Spending is not our basic problem. We've become an immoral people demanding that Congress forcibly use one American to serve the purposes of another.

The rising opposition in Congress to renewal of the charter for the Export-Import Bank from Tea Party congressmen has spawned an all-out effort by crony capitalist lobbyists in organizations such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

When comparing Texas and California to decide where to locate a company or family, in just about every category the advantage goes to Texas.

The law of supply and demand continues to confound the experts who predicted higher — and then even higher — gas prices.

The trite joke used to be that right-wing zealots would look for communists under the bed. A pair of political commentators writing at Bloomberg.com apparently can find them at the Cato Institute.

The global establishment is increasingly pushing the notion of what it calls a “cashless society” — a world in which all payments and transactions would be conducted electronically, creating a permanent record for governments to inspect and track at will.

Unfettered government and crony capitalism, not unfettered markets, are the cause of our current economic problems.

The release of a devastating report from the Center for Immigration Studies is not good news for supporters of immigration reform.

 

Allegations of corruption at the Export-Import Bank will bring its president to be questioned before the House Financial Services Committee.

Central banks and government entities around the world are now dominant players in the stock market with some $30 trillion invested in equities and other assets, according to a new study released this week offering the first comprehensive analysis of public-sector investments.

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