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Can Greece Be Rescued?

Can Greece Be Rescued?

I’m a pessimist about public policy for two simple reasons: 1) Seeking power and votes, elected officials generally can’t resist making short-sighted and politically motivated choices that expand the burden… Read more »

What’s the Best Tax Haven for American Citizens?

What’s the Best Tax Haven for American Citizens?

Since I spend considerable time defending tax competition, fiscal sovereignty, and financial privacy, people sometimes think I can give competent advice on how best to protect one’s income from the IRS. Hardly. Like… Read more »

To the Extent America Has an Infrastructure Crisis, that’s an Argument for Decentralization rather than a Bigger Federal Government

To the Extent America Has an Infrastructure Crisis, that’s an Argument for Decentralization rather than a Bigger Federal Government

Michael Strain of the American Enterprise Institute looks at the topic of infrastructure spending and I’m left with mixed feelings. Some of what he writes is very good. Yes, the claims of… Read more »

Another Brutally Disturbing Example of Government-Run Healthcare from the United Kingdom

Another Brutally Disturbing Example of Government-Run Healthcare from the United Kingdom

It’s time to add to our collection of horror stories from the U.K.’s government-run healthcare system (previous examples can be found here,here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here,here, here, here, here, here, and here). What makes today’s story different, though, is that the… Read more »

CF&P Supports Renewal of Internet Tax Moratorium

CF&P Supports Renewal of Internet Tax Moratorium

The Center for Freedom & Prosperity has joined a coalition of state and national organizations in calling on Washington to pass a permanent extension of the Internet Tax Moratorium. Signed… Read more »

America’s Ever-Expanding Regulatory Swamp

America’s Ever-Expanding Regulatory Swamp

Maybe I’m biased because I mostly work on fiscal policy, but it certainly seems feasible to come up with rough estimates for the damage caused by onerous taxes and excessive… Read more »

Financed by American Tax Dollars, the OECD Endorses Obama’s Statist Agenda for the U.S. Economy

Financed by American Tax Dollars, the OECD Endorses Obama’s Statist Agenda for the U.S. Economy

I hate to sound like a broken record, but the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is once again pushing for bigger and more intrusive in the United States…. Read more »

The Simple Lesson We Should Learn from Global Economics

The Simple Lesson We Should Learn from Global Economics

I very rarely feel sorry for statists. After all, these are the people who think that their feelings of envy and inadequacy justify bigger and more coercive government. And I… Read more »

The Punitive Economic Cost of Class-Warfare Taxation

The Punitive Economic Cost of Class-Warfare Taxation

I’ve already shared a bunch of data and evidence on the importance of low tax rates. A review of the academic evidence by the Tax Foundation found overwhelming support for the notion… Read more »

Laughing about Corporate Inversions

Laughing about Corporate Inversions

There’s lot of criticism of the IRS and the tax code on the Internet. Indeed, I like to think I contribute my fair share. But I’m surprised at (what I consider… Read more »