| Aug 21, 2008
Today's question: What's the future of the personal automobile? Previously, White and Taylor discussed calls to build more nuclear power plants, T. Boone Pickens' alternative-energy plan and offshore drilling.
More electric, less driving Point: V. John...
| Dec 4, 2008
Today's question: U.S. automakers say the high cost of labor here gives overseas companies an unfair advantage. How much of a problem is Big Labor for Detroit? How much of an advantage -- if at all -- do Honda, Toyota and others have over U.S. companies?...
| Dec 5, 2008
Today's topic: What's the point in retooling Detroit when so few consumers are buying cars? Wouldn't it be better to subsidize new car purchases than to send money directly to the Big Three? Previously, Ikenson and Burtless discussed high labor costs...
| Aug 18, 2008
Today's question: Why did the American political class come to a consensus so quickly on the need for offshore drilling? All week, Cato Institute senior fellow Jerry Taylor and Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies Executive Director V....
| Oct 14, 2008
Today's question: Who've been the real heroes and villains in Congress when it comes to housing policy? Previously, Abromowitz and Mitchell discussed whether Washington should give tax breaks to homeowners.
De-regulators brought us the meltdown Point:...
| Oct 16, 2008
What's the right role and structure for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? How about the Federal Housing Administration? Previously, Abromowitz and Mitchell discussed John McCain’s proposal for the government to buy bad mortgages, the biggest players in...
| Dec 2, 2008
| 12:10 PM
Today's question: What's wrong with letting U.S. automakers fail? Later in the week, Gary Burtless and Daniel J. Ikenson will debate labor costs for domestic car manufacturers, subsidies for vehicle buyers and more.
Bankruptcy works for many companies --...
| Aug 22, 2008
Today's question: What will America's energy economy look like in a generation? What should it look like? Previously, Taylor and White discussed the future of the personal automobile, calls to build more nuclear power plants, T. Boone Pickens'...
| Aug 19, 2008
Today's question: Oil giant T. Boone Pickens wants to turn much of the Great Plains into a wind-power farm. How practical is his plan? Should we do it? Previously, White and Taylor discussed offshore drilling.
Half right is a good place to start Point:...
| Dec 3, 2008
Today's question: In their business plans submitted to lawmakers on Tuesday, did the Big Three executives ask Congress for the right things? What kind of "strings" should be attached to any financial deal for Detroit? Previously, Ikenson and Burtless...
| Oct 15, 2008
Today's topic: John McCain recently proposed that the U.S. Treasury buy up bad mortgages. How would that affect the mortgage and financial crises? Would McCain produce better results than the new Federal Housing Administration program and voluntary...