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Commentary: TechCentralStation.com’s Jim Glassman proclaims “Good Riddance to Traditional Pensions” in a Jan. 13 commentary celebrating the decision by International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) to replace its pension program with a 401(k). “IBM’s decision offers a good model for reforming Social Security… The U.S. government will have a sounder fiscal future when, like IBM, it stops treating adult American workers like children,” argues Glassman.
Analysis: Writing on efforts to block Wal-Mart from establishing an industrial loan corporation (ILC) in Utah for the benefit of customers and employees, AEI’s Peter Wallison finds that the case against it “doesn’t hold water.”
Commentary: Heritage’s Policy Blog issues some devastating predictions about the impact of a new Maryland law that requires Wal-Mart to pay 8 percent of payroll expenses in health care.
Commentary: Andrew Chamberlain of the Tax Foundation explains why tax simplification is so elusive: “simplicity has no political constituency. Given the choice between a concrete targeted tax credit vs. the abstract benefits of simplicity, taxpayers will prefer credits every time.”
News: Heritage’s Policy Blog tracks developments in the application of the Kelo precedent on eminent domain in an Ohio court, as well as state laws passed in Alabama, Delaware, and Texas to strengthen the rights of property owners.
Analysis: Heritage’s “2006 Index of Economic Freedom” is out. As in golf, “low scores are more desirable.” Hong Kong, Ireland, Britain, the United States, Estonia, Canada, and Switzerland were among the countries sinking holes-in-one while Iran, North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela mired their citizens in the sand trap.
Commentary: Comparing the strong U.S. economy to a picnic, Free Market Project National Chairman Herman Cain finds the media are focusing on a few pesky flies trying to spoil the potato salad – not the sunny economic outlook.
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