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The Continuing Obamacare Disaster

The Continuing Obamacare Disaster

You know things are going poorly for the Obama White House when even the New York Times is writing about the “third world experience” of Obamacare. Heck, it’s almost gotten… Read more »

Taxpayers Will Lose the Battle of the Energy Cronies

Taxpayers Will Lose the Battle of the Energy Cronies

Senate Democrats are on a green energy blitz, reports Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller: Sens. Tom Udall of New Mexico and Mark Udall of Colorado introduced a bill last… Read more »

The European Crisis (and American Future?) of Too Many Over-Compensated Bureaucrats

The European Crisis (and American Future?) of Too Many Over-Compensated Bureaucrats

The only sustainable way of achieving more prosperity and higher living standards is to increase the quality and quantity of labor and capital in the economy. This may sound like… Read more »

New York City Is About to Become New France

New York City Is About to Become New France

We know that countries suffer when taxes get too high, in part because investors, entrepreneurs, and other successful taxpayers escape to jurisdiction with less oppressive fiscal regimes. France is a… Read more »

Iceland, Switzerland, and the Golden Rule of Fiscal Policy

Iceland, Switzerland, and the Golden Rule of Fiscal Policy

Being a glass-half-full kind of guy, I look for kernels of good news when examining economic policy around the world. I once even managed to find something to praise about… Read more »

What America Can Learn from the Faroe Islands about Social Security Reform

What America Can Learn from the Faroe Islands about Social Security Reform

I’m currently in the Faroe Islands, a relatively unknown and semi-autonomous part of Denmark located in the North Atlantic. Sort of like Greenland, but too small to appear on most… Read more »

Easy Money Is Creating the Conditions for a Bigger European Economic Crisis

Easy Money Is Creating the Conditions for a Bigger European Economic Crisis

At the beginning of the year, I was asked whether Europe’s fiscal crisis was over. Showing deep thought and characteristic maturity, my response was “HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, are you ;@($&^#’% kidding me?”… Read more »

Keynesian Economics, Government Shutdowns, and Economic Growth

Keynesian Economics, Government Shutdowns, and Economic Growth

Keynesian economics is the perpetual motion machine of the left. You build a model that assumes government spending is good for the economy and you assume that there are zero… Read more »

If There’s a Grand Bargain, Taxpayers Should Get a Tax Cut rather than a Tax Hike

If There’s a Grand Bargain, Taxpayers Should Get a Tax Cut rather than a Tax Hike

The Washington metropolitan area has become America’s wealthiest region because trillions of dollars are taken every year from the productive sector of the economy and then divvied up by the… Read more »

Ohio’s Cheerleader for Big Government, John “Barack” Kasich

Ohio’s Cheerleader for Big Government, John “Barack” Kasich

We have another candidate for our “Republican Hall of Shame.” The governor of Ohio, John Kasich, is embracing Obamacare. Moreover, not only does he want bad healthcare policy, but he’s… Read more »