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Home Ownership and the National Interest

The President issued a report to Congress today, proposing a reform of "America’s Housing Finance Market" — specifically, a replacement of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. What we’re not hearing (and what my partner pointed out to me years ago) is whether there is still a "national interest" that is served by home ownership. We […]

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“Oil belongs to the … people”

  To revitalize the Iraqi economy, the prime minister’s working to increase oil and electricity production. We spent a lot of time talking about energy in Iraq. I reminded the government that that oil belongs to the Iraqi people and the government has the responsibility to be good stewards of that valuable asset and valuable […]

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Demand Destruction – Solving the Oil Problem

At this time of rising gas prices, the government should increase the gasoline tax. Sound crazy? Consider…. An increase in gasoline tax will raise the cost at the pump into the unthinkable area — $5.00 per gallon or more. This brings the cost in the US in line with the cost in other countries. A […]