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Dan Mitchell article Four Major Problems with Senator Romney’s Plan for Universal Child Allowances

— Four Major Problems with Senator Romney’s Plan for Universal Child Allowances My late friend Walter Williams was a first-rate economist, an important public intellectual, and a truly great American. He also was an amazing communicator, with an unparalleled ability to make important points in a succinct and easy-to-understand manner. My favorite Walter quote is about how capitalism […]

Dan Mitchell’s article Amazon’s Shameful Effort to Sabotage Small Businesses

— Amazon’s Shameful Effort to Sabotage Small Businesses Assuming they behave ethically and earn money honestly, I applaud big companies and their wealthy owners. That’s why I recently defended Jeff Bezos’ large fortune. The owner of Amazon mostly (but not entirely) became rich by providing value to the rest of us. Today, though, I’m very disappointed in Bezos and Amazon. […]

OPEN LETTER TO BARACK OBAMA ON HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY “A PROMISED LAND” Part 72 IMMIGRATION Dan Mitchell noted, “I worry about the political implications of any policy that increases the number of people who – on net – will vote for redistribution” (Thomas Sowell on Biden!)

— Milton Friedman in 2004 Power of the Market – Immigration MILTON FRIEDMAN ON IMMIGRATION MILTON FRIEDMAN ON IMMIGRATION PART 2 February 1, 2021 Office of Barack and Michelle ObamaP.O. Box 91000Washington, DC 20066 Dear President Obama, I wrote you over 700 letters while you were President and I mailed them to the White House […]

OPEN LETTER TO BARACK OBAMA ON HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY “A PROMISED LAND” Part 71 “The financial system was in a meltdown and taking the American economy with it… . I had always made the need for more PROGRESSIVE economic policies a central part of my argument for change” DAN MITCHELL HAS RIGHTLY NOTED: “The one silver lining to the dark cloud in financial markets is that it is no longer tenable to credibly argue in favor of government‐​sponsored enterprises such as Fannie and Freddie”

— January 31, 2021 Office of Barack and Michelle ObamaP.O. Box 91000Washington, DC 20066 Dear President Obama, I wrote you over 700 letters while you were President and I mailed them to the White House and also published them on my blog http://www.thedailyhatch.org .I received several letters back from your staff and I wanted to thank you […]

Dan Mitchell article “What Matters More to Biden: Union Bosses or Poor Children?”

What Matters More to Biden: Union Bosses or Poor Children? I have a Bureaucrat Hall of Fame to highlight government employees who have turned sloth and overcompensation into an art form, and I have a Moocher Hall of Fame to illustrate the destructive entitlement mindset that exists when politicians pay people to do nothing. I’m […]

Dan Mitchell on BLACKS, TRUMP AND MEDIA BIAS

______________—_ Blacks, Trump, and Media Bias I rarely write about media bias, but I sometimes come across stories that cry out for correction because of blatant inaccuracies. The New York Times asserting that government schools are “starved of funding” when taxpayer subsidies actually have skyrocketed. The Washington Post claiming a GOP budget included “large cuts” when […]

Dan Mitchell blog SOCIALISM HUMOR

— Socialism Humor As I wrote last November, the one good thing about socialism is the endless opportunities it creates for satire. Indeed, I have an entire collection of socialism humor (along with jabs at communism, its authoritarian cousin). For what it’s worth, I think the meme should have targeted Bernie Sanders (a true believer) rather than Joe Biden (a run-of-the-mill careerist politician). Speaking of […]

DAN MITCHELL “The GOP is finding religion and is once again fretting about big government”

— A Battlefield Conversion on Fiscal Policy for the GOP I have relentlessly criticized Republicans in recent years for being profligate big spenders. But I have some good news.The GOP is finding religion and is once again fretting about big government. The bad news is that many of them are total hypocrites. The only reason that they’re now […]

Dan Mitchell article Ranking Presidents: Trump’s Mixed Economic Record

______________—_ Ranking Presidents: Trump’s Mixed Economic Record Since both political parties have sent good and bad people to the White House, I don’t think it makes much sense to compare all Democratic presidents vs all Republican presidents. But we can learn a lot by looking at the track record of specific presidents. I’ve done that […]

Teacher Unions vs. Students (article by Dan Mitchell)

——————————- Teacher Unions vs. Students Coronavirus has been a dark cloud. But if we want to find a silver lining, the government’s bungled response to the pandemic has exposed some weaknesses in the government school monopoly. And this could mean opportunity for competing structures that can do a better job of educating kids. School choice – An approach where […]