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New CBO Numbers Show a Remarkably Simple Path to a Balanced Budget

New CBO Numbers Show a Remarkably Simple Path to a Balanced Budget

A just-released report from the bean counters at the Congressional Budget Office is getting lots of attention because the bureaucrats are now admitting that Obamacare will impose much more damage to the… Read more »

Obama’s Dismal Legacy of European-Style Long-Run Unemployment

Obama’s Dismal Legacy of European-Style Long-Run Unemployment

Looking at labor markets, my biggest concern is the drop in labor force participation. The data from the Labor Department on the employment-population ratio, for instance, suggest a permanent reduction in… Read more »

What Motivates the Left, Envy or Greed?

What Motivates the Left, Envy or Greed?

Why do statists support higher tax rates? The most obvious answer is greed. In other words, leftists want more tax money since they personally benefit when there’s a larger burden of… Read more »

Ideal Toys for Left-Wing Children

Ideal Toys for Left-Wing Children

Imagine you’re a statist and you want to raise your kids to have the same spiteful and envious mindset. What’s the best approach? Well, sending your children to a government schoolis an… Read more »

MyRAs Are the Wrong Way of Helping Ordinary People Save Money

MyRAs Are the Wrong Way of Helping Ordinary People Save Money

As part of his State-of-the-Union speech, President Obama announced he was going to unilaterally create a new retirement savings account that supposedly would be available to all workers. Employers would be… Read more »

Yet another Example of the Failure of Keynesian Economics

Yet another Example of the Failure of Keynesian Economics

Early last year, with the sequester about to begin, President Obama stated that “these cuts are not smart, they are not fair, they will hurt our economy, they will add hundreds of thousands of Americans… Read more »

We Need a Debate about the Size of Government, but It Helps to Understand Basic Fiscal Facts

We Need a Debate about the Size of Government, but It Helps to Understand Basic Fiscal Facts

Self awareness is supposed to be a good thing, so I’m going to openly acknowledge that I have an unusual fixation on the size of government. I don’t lose a… Read more »

A “Human Right” to Other People’s Money

A “Human Right” to Other People’s Money

One of the many differences between advocates of freedom and supporters of statism is how they view “rights.” Libertarians, along with many conservatives, believe in the right to be left… Read more »

Thanks to Government, Banks Treat You Like Crap and Spy on You

Thanks to Government, Banks Treat You Like Crap and Spy on You

People are getting increasingly agitated about being spied on by government. The snoops at the National Security Agency have gotten the most attention, and those bureaucrats are in the challenging… Read more »

Simple Messages about the Folly of Gun Control

Simple Messages about the Folly of Gun Control

Let’s start this post with some cheerful news. The statists face a huge uphill battle if their campaign to undermine our rights to keep and bear arms. If you want… Read more »