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Obamacare’s Creepy Uncle Sam Strikes Again

Obamacare’s Creepy Uncle Sam Strikes Again

Last September, I shared a disconcerting video showing an unfortunate young woman getting her OB/GYN exam from a very creepy version of Uncle Sam. Well, you’ll be pleased to know that “Creepy… Read more »

Obamacare, Cronyism, and Bailouts for Corrupt Health Insurance Companies

Obamacare, Cronyism, and Bailouts for Corrupt Health Insurance Companies

I thought TARP was the sleaziest-ever example of cronyism and corruption in Washington. The Wall Street bailout rewarded politically well-connected companies, encouraged moral hazard, and ripped off taxpayers. Heck, it was so bad that it… Read more »

An Under-Appreciated Victory over Obamacare

An Under-Appreciated Victory over Obamacare

Let’s enjoy some semi-good news today. We’ve discussed many times why Obamacare is bad news, whether we’re looking at it from the perspective of the healthcare system, taxpayers, or workers. But it could be worse. Writing in the… Read more »

Great Moments in Government Waste and Inefficiency

Great Moments in Government Waste and Inefficiency

It’s difficult being a libertarian. In addition to all the other challenges (such as trying to convince peoplestealing doesn’t become okay simply because the government is the middleman), I get conflicted about government… Read more »

Fascinating Polling Data on Misguided Millenials, Government Corruption, and “Unattractive” Leftists

Fascinating Polling Data on Misguided Millenials, Government Corruption, and “Unattractive” Leftists

I periodically share polling data. This is because public opinion research (if done honestly) provides insights on the degree to which people are either well informed, uninformed, or misinformed. And that kind of… Read more »

Piketty’s Class-Warfare Tome: Bad Numbers, Bad Analysis

Piketty’s Class-Warfare Tome: Bad Numbers, Bad Analysis

Why do statists make so many mistakes with data? Paul Krugman, for instance, has butchered numbers when writing about fiscal policy in nations such as France, Estonia, Germany, and the United Kingdom. But Krugman… Read more »

European Politicians Love the Underground Economy…When It Means They Can Spend More Money

European Politicians Love the Underground Economy…When It Means They Can Spend More Money

Libertarians tend to like – or at least have a grudging respect for – the underground economy. For instance, even if we’re personally very straight-laced, we don’t like government prohibitions against… Read more »

Immorality and the Redistributive State

Immorality and the Redistributive State

Back in 2012, I shared a sadly amusing image about how the modern political process has degenerated into two wolves and a sheep voting what to have for lunch. I was making… Read more »

Obamacare is Bad News for Your Wallet Today and Worse News for Your Wallet Tomorrow

Obamacare is Bad News for Your Wallet Today and Worse News for Your Wallet Tomorrow

I wrote a few weeks ago about the hidden economic damage of Obamacare, particularly the harm to the job market. Today, let’s get further depressed by looking at the ever-worsening fiscal damage… Read more »

Scholarly Evidence Shows that Discretionary Spending Undermines Economic Growth

Scholarly Evidence Shows that Discretionary Spending Undermines Economic Growth

I’ve shared lots of data and evidence about the harmful economic impact of government spending. Simply stated, budgetary outlays divert resources from more productive uses.And this results in labor and capital being misallocated, leading to less economic… Read more »