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Government Pensions, Incentives, and Our Everlasting Welfare State

Taxes and Spending

Blog03/07/2019

It turns out that workforce participation drops off significantly once it becomes possible to live off a government pension instead. Thus, pension policies have placed an enormous burden on those who still have to work.

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The Green New Deal Plus Modern Monetary Theory = Socialism

Bureaucracy and RegulationMoney and BanksTaxes and Spending

Blog03/05/2019

MMT boils down to government using its monopoly over money to dictate and control production, obliterate free markets, suppress private enterprise, and impoverish the people.

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The Green New Deal Continues the War on Meat

The EnvironmentTaxes and Spending

Blog03/05/2019

The Green New Deal blames cattle for creating too many greenhouse emissions. Presumably, the solution lies in allowing the federal government to dictate the number of cows allowed on farms and ranches. This wouldn't be the first time we've seen such a scheme.

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What Happens to Europe When Germany's Economy Slows?

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog03/01/2019

Germany’s role as the locomotive and economic leader of the entire bloc has been crucial for the last decade.

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The State Expands its Responsibilities In Order to Expand Its Power

Taxes and Spending

Blog02/16/2019

Governments take on a variety of responsibilities as a justification for greatly expanding powers — claiming these powers are necessary to fulfill these new responsibilities.

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Billionaires Already Gave Their "Fair Share"

Taxes and Spending

Blog02/13/2019

Usually, in the marketplace, the billionaire gets his billions when he provides a service that enormous numbers of people are willing to voluntarily pay money for.

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The Economic Argument for a Carbon Tax Is a Work of Fiction

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentTaxes and Spending

Blog02/01/2019

The "distinguished economists" advocating for a carbon tax are misleading the American public on several key points. 

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Thomas Paine on Paper Money and Morality

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/29/2019

The Hamiltonians foisted a central bank on the people of the United States at the first opportunity. But Thomas Paine wasn't fooled.

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What Shutdown? Federal Spending per Day Is Down Only 7 Percent

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/25/2019

Spending $12 billion per day is not a shutdown. Spending 7% less than you spent last year is not a shutdown.

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The "Green New Deal" Debunked (Part 2 of 2)

The EnvironmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog01/23/2019

The "Green New Deal" is aptly named, in the sense that the original New Deal was a massive boondoggle that restricted liberty and crippled the economy.

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