Monthly Archives: June 2008

Summary of my views on the ideal tax system

Government programs (expenditures, mandates, regulations) should be evaluated for their benefits and these compared with their costs. The resulting level of government expenditures politically prioritized and determined (hopefully on this basis) should be financed in the most economically neutral, equitable, … Continue reading

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Views from Eurasia

I spent last week in Amman Jordan where I presented a paper on the U.S. Subprime mortgage crisis to the Association of Banks in Jordan. Financial market developments in the U.S. have affected markets world wide. I will be happy … Continue reading

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Gitmo and Us – Comments

Gitmo and Us – comments   Dear friends,   After circulating my note on Gitmo, the Supreme Court struck down the government’s denial of the right of habeas corpus to Guantanamo detainees. The BBC News headline was “Foreign suspects held … Continue reading

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Gitmo and Us

              Is the driver of an important Al-Qaeda leader a sufficient threat to our national security to justify holding him in prison without charges until the “war on terror” is over? Are we being made safer by torturing a … Continue reading

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