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The Week in Review: September 10, 2016

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

Blog09/09/2016

The major candidates had their first shared television event this week. Absent was any discussion of the real issues effecting the American people.

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Thanks to Capitalism, There's More Wealth to Go Around

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog09/07/2016

Effective poverty relief becomes easier as workers become more productive. Fortunately, capitalism makes this possible.

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Sorry, Krugman: Austerity Is Good for the Economy

Money and BanksTaxes and SpendingMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog09/05/2016

If Paul Krugman took a more serious look at Europe, he would see that austerity policies really do produce a better economy.

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Free Trade Wins: The TTIP Is in Trouble

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingMonopoly and Competition

Blog09/01/2016

Free-trade deals — which are more about increasing government power than trade — are in retreat in the face of Brexit and Trump.

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The EU vs. Apple vs. Ireland: Why Tax Competition Is a Good Thing

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog09/01/2016

Ireland has tried to attract businesses by undercutting the tax rates of its neighbors. That is a good thing wherever it occurs.

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Why the Candidates Aren't Talking About Cutting Federal Spending Anymore

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog08/31/2016

In 2016, candidates are ignoring the issue of social benefits and federal spending. Experience suggests opposing social spending is political suicide.

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Tim Cook and Apple's Gross Hypocrisy on Taxes

Taxes and Spending

Blog08/30/2016

Politicians and elites viscerally hate any form of tax competition — at least for the plebes.

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When it Comes to Spending, the US Is a Typical Western Welfare State

HealthTaxes and SpendingInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog08/30/2016

There is no bright line that divides the allegedly "free-market" US from the "socialist" welfare states of Western Europe.

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Don't Confuse "Private" Prisons with Free-Market Prisons

Legal SystemThe Police StateTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog08/29/2016

"Private" prisons are really just taxpayer-funded, monopolistic agents for the state. There is nothing free market about them.

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Clinton's Pay-to-Play Is the Natural Consequence of Big Government

The EntrepreneurTaxes and SpendingEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

Blog08/25/2016

When donors give big bucks to the Clinton Foundation, they may just be paying the price of doing business in a highly regulated economy.

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