Democrats’ War on Capitalism

By:                          Larry Elder Hillary Clinton recently offered yet another reason why she lost her second consecutive race for the presidency: capitalism. At the Shared Value Leadership Summit in New York City, Clinton was asked whether her self-proclaimed “capitalist” stance hurt her during the 2016 presidential primary season. “It’s hard to know,” she said, “but I…

Instead of ‘Infrastructure Investment,’ How About Killing Davis-Bacon?

By:    Larry Elder Is there a difference between President Barack Obama’s “stimulus” and President Donald Trump’s “infrastructure investment”? Despite costing $800 billion, most economists do not believe Obama’s “stimulus” program did much stimulating. During the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt’s secretary of Treasury wrote in his diary that the New Deal spending, designed to rescue…

It’s High Noon on the GOP’s Promise to ‘Repeal and Replace’

By: Larry Elder The reason Republicans can’t “come together” on a repeal-and-replacement plan for Obamacare is that the American people haven’t come together on what they want. True, polls show Obamacare remains unpopular. But the various Republican replacement proposals have polled even worse. And when you break down the answers, Obamacare is unpopular-ish. Americans, for…