Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore is an economic consultant with FreedomWorks, a partner at the economic advisory firm 32 Advisors, and an American Spectator contributor. His latest book is Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy (Regnery).

Coal Is Number One

 

Quick: what was the number one source of electricity production in the U.S. during the first half of 2017? If you answered renewable energy, you are wrong by a mile. If you answered natural gas, you were wrong by a tiny amount. According to the Energy Information Administration, which tracks energy use in production on […]

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To Eliminate Obamacare Stress the Three Cs: Choice, Competition, and Cost Reduction

 

It’s no grand revelation that Republicans have bungled the Obamacare repeal bill beyond belief. Senator Mitch McConnell wants a Senate vote on full repeal of Obamacare with two years to come up with a replacement. This would be the ideal solution, but it appears he lacks the necessary 50 votes for passage. In that event, […]

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An Ode to Dad 

 

This will be the first father’s day that I won’t be able to talk to my dad by phone or in person. He died at the ripe old age of 94 back in February. ‎I wish you could have known him. At a celebration of his 75th birthday party, I said that the three men […]

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Now Hear This!

 

I’m technically disabled‎ — but not mentally disabled the way some of my foes on CNN seem to believe. No, my disability is hearing loss (in one ear I’m nearly deaf). I have to turn the TV up so loud the neighbors say they can hear it in the house next door. My friends complain that […]

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The Best Budget Since Reagan

 

I was honored to work in the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan. I’ve been waiting for 30 years to say this, but finally we have a federal budget proposal that would make the Gipper proud. This is the best budget since Reagan undoubtedly. One way to know that’s true is to […]

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A Tax Cut Will Boost Jobs and Growth: Is That Too Hard to Understand?

 

A recent front page story in the Wall Street Journal opines that 3 percent economic growth isn’t achievable. It argues that 2 to 2.5 percent growth is the best we can do because of low labor force and productivity growth. Who says America can’t grow faster? The long-term growth path for the U.S. economy from […]

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Trump Brings Back Half of Lost Mining Jobs — Already!

 

What a difference an election makes. Remember when liberals said there was NO WAY Donald Trump could or would ever revive the coal industry? He was called a liar and a charlatan for going to West Virginia and Pennsylvania and other parts of economically depressed Appalachia promising that he would bring back coal jobs. “Coal is dead,” […]

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Coal’s Colossal Comeback

 

Buried in an otherwise humdrum jobs report for March was the jaw-dropping pronouncement by the Labor Department that mining jobs in America were up by 11,000 in March. Since the low point in October 2016 and following years of painful layoffs in the mining industry, the mining sector has added 35,000 jobs. What a turnaround. […]

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Government Makes the Poor Poorer

 

For all the obsession in Washington and in college faculty lounges over income inequality, why isn’t there more outrage over government policies that exacerbate the problem? There are hundreds of programs that make the poor poorer and increase poverty in America. Many of them were exposed last week by my colleagues at the Heritage Foundation […]

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A Budget to Shout About

 

What hypocrites liberals and the media are. For weeks on end they’ve been beating up Trump for not taking the initiative on the $10 trillion debt build-up under Barrack Obama or the runaway entitlement programs that could bankrupt our nation. Now that Trump has unveiled a budget that does both of those things, they are […]

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