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Iain Murray
Iain Murray is Vice-President for Strategy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
by | Jul 6, 2017

Add another one to the long list of reasons why President Trump should fire Richard Cordray, the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. They include spending public money to create a palace for the Bureau, evidence of widespread discrimination against…

by | Aug 13, 2015

It is probably the biggest change in American employment law since the National Labor Relations Act and its reform in the 1930s and ’40s, but it could happen without the general public realizing it. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB,…

by | Jun 11, 2014

The New York Times’ crusading columnist Joe Nocera is an unlikely supporter of crony capitalism. Yet this week he has come out unabashedly in favor of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, on the grounds that it is a “most useful government…

by | Sep 25, 2013

Displaying their ignorance of the U.S. Constitution, Democratic bigwigs are excoriating Republican members of the House of Representatives for attaching a condition — no Obamacare — to a stopgap bill to fund the government. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called…

by | Sep 4, 2013

President Obama used his weekly Saturday radio address to mark the 131st anniversary of Labor Day. He swore his “highest priority” is to “reverse forces that have conspired — for decades — against American workers.” Yakety yak.  Don’t believe that…

by | Aug 28, 2013

President Obama‘s brazen refusal to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed” is inciting Washington insiders to use the “i” word: Impeachment. Senator Tom Coburn (R. Okla.), who has served 19 years in the Senate and calls himself a…

by | Aug 14, 2013

At an August 9 press conference, President Barack Obama said that when Congress won’t agree to what he wants, he will act alone. That statement, which he has made before, should send shivers through freedom-loving Americans. The President was asked…

by | Aug 7, 2013

Members of Congress are brazenly insisting the laws they pass apply to everyone but themselves. Republicans and Democrats, who can agree on almost nothing else, are conniving to exempt themselves and their staff from Sect. 1312 (d) of the Affordable…

by | Aug 5, 2013

On July 30, the Congressional Budget Office released its calculation of the impact of the Obama administration’s decision to delay Obamacare’s employer mandate for one year. Intentionally or not, the CBO’s $12 billion estimate is flawed, understating by a wide…

by | Jul 30, 2013

Two weeks ago, the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee voted to strip the scandal ridden Internal Revenue Service of nearly one quarter of its 2014 budget as punishment for its targeting of political groups and its costly boondoggles. Shockingly, Senate…

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