mission to Jerusalem will provide up to $50,000 to promote American tourism in Palestine, according to a recent grant notice. The objectives of the grant include: “An enhanced and more diversified Palestinian tourism sector Improved capacities of tourism-related Palestinian businesses and entrepreneurs Support for at least […]

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Inflation Is A Major Problem – An Even Bigger Problem Is The Price Level

By Erik Randolph for RealClearPolicy The May Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate came in hotter than expected, and the ripple effects are spreading far and wide. But by focusing so much on the inflation rate, we’re missing the bigger picture. The larger story is that all of this inflation is setting a new price level, […]

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