Reforming The Government’s Housing Finance System Without Fixing It

By Ike Brannon and Mark Calabria On Tuesday the Senate Banking Committee will be voting on legislation to reform our current system of government-sponsored enterprises (or GSEs) in the housing market and their role in helping to finance home mortgages, with the full Senate possibly voting as well later this year. And not a moment […]

Rule of Law For Me, Not For Thee

This article originally appeared at the Weekly Standard. Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon Should the government give different protections to different classes of property owners based on a politician’s ability to demonize them? The Senate Banking Committee may weigh in on this matter when it considers a proposal to reform[…..]

The Meaninglessness of the SEC Pay Disclosure Rule

This article originally appeared in Regulation. Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon and Sam Batkins A Lawyer in Illinois recently billed a client for working 180 hours in a week. The client paid the bill, even though a week is only 168 hours long. The client wasn’t being foolish—he knew how[…..]

Income Inequality and the NBA

This article originally appeared in Regulation. Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon If income inequality in the United States is growing, how much effort should we put into reversing it? The answer to that question depends on the answers to two further questions: how much would dampening inequality also dampen economic[…..]