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Great Moments in Government

Great Moments in Government

You won’t know whether to laugh or cry after perusing these stories that will be added to our “great moments in government” collection. For instance, did you realize that American… Read more »

Krugman’s “Gotcha” Moment Leaves Something to Be Desired

Krugman’s “Gotcha” Moment Leaves Something to Be Desired

I’ve had some fun over the years by pointing out that Paul Krugman has butchered numbers when writing about fiscal policy in nations such as France, Estonia, Germany, and the United Kingdom. So I… Read more »

Deconstructing the Initiative-Sapping, Taxpayer-Abusing Welfare State

Deconstructing the Initiative-Sapping, Taxpayer-Abusing Welfare State

I’ve written many times about America’s looming fiscal collapse, and I’ve also pontificated about America’s costly and failed welfare state. I even have speculated about when America reaches a tipping point, with too many people riding in… Read more »

OECD Rules Will Create Privacy Nightmare

OECD Rules Will Create Privacy Nightmare

I’ve argued repeatedly that efforts like FATCA and the OECD’s Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters pose a substantial threat to financial and taxpayer privacy. In an… Read more »

The Economic Future of China and Hong Kong

The Economic Future of China and Hong Kong

I’m currently in Asia, where I just finished a series of speeches about economic policy in China and Hong Kong. These two jurisdictions offer very powerful lessons about the importance… Read more »

Mocking the IRS with Reason TV

Mocking the IRS with Reason TV

In some sense, there’s nothing remotely funny about the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party organizations. It is disgusting that a powerful arm of the government became a corrupt vehiclefor illegal partisan politics. But it’s… Read more »

A Simple Solution to the Highway Trust Fund Deficit

A Simple Solution to the Highway Trust Fund Deficit

I’m a big believer in federalism, both as a matter of policy and politics. So you won’t be surprised that I’ve called for the abolition of the Department of Transportation. On more than one occasion…. Read more »

For State Policy Makers, the Simple (Anti) Tax Solution for Faster Growth

For State Policy Makers, the Simple (Anti) Tax Solution for Faster Growth

When people in other nations ask me for evidence in favor of low taxes, I often will ask them to compare the economic performance of a high-tax nation like France with… Read more »

Six Astounding Examples of Left-Wing Hypocrisy

Six Astounding Examples of Left-Wing Hypocrisy

Last month, I nailed Bill and Hillary Clinton for their gross hypocrisy on the death tax. But that’s just one example. Today, we’re going to experience a festival of statist hypocrisy. We… Read more »

Thanks to Lobbying, Banks Obtain Unearned Wealth and Increase Systemic Risk

Thanks to Lobbying, Banks Obtain Unearned Wealth and Increase Systemic Risk

I periodically comment about government corruption, often in the context of trying to make the general point that shrinking the size and scope of the public sector is the most effective… Read more »