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Senseless Panic: How the Financial Crisis Could Have Been Contained

Senseless Panic: How the Financial Crisis Could Have Been Contained

August 26, 2012

Tom Groenfeldt, a contributor to Forbes, wrote a wonderfully generous review of my book, Senseless Panic: How Washington Failed America, which is now out in paperback with a new Epilogue added. I hope you will take a moment to read the article (click on the link below).

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Mitt Romney: What I Learned at Bain Capital

Mitt Romney: What I Learned at Bain Capital

August 26, 2012

Mitt Romney’s years at Bain Capital are receiving much attention, including a massive amount of negative campaign ads by the Obama campaign. I believe Romney’s years at Bain Capital, coupled with his highly successful tenure as Governor of Massachusetts, one of the bluest of blue states, make him uniquely qualified to lead our nation out of the current economic crisis. If you don’t know what he did at Bain Capital or know only what the Obama negative ads are portraying, please use the link below to read an article from the Wall Street Journal in Romney’s own words:

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THE RYAN CHOICE

THE RYAN CHOICE

August 13, 2012

Mitt Romney surprised and delighted a lot of people by his choice of Paul Ryan to be his running mate. Before I go further, I want to proudly disclose something that could cloud my judgment a tad. Ryan and I both graduated from Miami University in Ohio, albeit a generation apart.

Paul Ryan is an inspired choice. He is extremely bright, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and dedicated to public service. But so were the other finalists for the VP role. What makes Ryan’s selection so inspired is that it virtually guarantees that this election will be about big ideas and big issues. Ryan made his mark by leading the efforts to resolve the fiscal crisis the country faces.

President Obama inherited an economic mess. No doubt about it. But he has made it worse by pursuing anti-growth policies and failing to work across the political aisle to forge a consensus on resolving the fiscal crisis and turning around the economy.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan believe they have a better program for restoring America’s spirit and economy and have put it forward for all to see. Let the great national debate begin on what kind of country we want.

The link below is to a Wall Street Journal editorial on the Ryan selection from August 11, 2012. I think you will enjoy it.

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Hypocrisy will not get us out of the crisis

Hypocrisy will not get us out of the crisis

August 12, 2012

Robert Pringle is founder and chairman of Central Banking Publications. With a masters degree in economics from King’s College Cambridge, he is a former chief editor of The Banker, London, and was the first chief executive of the Group of 30, New York (now based in DC). His new book is titled “The Money Trap: How to Escape from the Grip of Global Finance” (Macmillan, July 2012) and the book’s website is at www.themoneytrap.com

Robert Pringle sent me the piece below. While I do not agree with everything in the piece, particularly some of the prescriptions for fixing the system, I include it on my website because it comes from a person who is very knowledgeable about international finance and cares deeply about cleaning up the mess we are in. I think you will find it thought-provoking.

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Krauthammer Grades Romney’s Recent Trip to England, Poland and Israel

Krauthammer Grades Romney’s Recent Trip to England, Poland and Israel

August 8, 2012

Charles Krauthammer, consistently one of the most intelligent and thoughtful columnists in the country, wrote an article in the August 2, 2012 issue of the Washington Post in which he assessed Mitt Romney’s recent trip to England, Poland and Israel. I believe it deserves your attention so I include a link below. This is such an important election on so many levels.

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THE “ROMNEY HOOD” FAIRY TALE

THE “ROMNEY HOOD” FAIRY TALE

August 8, 2012

Mitt Romney recently announced that he would cut tax rates across the board by 20 percent and reduce or eliminate deductions and loopholes to create a flatter, fairer Federal income tax designed to stimulate economic growth. He would also gradually reduce Federal spending as a percentage of the economy by about four percentage points.

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Isaac Comments on Regulatory, Fiscal and Monetary Policies in NewsMax Interview

Isaac Comments on Regulatory, Fiscal and Monetary Policies in NewsMax Interview

August 7, 2012

I was interviewed on August 6, 2012 by Kathleen Walter on NewsMax TV about better regulating banks, particularly large and complex firms; improving US regulatory and accounting standards; resolving the fiscal crisis; and enhancing monetary policies. A video of the interview, and an accompanying news article, can be found at the link below.

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Belle Rêve: A Time for Hope By Dr. Arthur Laffer

Belle Rêve: A Time for Hope By Dr. Arthur Laffer

August 3, 2012

My good friend Art Laffer wrote the piece below comparing the political and economic climates of the 1970s to today’s climates. Inventor of the Laffer Curve and a close economic advisor to President Reagan, Laffer recalls how Reagan restored America and believes we can do it again. I encourage you to spend a few minutes reading the article.

 

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Lewis Says The Depression Is Here — It’s Just Invisible

Lewis Says The Depression Is Here — It’s Just Invisible

August 3, 2012

Al Lewis, a columnist for Dow Jones Newswires, wrote a provocative, if not downright dour, piece on the economic malaise in the US. He argues that our nation is fighting through an economic depression. I am not as pessimistic as Lewis, but I very much fear where we are headed if we don’t straighten out government fiscal, monetary and regulatory policies very soon. The link to Lewis’ article is below and I believe it is worth taking a few minutes to review it.

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