Peter Roff

Don’t Let Biden Try to Balance the Budget on the Backs of Retirees
President Joe Biden’s plan to build America back better is much more costly than most everyone anticipated. Even a few members of his own party are uncomfortable voting for it. At one-half U. annual GDP pre-COVID, that’s not chump change...
To Save America’s Cities, It Is Time to Be Bold
When it comes down to it, many of the significant problems associated with the COVID pandemic resulted from a failure of imagination. The proper response is not timidity or inaction...
Powering Up America by Giving Consumers Choice
America’s high national living standards lead us to consider things like abundant access to clean water, comprehensive cellular service, and a reliable electric grid commonplace...
Biden Trade Policy Should Focus on International Trade Commission
When you break it down, Donald Trump’s trade policy was simple. Joe Biden, on the other hand, has yet to make his trade priorities clear. One, he’s eager to reunite with partners on the world stage...
The Pension Bailout Hidden Within the COVID Relief Bill
The $2 trillion in new spending just enacted by congressional Democrats is a COVID relief bill in name only. “He’s thankful for the honor,” the great man supposedly said, “but he’d much rather have restored what’s rightfully his...
Mortgage Market Battle Means Home Buyers Will Pay More
The low interest rates we’ve experienced over the past few years have made it possible for millions of Americans to buy new homes, refinance properties, and pull out some equity to ease the pinch caused by the lockdowns...
For Big Labor, Politics Comes Before Workers’ Jobs
President Joe Biden wants to revitalize the nation’s labor unions. Now, after several decades of continuing decline, less than 10 percent of workers in the private sector are part of organized labor...
Retailers Stepping Up In More Ways Than One
Despite the grim economic news, the V-shaped economic recovery President Donald Trump has talked about may soon be a reality...
Patent Trolls Are Still A Problem for Everyone
Thanks to COVID-19, U. China relations are probably at their lowest point in half a century. China’s unfair trade practices have driven a wedge between the two countries....
Shedding Light on AARP
“Saturday Night Live” is known for many things, especially the commercial spoofs that for decades have lampooned merchandise and marketing trends. That kind of absurd duality is funny...
Rethinking Kidney Dialysis in the Age of COVID
In an election year, you can’t go a day without hearing some politician somewhere cry out for reform of the nation’s healthcare system...
Congress Must Address Underfunded Pensions Before It’s Too Late
The congressional spending spree that’s followed the coronavirus lockdown has obligated our children and grandchildren to trillions in debt that won’t be paid off easily...

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