Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Top-eds will be a recurring feature in which I highlight some of the better opinion pieces and editorials for the day/week. Hence, "Top-eds." Get it? Oh, shut up.

Is Race for Governor More About Obama? - Sandhya Somashekhar, Washington Post

-Is the Commonwealth of Virginia turning red again because of the President's domestic agenda? Sure looks like it right now.

The Unseen Economic Harm Wrought by Clunkers - Steven Malanga, RealClearMarkets

-Last weekend, I superficially preached on the unintended consequences of the "successful" Cash for Clunkers program. Here, Malanga adds some old-school Bastiat quotes and a lot of great information to that theme.

How to Fix the Health-Care ‘Wedge’ - Arthur Laffer, WSJ

-The "Laffer Curve" namesake takes down ObamaCare on rather sound economic grounds. The money lines: "According to research I performed for the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a $1 trillion increase in federal government health subsidies will accelerate health-care inflation, lead to continued growth in health-care expenditures, and diminish our economic growth even further. Despite these costs, some 30 million people will remain uninsured. Implementing Mr. Obama’s reforms would literally be worse than doing nothing."

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