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ARCHIVES: COMMENTARIES, SPEECHES AND OP-EDS
Donald Luskin

 

INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY
Job Security Never Better, But That's The Bad News
Monday, September 16, 2013
The labor market is now the least dynamic it's ever been, thanks to multiple policy errors.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Regime Change Comes to Euro Policy
March 28, 2013
The banking crisis in Cyprus prompted an overdue financial reckoning that, with luck, will spell the end of "too big to fail."

FINANCIAL TIMES ALPHAVILLE

Estimating the LSAP effect on the stock market
March 23, 2013
We can estimate the value of stock purchases the Fed is enabling.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
The 2013 Fiscal Cliff Could Crush Stocks
May 5, 2012
Do the math on dividend taxes. Yields lower, stock prices lower -- maybe by 30%.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Europe's Supply-Side Revolution
February 17, 2012
Following Germany's lead, euro-zone nations are pursuing pro-growth reforms that Reagan and Thatcher would admire.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Newt's Bain Opportunism Is Mitt's Opportunity
January 17, 2012
This is Romney's moment to distinguish himself by making a moral case for free-market capitalism.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Professors to Koch Brothers: Take Your Green Back
May 25, 2011
No one ever questions George Soros money, but apparently this $1.5 million gift violates academic freedom.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Remembering the Real Ayn Rand
April 14, 2011
The author of "Atlas Shrugged" was an individualist, not a conservative, and she knew big business was as much a threat to capitalism as government bureaucrats.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Oil Prices Won't Kill the Recovery
October 4, 2010
The 30% price spike to date isn't big enough to be a major shock, and the economy is less vulnerable today than it was in the expansion's late stages in 2008.

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
The Trade and Tax Doomsday Clocks
October 4, 2010
Tariffs against China and failure to extend the Bush-era tax cuts would repeat the worst mistakes of the Great Depression.

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Why This Isn't Like 1938 -- At Least Not Yet
July 9, 2010
Stock prices show we've dodged another depression, but toxic, antibusiness rhetoric and policy errors like the Dodd-Frank bill are hurting the still-fragile recovery.

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
George W. Bush's 2010 Tax Miracle
April 15, 2010
Mass conversions to Roth IRAs could produce a gusher of revenue, reducing our budget deficit by as much as half next year.

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Republicans and the Populist Temptation
February 9, 2010
The reaction to Scott Brown's victory has been a lurch toward antibusiness rhetoric. The stock market doesn't like it.

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Why Taxing Stock Trades Is a Really Bad Idea
January 6, 2010
Everyday investors shouldn't be punished for a subprime fiasco fueled by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

 

REASON MAGAZINE
Inflation Returns
October, 2009
The Fed fears unemployment more than rising prices.

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
In Defense of "Flash" Trading
August 27, 2009
It's no different from selling your house without a real estate listing.

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Can the Fed Identify Bubbles Before They Happen?
July 29, 2009
The New York Fedís president says it can. If only it were that easy.

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
Death by Rescue
November 17, 2008
How botched bailouts doomed companies that didn't need to fail.

 

LAZARD GLOBAL INVESTMENT FORUM
Ramifications of Election 2008
October 3, 2008
TARP, Obama, McCain -- what's an asset allocator to do?

 

THE WASHINGTON POST
Quit Doling Out That Bad-Economy Line
September 14, 2008
A nation of exaggerators: Things today just aren't that bad.

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Divided Government Is Best for the Market
September 12, 2008
The evidence on presidents, economic growth and stocks.

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Obama's Social Security Fine Print
June 25, 2008
How more taxes now will mean more taxes later.

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Commodity-Price Scapegoats
June 3, 2008
Investment funds are not hoarding gas.

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Our 'Voluntary' Tax Code
November 14, 2007
Hmmm. Perhaps Charlie Rangel is on to something.

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
The Greenspan Myth
September 13, 2007
The last thing Ben Bernanke should be worrying about is what his predecessor would have done.


THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Cap-Gains Logic
August 10, 2007
The revenue maximizing tax rate is almost surely zero.

 

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF INVESTMENT PROFESSIONALS
The Secret Behind Our Unsung Economic Boom
May 2, 2006

Most people don't realize how good things are -- or that the 2003 tax cuts made it all possible.

 

ORANGE COUNTRY REGISTER
Big Oil: record profit, record taxes
April 27, 2006

Why slap a windfall profits tax on oil companies when they are already paying one?

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
Still Movin' On Up
July 4, 2005

The death of income mobility has been greatly exaggerated.
 

THE DETROIT NEWS

Bush Fails to Get Deserved Credit for Tax Cut Benefits
August 27, 2004
Despite reporting distortions, a congressional report shows the rich pay proportionately more in taxes while all income earners do better.

 

CORPORATE FINANCE COUNCIL OF SAN DIEGO
Outsourcing: Threat or Menace?
May 6, 2004
The outsourcing controversy is part of the conspiracy to keep you poor and stupid.

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Arnie's Money Man
August 15, 2003
Gone are the hopes that Schwarzenegger would bring his own brand of Austrian economics.

 

SOCIETY OF PENSION PROFESSIONALS, DALLAS CHAPTER
The Economy: "It's The Politics, Stupid!"
July 15, 2003
Politics drives the economy, and now more than ever.

 

RUSSELL 20-20 ASSOCIATION
The Economics of Mass Destruction
May 7, 2003
The science of economics has been weaponized, and has fallen under control of political warriors.
 

THE CATO INSTITUTE

The Jihad Against Accounting Fraud

September 27, 2002

The legislative attack on accounting fraud isn't about accounting -- it's about political power, and higher taxes.

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Letters re: Another Option on Options

September 17, 2002

Luskin and Brenner strike back, answering a critic of their approach to accounting for options expense.

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Another Option on Options

September 3, 2002

The zero-expense frying pan or the fair-value fire? There's a better solution.
 

THE NATIONAL POST

Options: Perception and Reality
June 25, 2002
Options induce management to dedicate much effort and time to managing perceptions rather than the company.

 

THE NATIONAL POST

Where Options Belong
May 29, 2002
The current push to "expense" stock options is economically wrong. The right solution is to put them on the company's balance sheet.

 

THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR
Options Options
May/June 2002
Options are risky derivatives that represent risky claims on human capital -- they should appear on companies' balance sheets.


NATIONAL TAXPAYERS UNION ISSUE BRIEF
The Levin-McCain Stock Option Tax Hike: An Option Americans Canít Afford

April 16, 2002
Legislation masquerading as a post-Enron financial reform conceals a monstrous multi-billion-dollar tax hike.

 

PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS
Council of Institutional Investors Wish may Backfire

April 15, 2002
Under Senate Bill 1940, every company that issues stock options would be hit with an enormous tax hike -- but technology companies that use options extensively would be hit especially hard.

 

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

Options Legislation would Bring On a Tech Industry Depression
March 26, 2002

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