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Everything You Need to Know about Greece

Everything You Need to Know about Greece

We’re going to touch on two topics today. I realize that not that many readers care about Greek economic policy, but sometimes other nations can teach us very important lessons…. Read more »

Is the IRS Suffering from “Fewer Resources”?

Is the IRS Suffering from “Fewer Resources”?

The internal revenue service has allowed itself to become a tool of the White House. To be more specific, bureaucrats at the tax-collection agency sought to undermine a free and… Read more »

Bigger Government Means More Corruption

Bigger Government Means More Corruption

A story in Fortune reports that government corruption at the state level is very costly. …corruption is everywhere, in one form or another. And it’s costing U.S. citizens big time. A new study from… Read more »

Herbert Hoover’s Anti-Market Policies Helped Turn an Economic Downturn into a Great Depression

Herbert Hoover’s Anti-Market Policies Helped Turn an Economic Downturn into a Great Depression

There have been many truly awful presidents elected in the United States, but if I had to pick my least favorite, I might choose Herbert Hoover. I obviously have disdain… Read more »

America Should Export a Belief in the Free Market, Not Cronyism

America Should Export a Belief in the Free Market, Not Cronyism

Numerous arguments have been made here in opposition to re-authorization of the Export-Import bank. But perhaps the most fundamental is that America ought to lead by example when it comes… Read more »

The Alimentary Canal Version of Great Moments in Government

The Alimentary Canal Version of Great Moments in Government

When I started writing about public policy, I never realized that …um…human waste would be a frequent topic. *But we examined (not too closely!) the story of a Postal Service… Read more »

Obama Shouldn’t Limit Higher Education Choices

Obama Shouldn’t Limit Higher Education Choices

The Obama administration has consistently sought to eliminate education choices and reduce opportunities, particular for the poor. The president has repeatedly tried to eliminate funding for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know about Government Bureaucracy

Everything You Need to Know about Government Bureaucracy

Since I’ve already created a Moocher Hall of Fame to acknowledge the strangest and most reprehensible examples of government dependency, it’s occurred to me that there also should be a Bureaucrat Hall… Read more »

Mocking Bad Government in America…but Be Thankful We’re Not Venezuela (at least not yet)

Mocking Bad Government in America…but Be Thankful We’re Not Venezuela (at least not yet)

I’ve written a couple of serious posts about the death panels at the VA’s government-run health facilities. I think it’s particularly important to understand that the problem has nothing to do with… Read more »

Paul Martin: The Bill Clinton of Canada, Only Much Better

Paul Martin: The Bill Clinton of Canada, Only Much Better

Imagine how weird it would be if the Cato Institute and Americans for Tax Reform praised Barack Obama for fiscal responsibility. And think how inconceivable it would be for the… Read more »