Taft’s Anti-Plutocracy Conservatism

Taft’s Anti-Plutocracy Conservatism How the lesser known conservative trust-buster handled wealth concentration. APRIL 8, 2021,TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN The last Democratic presidential primary saw more than the ordinary focus on disparities of wealth and income, alleged by some of the candidates to endanger democracy. The remedies floated for this condition included wealth taxes endorsed by Senators […]

Book Announcement- Vox Clamantis In Deserto by George W. Liebmann

VOX CLAMANTIS IN DESERTO by George W. Liebmann This is a collection of 110 short ‘op-ed’ articles written over a 25-year period encompassing the unfortunate Clinton, Bush Jr., Obama and Trump administrations; included are a few longer pieces on welfare, reapportionment, Palestine, and civil rights ‘consent decrees.’ This collection is followed by book reviews of […]

The Mellon Foundation Goes Woke

The Mellon Foundation Goes Woke The nation’s largest supporter of the humanities has elevated politics over art, and sometimes forsakes the latter altogether. The American Conservative Online DECEMBER 28, 2020|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN AND ANDREW BALIO Not to be outdone by The New York Times‘ 1619 Project, the Mellon Foundation recently announced its appropriation of […]

Two Little Words…

Two little words Republicans can’t ignore when it comes to Trump: ‘stand by’ | COMMENTARY By GEORGE LIEBMANN FOR THE BALTIMORE SUN | NOV 02, 2020 AT 10:47 AM FILE – In this Sept. 26, 2020 file photo, members of the Proud Boys, including leader Enrique Tarrio, second from left, gesture and cheer on stage […]

Two Little Words

The American Conservative 2020 Presidential Symposium George Liebmann Means are more important than ends in the politics of free countries. As a bookseller’s son I had no difficulty in the last election in deciding that I would not vote for Donald Trump. I supported Johnson. Trump identified concerns: opposing “liberal imperialism” and its attendant refugee […]

Lawmakers Already Have Authority to Add Money to State Budget

Skip to content SECTIONS ________________________________________ SEARCH Lawmakers already have authority to add money to state budget | READER COMMENTARY FOR THE BALTIMORE SUN | OCT 01, 2020 AT 2:47 PM Maryland House of Delegates votes on final bills before adjourning a pandemic-abbreviated session earlier this year. One of the measures passed by the General Assembly […]

Policy Changes Sparked by the Coronavirus Epidemic

Policy Changes that Have Been Sparked by the Coronavirus Pandemic Townhall Columnists George Liebmann OPINION May 23, 2020 As Americans suffer the coronavirus pandemic, the economy is in a precarious state and unemployment has reached levels not seen since the Great Depression. It is a time to reconsider some policies relating to taxation and labor […]

Property Tax Incentives for Business–Another Folly

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 […]

More Pension Follies

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, […]

Maryland’s Pension System has Performed Poorly for Decades

  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 […]