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Taxes and SpendingU.S. History
From crumbling public transport to rampant homelessness, progressive politicians are terrible at running the government once they are in power.
Taxes and Spending
The tax-incentive deal Amazon had with New York was not a "subsidy" — in fact, Amazon pays enormous amounts of net taxes.
Under Warren's plan for higher education, Warren won’t make you go to college — but she’ll make you pay for it.
HealthTaxes and Spending
Compared to other types of universal healthcare systems, what we call "single-payer" healthcare is possibly the worst of all.
France has a lower income than 49 US states, which may shed some light on why protests continue all these weeks later.
Book ReviewsTaxes and SpendingOther Schools of Thought
In the words of Henry Hazlitt, "ideas which now pass for brilliant innovations and advances are in fact mere revivals of ancient errors."
The key to a high quality of life is a free economy devoted to trade and entrepreneurship. Contrary to what we're told about Europe's welfare states, more government social spending doesn't cause economic prosperity.
If Social Security was efficient, equitable, reliable and sustainable, defending the status quo might be sensible. But it is none of those things.
Despite spending nearly $2 trillion, or 45% of the federal budget, every year on Social Security and Medicare, the feds are headed toward insolvency, and there is no relief in sight.
Social Security acts as a sort of "reverse insurance," doling out money now, leaving less for the future.