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Goldilocks, Canada, and the Size of Government

Goldilocks, Canada, and the Size of Government

I feel a bit like Goldilocks. No, this is not a confession about cross-dressing or being transsexual. I’m the boring kind of libertarian. Instead, I have a run-of-the-mill analogy. Think… Read more »

Obamacare and the Corruption of the Rule of Law

Obamacare and the Corruption of the Rule of Law

We’ve reached the stage where Obamacare is the punchline to a bad joke. The law has been a disaster, both for the economy and for the Democratic Party. Not that we… Read more »

The Wages of Cronyism, Big Government, and Corruption

The Wages of Cronyism, Big Government, and Corruption

The Bible says that “the wages of sin is death,” but the same can’t be said of Washington, DC. The bureaucrats, lobbyists, politicians, contractors, insiders, cronyists, and influence peddlers have rigged… Read more »

A Single Picture to Show that Many Nations Are Economically Doomed

A Single Picture to Show that Many Nations Are Economically Doomed

Over the years, I’ve shared many charts, graphs, and tables to help people understand that the welfare state is fundamentally unsustainable. And, assuming there’s not genuine entitlement reform, many of these… Read more »

Crying About Obamacare

Crying About Obamacare

I asked back in September whether all the bad news about Obamacare meant it was time to feel sorry for President Obama and other statists. Some people apparently didn’t realize I was… Read more »

A Primer on the Laffer Curve to Help Understand Why Obama’s Class-Warfare Tax Policy Won’t Work

A Primer on the Laffer Curve to Help Understand Why Obama’s Class-Warfare Tax Policy Won’t Work

My main goal for fiscal policy is shrinking the size and scope of the federal government and lowering the burden of government spending. But I’m also motivated by a desire for better tax… Read more »

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 »