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From Wyoming to New York: America’s Best and Worst States for Tax

From Wyoming to New York: America’s Best and Worst States for Tax

Last August, I shared a fascinating map from the Tax Foundation. It showed which states have chased away taxable income and which ones have attracted more taxpayers (along with their taxable income). In… Read more »

Support the VAT…if You Oppose Entitlement Reform and Want More spending and More Debt

Support the VAT…if You Oppose Entitlement Reform and Want More spending and More Debt

I’m a supporter of a single-rate tax regime, especially if there’s no double taxation of income that is saved and invested. That’s why I like the flat tax. But I’ve expressed concern about the… Read more »

Moral Corruption at the OECD: Using Dishonesty to Advance the Statist Agenda

Moral Corruption at the OECD: Using Dishonesty to Advance the Statist Agenda

I’m frequently baffled at the stupidity of Republicans. When they took control of Congress back in 1994, for instance, they had unrestricted ability to get rid of the bureaucrats that generated bad economic analysis… Read more »

Is France about to Change Course?

Is France about to Change Course?

Greetings from Obamaland! Actually, that’s wrong in two respects. First, I’m actually in France. And even though I’ve joked that Obama wants to make America like France, technical accuracy requires me… Read more »

Assessing the New Ryan Budget

Assessing the New Ryan Budget

Congressman Paul Ryan, the Republican Chairman of the House Budget Committee, has unveiled the GOP’s latest budget plan. Is this proposal deserving of applause or criticism? The answer is yes and… Read more »

Is Government Debt a Problem?

Is Government Debt a Problem?

Based on what’s happened in Greece and other European nations, we know from real-world evidence that even nations from the developed world can spendthemselves into debt trouble. This has led to research… Read more »

Great Moments in Prohibition and the Drug War

Great Moments in Prohibition and the Drug War

Even though I’m personally a prude on the issue of drugs, that doesn’t stop me from opposing the Drug War, both for moral and practical reasons. After all, how can any… Read more »

Greetings from Obamaland…Oops, I Mean Greece

Greetings from Obamaland…Oops, I Mean Greece

As much as I condemn American politicians for bad policy, things could be worse. We could be Greek citizens, which would be very depressing. Indeed, you’ll understand why I put… Read more »

The Multi-Faceted Farce of Obamacare

The Multi-Faceted Farce of Obamacare

I spoke yesterday to the Memphis Economics Club about America’s looming fiscal crisis, and I did my usual song-and-dance routine about potential Greek-style chaos in the absence of genuine entitlement reform…. Read more »

Great News for American Taxpayers: The IMF Loses (at Least Temporarily) a Bid to Fatten its Bailout Checkbook

Great News for American Taxpayers: The IMF Loses (at Least Temporarily) a Bid to Fatten its Bailout Checkbook

When you support limited government and individual freedom, you don’t enjoy many victories. Particularly if you’re relying on the U.S. Senate. But it occasionally happens. The Senate held firm and stopped… Read more »