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Should American Taxpayers Subsidize Israel’s Defense?

Should American Taxpayers Subsidize Israel’s Defense?

I rarely delve into foreign policy and defense issues. And when I do, such as my post about the conflict in Ukraine, it’s usually because it gives me an opportunity to… Read more »

America’s Built-In Greek Fiscal Future

America’s Built-In Greek Fiscal Future

I had a very bad lunch today. But not because of what I ate. My lunch was unpleasant because I moderated anoontime panel on Capitol Hill featuring Senator Ron Johnson of… Read more »

Great Moments in Government, from Banning Bake Sales to Limiting Mistresses

Great Moments in Government, from Banning Bake Sales to Limiting Mistresses

Michelle Obama wants the federal government to tell us what kind of food to eat. I actually wouldn’t object if she merely used a bully pulpit to encourage healthier eating. But the busy-body crowd… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

An Under-Appreciated Victory over Obamacare

An Under-Appreciated Victory over Obamacare

Let’s enjoy some semi-good news today. We’ve discussed many times why Obamacare is bad news, whether we’re looking at it from the perspective of the healthcare system, taxpayers, or workers. But it could be worse. Writing in the… Read more »

Great Moments in Government Waste and Inefficiency

Great Moments in Government Waste and Inefficiency

It’s difficult being a libertarian. In addition to all the other challenges (such as trying to convince peoplestealing doesn’t become okay simply because the government is the middleman), I get conflicted about government… Read more »

Fascinating Polling Data on Misguided Millenials, Government Corruption, and “Unattractive” Leftists

Fascinating Polling Data on Misguided Millenials, Government Corruption, and “Unattractive” Leftists

I periodically share polling data. This is because public opinion research (if done honestly) provides insights on the degree to which people are either well informed, uninformed, or misinformed. And that kind of… Read more »

European Politicians Love the Underground Economy…When It Means They Can Spend More Money

European Politicians Love the Underground Economy…When It Means They Can Spend More Money

Libertarians tend to like – or at least have a grudging respect for – the underground economy. For instance, even if we’re personally very straight-laced, we don’t like government prohibitions against… Read more »