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Archive for March 3rd, 2013

To Create Growth, Unleash the Invisible Foot

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on March 3rd, 2013 12:08 am by HL

To Create Growth, Unleash the Invisible Foot
Reihan Salam, Reuters
Across the political spectrum, there is a growing recognition that while short-term battles over government spending are important, they would be far less ferocious and intense if our economy were growing at a faster clip. But while conservatives and liberals alike clamor for more growth, they disagree about how to produce it. The key is unleashing what the economist Joseph Berliner once called the “Invisible Foot,” the neglected counterpart to Adam Smith’s “Invisible Hand.”

President Obama’s Lost Leverage
Dennis & Newhauser, Roll Call
It wasn’t supposed to be like this for the White House and a re-elected president with political capital to spend.But President Barack Obama is in a position of supplication to Hill Republicans, talking loudly and often about the harm of automatic budget cuts but lacking the leverage to get the GOP to buckle. 

Feminine Mystique at 50
Cathy Young, RealClearPolitics
A book both hailed and reviled for launching the modern revolution in women's roles –Betty Friedan's "The Feminine Mystique" — recently turned 50, almost exactly seven years after its author's passing. Today, Friedan's feminism still has important lessons and messages to offer, including ones that the women's movement rejects at its own peril. Whatever its flaws, her vision is one that focuses on female achievement and equal partnership between women and men, not female victimhood, male evil, and gender warfare.Some of Friedan's conservative…