Taxes and Spending

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Kentucky Teachers Want a Taxpayer Bailout

Taxes and Spending

Blog04/19/2018

The success of the private sector precedes the ability to have any employment in the public sector at all. But teachers want the private sector to pay until it hurts. 

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Why Governors Should Veto National Guard Deployments More Often

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/17/2018

California's governor refuses to send National Guard troops to the border on Trump's terms. State governments should refuse to send troops far more often than this. 

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Warren Buffett and The New York Times Are Still Wrong About Taxes

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog04/14/2018

Timothy Egan in The New York Times evokes Warren Buffett in a recent article on taxes. Unfortunately both men are completely wrong. 

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"Ability to Pay" Is a Lousy Way to Judge Tax Policy

Taxes and Spending

Blog04/11/2018

The ability-to-pay doctrine falls short of providing a logical or ethical justification for progressive tax rates, for multiple reasons.

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The Disaster of Federal Farm Policy

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog04/09/2018

The failures of farm programs remain a reminder of why Washington’s power needs to be radically slashed across the board.

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Why the President Said "No"

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/09/2018

And yet I feel obliged to withhold my approval ... [for] the appropriation of public funds...

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Austrians vs the Mainstream: on Taxes

Taxes and SpendingOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog03/15/2018
Perhaps it is time for mainstream economists to reevaluate their methodology on taxes.
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Politicians Are Rushing to Ink Cronyist Deal with Amazon

Taxes and Spending

Blog03/15/2018

The massive tax breaks and subsidies being offered to Amazon for their second headquarters has taken crony capitalism to dizzying heights.

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Against Trump's Tariffs

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismTaxes and Spending

Blog03/04/2018

The verdict of sound economics is universal. Tariffs cripple economies, reduce the standard of living, and pit some groups against others.

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The Myth of America's "Stingy" Welfare State

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and Spending

Blog03/02/2018

With welfare, the US outspends Canada and Australia, and is on a par with Switzerland. On government healthcare, the US outspends nearly everyone.

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