Commentary

National Review On-Line Symposium on Job Creation

As President Obama confers with 133 people more sympathetic to his policy positions than critical of them, National Review has hosted an on-line symposium on economic policies that could really stimulate private investment and job creation. Among the contributors are Peter Ferrara, Burton Folsom, Nicole Gelinas, and yours truly!

As I point out in my contribution:

It’s time for a serious reconsideration of economic policy. Current policy, as the performance of the economy is demonstrating, is built on ill-considered theories that fail to acknowledge the real source of long-term job growth: private investment.

Samuel R. Staley, Ph.D. is a senior research fellow at Reason Foundation and managing director of the DeVoe L. Moore Center at Florida State University in Tallahassee where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in urban planning, regulation, and urban economics. Prior to joining Florida State, Staley was director of urban growth and land-use policy for Reason Foundation where he helped establish its urban policy program in 1997.