Economy & Budget

Why the next president needs a housing policy director

Nearly every U.S. Presidential Administration in recent history has viewed housing as a fundamental plank of its core domestic agenda for one clear reason: Access to safe, affordable housing, whether owned or rented, is critical to the economic...

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Federal and state threats to small businesses

The small businesses in my congressional district consistently ask me to make the federal government’s policies more like Colorado’s. The pro-growth policies in this state have made it one of the best for small businesses in the...

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Entrepreneurs versus regulators

Every election cycle rekindles private sector complaints about excessive Washington regulation. This year, a businessman as presidential candidate adds fuel to the customary fire. Yet, ever since the SEC failed to rein in the creativity...

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Where have all the small banks gone?

Eight years ago, employment numbers were in freefall. The housing bubble burst, and Americans witnessed the federal takeover of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the collapse of the financial services firm Lehman Brothers, and the...

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Twenty years after welfare reform, the path ahead

Twenty years ago, Republicans successfully concluded a multi-year, national effort to reform America’s cash welfare program. The reform was based on one simple idea: the best way to change lives and help people out of poverty is a job.

The...

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MIA at the FCC

When chief economist Tim Brennan left the FCC earlier this year, he remarked that the net neutrality rules passed by his former agency were an ...
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