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You Be the Judge: When Should Government Be Allowed to Take Your Children?

You Be the Judge: When Should Government Be Allowed to Take Your Children?

As part of my “You Be the Judge” series, I periodically share stories that presumably create moral quandaries for libertarians and other advocates of limited government and individual liberty. Though… Read more »

Bipartisanship Is Generally a Good Thing…but for Politicians rather than Taxpayers

Bipartisanship Is Generally a Good Thing…but for Politicians rather than Taxpayers

If you like to go along to get along, I suggest you don’t become a libertarian. At least not if you follow politics or work in Washington. Otherwise, you’re doomed… Read more »

The Biggest Risk Factor Leading to Premature Death Is…?

The Biggest Risk Factor Leading to Premature Death Is…?

Nope, the answer isn’t smoking. Or fatty food. Or 16 oz. sodas. And it’s not alcohol, driving too fast, or standing between politicians and a TV camera. In the past 100… Read more »

A Golden Rule Christmas

A Golden Rule Christmas

Jay Leno had the all-time best Christmas joke and the school bureaucrats in Haymarket, VA, win the prize for the all-time worst example of anti-Christmas lunacy. But I must win… Read more »

It’s a Very Merry Christmas for Washington’s Parasite Class

It’s a Very Merry Christmas for Washington’s Parasite Class

Last year, while writing about the sleazy and self-serving behavior at the IRS, I came up with a Theorem that explains day-to-day behavior in Washington. It might not be as… Read more »

A Victory for the IMF…and a Defeat for Good Fiscal Policy

A Victory for the IMF…and a Defeat for Good Fiscal Policy

It’s not easy being a libertarian, particularly if you follow public policy. Thomas Jefferson almost certainly was right when he wrote that “The natural progress of things is for liberty… Read more »

The Amazing Adventures of Super Bureaucrat!

The Amazing Adventures of Super Bureaucrat!

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane…no it’s Super Bureaucrat! Actually, look to New Jersey, because you’re going to see a taxpayer ripoff that will get… Read more »

Instead of a Government-Guaranteed Income, How About a Practical Plan to End the Washington Welfare State?

Instead of a Government-Guaranteed Income, How About a Practical Plan to End the Washington Welfare State?

The welfare state is a nightmare. Programs such as Medicaid are fiscal catastrophes. The food stamp program is riddled with waste. The EITC is easily defrauded, even sending checks to… Read more »

President Obama’s Most Amazing Accomplishment

President Obama’s Most Amazing Accomplishment

After nearly five years in office, what’s President Obama’s most significant accomplishment? This is a serious question, so no jokes about the Nobel Prize he received for not being Bush…. Read more »

Are Americans Getting Tired of Big Government?

Are Americans Getting Tired of Big Government?

A new Reason-Rupe poll finds Americans increasingly tired of government banning everything they like. The federal government recently proposed rules that would effectively ban trans fats, but 71 percent of… Read more »