Recent Calvert Institute Publications
April 2nd, 2014
A Worthy Report on Property Tax Incentives for Business The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy has issued an exceptionally valuable report on state and local misuse of property tax incentives for economic development. Its authors are Daphne A. Kenyon, Adam H. Langley, and Bethany P. Paquin. Ms Kenyon is well known as the principal author […]
April 2nd, 2014
More Pension Follies With great fanfare, Governor O’Malley announced his 2014-15 budget. Three thick budget volumes were released. Nowhere in these volumes (with one minor exception) are any of the pertinent data concerning Maryland’s pension and employee health obligations disclosed. The re-design of Maryland’s budget documents carried out by the present budget secretary, Eloise Foster, […]
April 2nd, 2014
17 Green Bag 2nd 12 (Autumn 2013) INTELLECTUAL COMPLACENCY AND INTOLERANCE To the Bag: I am certain, or at least hopeful, that I am not the only one of your readers to be astounded by the propositions put forward in your Summer issue by Suzanna Sherry and her academic admirers. The danger of judicial review […]
February 21st, 2014
www.baltimoresun.com/ Maryland’s pension system has performed poorly for decades under two separate treasurers By George W. Liebmann 2:09 PM EST, February 19, 2014 Advertisement The state pension system is Maryland’s financial Achilles heel and has been for decades. All bond rating services have noted that rising pension debt endangers the state’s AAA bond […]
February 6th, 2014
New Issue: Moody’s assigns Aaa to Maryland’s $475M GO bonds; outlook negative Global Credit Research – 11 Jul 2013 $10.7 billion of net tax-supported debt outstanding MARYLAND (STATE OF) State Governments (including Puerto Rico and US Territories) MD Moody’s Rating ISSUE RATING […]
October 23rd, 2013
Published on Center of the American Experiment (http://www.americanexperiment.org) Home > Issues > Culture & Religion > Not Liberals, Not Tea Partiers, nor the Religious Right Not Liberals, Not Tea Partiers, nor the Religious Right Culture & Religion Social Policy By George Liebmann October 11, 2012Fragmented Families and Splintered Classes: A Symposium   […]
October 23rd, 2013
www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-shutdown-obamacare-20131021,0,2335264.story baltimoresun.com The problem with Obamacare Neither party is willing to acknowledge — much less fix — the faults of an entitlement program that will only drive us deeper into debt By George Liebmann 5:03 PM EDT, October 21, 2013 Two narratives about the recent partial government shutdown are popular. The Obama administration […]
September 12th, 2013
The O’Malley administration’s response to the real estate crash in 2008 was a characteristic one: kicking the can down the road. Lenders were blamed; foreclosure attorneys were blamed; everything was done to obscure the fact that many if not most of inner-city loans should not have been made in the first place, were frequently made […]
Recent Calvert Institute Press Hits
G.Liebmann, “Intellectual Complacency and Intolerance,” 17 Green Bag 2nd 12 (Winter 2013
G. Liebmann, “Maryland’s Pension System Has Performed Poorly for Decades,” Baltimore Sun, February 20, 2014
Editorial,”Balancing the Budget With The Pension System,” Maryland Daily Record, January 17,2014
G. Liebmann, “The Problem with Obamacare,” Baltimore Sun, October 22, 2013
W.Olson, “Maryland Developments,” Overlawyered.com, October 4, 2013.
Editorial Advisory Board,”Funding for a new professionalism Center: Hit the Pause Button,” Maryland Daily Record, September 8, 2013
L. Bowie, “Maryland Teacher Certification Law Criticized as Too Tough,” Baltimore Sun, September 7, 2013, A2.
S.Lash,”Despite bills to lawyers,court postponesfinal step for funding center,” Maryland Daily Record, August 14, 2013
S. Lash, “$5 levy in for new professionalism center,” Maryland Daily Record, July 23, 2013
S. Janis, “Detroit Bankruptcy a Cautionary Tale,” WBFF-TV, July 24, 2013.
S. Lash, “$5 Levy Kicks In for New Professionalism Center,” Maryland Daily Record, July 23, 2013
J. Astrachan, G. Liebmann and H. Lord, Justice Delayed in Maryland, Baltimore Sun, June 9, 2013
G. Liebmann, “Mismanaged Maryland,” Baltimore Sun, March 11, 2013.
M. Dresser and E.Cox, “Next 90 Days Could Be Crucial for O’Malley,” Baltimore Sun, January 9, 2013, A1.
C. Jenkins-Houk, “Gay Couples Deserve Equal Opportunity to Wreck the Institution of Marriage,” Baltimore Sun, November 2, 2012.
Random Calvert ExpertMr. Richard E. Hug
Environmental Elements Corporation
Served as chairman of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Maryland and the Duke University School of the Environment. Led numerous area fund drives (National Aquarium in Baltimore, United Way, University of Maryland Medical System). Recently named finance chairman of the Maryland Republican Party.