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France Wipes Out on the Laffer Curve

France Wipes Out on the Laffer Curve

If you appreciate the common-sense notion of the Laffer Curve, you’re in for a treat. Today’s column will discuss the revelation that Francois Hollande’s class-warfare tax hikes have not raised nearly as much… Read more »

The Department of Agriculture Deserves the Death Penalty

The Department of Agriculture Deserves the Death Penalty

I believe in free markets and small government, and I’m also against Washington corruption. Which is why I want to abolish the Department of Agriculture. And I suspect all sensible people will agree… Read more »

The Perplexing Durability of Keynesian Economics

The Perplexing Durability of Keynesian Economics

Keynesian economics is a failure. It didn’t work for Hoover and Roosevelt in the 1930s. It didn’t work for Japan in the 1990s. And it didn’t work for Bush or Obama in recent years. No matter where’s it’s… Read more »

Will Chile’s Politicians Ruin the Latin Tiger?

Will Chile’s Politicians Ruin the Latin Tiger?

here aren’t any nations with pure libertarian economic policy, but there are a handful of jurisdictions that deserve praise, either because they have comparatively low levels of statism or because… Read more »

Let Markets Work, even for Folks Who Want to Buy and Sell Human Organs

Let Markets Work, even for Folks Who Want to Buy and Sell Human Organs

Back in 2011, I shared a video making the moral argument that adults should be allowed to buy and sell kidneys. After all, if one person is made better off by selling… Read more »

Unofficial Death Panels at the VA Show Where Obamacare Will Lead

Unofficial Death Panels at the VA Show Where Obamacare Will Lead

In hopes of warning people about the dangers of Obamacare, I’ve shared horror stories from the United Kingdom about patients languishing on waiting lists and being left to die. Now, thanks to whistleblowers, we have… Read more »

Say It Ain’t So, Doug! Holtz-Eakin’s Misguided Defense of the Export-Import Bank

Say It Ain’t So, Doug! Holtz-Eakin’s Misguided Defense of the Export-Import Bank

Former CBO Director and now American Action Forum President Douglas Holtz-Eakin is a solid economist and champion of pro-growth tax policy. But no one is perfect, as illustrated in this… Read more »

Four Great Moments in Foreign Government Stupidity

Four Great Moments in Foreign Government Stupidity

While I mostly focus on bad government policy in the United States, I also think we can learn lessons from what’s happening in other nations. In some cases, I share… Read more »

Mocking Politicians and Government

Mocking Politicians and Government

Regular readers know that I like to mock big government and the hacks who are drawn to politics. This explains why I’ve always enjoyed cartoons that portray the state as… Read more »

Sensible Swiss Voters Crush Proposed Minimum Wage Mandate

Sensible Swiss Voters Crush Proposed Minimum Wage Mandate

I’m beginning to think that people from some nations are smarter and more rational than others. That may explain, for instance, why voters in Estonia support fiscal restraintwhile voters in France foolishly… Read more »