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Tax Day Fantasies

Tax Day Fantasies

I realize this may be a thought crime by DC standards, but it sure would be nice to eliminate the high tax rates that undermine economic growth and reduce American competitiveness. At… Read more »

Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth from Washington?

Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth from Washington?

Last year, I conducted an informal poll at a conference in Paris. I explained to the audience that the public sector consumed about 57 percent of the French economy and I asked them whether… Read more »

Agreeing with Leftists (Sort of) about the World’s Sixth-Largest “Tax Haven”

Agreeing with Leftists (Sort of) about the World’s Sixth-Largest “Tax Haven”

To put it mildly, I’m not a fan of the so-called Tax Justice Network. In a moment of typical understatement, I referred to the U.K.-based group as “…a bunch of crazy Euro-socialists.” And… Read more »

More Obamacare Cartoons

More Obamacare Cartoons

The statists are claiming Obamacare is now a success. Needless to say, I think this is a laughable assertion. Indeed, I shared a very clever graphic from Ted Cruz to help explain… Read more »

Why Did Western Nations Continue to Prosper in the 20th Century even though Fiscal Burdens Increased?

Why Did Western Nations Continue to Prosper in the 20th Century even though Fiscal Burdens Increased?

In the pre-World War I era, the fiscal burden of government was very modest in North America and Western Europe. Total government spending consumed only about 10 percent of economic output, most… Read more »

The Left’s Pro-Single Payer Health Care Graphic: Right Diagnosis, Wrong Prescription

The Left’s Pro-Single Payer Health Care Graphic: Right Diagnosis, Wrong Prescription

The new leftist website, Vox, has an article by Sarah Kliff on Vermont’s experiment with a single-payer healthcare system. But I don’t really have much to say about what’s happening in the… Read more »

Member of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers Admits White House 77 Cents Pay Gap Claim Is Bogus

Member of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers Admits White House 77 Cents Pay Gap Claim Is Bogus

President Obama and many other leftist politicians are running around the nation claiming that supposedly greedy employers are deliberately choosing to reduce their profits. They’re not actually making that specific… Read more »

The Lesson We Should Learn from the Fort Hood Shooting

The Lesson We Should Learn from the Fort Hood Shooting

One of the best ways of reducing crime is to make anti-social behavior more expensive. Simply stated, the goal is to alter the cost-benefit analysis of criminals. This doesn’t mean,… Read more »

The Golden Rule of Spending Restraint

The Golden Rule of Spending Restraint

My tireless (and probably annoying) campaign to promote my Golden Rule of spending restraint is bearing fruit. The good folks at the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal allowed me to explain the… Read more »

The Obama Administration Engages in Contortions to Claim that Obamacare Is a Success

The Obama Administration Engages in Contortions to Claim that Obamacare Is a Success

I’ve observed, reported, mocked, written, and explained that Obamacare is a cluster-you-know-what. So I’m rather bemused and frustrated by the latest pro-Obamacare spin that the law is a “success” because there are now 7 million people… Read more »