FreeMarkets http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/6316/all en Free-Market Radical From Czech Republic "Embarrasses" EU Again http://www.mrc.org/articles/free-market-radical-czech-republic-embarrasses-eu-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Once again, the Times chides a Czech Republic leader&#039;s infuriating embrace of free-market principles. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Those socialist European Union countries sure are sensitive, as are the Times reporters who support them. Steven Erlanger and Stephen Castle reported <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/26/world/europe/26czech.html?scp=2&sq=erlanger&st=cse" target="_self">Thursday from Paris </a>(with help from Dan Bilefsky) on comments by Czech Republic Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, current president of the 27-nation European Union, claiming that Barack Obama's "stimulus package" was "a way to hell" that would undermine the global financial market.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/free-market-radical-czech-republic-embarrasses-eu-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama CzechRepublic DanBilefsky EuropeanUnion FreeMarkets MirekTopolanek NewYorkTimes NYTimes Recession StephenCastle StevenErlanger TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Thu, 26 Mar 2009 18:14:00 +0000 admin 6740 at http://www.mrc.org The Times Finds Bias in the Academy - Against Liberals? http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-finds-bias-academy-against-liberals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patricia Cohen locates the one academic discipline where conservatives have some voice - the economics department - and criticizes it for lack of balance. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Patricia Cohen made the Arts section's front-page with a think-piece, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/05/books/05deba.html?%2334;patricia%20cohen="&sq=&st=cse&%2334;=&scp=2&pagewanted=all" " target="_self">Ivory Tower Unswayed By Crashing Economy</a>," examining why the recession hasn't resulted in the immediate scrapping of free-market oriented economic textbooks and the altering of theory stressing the efficacy of low taxes and deregulation.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-finds-bias-academy-against-liberals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch academia DoubleStandards Economics FreeMarkets NewYorkTimes NYTimes PatriciaCohen Recession TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Thu, 05 Mar 2009 19:50:00 +0000 admin 6706 at http://www.mrc.org BB&T CEO: 'Religious Belief' in Affordable Housing, 'Misregulation' Caused Financial Crisis http://www.mrc.org/articles/bbt-ceo-religious-belief-affordable-housing-misregulation-caused-financial-crisis <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Despite what the news media keep saying, capitalism and deregulation were not the causes of the financial meltdown.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/bbt-ceo-religious-belief-affordable-housing-misregulation-caused-financial-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy AynRand BB&T capitalism CRA Depression deregulation Fairvalueaccounting FannieMae FDIC FreddieMac FreeMarkets JohnAllison marktomarket Recession Regulation SEC Fri, 30 Jan 2009 19:36:06 +0000 admin 26981 at http://www.mrc.org Dear NY Times: Initiative, Not Government, Creates Prosperity http://www.mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-ny-times-initiative-not-government-creates-prosperity <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/donald-j-boudreaux-phd">Donald J. Boudreaux, Ph.D.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Editor, The New York Times</p> <p ><st1:street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">229 West 43rd St</st1:address></st1:street>.</p> <p ><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">New York</st1:city>, <st1:state w:st="on">NY</st1:state> <st1:postalcode w:st="on">10036</st1:postalcode></st1:place></p> <br /> <p >To the Editor:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-ny-times-initiative-not-government-creates-prosperity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Correcting the Record MRC Business BobHerbert DonaldBoudreaux FreeMarkets freesociety initiative NewYorkTimes poor prosperity rich Tue, 02 Dec 2008 16:37:05 +0000 admin 30016 at http://www.mrc.org Letter to The Washington Times http://www.mrc.org/correcting-record/letter-washington-times <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/donald-j-boudreaux-phd">Donald J. Boudreaux, Ph.D.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dear Editor:</p> <p>Regarding "<a href="http://washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/05/obama-wins-presidency/" />Obama wins presidency"</a> (November 5): To all persons who understand that freer markets bring greater prosperity, I offer a reason to applaud Obama's defeat of McCain.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/correcting-record/letter-washington-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Correcting the Record MRC Business BarackObama capitalism FreeMarkets JohnMcCain laissez-fairecapitalism WashingtonTimes Wed, 05 Nov 2008 13:31:50 +0000 admin 30034 at http://www.mrc.org "Free Market Fealty" from GOP? We Wish http://www.mrc.org/articles/free-market-fealty-gop-we-wish <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plus: Headline writers try to sizzle Bush and free markets, but the stories themselves hold their liberal fire. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The best of Times, the worst of Times? </p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/free-market-fealty-gop-we-wish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2008 Economics FinancialCrisis FreeMarkets Headlines JackieCalmes NewYorkTimes NYTimes PeterBaker TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Mon, 22 Sep 2008 18:53:00 +0000 admin 6423 at http://www.mrc.org Ensuring Content-Neutral Access to the Internet is Vital http://www.mrc.org/commentary/ensuring-content-neutral-access-internet-vital <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/david-all">David All</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Two ideas are dear to conservatives: a belief in the benefits of innovation and the power of free markets. When it comes to technology policy, we generally believe that a hands-off regulatory approach is one that makes the most sense. It’s important for government to stand out of the way and let the market resolve an issue before stepping in and potentially interfering with innovation or the healthy growth of the market.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/ensuring-content-neutral-access-internet-vital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business cablecompanies Comcast davidall deeppacketinspection deregulation FCC FreeMarkets Internet kevinmartin netneutrality telecomindustry Wed, 03 Sep 2008 19:46:33 +0000 admin 29710 at http://www.mrc.org "Cutthroat...Capitalism," "Tough Love of Laissez-Faire" No Longer Working in US? http://www.mrc.org/articles/cutthroatcapitalism-tough-love-laissez-faire-no-longer-working-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In his latest free-markets-are-failing analysis, economics reporter Peter Goodman chides U.S. policymakers&#039; &quot;swaggering pride in the cutthroat but lucrative form of capitalism&quot; in America. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The Sunday Week in Review story by economics reporter Peter Goodman, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/20/weekinreview/20goodman.html?sq=" target=_self ? peter%20goodman&st='cse&scp=3&pagewanted=all"'>Too </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/20/weekinreview/20goodman.html?sq=" ? peter%20goodman&st='cse&scp=3&pagewanted=all"'>Big to Fail?</a>" His thesis: Just as the U.S.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cutthroatcapitalism-tough-love-laissez-faire-no-longer-working-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Economy FannieMae FreddyMac FreeMarkets LabelingBias NewYorkTimes NYTimes PeterGoodman TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Mon, 21 Jul 2008 20:31:00 +0000 admin 6291 at http://www.mrc.org