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Charles Kadlec
Charles Kadlec
Charles Kadlec is the founder of the Community of Liberty. His columns appear on, RealClearMarkets, and The Wall Street Journal. Prior to the founding of Community of Liberty, Mr. Kadlec was a Managing Director at J & W Seligman & Co., and President of Seligman Advisors in New York City
Nov. 23, 2010 5:31 pm
The Obama Administration has responded to the outcry over invasive and demeaning enhanced pat downs at American airports by, in far more soothing words, telling the American people to shut up and do as your told. John Pistole, Transportation Security Administration Administrator said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that the TSA is “really the last line of defense…to keep the traveling...  Read More
Nov. 22, 2010 4:20 pm
This article was published originally by on November 22, 2010 The stage has been set for a surge in the price of oil to more than $100 a barrel. The culprit is not the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, nor China and the developing world's growing demand for energy--though they will surely be blamed. Oil prices are not headed higher because we are running out of...  Read More
Nov. 19, 2010 7:14 pm
Good news: “monetary policy” is back on the political agenda.  As Seth Lipsky writes in his November 17th Wall Street Journal op/ed, “ Ron Paul’s Golden Opportunity ,” Congressman Paul, one of the most thoughtful individuals in the Congress on monetary policy, is in line to chair the House subcommittee that oversees the Federal Reserve. Monetary policy is rightfully a political issue because a...  Read More
Nov. 19, 2010 7:10 pm
The sovereign debt crisis discloses the sheer incompetence of the political class throughout Europe and the United States.  Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, California, Illinois, Los Angeles, Chicago are simply the poster children for how elected officials have engaged in reckless and irresponsible management of either their economies, their banking system, or their respective government’s...  Read More
Nov. 19, 2010 7:04 pm
In the November 16th Wall Street Journal , one of my favorite authors, George Gilder, shows how California’s venture capitalist, led by Al Gore, have used their political power to require California citizens to purchase electricity from their grossly inefficient companies in the name of “green energy,” thereby reducing the risk to their capital, and eliminating the need to meet the test of the...  Read More
Nov. 12, 2010 8:34 pm
by Charles W. Kadlec T his article was originally published by on November 10, 2010 A funny thing happened on the way to the G-20 meeting in Seoul, South Korea, this week: The world's growing dissatisfaction with U.S. policy toward the dollar has derailed the Obama administration's proposal to elevate trade balances as the reference point for currency values. Instead of...  Read More
Nov. 11, 2010 8:25 pm
This article was originally published on on November 8, 2010 Does the Republican landslide signal a rebirth of the American Revolution? Or is it evidence of a volatile, impatient, if not somewhat irrational electorate? The first possibility is the most intriguing--and far-reaching. A rebirth of the American Revolution would signal a turn away from the statism of the...  Read More
Nov. 8, 2010 2:24 pm
This article was originally published by The Wall Street Journal on October 28, 2010 When it meets next week the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is widely expected to signal its desire to increase the rate of inflation by providing additional monetary stimulus. This policy is based on a false—and dangerous—premise: that manipulating the dollar’s buying power will lead to higher...  Read More
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