Billionaire Brothers’ Money Plays Role in Wisconsin Dispute
The New York Times · February 21, 2011
Among the thousands of demonstrators who jammed the Wisconsin State Capitol grounds this weekend was a well-financed advocate from Washington who was there to voice praise for cutting state spending by slashing union benefits and bargaining rights.
In an expansion of their political footprint, the billionaire Koch brothers plan to contribute and steer a total of $88 million to conservative causes during the 2012 election cycle, according to sources, funding a new voter micro-targeting initiative, grass-roots organizing efforts and television advertising campaigns.
A Foreclosure Moratorium Would Not Help the Housing Market
National Review Online · November 01, 2010
The calls for foreclosure moratoriums, like this one from the New York Times, are a failure of short-term thinking. We need policy to be focused on building a stable and sustainable housing market, not just on fixing a problem in the short-term.