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A Simple Solution to the Highway Trust Fund Deficit

A Simple Solution to the Highway Trust Fund Deficit

I’m a big believer in federalism, both as a matter of policy and politics. So you won’t be surprised that I’ve called for the abolition of the Department of Transportation. On more than one occasion…. Read more »

For State Policy Makers, the Simple (Anti) Tax Solution for Faster Growth

For State Policy Makers, the Simple (Anti) Tax Solution for Faster Growth

When people in other nations ask me for evidence in favor of low taxes, I often will ask them to compare the economic performance of a high-tax nation like France with… Read more »

Six Astounding Examples of Left-Wing Hypocrisy

Six Astounding Examples of Left-Wing Hypocrisy

Last month, I nailed Bill and Hillary Clinton for their gross hypocrisy on the death tax. But that’s just one example. Today, we’re going to experience a festival of statist hypocrisy. We… Read more »

Thanks to Lobbying, Banks Obtain Unearned Wealth and Increase Systemic Risk

Thanks to Lobbying, Banks Obtain Unearned Wealth and Increase Systemic Risk

I periodically comment about government corruption, often in the context of trying to make the general point that shrinking the size and scope of the public sector is the most effective… Read more »

Obamacare’s Creepy Uncle Sam Strikes Again

Obamacare’s Creepy Uncle Sam Strikes Again

Last September, I shared a disconcerting video showing an unfortunate young woman getting her OB/GYN exam from a very creepy version of Uncle Sam. Well, you’ll be pleased to know that “Creepy… Read more »

Obamacare, Cronyism, and Bailouts for Corrupt Health Insurance Companies

Obamacare, Cronyism, and Bailouts for Corrupt Health Insurance Companies

I thought TARP was the sleaziest-ever example of cronyism and corruption in Washington. The Wall Street bailout rewarded politically well-connected companies, encouraged moral hazard, and ripped off taxpayers. Heck, it was so bad that it… Read more »

An Under-Appreciated Victory over Obamacare

An Under-Appreciated Victory over Obamacare

Let’s enjoy some semi-good news today. We’ve discussed many times why Obamacare is bad news, whether we’re looking at it from the perspective of the healthcare system, taxpayers, or workers. But it could be worse. Writing in the… Read more »

Great Moments in Government Waste and Inefficiency

Great Moments in Government Waste and Inefficiency

It’s difficult being a libertarian. In addition to all the other challenges (such as trying to convince peoplestealing doesn’t become okay simply because the government is the middleman), I get conflicted about government… Read more »

Fascinating Polling Data on Misguided Millenials, Government Corruption, and “Unattractive” Leftists

Fascinating Polling Data on Misguided Millenials, Government Corruption, and “Unattractive” Leftists

I periodically share polling data. This is because public opinion research (if done honestly) provides insights on the degree to which people are either well informed, uninformed, or misinformed. And that kind of… Read more »

Piketty’s Class-Warfare Tome: Bad Numbers, Bad Analysis

Piketty’s Class-Warfare Tome: Bad Numbers, Bad Analysis

Why do statists make so many mistakes with data? Paul Krugman, for instance, has butchered numbers when writing about fiscal policy in nations such as France, Estonia, Germany, and the United Kingdom. But Krugman… Read more »