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Beware "Revenue Neutral" Tax Reform

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/12/2017

There is a lot of talk about tax reform these days. Not surprisingly, none of it involves cutting spending or lessening government revenue.

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What's the Correct Number of Women Commandos?

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyCalculation and Knowledge

Blog01/10/2017

The military can't rationally allocate resources because it can't properly determine prices for them.

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Prosperity = Abundant Work + Low Cost of Living

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog01/03/2017

Our economy is making it harder to start businesses, keep businesses, and hire people. That's a recipe for disaster.

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How Government Regulation Makes Us Poorer

Taxes and SpendingEntrepreneurshipPolitical Theory

Blog12/26/2016

What hurts workers — and keeps them poor — is government regulation, which restricts competition.

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Trump Might Be the End of the Bush-Obama Consensus

Corporate WelfareTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog12/25/2016

The cartelized economy foisted on us since 9/11 has been a disaster for businesses and taxpayers. Will Trump return us to "normalcy"?

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Has the CIA Been Politicized?

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog12/22/2016

The CIA, a tax-supported government-created organization, will always be "politicized" and seek to increase its own power and wealth.

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Europe's War on Tobacco

Corporate WelfareFree MarketsTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog12/19/2016

Europe's tobacco bans have managed to destroy businesses without actually getting people to stop smoking.

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Understanding the Trump Phenomenon

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

The left need not worry that Trump will be slashing government budgets. Nevertheless, there may still be some upsides to a Trump administration.

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Why the Bill of Rights Is Failing

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog12/15/2016

The words of the Bill of Rights are nice, but they mean nothing if the public abandons the ideology that underpins the Bill of Rights itself.

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Beware of Governments Bearing Tax Breaks

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfareTaxes and Spending

Blog12/13/2016

Promises of tax relief are rarely genuine, and when they are, there are almost always hidden costs in the form of increased political entrepreneurship and the expansion of regulation.

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