COLLEGE STATION (Real Estate Center) – The debate over government spending and taxing policies continues to dominate headlines. Real Estate Center Research Analyst Gerald Klassen offers his perspective on the Center's blog.

"Government spending and taxing policies should have nothing to do with political ideology," Klassen writes. "They should have everything to do with attracting talented people and investment capital to the United States, for it is smart people and risk capital that create jobs and increase wealth. Citizens of other countries understand this well because they are competing to steal U.S. talent and capital."

Klassen's blog entry is posted on the Center's website.