Greg Kaza

Greg Kaza served in the Michigan House of Representatives (1993-98).

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  • Trump’s Short Recession
    September 2021

    Trump’s Short Recession

    Revisiting Trump's economic record.

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  • To Regulate, or Not to Regulate?
    December 2019

    To Regulate, or Not to Regulate?

    One vocal U.S. political tribe argues vociferously that capitalism is the source of all economic problems. Another tends to ignore that the current economy is not working for all Americans. French economist Thomas Philippon’s work should interest those who aren’t satisfied with either the complaints of the left or the indifference of the right.

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  • Inky Eyes Into China's Mind
    October 2019

    Inky Eyes Into China's Mind

    The newspaper boxes can be found around Washington, D.C., ranging from Union Station near the Hill to Foggy Bottom in the vicinity of the State Department. Inside, the newspaper articles emphasize positive, even entrepreneurial themes: investment opportunities, technological advances, the virtues of trade and economic integration. This world view, at first glance, could be mistaken for that of the Western-style capitalist outlook of a U.S. or European business daily. But the reality of these newspapers’ agendas, and their ownership, are an ideological universe apart: it’s that of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

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  • July 2019

    U.S. Economy Nears Growth Record

    The U.S. economy, absent a precipitous decline in payroll employment this quarter, will set a momentous record in July: the longest economic expansion in the nation’s 243-year history.

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  • The Other Road to Serfdom
    June 2019

    The Other Road to Serfdom

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) has been criticized since its founding in 1995. Leftists claim that free trade places the Third World at a disadvantage, while President Donald Trump and paleo conservatives argue that some WTO policies threaten U.S. sovereignty.

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  • November 2018

    Defying the Determinists

    President Donald Trump is unique among post-NAFTA presidents for rejecting the economic determinism that has dominated U.S. economic policy since 1993.

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  • February 2018

    Trump, Beating the Odds

    U.S. employment increased over President Trump’s first year in office, expanding from 145,541,000 in January to 147,380,000 in December, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Thus, amid the sound and fury of #NeverTrump media coverage, there has been a significant, and overlooked, development.

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  • January 2018

    Obama’s Manufacturing Bust

    Barack H. Obama left office as the first Democratic president to preside over a net loss of domestic manufacturing jobs since the U.S. government started compiling records in the late 1930’s.

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  • Trump, NAFTA, and America First
    January 2018

    Trump, NAFTA, and America First

    President Donald Trump has made the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) a cornerstone of his economic policy. Signed into law by Democrat Bill Clinton in 1993 with Republican support, NAFTA created a managed trade zone among Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

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  • Dayton’s Holy Family
    March 2017

    Dayton’s Holy Family

    “If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that,” President Obama declared in 2012. But chances are you bought that, especially if you are a Midwestern entrepreneur and the product is Renaissance art.

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  • Green Balance of Power
    February 2017

    Green Balance of Power

    A subplot of the 2016 presidential campaign was the Green Party’s ability, for the second time in the 21st century, to achieve balance of power in a close race won by a Republican.

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  • Beating Affirmative Action
    December 2016

    Beating Affirmative Action

    Is the composition of the Supreme Court the be-all and end-all of important societal conflicts? Are there effective ways that conservatives can address these conflicts—manifest in political battles over such things as affirmative action—apart from the Court?

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  • Comparative Manufacturing Advantage
    July 2015

    Comparative Manufacturing Advantage

    President Barack Obama, during a May speech in Oregon, insisted that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal is good for small-business workers, helps the middle class, and maintains U.S. trade power versus China, which is not a signatory to the 12-nation pact.

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  • December 2014

    An Affirmative Action

    The U.S. Supreme Court decision Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, issued last spring, upheld a 2006 citizen-approved ballot initiative in Michigan to amend the state constitution to ban reverse discrimination in public employment, contracting, and education, including at the University of Michigan.

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  • October 2014

    The Monk From Mt. Athos

    Our Greek host on Santorini, a young hotelier and newly married tour promoter, is trying to sell us a Mount Olympus excursion. “Half the German tourists frown, they are unhappy, and you wonder why,” he explains.

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  • August 2014

    Practical Distributism

    Distributism is a Catholic social philosophy that, as Thomas Storck writes, “seeks to subordinate economic activity to human life as a whole, to our spiritual life, our intellectual life, our family life.”

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  • By the Hammer of Thor

    Thor, in Norse mythology, is a pagan god wielding mjölnir, his magic hammer. His devotees include heathens, pagans, and followers of Ásatrú, a neopagan belief system.

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  • Golden Standards
    November 2012

    Golden Standards

    The golden calf was not cited by William Jennings Bryan at the Democratic National Convention in 1896 when he employed other biblical imagery to condemn the gold standard in support of bimetallism. “You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns,” Bryan thundered. “You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.”

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  • China Advances

    The reforms launched under Deng Xiaoping, by contrast, were meant to modernize China’s industrial base, with manufacturing and market prices playing key roles.

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  • Call It Insourcing

    Americans are likely to hear more about “insourcing” as the 2012 presidential campaign unfolds. President Barack Obama advanced the term during a February 15 trip to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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