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  • Sugar Guarantees Too Sweet A Deal To Kill

    The steamboat conveying Andrew Jackson up the Ohio River toward his tumultuous 1829 inauguration had brooms lashed to its bow, symbolizing Old Hickory's vow to clean up Washington. But sweeping out Washington's Augean stables, like painting the Golden Gate Bridge, is steady work, so steady it never ends. Neither do the policies that cosset sugar producers.
  • Raising Minimum Wage Has No Good End

    "It's not true that life is one damn thing after another — it's one damn thing over and over." — Edna St. Vincent Millay Liberals' love of recycling extends to their ideas, one of which illustrates the miniaturization of Barack Obama's...

    Bankrupt Detroit A Warning To Country

    If there's an iron rule in economics, it is Stein's Law (named after Herb, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers): "If something cannot go on forever, it will stop." Detroit, for example, can no longer go on borrowing, spending, raising...

    Who Knew CT Was Such A Dreary Valley Of Agony?

    Who Knew CT Was Such A Dreary Valley Of Agony?
    The 2014 gubernatorial election may boil down to this: Is Connecticut a terrible place to live? The election should be named after Paul Sypek, who infuriated many Courant readers last week by insisting that he is happy here. What a freak. Sypek's letter...

    Government Policies Worsen Inequality

    Someone who is determined to disbelieve something can manage to disregard an Everest of evidence for it. So Barack Obama will not temper his enthusiasm for increased equality with lucidity about the government's role in exacerbating inequality. In the...