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Policy and Government

Steve Forbes and Howard Schultz discuss economics.

On Real Clear Markets, John Tamny says economists have no leg to stand on when they attack Stephen Moore.

Richard Rahn, at The Washington Timesreiterates the axiomatic lesson, which bears repeating, that America is a constitutional federal republic, and not a parliamentary democracy, and waxes nostalgic for the pre-WWI day in which “most government activities would be carried out at the state and local level.”

Tax

On CNBC, Scott Walker makes the case for tax cuts.

Spending

On Real Clear Markets, John Tamny says Venezuela’s brain drain reveals the damage of government spending.

Regulatory

Bret Swanson, at AEIdeas, explains that “Most networks thus do not grow forever without complication, and we cannot simply assume hyper-scale businesses are infinite monopolies,” implying that government intervention or regulation of Big Data like Facebook, Google or Amazon is neither called for nor warranted.