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National Affairs on “The Ideology of Home OwnershipR...

National Affairs on “The Ideology of Home Ownership”

My friend, Vin Cannato, has published a nice piece on home ownership in the Spring 2010 issue of National Affairs. Cannato writes, Through a combination of heedless public policy and reckless lending, the benefits of home ownership had come to be exaggerated; the risks and drawbacks had been obscured from public view; and entry into […]

Research Resource: Online Archive of The Public Inter...

Research Resource: Online Archive of The Public Interest

The Public Interest was founded in 1965 by Daniel Bell and Irving Kristol and ceased publication in 2005. It was a very influential journal of policy and political thought, and at its best featured top writers from across the political spectrum. The Public Interest often was critical of the status quo, and regularly argued for […]

Lecture on Unintended Consequences and Intended Non-Consequen...

Lecture on Unintended Consequences and Intended Non-Consequences

Christopher DeMuth, former head of the American Enterprise Institute, and now its D. C. Searle Senior Fellow, gave a lecture¬† on public policy this past June. He reviewed the neoconservative and Chicago free market criticisms of government action, and focuses much of his lecture on regulatory policy. DeMuth forcefully argued that regulation frequently has unintended […]

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