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Debating How Best to Create Jobs: Markets or Government?

Debating How Best to Create Jobs: Markets or Government?

Early last month, I wrote an article for The Federalist on job creation. I used that opportunity to document that there is a serious problem with jobs under Obama, and I explained that the problem… Read more »

Financial Bureaucrats on Easy Street, with Consumers and Taxpayers Paying the Bill

Financial Bureaucrats on Easy Street, with Consumers and Taxpayers Paying the Bill

I’ve complained many times about government intervention in the financial sector. The financial and housing crisis, for instance, was largely a consequence of the Federal Reserve’s easy-money policy, combined with the… Read more »

A New Member of the Moocher Hall of Fame

A New Member of the Moocher Hall of Fame

About one year ago, I decided to create a “Moocher Hall of Fame” to highlight how certain people went above and beyond the call of indolence in their efforts to… Read more »

Should Companies Do What’s Best for Government, or Should They Do What’s Best for Workers, Consumers, and Shareholders?

Should Companies Do What’s Best for Government, or Should They Do What’s Best for Workers, Consumers, and Shareholders?

I’m in favor of free markets. That means I’m sometimes on the same side as big business, but it also means that I’m often very critical of big business. That’s because large companies… Read more »

A Gun Graphic that Will Depress Your Leftist Friends

A Gun Graphic that Will Depress Your Leftist Friends

It’s easy to get discouraged if you believe in small government and individual liberty. It seems that the burden of the public sector is always expanding and that politicians and bureaucrats are… Read more »

Another Amazing Example of Government Stupidity and Political Correctness

Another Amazing Example of Government Stupidity and Political Correctness

If you had to pick the most inane, pointless, and intrusive example of government stupidity, what would you pick? We have lots of examples of regulators running amok. Regulations making it… Read more »

Some Good News on Tax Reform (If You Prefer the Flat Tax over the National Sales Tax)

Some Good News on Tax Reform (If You Prefer the Flat Tax over the National Sales Tax)

I’m ecumenical on tax reform. I’ll support any plan that rips up the internal revenue code and instead lowers tax rates, reduces double taxation, and cuts out distorting loopholes. And as I explain… Read more »

More Obamacare Failure

More Obamacare Failure

If Obamacare is a success, as the White House and establishment media would like us to believe, then why is the Obama Administration so anxious to hide the numbers? After all,… Read more »

Will Taxpayers Be Forced to Bail Out Union Pensions?

Will Taxpayers Be Forced to Bail Out Union Pensions?

As a supporter of genuine capitalism, which means the right of contract and the absence of coercion, I don’t think there should be any policies that help or hinder unions. The government should… Read more »

Tax Day Fantasies

Tax Day Fantasies

I realize this may be a thought crime by DC standards, but it sure would be nice to eliminate the high tax rates that undermine economic growth and reduce American competitiveness. At… Read more »