The Administration’s Cynical Fight Against Corporate Inversions

This article originally appeared at the Weekly Standard. Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon A wizened soul who worked in the bowels of the United States Treasury in the Eisenhower administration once explained to me all that is wrong with the U.S. tax code. He opined that every so often politicians […]

No, Corporate Tax Inversions Are Not An Unpatriotic Economic Crisis

This article originally appeared at The Federalist. Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon Nothing attests to the desperation the Obama administration faces in finding an economic meme to their liking than their claim that the recent uptick in corporate inversions represents a crisis. Exhibit One in this manufactured crisis is Treasury[…..]

Can Macroeconomics Be Saved — or Understood?

This article originally appeared in Regulation. Click here to read the full story. By Ike Brannon Macroeconomics is currently is crisis, and not for the first time. And Bill Phillips is largely to blame. Phillips life story—and his contributions to macroeconomics—are front and center in Tim Harford’s excellent new book, and for good reason. Besides[…..]

The Obamacare Regulatory Rush

This article originally appeared in Regulation. Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon and Sam Batkins There is plenty of evidence that rushing through the rulemaking process results in poor analysis and shoddy policy outcomes. Nowhere is that more clearly manifested than in the Patient and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, also known[…..]