Christine Harbin
Christine Harbin

Christine Harbin considers widespread economic freedom to be one of the most important goals for sound public policy. She holds undergraduate degrees in economics, mathematics, and French from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.

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Aug. 14, 2012

Income Inequality is Not a Problem: The Free Market is Making All Americans Richer (Debate)

If we focus on limiting income inequality, then we will miss out on gains in the market economy.

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July 11, 2012

90% of Teen Girls Have Tried Dieting — And That's a Good Thing in the Obesity Battle

Let's think less about young women's feelings, and more about their clogged arteries. If you aren't on a diet right now, you should start one.
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June 6, 2012

Could Obama Have Won the Wisconsin Recall For Tom Barrett?

Given the importance of the election, it's interesting to note who shows up in Wisconsin to support Gov. Walker or his Democratic opponent Tom Barrett -- and also those who don't show.
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June 6, 2012

Wisconsin Recall Means Voters Are Tired With the Left, and Will Rein in Government

Walker’s win is important because it clears the path for other states to pass similar reforms.
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May 25, 2012

Green Energy Subsidies Hurt the Economy

Green energy subsidies do far more harm than good in the economy.
May 22, 2012

SpaceX Launch Successful: Why the Private Sector Has a Future in Space Travel

One small step for man, one giant leap for privatization!

May 18, 2012

What SpaceX Shares With Facebook and Apple, on the Eve of Its Historic Launch

Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Mark Zuckerberg didn't get any federal loan guarantees when they started Apple and Facebook. SpaceX might just be as successful.
May 16, 2012

SpaceX Will Be the Next Solyndra Disaster if Government Holds Space Privatization Back

Green energy is a big boondoggle — but will the space industry be any different?
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May 12, 2012

Facebook Founder Eduardo Saverin Drops US Citizenship to Avoid Paying Taxes on $100B Payday

Saverin's decision to renounce his U.S. citizenship ahead of the company's $100 billion IPO highlights the problems with our country's federal tax policy.
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May 4, 2012

Obama's Economic Policy is Failing: U.S. Economy Needs Less Government Intervention

The Obama administration is failing to revive the economy. In order for jobs to return and incomes to rise, the president must re-prioritize: Big government has got to go.
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May 2, 2012

Chrysler Sales Soar, And Americans Clearly Don't Want Fuel Efficiency

Slow compact car sales confirm that Americans prefer gas guzzlers.

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May 1, 2012

Don't Rip Apple for Dodging Taxes: U.S. Tax Code Needs to be Fixed Immediately

The case with Apple shows that tax competitiveness is important, and that the U.S. tax code needs an overhaul.
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April 29, 2012

Study: Millennials Care the Most About Unemployment, Not Climate Change or Income Inequality

According to Harvard University’s Institute of Politics' latest report, finding a job is the most important issue among young people, not climate change or income inequality.
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April 24, 2012

Ford and Other Corps Cheat Employees of $700 Million in Taxes

Paying $700M in taxes to boss; states subsidize companies by withholding taxes from workers.
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April 12, 2012

Matt Taibbi Fuels Controversy Over Obama JOBS Act

The JOBS Act was passed under the guise of helping small businesses, but it may end up hurting them.
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April 11, 2012

Obama 'Buffett Rule' Won’t Solve America’s Budget Problems

President Obama's latest tax-and-spend policy proposal, "The Buffett Rule," is bad in principle and in practice.

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April 9, 2012

Apple CEO Tim Cook Uses Publicity Stunt to Smooth Over Chinese Factory Labor Controversy

Labor controversy is a pattern with companies that manufacture abroad — Apple is simply the latest. This is likely a publicity stunt to ensure that Apple has a good public image.
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April 3, 2012
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April 2, 2012

State tax credits fail to create jobs; Missouri Ford plant is proof as it lays off workers despite subsidy

More evidence from the states: Tax credits routinely fail to create jobs.
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March 26, 2012

With Economy Improving, Pro-Business Policy Is the Best Social Policy

Policies that are "pro-business" lead to good outcomes for people.