June 2009 Posts

Jun
30
2009

Will the Stimulus Be Frittered by Job Wars Among States?

In a perversion of President Obama’s intentions, there are troubling signs that the “economic war among the states” is threatening to fritter away the stimulus act.

Jun
24
2009

Enterprise Zones Have No Net Effect on Employment in California

This month, the Public Policy Institute of California released a study that describes the economic impacts of the state’s Enterprise Zone program.  Its findings:  “…the program, on average, has no effect on job or business creation.”  That’s a tough break for the

Jun
23
2009

Praying for Yet More Guidance

Recovery logoThe wait is over. The Office of Management and Budget has released the long-awaited new version of its reporting rules for recipients of Recovery Act funds.

Jun
17
2009

Dueling Anecdotes are No Subsitute for Real Data

coburn coverThe stimulus anecdote war is escalating. This week Sen.